Toddler and preschoolers really come into their stride at the farm. It’s amazing what they can do – from herding pigs to filling hay nets! You’ll see their confidence blossom with everything they accomplish. The farm experience brings to life out those tales of oinking pigs, neighing ponies and baa-ing lambs.
Away from storybook farm adventures, there’s the balance bike track, pool and play park to explore.
We’ve tried to ensure that your cottage is a safe space for you to enjoy with the kids and we’ve done all we can to think of everything you might need; whether it’s making mealtime easier with a frozen dish from our farm shop or black out blinds to preserve that sleep pattern, we’ve got you covered.
How does starting your day with a little animal feeding sound? Toddlers love this part of their holiday and there’s something incredibly special about seeing their faces light up as they try to herd our two mischievous Kune Kune pigs, bottle feed lambs or hand feed the goats. You’ll go home with plenty of photos!
Our gentle ponies Little Joe, Nimbus and Tommy love nothing more than showing the smallest of guests around Tredethick. If you’ve got a pony-mad little one, then our Pony Poppets sessions are a must, allowing them to learn a little more in our outdoor school.
With our indoor pool heated to a balmy 30c, it’s the perfect place for you and your little one to have a splish and splash throughout your stay. With toddlers in mind, the pool is just 1.2 meters deep, meaning you can walk alongside them all the way as they learn to swim.
We know that kids love soft play, which is why we have a room that’s completely devoted to it! With light pouring through the long windows that look out onto our farmland, fresh coffee and newspapers, this a space that you’ll all want to spend plenty of time in.
Woodland and farm trail
Mini explorers love our woodland playscape with its woven log bridge, stepping stones and tree swings – all highlighted on an illustrated story map – which also gives information on woodland wildlife. Our farm trail takes you through fields and woods, across bridges and over streams. We’ve got scavenger hunt bags to help them explore nature too.
If the weather is fair, or even if it isn’t, give them the chance to jump in a puddle or have fun in our outdoor play area. Slides, swings, a big toy tractor, bouncy chickens, a roundabout, ropes to climb; this really is toddler paradise!
We’re going to be honest; sometimes it does rain in Cornwall and on those days, our play barn is the place for you and your toddler to be. We’ve got a giant Wendy house with wall puzzles and books to keep them happy for hours, including 10 tonnes of sand!
Our specially designed balance bike track will have aspiring cyclists whizzing along in no time. Besides balance bikes, we’ve scooters and pedal-powered John Deere mini tractors. There’s even a seating area for mum and dad to have a time out!
Is it a Cornish holiday without feeling the sand between your toes? If not, then pack the puddle suit and pick which bit of gorgeous sand you’ll be headed to. There’s plenty of options within a close drive and we’ve got some great recommendations for toddler-sized rock pools!