Such a fabulous time had by all on the farm this week! The highlight has been feeding the animals twice a day with Farmer Chris – Elizabeth has absolutely loved it and its been amazing to watch her grow in confidence during the week.We’ve enjoyed the lovely warm pool, adventure playground, toasting marshmallows in the wilderness area, mud kitchen. playground with play shop ( another favourite!) and extensive toys in the cottage – and we feel like we have only just scratched the surface – the facilities really are amazing and seems you’ve thought of everything and then some ! We’ve had glorious weather and visited Saunton Sands twice – thanks for the recommendation ! Tracey & Chris thankyou for helping us create so many wonderful family memories and for being so waerm and welcoming – we’ll definitely be back!
Katherine, Chris, Elizabeth & Matilda
What a wonderful stay we’ve had again! Kids have had the best time.Visited Exmoor Zoo,Lynton Steam train, Ilfracombe aquarium, Quince Honey farm to name but a few ! But the best fun was on the farm itself, playing ball with Misty, mud kitchen, feeding the animals with Farmer Chris.Thankyou Tracey and Chris for making us feel so welcome again.Can’t wait for the next time!
Shaun, Liezel, Hailey & Ethan
Our 2nd trip to North Bradbury farm , this time with Grandpa, Uncle Tom and Auntie Emma (next door in The Stables) to celebrate Grandpa’s 60th Birthday !
We had a fantastic time as expected, first time using the pool which we all loved, kids into the swing of animal feeding everyday,pony rides – first time on a pony for George ! Great fun in the mud kitchen , adventure playground and enjoying the farm shop produce ! Another great meal at The Bell in Chittlehampton and a great walk at Crow Point beach – really recommend.
James, Emily, Phoebe & George
We all had a fantastic time on the farm.It was such a great opportunity for Linden to meet all the animals.l think he particularly enjoyed moving the ducklings to their new enclosure and collecting the duck eggs from the pond.We went on a couple of trips top Saunton Sands and Tarr Steps – both recommended !
Thankyou Tracey and Chris for such a lovely holiday.We were certainly very lucky with the weather.We hope to visit again soon !
Fiona, Michael & Linden
We’ve had a wonderful family mini – break,thankyou.Finn has loved feeding the animals and meeting puppies and ducklings. He has gained confidence with the dogs,pigs and the horses.We’ve loved the play areas and have been dam building and made Dinner on the campfire.We’ve been very comfortable in The Stables, great toys and the chair for baby Teddy has been great.Flinn loved his farm bedtime stories.And what a treat for the whole family to get a warm swim outside in October !
Sarah, James, Finn & Teddy
Yet another amazing holiday here with you guys on the farm- lots of exciting things from new pigs, moving ducklings, pony riding, clay pigeon shooting , mud kitchen and the adventure playground.Flinn was especially proud to be big enough this year for the zip wire.We loved being able to cook in the wilderness area and of course having a dip in the pool.Days out – Westward Ho!,Exmoor Zoo and Combat Museum.
That’s all we did as we love all the things for us to do here ! Thank you once again!
Damian, Nicki & Fynn
Thanks for a lovely weekend.We were so lucky to have such gorgeous weather over the past couple of days ! At thirty two weeks pregnant it has been a bit of a struggle to keep up with feeding the animals, tractor rides, swimming,pony rides , wilderness area fun and trips to the adventure playground, but the boys have absolutely loved all of the activities and l have founs snippets of time to rest along the way.Jonah loved the routine of animal feeding time with Farmer Chris and l am so pleased that both boys had a go on the ponies today ! The farm shop is a great idea – had everything we needed ! Thanks for a lovely stay, already looking forward to coming back in the future !
Karen, Chris , Jonah, Winter & Bump ! Karen Howden is a blogger – Our Tiny Diaries
Absolutely fantastic ! We’ll miss North Bradbury Farm – a huge part of our kids childhood.Our seventh visit and it was absolutely wonderful.We will miss you all so much! ( they have moved to the USA )
Victoria, lain, Myles & Verity
Whoop Whoop ! We are delighted to be back for visit number 9 !!
Not enough time to do everything we wanted but squeezed in a visit to Knightshayes Court ( National Trust ) as we love the gardens there.First visit to Tarr Steps and a great discovery of Liscombe Farm lce Cream Parlour – as we left we watched the cows being milked. The weather was kind to us this year so we escaped the muddy fields. Had as lovely a time as ever cuddling lambs and fluffy ducklings.Cassidy had a wonderful time implementing his riding skills on Sampson and enjoyed his independence which usually involved sticks, water and stones : Sad to leave but looking forward to seeing you next year as we leave with our haul of delicious golden eggs.
Angela, Ben & Cassidy
Thankyou so much for a wonderful holiday ! We have had a fantastic break. The girls had a great time feeding the animals , picking apples for the ponies and piglets and building dams.Emily’s highlight was going on her first pony ride and Jenny’s was moving and launching the ducklings. The pool was amazing and the facilities are beautiful.
