09:30 every morning, Farmer Syl rings his bell and shouts “Animals!” That’s your daily cue to jump on board the tractor for a daily ride to our on-site petting farm.
The short ride through the beautiful French countryside takes you to one of our fields and an old patch of oak trees, banked by a dry-stone wall of limestone. The natural contours of this area made it ideal for our low impact eco farm. It’s been created to be more in keeping with nature and the ethos of Country Kids. This isn’t just any petting farm; this is our Farm in the Forest.
So as well helping Farmer Syl feed the pigs, goats, rabbits and chickens, there are opportunities to immerse yourselves in the nature and learn about the nature all around.
We’ve created a safe and nurturing petting farm that welcomes little ones to learn all about the animals while interacting with them. There’s nothing like watching your toddlers smile while they gather eggs from the chicken coop or having a goat eatingfrom their hands for the first time. Firm friendships are made with our furry and feathery friends.
Your kids can learn about responsible food waste by saving uneaten food from your family meals in the supplied buckets. Kids leap out of bed every morning ready to jump back on board that tractor, buckets in hand, ready to feed their new best friends.
We like to give the animals as much freedom as possible (they have more roaming space than us) so we may get different visitors every day. But one thing is for sure, our friendly old horse Apache and his donkey entourage will be there waiting for the kids every day for their breakfast.
Our farm is one of our most treasured areas here at Country Kids. Kids love it, as well as many Mums and Dads. Oh did, we forget to mention, everybody gets a chance to drive the tractor in the morning too. Well, almost everybody, not Mums or Dads!