We would love to hear how you found your visit to Mowbray Park FarmStay. What was your most enjoyable aspect? What would you like to see us improve on?
thanks in advance
Blair and Jacqui
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Dear Jacqui and Blair,
Our family of four had the most enjoyable family getaway at the Majellan Lodge on your farm this week. Your staff, in particular, Callum, Mel, Jamie and Julian were excellent in going out of their way to make our children's visit memorable. Callum was so patient and kind to the children, allowed them to feed and hold the animals, and taught them how to milk the cow, pick up chicken eggs, feed the lambs and pat the bunnies. Mel was very patient and took us on 2 very enjoyable horserides which we throughly enjoyed. Jamie and Julian were so attentive to our meals, and gave the children the thrill of toasting marshmallows at night! The facilities are clean, adn the staff very helpful. This is a highly recommended farmstead which we will be sure to visit again and recommend to our friends!
Well WOW, what can I say? Myself and my two children absolutely loved the experience. I decided to book Friday to Monday and I’m so glad I did. It ensured the kids a routine to learn (and correct as I learned from Miss 7) and it gave my youngest a chance to build confidence that on the last day he did the pony ride!
The activities were definitely a winner. From feeding the alpacas to making damper on a stick to cracking whips - plus much much more - it was awesome 🙂 the dogs Archie and Pearl were gorgeous. Archie stayed with us on the first afternoon we were there. Pearl followed us when we decided to walk around the farm during some downtime and keep an eye on us.
We also chose for our stay to be catered. It meant that I didn’t need to worry about cooking each day, it also meant that I got to experience someone else’s cooking and with such fresh ingredients. I loved knowing that what I paid was all I paid which definitely takes the stress out of planning a getaway.
From the bottom of our hearts we would love to thank Blair and Jacqui for having us! Plus to Leigh for cooking awesome dinners, Toni for holding my tired boy and incorporating him more into the activities and everyone else involved. We will be back again very soon!
Lots of love,
Effie, Sophia and Andrew
Hi we stayed cake Friday stayed 2nights & left Sunday 1pm after lunch. First Farm stay & what experience Blair & Jacqui so Amazing & put our hats down to all farmers such hard workers doing it tough through this drought & still manage to care & smile the whole time. The Activities were awesome ran to schedule & so easy going if things weren’t running to schedule. I had my kids 6,
& 2half & my husband & I. In our free time did Archery, tennis, & canoeing life doesn’t get better. We learnt so much History to this 200 year old farm. Animals are so loved & cared for here it’s beautiful to see. Getting Right up & close to the cows & horses to feed them there lunch was great.
I’d love to make this a yearly trip for my family, cause I loved watching my kids run freely & not Worry for screen time. They were fast asleep come every night, exhausted from the fun outdoors. Thank you Blair & Jacqui for Hospitality we enjoyed our stayed. My daughter asked can we live here & hopes to come back again. Tractor 🚜 rides were a hit, bomb fires making Damper & marshmallows to bond with other families & kids.
We stayed at Mowbray Park Farmstay for 2 nights and we all had a most fabulous farm experience- our kids are aged 4 and 7. We all loved the baby animals, pony rides, the sheep shearing demo, the horsemanship demo, the playground, animal feeding, the bow and arrows, tractor rides etc. our kids are asking when we can come back! Thanks for the excellent hospitality Blair, Jacqui and everyone else!
My son had his special needs class birthday party at Mowbray Park FarmStay. I can't tell you how much his class raved about it. fun and inclusion for all. Thank you Elise you did an amazing job for our two boys, their friends and our diverse clan. Amazing!
Our 4 year old has been talking about wanting to milk a cow for months! Not all farmstays offer a milking option so we were delighted to find Mowbray Park. Our daughter was thrilled to fulfil her milking dream and said, ‘It made my day better!’ Our 11 year old son also had fun. Lots of other families with young kids made for a truly happy time. Sometimes it's the simple things that are best - friendly competition at the ping pong table, playing tennis with one of the farm dogs joining in to catch the ball, toasting marshmallows.... George was a kind and knowledgeable teacher at the animal nursery, the campfire, and boomerang and whip lessons. The natural horsemanship display from Jacqui was fascinating and we learnt such a lot from Blair’s shearing demonstration. Thanks so much to everyone!
Well thank you for coming to stay with us, the dogs are good at tennis and destroying the balls! We had a great holiday period our wonderful families engaged with us and each other a real joy to watch. Hope you can find the time to come back and visit us again, would love to see you. Cheers
Absolutely wonderful short holiday. We stayed two nights with 2 children under 2 in alverna front during school holidays and it was wonderful. Plenty to do even with little ones and the staff were great with the kids. Its a farm stay so accomodation is simple but very clean. We self catered which was easy enough as picton town centre isnt far. We will be back.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Great that you would bring two young kids down and give them that farm type exposure and experience. We try to get that balance between outright fun and a look at how we live (and cope) with the day to day requirements of a working farm, in drought! Pleased to report we have had almost 50mm of rain over the week, whilst not drought breaking it is spirit lifting. Look forward to seeing you again. Cheers
Mowbray Park FarmStay
745 Barkers Lodge Rd, Picton NSW 2571
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One of the best places I’ve stayed with my little one. We were only the 2nd guests to stay in the “Tiny House” a little mini house which was perfect for me and my 3 year old. We chose self catered and enjoyed cooking our own food on the bbq or in the little kitchenette of the house. All activities are organised from the morning til late afternoon. Tractor rides, animal feeding, sheep shearing, pony rides, damper making you’re never bored. There’s even an awesome playground for the little ones to climb on Old bikes and tractors and pretend play. Tennis courts, swimming pool, archery, fishing, bike riding are all available in the downtime. Can’t recommend this enough. I’ll certainly be returning again and again. Thanks Blair and Jacqui
Thanks Melisa, so pleased you had a great time, we really love the Tiny Houses. You made the most of your time on the farm got involved with everything managed a bit of chill time (bonus)We still have a couple of minor things to iron out with the Tiny Houses but they are definitely very cool, Jacqui and I are going to have a sleep over in one of them! Look forward to seeing you again. Cheers.
Was great and had lots of fun , food was good and staff are really friendly, would recommend it to family and friends
Hi John, glad you enjoyed your stay, you got the best out of this rather mild Autumn we have had. Hope you can get back down here some time we would love to have you guy's back. Cheers.
I can't imagine a better farmstay for children. I appreciated the way the owners and staff taught the children about caring for animals. The horse riding instruction was superb, and our big girl loved her treks. I liked the way no two days were identical. The bush dance was a wonderful way for us to end our trip. My granddaughters have returned able to milk a cow AND dance the macarena!
Really glad we met your expectations, we get a lot of joy from this. It was a great few days had a lot of fun, that some learning happened is fantastic. Cheers.