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Trevorrick toddler farmstays
We like to think we go the extra mile. It starts as soon as you enter your cottage. Toddlers will be thrilled by the great range of indoor toys Melanie chooses for your little one you will find in your cottage for arrival. We have everything you would expect for peace of mind and to reduce packing, and more: plastic cutlery and crockery, bed guards, cots, high chairs, plastic steps, potties, toilet seats and black out curtains in all twin rooms...... With our outdoor range of facilities including our three farm themed play vehicles - "Defender", big red tractor and large "Kidbine" harvester you will find you don't need to jump into the car all the time, as there is so much to keep little ones occupied on the farm. Toddlers adore the two play houses filled with all sorts of goodies including play kitchen and tool bench. They love our range of sit in Little Tikes cars, and we have a small toddler swing and climbing frame as well as a giant sandpit. The swimming pool
(Easter to end of October) is heated to 29 degrees and we have a range of toddler floats and armbands available. Though at the end of the day your toddler may well be most happy just watching our free range ducks and chickens wandering around our farm. It's the simple things. Even little ones like to join in animal feeding in the mornings and can even help walk a sheep on a rope.
We know how much packing is needed when one travels with young children. The following is a selection of the items available for use in your cottage, at no extra charge. Please note, we only have limited numbers of some of these items, so if you need anything in particular (even a particular type of toy!) please ask in advance. Where items are limited, it is first come, first served. Cots/highchairs should be reserved at time of booking. Many other items will be in the cottage on your arrival, but if not please ask. Sometimes items have been removed for checking/cleaning/replacement, or by mistake! However, we cannot guarantee that any item will be available, unless it has specifically been reserved in advance.
Selection of toys for children up to 5 eg, sorting/stacking toys, duplo, wooden railway etc. We try to suit toys to age of the child/children - please ask if we have not! We also try to check these are complete and clean before your arrival - if not please let us know.
Children's books/puzzles (DVD player in all cottages, but please bring your own DVDs)
Stair gates in two storey cottages Owls Roost and Curlew. Fitted at top of stairs in Owls ('upside down' cottage) and bottom of stairs in Curlew only - please ask if you require any further information on these cottages. We also have single storey cottages to avoid stairs at all.
Socket covers (in drawer for your arrival, your choice as to where/whether fitted or not
Cots (but not bed linen - for hygiene and safety reasons). We keep a wooden cot permanently in the two bedroom cottages. We can only provide a travel cot in Old Round House
, Lily Pad cottage
and Credis View holiday home
Baby monitor (monitor always supplied in Curlew, one other available to borrow)
Waterproof sheet for single beds (usually provided for the under 10s 'just in case'), however we suggest you bring your own in the 'training' period 'just in case'. Disposable 'bed mats' or night time 'training pants' available to buy on individual basis (please ask)
Ladder guard for bunk bed in Owls Roost, where only bottom bunk is in use (upper bunks are not suitable for children under age of 6)
Plastic plates and cups (but not cups with spouts or plastic spoons etc for hygiene reasons)
High chairs (we ask that you bring your own 5 point safety harness as these get soiled so easily)
Baby bath support/bath seat for child to sit in
Non-slip mats for baths
Potties and toddler toilet seats
Baby front carriers (Baby Bjorn or Wilkinet type)
Baby/toddler back carriers for children up to 3. The walk to Padstow is a 'must do', but best by carrier rather than buggy because of stiles, but you can drive to the Camel Trail from here (along lanes) and 'buggy' into Padstow on the flat.
Lightweight buggy - to borrow on daily basis
Welly 'library' - sizes 4 (baby) to 3 (child). Wellies are always useful whatever the time of year, even in the warmer months grass can be dewy in the morning, and are useful to avoid dirtying shoes whilst helping to feed the animals.
Play areas for toddlers and under 5's...
Giant 'play' combine harvester. A favourite with all our younger guests. Sit in the cab and turn the wheel, or hide from mum and dad inside! (Ours have!!!)
Large sandpit (covered when not in use) with sand toys
Play house, with play food etc
Toddler swing and slide
tick icon Giant 8-in-1 Little Tikes climber
Larger wooden climbing frame with slide
Lots of grassy space in which to run around, or for mum and dad to watch the little ones running around!
Inside games room...
Giant Little Tikes dolls house
large construction set
Brio train track layout and trains
Dressing up clothes chest
Changing room with baby change, potty, toddler toilet seat
Hygienic plastic padded play pen beside the pool
Arm bands, baby floaty seats and buoyancy aids (please ask)
Swim nappies available to buy
Pool heated to 29°C
Although you may need to drag your children away from our facilities we thought it was appropriate to mention here the 'Camel Creek' adventure park (formerly Crealy), just 3 miles away. As parents of young children we have tested out most of Cornwall's attractions for the little ones.
We think Camel Creek is one of the best and it's so close! Lots of animals, outdoor play areas, several big indoor play areas - absolutely ideal for under 10s, but also has rides such as the log flume and "The Beast" that may thrill the older ones and mums and dads! Little ones under 92cm are free. We have plenty more ideas of great things to do for families - just ask. If you are thinking of going somewhere we have probably been there and are happy to share our views.