We spent two nights at Horse Haven Farmstay in the middle of a Tassie Winter. I travelled with my husband and three daugters aged 8, 6 and 2.
We hoped to give our children a weekend in the outdoors and some new experiences without having to travel too far from Hobart and we weren't disappointed. The kids loved walking around the property, playing hide and seek among the trees and the space to run and explore while still having a warm bath and a comfy bed in the cosy cottage at night. The cottage had kids movies, lovely books and games, perfect for when the little ones (and Mum and Dad!) needed a rest. Breakfast was delicious and facilities clean and adequate for us to prepare our other meals.
The kids adored Conny the host and were eager and welcome to join her feeding the animals, collecting eggs and milking the goat, having their first taste of goat's milk. Highlights were sitting by the bonfire Conny built for us toasting marshmellows and, of course, the girls will not stop talking about the gorgeous ponies Coco and Patchy. It was great that the children not only rode the ponies but took part in the care, feeding, brushing and learning how to tack them as well as having an introduction to natural horsemanship suited to the age of the kids. Even our little 2 year old was thrilled to have a little pony ride!
We hope we can visit again one day. Thank you!