7 Working Farm Stays in Wales for all the Family
Wales is famous for its picture-perfect countryside, prompting many families to not just visit a farm but to live and breathe the country life on farm stays in Wales. If you want to wake up to misty mornings, rolling green fields and the sound of hens clucking away in the barn, read on to find out more about our favourite working farm holidays for families in Wales.
Family farm holidays in Wales
1. Gogarth Hall Farm, Powys
If you love the freedom of self-catering accommodation and want to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful Welsh countryside, look no further than Gogarth Hall Farm. This five-star historic country farmhouse will charm you with stone walls, cosy décor and a stunning setting in Snowdonia National Park.
There’s plenty of space to accommodate the whole family, plus a well-equipped modern country kitchen where you can transform your produce from the local farmers market into hearty, Welsh-inspired meals.
2. Trenewydd Farm Holiday Cottages, Cardigan
Set around a heated pool, Trenewydd Farm Holiday Cottages in Cardigan are a top pick for family farm holidays in Wales. Choose from six adorable cottages, including a few dog-friendly options if you’re bringing your four-legged pal along for the fun.
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If your kids can drag themselves away from the pool, there are friendly bunnies to cuddle and clucking chickens to feed. Speaking of which, frying up a batch of freshly-laid eggs is the perfect way to kickstart a morning of sightseeing in Cardigan.
3. Llantood Farm, North Pembrokeshire
Set on a 200-acre working farm, this North Pembrokeshire gem offers an authentic taste of life in the Welsh countryside. The centuries-old cottages at Llantood Farm have been beautifully renovated and offer everything you need for a relaxing family getaway, including wood-burning stoves for those cosy nights in.
You’re welcome to wander around the farm and meet the friendly animals or explore the walking trails that wind through the neighbouring woodlands. Keep an eye out for foxes, squirrels, rabbits and other woodland friends. Oh and don’t forget to pick up a few carrots for Jacob and Mali, the farm’s resident donkeys.
4. Lleithyr Farm Caravan & Camping, Pembrokeshire
For budget-friendly family farm holidays that don’t compromise on fun, snap up a site at Lleithyr Farm Caravan & Camping. As well as a beautiful setting on the Pembrokeshire coast, this family-friendly retreat is home to a menagerie of farm animals that kids will love.
Wandering around the paddocks, you can make friends with miniature Mediterranean donkeys, Pygmy goats and pocket-sized Falabella ponies. There’s an adorable herd of short-legged Dexter cows, as well as Swedish miniature pigs, Ouessant sheep, Call ducks and Bantam hens.
5. Gwynfryn Farm, Llyn Peninsula
Enjoy a weekend of mud-splattered luxury on Gwynfryn Farm, a rural oasis set on the Llyn Peninsula. This working organic dairy farm is one of the best options for child-friendly farm holidays in Wales, with accommodation in the form of 12 cosy cottages that sleep between two and eight guests.
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There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained on this popular family farm holiday in Wales, including cow milking demos held by resident farmer, Alwyn. There are lots of farm animals to pet and of course, daily egg collecting duties. Plus, a 12-metre heated indoor swimming pool is the icing on the cake.
6. Pant y March Farm, Gwynedd
Nestled in the mountains and overlooking Llyn Tegid, Pant y March Farm is a slice of Welsh paradise. As well as spectacular views over one of the largest lakes in Wales, you’ll get to experience life on an organic and sustainable farm. After you’ve settled into your luxury glamping tent, take a stroll around the farm and get to know some of the Welsh Mountain ewes that live on the property. There are more than 300 roaming the fields!
When it’s time for dinner, stop by the honesty shop to pick up some farm-fresh produce. There’s also a communal pizza oven where you can chat to your fellow glampers. If you want to wash off the mud, stroll down to Llyn Tegid for a dip or enjoy a steamy soak in your private hot tub.
7. Glanmor Isaf Farm
Another fantastic option for glampers, Glanmor Isaf Farm combines idyllic rural views with all the creature comforts of home. It’s run by a local Welsh family and has been certified organic for more than a decade, making it a great choice for eco-conscious travellers.
As well as a herd of Welsh Black cattle, the farm is home to mountain sheep, pigs and lots of chickens. Visit in the spring for the chance to bottle feed the adorable lambs. For a change of scene, stroll across the field and down to the private pebble beach.
Dreaming of getting away from it all? Browse even more working farm holidays for families on our blog. And, if you’re looking for things to do during your stay, explore some of our favourite family days out in your chosen spot.