Enjoy the countryside and help in our family home in Leicestershire, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    Hello, we are a family of 4 consisting of 2 grown up children and parents living on a mixed farm in Leicestershire. We have beef cattle, chickens and arable crops. With all farmhouses the kitchen is always full of visitors and the kettle always on, so plenty of different people to talk to. We have 3 dogs and 3 cats that like to join us in the kitchen who love a cuddle. We have had many exchange students and friends made through horse riding come to stay with us over the years from New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, America and France. We enjoy hosting and learning from the people who come to stay as well as aiding them in their goals.

    We are 5 miles from Leicester city centre where you will find the King Power Stadium home to Leicester City Football Club, the Leicester Tigers. The National Space Centre, The Richard III exhibition and much more.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Leicester was previously named Britain's City of Culture. We are lucky enough to live rurally but still in close proximity to good transport links and the city.

    As a family we enjoy learning different cultures and welcoming overseas travellers, as a busy farm with animals does not always allow holiday time to travel ourselves. Therefore we like to welcome the world to our Kitchen. We love food, language and conversations with different nationalities.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We would like any help within the farmhouse, including cleaning and cooking occasionally. We also have a large garden and orchard to maintain if outdoors is more your thing. We have 2 bee hives that we are still learning how to maintain if any bee enthusiasts want to teach us. We also have a small farm, with cows and poultry that an extra pair of hands is always needed.

    We have several competition ponies that we ride in International mounted games. We also have some retired ponies that enjoy some attention. These need general care as well as getting fit for the coming season so the opportunity to ride may be available to confident workawayers. The stable yard is very sociable with plenty of other people housing their horses at the farm.

    We also have many little projects that have been started during the Covid 19 Pandemic and would like to encourage any carpenters, builders or craftsman to get in touch.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a double bedroom or a twin bedroom available. We live in an old farmhouse so central heating is not available in every room only the kitchen and sitting rooms and you could find the odd spider. There are 3 communal bathrooms with showers.

    With regards to food, breakfast and lunch tend to be help yourself when you fancy it or if we are doing a group task we will come in together. We always eat dinner as a family at the table.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is plenty to see and do in the Midlands and nothing is too far away ! However if you fancy a trip to the capital, London is only 1 hour train ride away.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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