Feeding the Animals

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Meet our farm animals on holiday in Cornwall

A farm holiday in Cornwall your family will never forget… Animal feeding and egg collecting with Farmer Dave has become a daily ritual at Bosinver. Come and join us and get to know all our animals – and share Farmer Dave’s jokes! He’s so popular that we’ve started a Farmer Dave fan club! Sign up to get your very own fan club goodie bag and find out about our kids’ competitions to win some great prizes.

Our ducks and chickens

We have numerous breeds of ducks and chickens on the farm – from the comical upright waddlers known as Indian Runners, to little Silkie hens and our very chatty call ducks – they’re always keen to be fed by hand or even just admired from a distance. Collecting one of their eggs often results in the biggest smiles and most memorable photos from your holiday…

Our sheep

Lizzy, Derek, Vanilla, Snowdrop, Freckle, Sooty, Sweep and Badger will never have to worry about mint sauce. They’ve spent their entire lives here munching grass, lying in the sun and looking decorative. They also eat from your hand!

Our goats

We have 4 pygmy goats on our farm – cheeky chappy Billy the brown goat, sweet little Mary and mischievous Snowy and Caramel.

All of our animals are also available for you to visit at any time in their sheds and out in the fields.


One of the highlights of their stay for many young guests are our pony riding sessions which are suitable for any children up to around 12 (but size dependent) as we have ponies of varying sizes. The sessions are free and are currently run several times a week.

Line of ducks walking along the grass at Bosinver; four white ducks and one brown.
Keeping things as
natural as can be

We farm our land organically which grimacing emojigrimacing emojimeans that we don’t use any pesticides or fertilisers which makes for a super lovely home for all those cute and cuddly, loveable critters we share our 30 acres with. 

We include up to a whopping £475* of Extras in your holiday!

Your young family holidays will be some of the most special you take. To make sure you get great value from your break at Bosinver, we include a whopping £475 worth of activities and facilities within the price of your holiday. So once you arrive you’ll know that you can relax and enjoy the time you spend with us without worrying about additional costs.

*When compared to similar venues that charge extra for activities, facilities and equipment.

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