How fast can a tractor go, and is there a knack to milking a cow? Children will be constantly amazed on a farm holiday. Freshly baked bread and home-made sausage taste especially delicious after a pony ride. If you’re adventurous, you can even spend a night in the hay – not forgetting traditional evenings around a romantic campfire or barbecue. Whether you and your family opt to stay at an affordable youth hostel, or want the freedom of traffic-free surroundings at Centerparks, or you plump for a camping holiday, Germany has accommodation to suit every taste.
Familyhotels and places belonging to the Kinderland scheme welcome families with open arms. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten the baby’s bottle warmer or not brought enough nappies, help is always at hand. There is even a children’s buffet where the little ones can pile their plates high with food kids love. Older children can go mountain biking or inline skating with the Teen Club and head for the disco in the evenings. Riding, swimming and organised excursions for the whole family can be arranged.
Even if you prefer to be pampered in a comfortable hotel, there’s no need to worry about the kids, as lots of hotels, farm accommodation and holiday centres provide suitable childcare facilities. The children are sure to make new friends at the Maritim hotel chain’s summer camps and under-12s eat for free in a family-friendly atmosphere at Holiday Inns, part of the InterContinental Hotels Group . One of Europa-Park Rust’s three themed hotels is sure to appeal to the whole family. Your holiday in Germany is bound to be a success. Have we whet your appetite? Here are some really great packages to choose from.