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Croft Farm, Pembrokeshire – Farming in pink

We stayed at Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages in March 2013 when our eldest daughter was 2.5 and the twins were 18 months old.

We had to take an enforced weeks holiday in March and as we weren’t brave enough at that time to fly anywhere exotic, we decided to find somewhere not too far away from our home on the Wirral.

Every review I read of Croft Farm was excellent so we gave it a go.  Croft Cottages are on the Pembrokeshire Coast and the beaches are stunning. In March however, they are a little wetter that I would have preferred.

The weather was not, shall we say, kind.  It rained and it rained and it rained.

However Croft Farm know that the weather can be challenging in South Wales from time to time, so they make sure you can have a fantastic time regardless.

The daily farm walk to feed the animals takes place at 9.30am whatever the weather; and as wellies and all in one waterproofs are a must for Wales in March, we just popped these on and carried on.

On the daily feed walk the ‘farmer’ hands out buckets to the children and different types of feed, and off you go.  I have to say the girls were braver than me feeding hungry horses.

feeding the horses croft-farm-pembrokeshire

If you can’t face the rain, and there were days we couldn’t, there is an indoor play barn, and a heated indoor swimming pool which never felt busy.

With armbands and rubber rings in toe we set off to the pool with three children and thankfully survived. The size of the pool, with changing rooms on the side, made it all easy to manage.

Our holiday was made extra special as we were upgraded on our arrival to the large Croft House, which sleeps 12 and was a real treat.

We couldn’t possibly have used all the bedrooms but we really appreciated the log fires, the Aga, and all the space for the children to run around.

The close by Folly Farm was a fantastic family day out (yes of course in the rain) and we made the most of our one rainless (ish) beach day by wrapping up warm and just playing in the puddles and the sand.

At the beach croft-farm-pembrokeshire

Fresh bread in the morning, and home made food delivered to your cottage in the evening, allowed me and hubby to have some well earned relaxation after the girlies were tucked up in one of the many bedrooms.

As we set off to depart we heard a weather report about snow on the Wirral and we actually made snow rhinos when we got home.  In retrospect maybe the weather in South Wales hadn’t been that bad after all!

building snow animals croft-farm-pembrokeshire
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  1. August 21, 2014 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    This looks fab! Despite the weather! The girls look super cute and like they enjoyed it. I’ve not been to this part of the UK yet but would love to. Jess x

    • August 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm — Reply

      We had a fab time going to a similar place (I hope) next week! I’d definitely recommend croft. X

  2. October 1, 2015 at 7:47 am — Reply

    Its mad isn’t it snow in march, that very same march we got snowed in due to snow drifts they were 7 ft deep I took so many photos it was incredible and fortunately we had just has shopping deliver and had lots of wood and coal it was bliss being cut off from the world for a couple of day x

  3. October 1, 2015 at 9:10 am — Reply

    Aww, the girls look so tiny! I love the sound of food being delivered to your door. What a great way to relax once the kids are in bed! #mycapturedmoment

  4. October 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Ah how adorable are those photos! And snow!!! xx

  5. October 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    Ah look at the baby mini travellers!! So cute all wrapped up. I love Pembrokeshire but as I grew up just up the coat I could be slightly biased. Thank you as always for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

  6. October 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm — Reply

    Croft Farm looks brilliant! Love the beach – and your little ones outfits :-). Too cute! #MyCapturedMoment

  7. barjerow
    November 4, 2017 at 11:04 am — Reply

    What a fabulous memory xx

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