THE FARM

What’s onsite?

Wild Wanders offers a magical retreat for every member of the family, catering to both the young and the young at heart. Our little haven is brimming with family-friendly activities, including animal feeding, outdoor pool, and play areas. And for the adults? Try your hand at identifying star constellations while you unwind in your private hot tub, or simply let the bubbles melt away your stresses, or perhaps, persuade your family that you’re a top chef as you dazzle them with your pizza-making prowess. or just relax with the papers down by the river while your little ones run wild; wherever you are on the farm, adventure always awaits!. Here’s a glimpse into the unforgettable experiences awaiting you during your stay with us.

ANIMALS

Animal Feeding

Join our animal feeding sessions every morning at 9.30am for some laughs with the furry friends. Help us feed all the animals and fill up the water troughs. You’ll meet our cheeky little goats, two little piggies, extremely loud quackers, the chickens and not forgetting the loveable sheep!

WOODLAND

Woodland Trail

Explore the woodland trail with your little one as they transform into woodland fairies or elves, spotting critters and mini beasts along the way. Can they find all the fairy houses hidden along the path? For older adventurers, embark on a scavenger hunt to help them explore nature with a prize for everyone who completes the challenge! Enjoy balancing on the bridges and stepping through the marsh; just don’t fall in! and don’t forget your wellies!

THE RIVER

River Walk

There’s nothing better than taking a leisurely meander around the riverbank, pausing for a picnic or a cool drink. Plus, whether the river is high or low, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Why not try the rope swing or the paddle board! If the river is shallow, lower yourself down, take off socks and shoes and have a paddle and see what treasures you can find on the river bed. It’s a great place to connect with your little wild wanderers! If you take the fishing nets with you, there’s a chance you might be able to reel in the catch of the day too! We highly encourage kids of all ages to try their hand at constructing a dam using rocks, pebbles, and driftwood, or perhaps even build a raft!

PLAY AREA

Outdoor Play Area

Children can play safely in the fully enclosed outdoor area, while parents watch and relax at the picnic tables. There is a variety of equipment for toddlers and older children to enjoy, including swings, slides, climbing frames and areas for imaginative play.
If you’re musically inclined (or even if you’re not), have a go on our outdoor tubular bell chimes, which produce deep, vibrational tones that you can feel as well as hear. It’s popular with children of all ages.

Mini explorers love our woodland playscape with its woven log bridge, stepping stones and tree swings – all highlighted on an illustrated story map – which also gives information on woodland wildlife.
Our farm trail takes you through fields and woods, across bridges and over streams. We’ve got scavenger hunt bags – for pre-schoolers and primary school children – to help them explore nature. And if you’ve got really little ones, we’ve baby carrier backpacks you can borrow.

A great stop-off point (and an incentive for weary legs) is Cassie’s caravan in the riverside hamlet of St Winnow. Here, native Texan, Cassie, sells delicious homemade tortillas, cream teas, cakes and ice creams.

POOL

Outside Pool

Fancy a dip? Everyone will love the outdoor heated pool, perfect for water babies old and young – from little ones experiencing their first dip to those eager for aquatic fun. With a baby-friendly indoor changing area and an excellent assortment of toys and floats, splashing in this 1.1-meter-deep pool is a must-do activity during your stay! We provide the armbands; you provide the laughter!

HOT TUB

HOT TUB

Come rain or shine, night or day, it really doesn’t matter when you’re submerged in your very own private bubbly hot tub, big enough for the whole family, romantic enough just for you & your partner after the kids have gone to bed. You could try stargazing or identifying clouds, though we know you’ll ultimately find sheer relaxation! It’s an ideal spot to unwind with a great book, engage in heartfelt conversations, or savour a revitalising glass of sparkling bubbles!

PIZZA

Pizza Night

Fancy getting social with other guests and their children? Join us for the ultimate all-weather activity! Once a week, we ignite the wood-fired pizza oven in our cozy undercover seating area. Guests can enjoy refreshing cold drinks from our authentic bush bar and crafting their own pizzas using an authentic sourdough base. After you’ve assembled your masterpiece, we’ll cook it to perfection for you!

S’MORES

S’mores

On your march, get set and go! kids, it’s stick-hunting time, whos going to find the best one? It needs to be a nice long one you can find from around the farm! ice, long stick from around the farm, load up your marshmallows, and toast them to gooey perfection over the fire. Then, stick them in between scrumptious biscuits and squeeze! They’re so delicious, you’ll definitely want seconds! They don’t call them s-more for no reason! Just remember to avoid burning them, dropping them in the fire, setting fire to your stick, or burning your mouth!
P.S. Parents, please be aware that Wild Wanderers bear no responsibility for the sugar-high resulting from overconsumption of marshmallows just before bedtime!

Wildlife and Recreation Areas

THE ENVIRONMENT

The Carpenter’s Natural Environment

At the bottom of the courtyard a traditional 5-bar Devon gate leads to our area of tranquillity. This incorporates an orchard, children’s play area, sheep and lamb paddocks, pig pens and seating for relaxation and the enjoyment of Carpenter’s pure natural environment.

Keep strolling towards the next gate which leads to the River Tamar meadows. We have purposely left these meadows as a natural environment with the river, pond and woodland trails.

If you have the patience and the time is right, you can see Red and Roe deer, birds of prey soaring in the thermals, kingfishers sweeping and darting along the river, and majestic otters playing. The idyllic river setting with peace and quiet allows some good fishing, fish include Trout, Roach, Grayling and in late autumn Salmon returning to spawn.

The Smallholding

We have a flock of sheep which we lamb in Spring. As with nature we do have orphan lambs, which gives you a rewarding chance to bottle feed them. We also have some pigs who love to say hello!

Experiencing the animals and countryside is our thing. We as a family always welcome and enjoy any help, be it assisting in feeding the animals or general countryside involvement.

Electric Vehicle Charging

An electric vehicle charging point is available for our guests on site.

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