Tredethick Farm cottages in Cornwall offer possibly one of the most toddler friendly holidays of all! With so many animals and facilities to keep the most active toddler happy as well as the whole family on their holiday in Cornwall.
Want to get to know the friendly animals at Tredethick Farm? Ashlyn, from Tredethick introduces you here with a few tips on who is best to snuggle and how to feed and more…
Lambs – our friendly lambs love their morning milk. Animal feeding – from mid Feb to late May – starts with bottle feeding the lambs. Don’t forget to use both hands and tip the end of the bottle up so they can finish their milk! After breakfast, the lambs join us for a cuddle, and a hop. skip and jump too! It’s amazing how quickly they grow. We are lambing in the fields here in April too.
Casper – the friendly goat is a farm favourite. He loves a head scratch or – best of all – to rub his head against Mummy or Daddy’s welly buckles. He is a climber too and has been known to stand on the roof of the goat house! You can see from his billy goat’s beard that he is at least 7 or 8 now. Casper often snuggles up to his best pal, Seamus the alpaca.
Honey and Crumpet – our one year old piggy sisters – are super chatty. Visit their woodland paddock and they will run over to talk to you. Honey has smooth hair on her back that you can stroke while she eats breakfast. And Crumpet has curly hair! They are gentle, clever pigs who will sit for treats and love little farmers to herd them up to new paddocks. They are a special New Zealand breed called Kune Kune – which means ‘fat and round’ in Maori. We couldn’t possibly comment!
Winnie – our gentle giant of a pony is a piebald, which means she has black and white fur. She loves children and enjoys being groomed by them. Also she loves food, you might hear her banging on the door with a hoof for a haynet! Winnie is a gentle steed for beginner riders.
Atticus and Esmeralda – the farm cats you’ll see that around the farm, and they will probably come and greet at your cottage door! They enjoy a cuddle and a mooch round if you want them too. Atticus is an elderly, elegant ginger glamourpuss who is known as the Tredethick Lion! Esme is a cuddly little silver tabby who is also a superb mouser!
Speedy the hen – all our hens are beautifully fluffy pure breeds but Speedy has a special place in our hearts. You can recognise her by wonky tail! She is a mottled legbar so it looks like she has snowflakes on her back, and she lays blue eggs. She hops around the farm (she’s been in the office and cottages a few times) and will often join us on in the goat and pig paddocks for extra breakfasts. She’s a chicken who thinks outside the box.
Seamus – the alpaca, is now 14 and identifies as a goat. In his youth Seamus was quite intimidating. He could kick or spit when being sheared or having his hooves trimmed, and rarely came over for breakfast. However age (and moving inthe goats) has mellowed Seamus! He and Casper are fast friends who enjoy a spot of mutual chest hair nibbling! He doesn’t like to be touched but you will hear him chatting and he looks like he would take bread from your hand, if he could just be a tiny bit more goat!
The animals love to meet new friendly faces, be pampered, being fed and enjoy a cuddle or two. Little farmers can even enjoy a pony ride around the farm.
Want to know what else helps to make Tredethick a toddler happy place? Check out the cosy self-catering cottages, within the farm and the facilities that come with it!
There are eight family friendly holiday cottages of various sizes.
Baby and toddler facilities such as soft play, play barn, ride one toys and outdoor climbing equipment.
Indoor heated swimming pool, plus an outdoor secret garden hot tub. And other onsite entertainment such as games room for the older children, woodland playscape for the adventurous ones.
There is a farm shop open 24hrs with COOK ready frozen meals and local produce. As well as supporting the local community, Tredethick has strong sustainability credentials, all energy used one the farm is from renewable sources.
So, pack your bags, come have some fun with all the lovely animals, in Cornwall on this fun family friendly farm-stay.