Explore our fabulous, brand new outdoor play area, including a fully enclosed, farm themed, baby and toddler zone. Featuring a farm shop, pony spring rocker, baby swing and our amazing 'Birchill Farm Tractor' play frame - there's plenty of opportunities for creative, imaginative and social play.
And under 12's can enjoy our fantastic double towered castle with a drawbridge, climbing wall and slide. With swings and our ever popular giant trampoline, our play area provides an ideal spot for parents to relax, whilst their children are happily amused. All designed, built and installed for us by The Play Area Company
Take a walk around our eight acres of meadow and woodland and see how many deer you can spot
Discover our indoor play barn, especially for the under 5's, with a soft play area, a wooden play kitchen, lots of toys, games and activities - not forgetting comfy sofas and a coffee machine for mums and dads
Take a spin on one of our ride on toys or borrow a bedtime story from our library of children's books
All of our cottages now have a toy box filled with toys and games for the under 5's and for older children boxes of toys can be borrowed from our play barn
daily animal feeding
Come along and join our daily animal feeding sessions and help Simon to feed the chickens and ducks and collect their eggs. Meet our friendly goats, Flora, Hansel and Grethel, and make friends with our three alpacas - Porridge, Treacle and Fudge, not forgetting our two ponies, Pebbles and Amber and miniature donkeys, Ember and Taco. You will not be allowed to ignore Dotty our sheep - she loves children! NB Farmer Simon has a day off on Sundays.
Parents - don't forget your cameras!
For lots more photos of our play areas and our animals please visit our facebook page.
and if you feel like driving...
There's a swimming pool just ten minutes drive away and many different activities in the local area - sailing, horse riding and quad biking to name but a few - there's plenty to keep older children busy!
A visit to Rosemoor Garden is a must. Only ten minutes away and a fabulous day out for parents and children alike. The nature trail will keep children amused for hours and the new play area is lots of fun. The restaurant serves lunches with children's lunch boxes available and a very tempting selection of cakes
Another popular day out is a visit to one of the National Trust properties nearby. Arlington Court, Castle Drogo and Knightshayes Court are all about an hour's drive away. Children are very welcome and there are quizzes for them to do whilst looking around the house. Our children like Arlington Court best because you can have a horse drawn carriage ride around the grounds!
For those families who enjoy walking Lydford Gorge on the edge of Dartmoor is great fun but you will need to hold on to younger family members near the gorge and it's not suitable for pushchairs
Cyclists will thoroughly enjoy the Tarka Trail. Bring your own bikes or hire them locally. It's possible to access the Tarka Trail from Birchill Cottages without the need to take your car - please ask us for the best route
And finally beach lovers will not be disappointed. Whether you prefer wide stretches of sandy beach for surfing and sandcastle building or smaller coves with rockpooling opportunities, you will find them here in North Devon.