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Family farm fun

Put your boots on and open all your senses to nature

Shall we see the cows? And make butter, sow flowers, learn about the natural cycle of the garden, pick apples and collect the day’s eggs… That’s what a farm holiday is all about! To reconnect with your family and emotions, with the earth and its values, here are three ideas to nurture your happiness!

In the blink of an eye

1. Near Vannes, a joyful immersion in biodiversity

Les Jardins Coët-Kra (56)

Happiness can be found in the meadow and among the fruit trees at Jardins de Coët-Kra! In Plaudren, in the Vannes hinterland, this farm proposes pretty rooms and eco-friendly holiday homes including a tree house, ideal for families (up to 5 people). Here, children and adults are invited to take part in everyday tasks: collecting eggs, feeding the animals, collecting fruits and vegetables, etc. Children can look after Awen the horse as well as the goats, Roquette and Kev! Take advantage to learn about permaculture from your host, Jonathan, a follower of resilient farming. And above all, don’t miss out on tasting the farm’s products, especially the home-made honey.

Jardins de Coët-Kra

2. Find happiness in the pens, in Pont-Aven  

L’Aven Parc (29)

In Pont-Aven, you can meet the animals at Aven Parc. The pens on the educational farm are open so that you can get close to goats, sheep, pigs, Silkie chickens, rabbits, etc. Children and adults can even feed the baby lambs with bottles of milk. They’re simply adorable! Every day, different events take place to present the different animals and their needs. You can even learn to make butter. Aven Parc also has an educational vegetable garden to find out more about seasonal fruits and vegetables; it has corn or wood mazes, and many other attractions, such as a hanging net, tubing, zorbing, mechanical rodeo bull, etc. All you need for a family day outdoors!

From April to end November

L’Aven Parc

3. Big ears and small pleasures: donkey rides in Trégor

La Combe aux Ânes – Lanvellec (22)

It’s impossible to resist Martin’s charm! He is the mascot of La Combe aux Ânes and one of the eight donkeys that you can ride on at this little donkey farm in Lanvellec. Florence and Philippe, the owners, have marked out routes lasting from one hour to a whole day through the Trégor countryside. Help the little ones onto the backs of the donkeys and give the tether to the big ones, and explore the paths at the animal’s pace. They aren’t as stubborn as they say! The donkeys at La Combe aux Ânes share their lives with ponies, geese, ducks, Ushant sheep, young goats, etc. with which your children can play at being farmers. Here you can learn while having fun feeding the animals, giving them a drink, pushing the hay barrow, etc.!

Donkey ride, all year. Visit the educational farm, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 3pm all year and subject to booking

Combe aux Ânes

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