What does a ‘family-friendly’ property actually mean? The term can imply a myriad of things. Oftentimes however, it refers to stays which frequently host families with children, which are generally accommodating to the presence of children, have special offers and rates for kids under a certain age, larger rooms, childcare services, activities for kids etc. While It can be tricky picking the right one for your vacation with the little ones, here are a few of options we’re confident you’d love!
Set in a family-owned farm in Nanyuki, Olepangi provides an idyllic escape from the busyness of everyday life. The farm hosts 7 options out of which we’d recommend ‘Burton & Speke Cottage’, ‘Olepangi House’ and ‘The Round House & Bunk Room’ for families.
Burton & Speke Cottage Verandah
Olepangi House Lounge
Each living space is uniquely designed with charming antiques collected by the owners through the years with the largest (Olepangi House) capable of hosting up to 12 people. The Round House & Bunk Room set-up is particularly created for the little ones with 4 built-in bunkbeds suitable for kids and young adults. The room is filled with beanbags, children’s games, colouring books, TV/DVD and with a modern, stainless-steel eating/ play space. It also has a small, ensuite shower room and an additional outdoor shower.
They also have a Young Farmer’s Club that is all about getting the children learning and experience the rhythm of farm life in a fun and hands-on way. They will participate in daily activities all around the farm and be able to create new friendships with our animals by milking the cows, riding the horses, playing with the dogs and collecting eggs from the hen run. They will also engage in the daily duties around the vegetable gardens, how to make bread, butter, jam and of course nature adventures, building dens, enjoying picnic, playing sports and having a lot of fun!
Cedar Retreat is in the Moorlands of the Aberdares National Park & is the only wildlife adventure lodge in the Northern part of the famed and magical Aberdare National Park.
In the 6 log cabins, each accomodating 2 people each (with the option of a triple), you have all the creature comforts you would need at the retreat – a hot shower in the en suite bathroom and water jars provided daily. Of the 6, four are cabins with double beds, and 2 cabins with twin beds. Kids beds and triples are accomodated on portable camping beds.
A range of activities are also offered at the retreat to keep you and your kids busy and entertained throughout your stay. Choose from a selection including bird watching, game watching from the tree deck, yoga retreats, guided treks and biking.
Ostrich House is a quaint and cozy farm cottage set in a 500-acre orchard and is perfect for families or groups of friends looking for a weekend getaway or a midweek break. Three rooms sleeping 6 pax are available in the main house with 1 queen bed. The second room is semi-detached from the house with entry through the patio for just the right amount of privacy while still having easy access to your kids. The last room is entirely detached and has a separate verandah.
The farm offers ample opportunity for discovery and adventure with guided farm tours, fruit picking, hiking, biking and fishing available on the property. Plenty to do for kids and young adults.
However, early booking is advised as the properties are subject to availability.