Thank you again, so much !
Craig, Sophie, Jenny & Emily
We all enjoyed another visit to North Bradbury Farm ! lt was a lovely Easter week – the kids loved the Easter Egg Hunt and getting hands on with the animals …duck launching, lamb rugby and duck skittles (!) not to be forgotten! Holly loved helping with the horses…Away from the farm we enjoyed visits to Croyde and walks around Simonsbath and Morte Point – my favourite.
Thanks for another great family holiday !
Andrea, Brynn, Holly & Ryan
Thank you so much for another wonderful family holiday at North Bradbury Farm. This is our fourth visit and it just gets better every year.We’ll definitely be back. Our four year old Ellie arrived frightened of animals, particularly dogs and by the end of the week she had become inseparable from Misty and Rosie.She really surprised us with how quickly she joined in with the animal feeding and loved it – you are both fantastic with kids, no wonder they love it here. Adventures this week included crabbing at Appledore, rock pooling at Croyde, a beautiful walk and fishing with the kiddy nets at Watersmeet as well as duck day , pony riding , duckling cuddles , duck launching and Dinner in the Wilderness Area on the farm.
See you next year!
Laura, Jake ,George & Ellie
We’ve had such an amazing first stay here and are all so sad to be leaving today.This place has been perfect for our two year old twins, with so many thoughtful touches here and there to make things that much easier for us. We will definitely be recommending you to other twin parents. Henry and Cora have loved helping with feeding the animals and are certainly going to miss Misty and Rosie, as well as ourselves ! lt’s been so lovely to watch their confidence with the animals grow.
Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday !
Hannah, Rob, Henry and Cora
Thank you so much for a terrific visit! We have all had a very relaxing stay.All of us have enjoyed having a peek into life on the farm.Both of you have shared so much knowledge with us , and in particular the way in which you engaged with the boys has made the visit so special, Jack, Ben and Dan have loved every aspect and we will all miss feeding time, fire starting and maybe even `duck – day !’
We certainly hope to return next year.
Dave, Brooke, Ben, Jack & Dan
After our four previous adventures here , it made us wonder how this year could possibly be any better , but we’ve all had the best time ever ! We’ve been fortunate to be here for what will be remembered as Duck Week – duck holding 9 of sorts….) , moving the little ducks into the pen, launching the little ducks ( or is the little big ducks…?!) onto the pond, PLUS three rounds of Duck Day. Lovely to see once again that the children have overcome a few of their animal fears – in particular not having to unhook Oliver from our legs at the sight of a dog ! fabulous pony riding, a beautiful day at Saunton, finally making it all the way around Tarr Steps walk , two trips to Rosemoor and a rather whacky couple of hours at The Cobbaton Collection.
Can’t wait for next year ! Thankyou so much
Sarah, Stephen, Emma & Oliver
Thank you Chris and Tracey for another fun filled week at your farm ! We always have such a good time and the children don’t want to go home. We loved feeding time, the pony rides , the firepit BBQ in the wilderness area and the kids loved the pool ! Thank you for having us ….until next time !
P.S The kids will miss Misty and Rosie
Phil, Helen, Harry & Millie
We all had a fabulous time – so much to do – swimming, feeding the animals , campfire , table football and air hockey.The children have loved the pony rides – a new hobby made on the farm.
We will miss it all very much and hope to see you again soon.
John, Jayne, Alex, lmogen & Verity
Thankyou for another great holiday, we all had a fabulous time ! Matthew really enjoyed his first horse ride and Sam loved riding Meggie. We all loved the pool, feeding up ( especially duck day and newly hatched chicks !) , days out at Arlington Court, Watersmeet and Saunton Sands.
Hope to see you all again soon !
lan, Linda, Matthew & Sam
What a fantastic holiday – we all had an amazing time ! Pony rides, clay pigeon shooting, duck days , feeding and being close to the animals , a brilliant family holiday ! Grace loved helping out with the horses, especially riding and grooming and overcoming her fear of feeding them apples! We will definitely be back , see you next year !
Thank you for making us feel so welcome !
Vicky, Paul, Grace & Jack
Thankyou for a wonderful week. Holidays as they should be – mud, rain and lots of puddles. The mud kitchen was a favourite ! Thanks Farmer Chris and Tracey for your vendless patience with Harrison.
Definitely be returning !
Laura, Mark & Harrison
We had a fantastic week full of adventure. Beach trips to Croyde, Woolacombe, golf at Saunton , a long walk and pub lunch at The Bell and a beautifully scenic drive up Exmoor to Tarr Steps. Well worth the journey on a clear day. And then of course the farm itself which is brilliant. So much to see, do and learn.Farmer Chris and Tracey were brilliant with the children.Max wants to come back on Monday, especially now he has the t-shirt.
