Royalla farmstay

As I've previously mentioned, we recently travelled to the Southern Highlands with my parents and stayed on a working farm. Here are a few photos and stories, read on if you're interested...
We stayed at the farmhouse at Royalla, a working farm set amidst a lush, green haven. It was beautiful, modern, so very comfortable and was equipped with a well stocked kitchen so we were able to cook our meals there - a major plus when traveling with little Alexander.
We were thrilled to meet the farm animals which included llamas, cattle, sheep, geese, goslings, chooks and Guinea, the guinea pig (can you see him?). It was sweet to watch Alexander squeal with excitement as he met them even though that inevitably scared all the animals away.
We took long walks on the property, fed the sheep, collected freshly laid eggs (and made super yummy brekkies with them), picked fresh herbs from the impressive vegetable garden but mostly we'd just hang out.
We also found a bowerbird's nest by following the trail of all the blue things the bowerbird had collected!
The giant trampoline on the property was great for lots of bouncy fun times.

All in all, a very fun time on the farm, a welcome change of scenery and made for lots of beautiful memories.

27 Responses to Royalla farmstay

rooth said...

Awww, this is so terribly sweet and look at how happy he is with his grandparents

Ananka said...

Looks like a great time. Lovely photos. Alexander looks so happy :-)

Jane said...

oh my goodness. this looks like a great experience! you can just tell by alexander's smile! :)

Anouk said...

Great to see that you had a lovely time with your family, surrounded by nature.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

A farm visit sounds like so much fun and it looks like there was plenty there to keep Alexander happy and entertained.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

how fun! So wonderful that your parents came to visit. Sounds like there's so much to see and do for everyone. Really interesting that the bird collected blue things, I didn't think they'd care about the color.

My Garden Diaries said...

Ah friend!!!! This is like a real dream to me!! Your photos are outstanding and what an awesome experience for your little guy!!! I would love to do this!! And the richness in your photos is fantastic! Wishing you a lovely week! Nicole xo

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

The photo of the sheep and llamar are awesome. It's so great to be close to nature at such a young age.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What beautiful pictures. What a gorgeous place.

Pamela RG said...

Hi Trishie, the Farm looks so green and lush. Alexander looked so happy to be there, happily walking and discovering the farm animals. It was a memorable and fun bonding time with his grandparents.

Rose said...

It is so lovely! I love the photos especially with Alexander posing in front of those trees. I love farmstay. Must be relaxing and fun to learn and see new surrounding.

Thanks for sharing Trishie.

azurachan said...

It's a beautiful place. Looks very peaceful. I bet Alexander really enjoyed the times. 😊

Sharon D said...

What a beautiful place, Trishie. I love how peaceful it looks. This would be my kind of holiday, lots of greenery!

burntfeather said...

That bowerbird nest is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Looks like it was super fun trip and such an awesome experience for Alexander :)

Sharlynn Ng said...

That's just gorgeous! I've been on a farmstay ever once when I was 8 or 9 with my family in Australia! We stayed 4 nights I believe with an elderly couple and their farm was similar! Full of animals like rabbits, chickens, horses and it was so lovely, the weather just stunning and it's the kind of holiday that's relaxing and perfect for families! Hope you get the chance to do it again in the future!

Poppy said...

Trishie,

What fun! The farm looks lovely, the animals adorable, and your little man with his grands and furry friends sure looks thrilled to bits!

Happy Tuesday!

Poppy

Kristina said...

Wow, that place looks absolutely amazing! Lucky you :)
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RaeAbigael said...

seems like a fun time. so fun photos!~

xoxo, rae
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kidgranny said...

Oh my goodness, this place looks so wonderful and cozy! I love how you were able to spend some time with little A and your parents, and some farm animals too :)

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful experience. Your pictures are all so beautiful. So special that your parents had that time with your sweet baby.

Tina Bradley said...

Little Alexander is so adorable and has grown so very much! What lovely pics and a worthwhile trip! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful time :)

akiko hiramatsu said...

It is a very beautiful place here.
You spent very happy time!!

akiko

Briseidy said...

what a beautiful place! looks magical!

Kelsea Echo said...

Oh wow! Love that you found a bird's nest by following its trail of blue!

Shirley Tay said...

What a beautiful family! Your parents look so fun & cheerful, Trishie. Bet you guys had a great vacation :D xoxo

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Absolutely wonderful photos - I enjoyed each and every one of them - Alexander is such a cutie pie!