Conde Nast Traveller’s 20 best places to stay in the UK with a baby or toddler
“There’s a plethora of baby- and toddler-friendly farm stays in the UK, but most are large enterprises with primary-coloured lodges packed tightly together and a million children vying to use the pool/soft play/feed the chickens. This small farm run by Jenny and Ashlyn is none of the above. It has just eight cottages on the land, all designed in calming blues, creams and greys, with everything you could possibly need for babies (blackout blinds, stair gates, bed guards, night lights, sterilisers).
All activities, including the indoor playground and the soft play with Lavazza coffee, are concealed behind soothing slate-grey stone walls, and the rest are outdoorsy affairs in small groups – riding Shetland ponies or feeding the pigs. For the adults there’s a hot tub and chillout area, and the help-yourself farm shop has local Cornish ciders and wine as well as frozen meals by Cook.”
Kiddie Holidays – “Baby and toddler paradise!”
“Put simply, Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall is baby and toddler paradise! Families return year after year to stay in these award-winning cottages which offer a warm and welcoming home away from home with bags of facilities and activities for babies and toddlers. There are animals to feed, ponies to ride, a pool to discover, a soft play to meet new friends, a balance bike track – and even a hot tub garden for Mum and Dad!”
Holiday Tots Magazine – “sustainability is hugely important and they tick many boxes”
As a family we often question our footprint when we holiday, we try to be as ‘sustainable’ as we can, but what really does sustainable mean? To me when I think of a sustainable family holiday, I think about not only what the impact of our travel has on the global climate but also, and possibly more important, the impact our visiting has on the local community and local natural environment.
At Tredethick Farm in Cornwall sustainability is hugely important and they tick many boxes, from organic gardens and renewable energy to a full biodiversity programme and locally sourced goods and materials.
The i paper’s Sophie Lam describes ‘toddler nirvana‘ at Tredethick.
“There are many milestones in parenthood. While I will always cherish my children’s first smiles, words and steps, the near-delirium on my daughter’s face as she chased a litter of piglets up a farmyard path then bottle fed a lamb is an image I’ll never forget. Such memories are made at Tredethick Farm Cottages, near Lostwithiel and the south-east Cornish coast.”
Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee, and the Plymouth Herald, visit our pretty-perfect family holidays
“Eco-friendly Tredethick, on the outskirts of Lostwithiel has everything you could possibly want to keep young children happy. I’d say under 5s are the perfect age to enjoy a holiday here. The owners have thought of everything you need for babies and toddlers so you don’t have to hire a heavy goods vehicle for a three day break, and parents can genuinely have a break themselves – mainly because the kids will be worn out at the end of the day.”
Net Mums – “Tredethick has got your family sorted”
“It can be tricky to find a family-friendly holiday that caters for babies, toddlers and school aged kids all at once. But with an indoor heated pool, soft play and animal feeding literally just seconds from your front door, Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall has got your family holiday sorted.”
Little London – Travel News
“Could there be a more perfect way to see in spring than with a trip to Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall? Families can feed baby animals, enjoy pony rides and make the most of the indoor swimming pool and hot tub. And for the new season, there’ll be family foraging sessions across the farm’s 70 acres.”
Mini Travellers – Cornwall in Winter
“Cornwall in the summer is amazing though you are never really guaranteed beach weather whatever the season. It’s a trip we make each year as a family and have enjoyed exploring the rugged coast line and hidden beaches come rain or shine. So how would it fair for a winter break… well it wasn’t the ‘hot’ baby moon we had originally imagined, but everything changes when it’s your second!”