British farmers have been feeling the squeeze, but many are finding new ways to do business. Opening their doors to holiday-makers is one of them.
It gives children the chance to collect eggs, milk goats, feed lambs and look after ponies. So, if you and your family crave country air and fresh produce, then a farm stay should hit the spot.
Farms offer the opportunity for children to get close and personal with resident animals
The animals at Easton Farm Park live to play, and scheduled activities include hugging bunnies, holding chicks, collecting eggs and meeting the farm’s Suffolk Punch horses.
Set on the edge of a pretty village, this Victorian model farm was once home to a dairy herd, but is now an educational park.
Accommodation is in one of two self-catering cottages or a small caravan site. The petting farm is open to the public during the summer, but stay at any other time of year and you will have the animals all to yourself.
Don’t miss: The Suffolk Fun Festival, July 30-31, has circus acts, music workshops, canoe trips and more.
Details: From £520 for two nights self-catering (six adults and four children), eastonfarmpark…