Neil, Elizabeth, Max & Connie
What a wonderful week we had on the farm! Tracey and Chris were wonderful hosts with brilliant tips on things to do and places to see.Tess will always remember helping Farmer Chris and holding the chicks and ducklings.The food from the farm shop was superb.We hope we can do the North Bradbury duck justice at home. lt was also great to have lovely neighbours.
We hope to come back soon
Keith, Catherine & Tess
l can`t express in words just how perfect this holiday is. The accommodation is spotless and modern throughout including all the thoughtful touches such as stairgates and baby crockery,booster seats, cots and of course homemade scones and clotted cream for Mum & Dad.
Feeding time at the farm is twice a day and the animals were perfectly chosen for the toddlers including goats, pigs, chickens & ducks. My two year old went for a ride on Pudding the pony ( which she loved ). My husband went clay pigeon shooting and l enjoyed regular long soaks in the bath with my book ! The farm is three quarters of an hours drive away from many beautiful beaches including lfracombe, Saunton, Woolacombe, Westward Ho etc. Barnstaple is just down the road and there are alot of farmers markets throughout the week.There is just so much to do ( too much to mention ).And lets not forget Tracey and Chris who ensured we all had a great time.
A fabulous holiday destination.
Cath, Mark & Skye
What Chris & Tracey have achieved is second to none.The accommodation is full of rustic charm with all the mod cons you could wish for , not to mention all the baby equipment that`s provided to free up valuable space in your car ! lts setting is beautiful and we loved taking part feeding the farm animals. The location is also perfect for exploring Exmoor and the beautiful North Devon Coast. We took advantage of Tracey`s gorgeous homecooked frozen meals and the fresh eggs.
We can highly recommend North Bradbury Farm and will definitely be returning……
Steve, Charlie & lsabella
We have returned from the most fabulous week at Chris and Tracey`s cottages. The weather wasn`t great but this made no difference at all.Our two year old daughter absolututely loved it – feeding the animals twice a day , collecting the eggs and riding Pudding the pony ! lt was amazing watching her confidence develope over the week around the animals – she was terrified of then at the start of the week but was climbing in with the pigs by the last day! We also took our twin 6 month old boys and Tracey and Chris provided us with everything we could ask for – 2 bumbos , 2 cots , plenty of toys etc. We have already put in a request for a booking next year. l couldn`t recommend North Bradbury Farm highly enough. Natsha , Simon , Maddie , Rupert & Toby The best holiday we have had with our two year old , and that`s despite a four month old baby waking frequently through the night. The cottages are fully equipped for toddlers and babies , loads of indoor and outdoor toys , even like a Bumbo! You can buy food from the farm so you don`t have to cook. Tracey and Chris are fantastic with the children. My usual clingy toddler went off happily to feed the animals with them. We enjoyed it so much that we booked our return visit before leaving. My only hesitation to recommend it would be that other people may fill up the weeks and prevent my return ! Robin, Shareen, Cameron, Leila North Bradbury Farm is the perfect farm holiday and reminded us of farm holidays from our childhood. The barn is really well equipped for babies , including toys & DVD`s.The best bit was the welcome from Tracey & Chris who are fantastic and know everything about the area. We had some wonderful days out, thanks to their advice. There are even frozen dinners in the farm shop. We can`t fault it, we`ll be back next year!
Graeme, Petra & Emma
We have returned from the most fabulous week at Chris and Tracey`s cottages. The weather wasn`t great but this made no difference at all.Our two year old daughter absolututely loved it – feeding the animals twice a day , collecting the eggs and riding Pudding the pony ! lt was amazing watching her confidence develope over the week around the animals – she was terrified of then at the start of the week but was climbing in with the pigs by the last day! We also took our twin 6 month old boys and Tracey and Chris provided us with everything we could ask for – 2 bumbos , 2 cots , plenty of toys etc.
We have already put in a request for a booking next year. l couldn`t recommend North Bradbury Farm highly enough.
Natsha , Simon , Maddie , Rupert & Toby
The best holiday we have had with our two year old , and that`s despite a four month old baby waking frequently through the night. The cottages are fully equipped for toddlers and babies , loads of indoor and outdoor toys , even like a Bumbo! You can buy food from the farm so you don`t have to cook.
Tracey and Chris are fantastic with the children. My usual clingy toddler went off happily to feed the animals with them. We enjoyed it so much that we booked our return visit before leaving.
My only hesitation to recommend it would be that other people may fill up the weeks and prevent my return !
Robin, Shareen, Cameron, Leila
North Bradbury Farm is the perfect farm holiday and reminded us of farm holidays from our childhood.
The barn is really well equipped for babies , including toys & DVD`s.The best bit was the welcome from Tracey & Chris who are fantastic and know everything about the area. We had some wonderful days out, thanks to their advice. There are even frozen dinners in the farm shop.
We can`t fault it, we`ll be back next year!