Family Cycling Holiday: Quiet Lanes of Mallorca.
Family Cycling Holiday: Quiet Lanes of Mallorca.

Best Farmstay Family Holidays in Europe

Lo-fi, low-cost (in most cases) and eco-friendly – the very essence of sustainable and local travel – farm-stays are proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fantastic family holiday or break. Staying on a farm is an especially good option for those with very young kids, who adore being able to pet and feed – and perhaps even milk – resident animals and to run free in the fresh air.

Feather Down Farms are hugely popular in the UK but if you fancy a short hop over to the Continent, you’ll also find them in various locations in France and the Netherlands. An alternative in Italy is an agriturismo, combining farming with hospitality amidst beautiful landscapes.

Farm-stays may consist of cottages converted from barns and other old agricultural buildings or offer ‘glamping’ accommodation such as safari-style tents and yurts. At many, guests have the option of helping with farm tasks, from animal feeding to egg collecting, and can cook home-grown produce from on-site honesty shops.

Our hand-picked selection

Hoeve de Pippert Farm

Netherlands
A dairy farm in rural Netherlands, offering tents with private hot tub, outdoor shower and free roaming chickens.

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Languedoc-Roussillon
An intimate, luxurious family resort in south-west France, with free childcare, swimming pools and even a petting farm.

La Ferme de la Folivraie

Normandy
Child-friendly glamping on an organic dairy farm in Normandy that also grows its own veg, within walking distance of the beach.

Duca di Castelmonte

Sicily
A traditional farmhouse offering family holiday apartments and luxury canvas tents, located on a Sicilian farm where you can dine on locally produced foods and learn to cook.

La Ferme des Champeaux

France
A traditional farm - no tractors here - just the use of horse power, then with shower water heated with burning logs, you really are stepping back in time and back to nature in the Limousin region.</span>

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