In a voice designed to carry many miles across the Veldt Farmer Stu is calling his charges to order. It’s around 9 30 am on a sunny morning in the hills of the south of France. A contented group of parents and children (yes contented…!) are enjoying their first coffee and pain au chocolat of the day.. an enthusiastic team of young helpers are soon scampering off to help feed the animals on Country Kids farm. It is a highlight of the day and one of the outstanding memories of my first trip to Country Kids 4 years ago (the creche, the fabulous service, the beautiful surroundings, the feel of absolute luxury, the 4 pm cakes, the babysitting nights and Dr Dishy who led the winetasting are right up there too…)

If you have been searching for your next family holiday but nothing is quite meeting your expectations.. have a look at Country Kids. Call the unflappable and rather wonderful Tracey, book, relax. Job done. And not just for this year. Most families return year after year meaning the waiting list for a holiday at Country Kids is.. well….a long list..HOWEVER! to celebrate their 10th year Tracey and Stuart are opening up additional weeks from April – October this year and one of these can be yours! Even better, if you book for April 2014 you can enjoy a €300 discount when you quote Truly Madly Kids.

In September I was invited back to Country Kids to create the images for their new website. Although it was a whirlwind of a trip – as there is just so much going on and so much to photograph – it was a wonderful few days of summer with friends old and new. Country Kids must be one of the most convival and relaxed holiday destinations ever. I do recommend that you try it for yourself. It is a holiday experience unlike any other and absolutely perfect for young families. The full range of accommodation, activities and the very long list of wonderful inclusions is on the beautiful new website or call Tracey on +33 (0)6 77 54 56 00. Here are a small selection of my images.

Rosie x

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Images Rosie Woodhouse at Love Skye Photography