Farmstays: Exciting & educational holidays in nature
As well as being fun for children with plenty of space to play and let off steam, these kind of “agritourism” holidays can be extremely educational for those of all ages. For many young visitors to working farms, this may be the first time they see where their food comes from. Children can get hands-on by milking cows, picking eggs and seeing how sheep are sheered – all whilst being outside of a classroom and experiencing first-hand. Farm holidays often offer many hands-on experiences for children and allow a fun and exciting new way of learning about agriculture and the role of a farmer. Farm holidays may be particularly rewarding in the spring, as this is usually when new animals are born, meaning you may be able to see, feed and sometimes hold newborn goats, lambs and calves. Staying in a farm-house or farmstead need not however, be neccessarily just for the little ones. Relaxing in nature is one of the best ways for you to rejuvenate and take a break from the fast-pace of everyday life. In addition, many farmhouses are self-catering, meaning you can use the local farm produce to cook and share meals together.