Mitterberg (Austria)


Farm Holiday - Discover Life on the Farm in Styria, the Green Heart of Austria

This solo family trip is not available in 2020.

Single Parent Farm Holiday in Austria

This is a group holiday exclusively for single parent families, hosted by one of Single Parents on Holiday’s team members: We are staying at the Pürcherhof, a family-run farm hotel 75 miles southeast of Salzburg, in the beautiful Austrian province of Styria. A perfect and safe environment for our single parent families where they can discover life on an Austrian farm and enjoy fun activities for all ages.


Our farm hotel is located on a high plateau at 900 metres, surrounded by forests and meadows and with panoramic views of the Alps. Our farm is home to many different animals, ranging from horses and ponies to goats, chicken, ducks and rabbits. Hotel facilities include a sun terrace, good-sized outdoor pool with sun loungers, a restaurant where we will have breakfast and dinner together as a group, stables with horses and ponies, riding grounds, football pitch, petting zoo, play area, playhouse, trampoline, bowling alley, and much more. The farm hotel has just 22 rooms furnished in typical Alpine style with en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub, TV and telephone. The cuisine’s focus is on Austrian specialties using locally sourced groceries and homegrown organic fruit and vegetables, with kids and vegetarian options available.

Our Programme:

We will offer a 6-day activity programme on this holiday which will include horse riding lessons, a tractor ride, hikes in the mountains, an adventure day at the farm, a carriage ride to waterfalls, a visit to a high rope garden and the longest zip wire ride in the Alps. For more information please click on Our Programme.

Our Prices:

Prices start at £750 per adult and £610 per child. Prices depend on the age of your child and second children under 12 receive a 25% discount on the child price. Included in this price is half board accommodation, transfers from/to Salzburg airport, all activities as listed in our programme except extra activities such as horse riding lessons, high rope garden, zip line, thermal spa and tandem flying. Not included are your flights. For more information on what is included, please click on Dates & Prices.

For more information on this single parent holiday, please click on the drop down menu/tabs, fill in our contact form, email us or simply call us on 0333 370 3701.

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Our Programme:

We will offer a 6-day family activity programme for our single parents and their children on this holiday, with a few extra activities available at a local surcharge. Our programme will include the following activities, which are included in our price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Arrival day: Welcome drink and short introduction to the farm
  • Sunday: Picturesque hike through the mountains with time for lunch at a typical Austrian hut (cost of lunch not included)
  • Monday: Play day in the morning at the farm under the supervision of a childminder and introduction to horse riding in the afternoon. Children’s lunch included in our price.
  • Tuesday: Tractor ride at the farm in the afternoon. Optional: high-rope garden and zip line in the morning (subject to a local surcharge)
  • Wednesday: Visit to a herbal farm and afternoon at Moosheim castle with a ‘haunted house’ programme for the children
  • Thursday: Adventure day at the farm for the children under supervision of a childminder but parents can join in too. Lunch is included for the children. Torch-lit hike in the evening.
  • Friday: Carriage ride to a local beekeeper and the beautiful Salza waterfalls. Optional: Tandem flying late afternoon or visit to a thermal spa with adventure pool (subject to a local surcharge)

Please note that all activities and the activity schedule above may be subject to change, in case of adverse weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Horse riding: Our farm has its own horses and ponies, and you can book riding lessons and rides through the countryside at any time.

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The region:

Our farm is located in Mitterberg near Gröbming on a sunny high plateau surrounded by lush meadows and green forests in the beautiful Austrian province of Styria. Aside from its stunning landscape, Styria is best known for its thermal spas, castles and its wine. Its capital Graz blends Renaissance and baroque architecture with modern designs and is worth a visit in its own right with its hilltop castle and furnicular train. Our farm in Upper Styria is right in the heart of Austria, not far from the popular holiday region Schladming-Dachstein, with more than 1000 km of hiking trails and a true holiday paradise for outdoor lovers and those seeking a healthy lifestyle.

