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Feeding the cows in the morning, picking apples at lunchtime and racing the farm's own Kettcars in the evening - there's plenty to discover on the certified vacation farms in Baden-Württemberg. Boredom? Not a chance!

Off into the rubber boots and into the stable! On the certified Vacation farms in Baden-Württemberg children can lend a hand and experience everyday life on a farm up close. However, the choice is not limited to classic farms with cows, but also includes fruit farms and horse farms. From picking apples to collecting eggs in the henhouse - on the adventure farms children get to know the animals and learn a lot about life in the countryside. Of course, fun and games are at the top of the agenda. 

The family friendly fruit farms at Lake Constance for example, are surrounded by orchards and often have a dog or cat and smaller animals such as guinea pigs or rabbits. Here, vacationers can help with the juice pressing or feed the animals. Most farms are also not far from the lake, so swimming fun is also guaranteed. 

On the adventure farms in the Black Forest still live cows and chickens or even ponies for riding. Therefore they are especially for Horse riding vacations suitable. The horses are taken from the pasture together, cleaned and groomed. Afterwards there is a ride in the area, a walk or a lesson on the paddock for the vacationers - depending on their skills. After riding, the animals are cared for again and taken to the pasture or to the stable - every day. Perfect vacation for big and small riders. 

All adventure farms are also certified as particularly family-friendly. For example, the on-site accommodations are equipped with baby cribs, high chairs, toys and books. There are on-farm playgrounds, barbecue areas, vehicles for children and, of course, lots of animals. You can recognize the adventure farms by the seal with the lion "Leo Lustig". 

Short vacation on the farm

In low seasonOutside the school vacations, some fruit farms and farms offer shorter overnight stays. Holidaymakers can get a taste of farm life, for example, at Ferienhof Hirschfeld near Freudenstadt. From November to March, the Farm in the Black Forest taster weekends an. And every year from the beginning of November to mid-December, interested parties can book four overnight stays at the Mooshof organic farm in the Black Forest - including a program in the barn.

Farm excursion destination

Who is not equal to a whole vacation on the farm would like to spend with the children, who can also go on a day trip. For example to the Adventure farm Waldmössingen in the Black Forest. Admission to the farm is free. Here children are offered interesting facts about farming and the animals. In the in-house Vesperstube families can strengthen themselves in the summer months.

And on Lake Constance it is worth visiting the Pet farm Reutemühle in Überlingen. Here, too, there is much to discover. Over 200 different animal species and breeds live on the farm. For example, children can cuddle goats in the petting zoo or feed the hand-tame chipmunks.

Cover photo: High on horseback: During the riding vacations, everything revolves around horses © TMBW Christoph Düpper

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