Family day trip: The Olive Ranch Children's Farm Crete. Land boat, bike hire, horse riding & craft

Unique family fun experience for up to 5 in the heart of nature
A fantastic experience for children.
The Olive Ranch is located only 30 mins from Chania. Please find on google maps 'The Olive Ranch' or our website map.



Arrival At The Olive Ranch: The Wild-de-go land boat


On arrival your hosts Emma and Ivan will escort you to The award winning Wild-de-go land boat as featured on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces. The Wild-de-go is an Isles of Scilly ferry that once chugged around Cornish waters in the 1920s and has come to rest at the Olive Ranch, Crete! Thoughtfully restored and retaining her rustic charm The Wild-de-go provides the perfect retreat for your family for a day at The Ranch. Aboard you can relax on the super king day bed, refrigerate your picnic, cook a meal, have a cup of coffee or simply relax and absorb the incredible views of the white mountains. You can take a hot or cold shower and use the accompanying facilities any time in the whimsical ‘loo in the bamboo’!



The Olive Ranch Ethical Children’s Farm And Nature Play


Throughout the day you and the family are welcome to enjoy The Olive Ranch Children’s farm at your

leisure. You will meet donkeys, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, goats and a

sheep! The farm offers a bounty of activities; Our Lotus Belle tent provides

shade and plenty of play opportunities for your little ones. We have a

designated track for our selection of bikes and trikes, a safe outside play

area for babies and toddlers and another suitable for ages 3 and above.


Available Activities At The Olive Ranch


On request your hosts will facilitate the following activities as part of your package;

·        Bike hire,

·        A pony ride,

·        A craft activity


 Bike Hire

(Includes bicycles, helmets, baby seat and or bike trailer) Cycling through the green valley of avocado, orange and olive groves is an experience to be savoured! The luscious orchards lead you to the River Kiliaris; a very important wetland for birds, turtles, amphibians, eels and crabs. You can follow the cool river through the rich vegetation to the vast and beautiful beaches of Kalyves. If this doesn’t appeal we have plenty of ideas to help you make the most of your hire time.

Pony Ride

Each child will receive a pony ride twice round our very large round pen.

Craft Activity

Each child will have the opportunity to make an olive branch stick puppet. Children can choose to make a sheep, a pig or a cow. 

Families are welcome to use the facilities at The Olive Ranch from 10 am until 9pm. The Olive Ranch (excluding The Wild-de go) is open to the public and people are encouraged to bring a picnic. Should you require accommodation for the night please contact Emma directly at [email protected]


Price includes

  • A fun filled day at The Olive Ranch Children's farm for up to 5 people with exclusive use of The Wild-de-go day boat.
  • Exclusive use of The Wild-de-go land boat and 'loo in the bamboo'
  • Bike Hire 2 ( Includes bicycles, helmets, baby seat and or bike trailer)
  • A pony ride
  • A craft activity
  • Animal cuddles (usually a guinea pig)
  • Towels, toilet rolls, tea, coffee, sugar, cutlery, plates, bowls, pots and pans

Price does not include

  • Insurance,
  • Food and drink
  • Night time accomodation
  • Adult pony rides


  • We can host up to 2 adults with 3 children.

Meeting point

Additional directions

Opposite the petrol station in Neo Chorio there is a road. Turn down the road and travel for approximately 2km. You will find The Olive Ranch.

ID: 8271; The Olive Ranch


  • Feel free to bring a picnic or ingredients to cook on the boat (We sell a few cold drinks however we don't have an onsite cafe)
  • If possible we request hair be tied/ bobbled low on children's heads so that helmets are comfortable
  • We advise wearing comfortable and appropriate clothing and foot wear for the weather and the activities
  • Remember to bring sun hats and sun screen!
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