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Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Activities, Family, Outdoor fun | 12 comments

A day at Coombemill

A day at Coombemill

Last week we have been very fortunate to have a holiday in Cornwall, staying at the wonderful Coombemill farm. We have had a wonderful time and spent several days out to various places including The Eden project, Tintagel castle, Boscastle and the beach. However, there is so much to do on Coombemill farm itself, we also spent a day without going anywhere. Here is our day on the farm…..

The feed run

Every morning at 9am all the children get to have a tractor ride and there’s even the opportunity to drive. Boo enjoyed having her turn in the driving seat.Coombemill tractor driving

The children get to see and hold gorgeous little chicks, catch and feed bigger chicks and then feed and catch big chickens whilst hunting for eggs. Throughout the week my children got more and more confidence with the animals, it was wonderful to watch. At the start of the week, they couldn’t catch a chicken, but by the last day, BB caught 15!! And they LOVED it! They were so pleased with themselves with each achievement!Catching chickens

 Next we fed the pig, followed by the goats which the kids loved, especially the baby goats as they were so cute!


 We also loved feeding the donkeys and the sheep, but one of the highlights has to be seeing the deer. It was fantastic to see all the deer running past you.


Then last of all, but definitely my children’s favourite (especially Pinky) were the rabbits! They totally loved them. I think we are going to have a hard job telling them they may not have one as a pet!



Apart from the fantastic animals, there are also some fab play grounds to play in. BB found his favourite part straight away….the old tractor, he spent ages on there pretending to do tractor rides for everyone! Pinky and Boo especially loved the zip wire and slide.

Zipwire & tractor play

We also had a great time on the pirate ship, the trampolines, the stream and lots of muddy puddles!

Coombemill fun

Activity hour

On the last day the children also took part in an activity where they collected leaves and flowers etc from around the farm and made them into a bow and arrow and a collage picture. BB loved making the bow and arrow with daddy whilst Pinky and Boo enjoyed making collages. Pinky did a rabbit, while Boo  did a garden. I think they all looked really good and they definitely enjoyed it!

activity hour

Train ride

Then of course there is the fantastic train ride they enjoyed every night……

Train ride

We all had a wonderful time on the farm, there is so much to, I think we could have spent the whole week on the farm without going out anywhere, I would highly recommend it!


  1. It looks sooooo good and how impressive is BB with the 15 chickens!! Complete natural 🙂 I love how the rabbit looks completely at home in your little girls lap 🙂

    • It is a wonderful place to spend a week with children!

  2. What a lovely post! We visited for the morning last week, so we might have seen you without realising! My kids are a bit older, I wish we had discovered Coombe Mill when they were younger. I know how much they would have loved it (they still really enjoyed it even though they’re big!).

    • Thank you, what a shame I must have missed you! Glad you enjoyed your morning there, I think it’s hard not to whatever your age!

  3. Karen this is a lovely post. It was a pleasure to have you all stay and your photos are wonderful. The children all visibly grew in confidence during the week and really got stuck in during activity hour. I have a post on that same day coming in a couple of weeks on Country Kids so watch out for the children featuring again in my photos too! Thank you so much for writing about us and linking up to Country Kids with me.

    • Thank you, we had such a wonderful time, I just had to write about the fun on the farm.

  4. Looks like everyone enjoyed a fab time, we visited last week & definitely want to go on holiday there now x

    • I would highly recommend it for a holiday!

  5. Great photos. Looks like you had a brilliant time!

    • It was fantastic thank you

  6. This is a nice post! They always have a nic ereview cuz they really make sure that their visitors are well taken care of =) #countrykids

    • It is a lovely place 🙂

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