Has anyone had a holiday on a farm?

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LadySybilLikesCake Sun 25-May-14 21:55:33

with animals (sheep/chickens/bunnies/Llamas, you know the sort) which their DC can help to look after?

I need a back up incase our passports don't get here on time and ds loves animals (he's 15) so it needs to be in the UK, and I DON'T DRIVE so it needs to be accessible (sorry to yell).

Any ideas? smile Our budget is 500.

Thank you thanks

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FunkyBarnYardBroom Sun 25-May-14 22:43:07

I've stayed at Kingsdale Head Farm many times as a child.

We watched lambs being born, bottle fed, sheep being sheared. Collecting eggs. Walking around the land, following the farmer and rounding up sheep! I loved it!

FunkyBarnYardBroom Sun 25-May-14 22:43:57

Oh got carried away. It's near Ingleton/Dent so you'd need to drive. Sorry sad

WestmorlandSausage Sun 25-May-14 22:44:53

Farms don't tend to be hugely accessible by public transport.

But have you looked at farmstay.co.uk

WestmorlandSausage Sun 25-May-14 22:45:11

www.farmstay.co.uk clickable

WestmorlandSausage Sun 25-May-14 22:52:09

what area would you be looking at?

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 25-May-14 22:58:11

smile Thank you! I've had a look at farmstay but there's soooo many to shift through. We can get anywhere providing it's near a train station. We're in the East Midlands, I we just want to chill out for a week.

Llamas would be cool grin

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WestmorlandSausage Sun 25-May-14 23:46:15

do you fancy Devon?

www.loweryellandfarm.co.uk/devon-farm.html

WestmorlandSausage Sun 25-May-14 23:53:14

www.farmstay.co.uk/b-and-b/gloucestershire-chipping-campden-manor-farm-540/

These lot in Gloucestershire will pick you up from the train station

Doinmummy Sun 25-May-14 23:58:18

We used to stay in a working farm in Devon, we also used to have holidays abroad ( vair posh for the late 60's/70's) . The farm won hands down , the best holiday ever.

LadySybilLikesCake Mon 26-May-14 00:42:57

Oh... smile Can ds help on the farms though? We went to a festival in the Cotswolds last year and he loved the petting zoo. He really likes animals but we don't have the space or the time to care for them sad

I've found a site which rents out horse drawn caravans. I'm tempted grin

We're off to Paris when the passports come through, I haven't booked it yet though as I've no idea how long they will take.

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Doinmummy Mon 26-May-14 00:59:47

We were allowed to help with sheep dipping. I'll never forget it, sitting in the back of an old van with stinky but fabulous sheep dogs. We fed the baby calves, fed chickens, collected eggs, helped to make butter, rode ponies. It really was the most fabulous holiday.

Theonlyoneiknow Mon 26-May-14 16:18:32

I would love to do with with DCs but there doesn't seem to be many in Scotland (unless I am looking in the wrong place!)

WestmorlandSausage Mon 26-May-14 23:21:33

Theonlyoneiknow

www.farmstay.co.uk/search.dot?accommodation_type=0&accommodation_grading=0&accommodation_name=&location=Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Attraction&within=21&capacity=0®ion=52&checkInDate=&numberOfNights=1&list=150&search_again.x=35&search_again.y=15&search_again=Search+Again

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