A full range of adventure activities in the air, on the water or on dry land. Breathtaking scenery and picturesque panoramas. A rich and colourful culture. Unparalleled culinary tradition. Most of all, the charming, modern accommodations that showcase the best of Australia’s countryside. These and more are just a sampling of what you can experience on your next trip to a farm in the state of Victoria.
For most city-based families, a farm stay may just be the breath of fresh air they need. Worried about your kids’ seemingly unstoppable fixation with gadgets and video games? Losing sleep over the way they consume unhealthy food? Concerned about their being confined to almost exclusively indoor activities in the city? Then time to take them out of the house… and treat them to an experience of a lifetime through farm stays. Victoria can offer a great, lush countryside that offers opportunities for children to run freely, appreciate the beauty of nature, and learn about taking care of the environment.
Family vacations may not be often stress-free, but they’re always a fun, perfect time for creating priceless memories. This is especially true when you’re taking the holiday while your children are still young, as every trip can also be a great bonding and learning experience for the whole family. If you’ve done the usual rounds of amusement parks, beaches, resorts and other must-see destinations, then why not try living in a farm and taking in the bounty of nature?
A farm stay offers your children an avenue for their unbridled energy. They can wake up to busy farm mornings and try out or observe some of the day-to-day tasks. A farm manager can take them to kid-friendly activities such as feeding baby animals, riding a horse, or harvesting vegetables from the field or backyard.
Afterwards, your kids can help in preparing lunch with the ingredients they gathered – eggs, fresh veggies, or ripe fruits. The whole family can then enjoy a leisurely lunch featuring hearty country cooking. By participating with food preparation, your kids can appreciate the value of a nutritious meal. Of course, eating freshly-made, full-flavoured dishes is a yummy way to learn all about eating well, too.
Farm stays Victoria accommodations can offer your family great value for your money. Farm cottages are generally more affordable than hotels, resorts and other usual tourist guest houses. With this setup, you don’t only pay for the lodging, but for the great countryside living experience as well.