Naturally, our farm hotel has its own organic fruit and vegetable garden, stables with horses and ponies, and endless fields and meadows – plenty of space for its many farm animals. Anybody wishing to explore their surroundings further can hire bikes at our farm or just go for a walk through the picturesque countryside. For all passionate horse riders or riders to be, our farm has large riding grounds and offers lessons for all ages, from beginners to advanced. Our farm hotel has childminders and at least one of them will accompany our group on some of the activities, such as the castle visit, play day and adventure day at the farm and the riding introduction lessons on the first day, allowing our single mums and dads to take some time out and relax by the pool in the safe knowledge that their child/ren are being looked after.

This holiday introduces you to life on a farm with a fun activity programme for all ages, staying in one of the most beautiful parts of Austria, breathing in clean Alpine air and allowing the children to run free in a very safe environment.


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This is our first farm holiday for single parents in Austria. Below is a small selection of testimonials from our single parent farm holiday in Italy in August 2018.

"I have been reflecting on the wonderful week we just had at Gelindo de Magredi. It was great from start to finish and I feel that we were fortunate having such a great group of people who really gelled. My daughters, 7 and 4, had an absolute ball as did I. We all really enjoyed the wide range of activities that were included with the day trip to Lake Barcis being a particular highlight. Having horse riding lessons on site at a very reasonable price was a real bonus. There was a great mix of organised activities but also down time by the pool as well. Andrea was an excellent coordinator. She was friendly, fun, and went the extra mile to ensure we were having a good time. I highly recommend this holiday in a beautiful part of Italy."
- Emma, Hannah (7) & Isla (4) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"My daughter and I enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Magredi in the beautiful and very rural Friulian Dolomites area of Italy. I chose the holiday because it was recommended by a friend and because it felt there was a great balance of activities that we would both enjoy like enjoying the delights of the farm amidst the beauty of the mountain and lakes, while being able to have time out at the pool and first class horse-riding facilities. For us adults there were also nice touches like wine tasting.
We had never experienced a holiday with a similar group of single parents, and were a little nervous over what to expect. However, we need not be concerned. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by both our fabulous and very organised rep for the week, Andrea, and the rest of the group. Within hours we were all chatting away and making friends. Violet absolutely loved having a big group of kids to hang around with and enjoyed the freedom of being able to amble around the farm without adult supervision at all times. Being able to ride a horse every day was a dream come true for her, and she came home a competent rider.
My daughter enjoyed all the range of activities on offer, and while she would happily be in the pool all day, relished the chance to pick fruit to then make into jam, take a horse and tractor ride around the farm, and arts and craft mornings.
It was fabulous not having to make decisions over what we were going to do each day, that it was all organised for us, and that we just had to turn up. That made it relaxing for us adults and it was nice also not having to cook! It was also great that you knew there as always a parent on hand to keep an eye on your child if you needed some time out.
Single Parents on Holiday are a very professional outfit, who take a very individual and personal approach to ensuring you have a fantastic, and easy holiday to make memories to last a lifetime. I will be recommending to all my friends looking to take a similar holiday."

- Sharon & Violet (8) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"I was a little skeptical about booking a ‘single parent’ holiday as I’ve never done anything like it before. What if I didn’t like any of the other parents? Or worse, my children didn’t get on with the other children? But my concerns were very quickly brushed aside. We spent a lovely week with some amazing people who will be friends for life. The activities were well thought out and great fun for kids and parents alike. My boys loved having other children to play with, and this allowed me time to relax and enjoy the holiday too. Very sad to leave Italy but already thinking about our next single parent holiday."
- Claire, Ned (8) & Tom (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"The Magredi farm holiday exceeded my expectations. Andrea, our host, went above and beyond for the group. There was a range of activities from horse riding to cooking to wine tasting, and the owners of the farm were very accommodating. My son and I both came away with amazing memories and wonderful new friends."
- Lana & Isaac (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"Myself and my daughter had the most amazing time in Magredi. It exceeded my expectations on so many levels. Our group was such good fun and the kids all made wonderful friendships which was so lovely to see. It was great to watch the kids try out all the fun activities like pizza making and jam making and I loved that the kids sat separately at dinner so the mums could have well needed adult chat over a lot of local vino! I would highly recommend this holiday to any single parent out there who wants an adventure holiday (with a good amount of time to relax too) but doesn’t want the stress of organising everything independently. If you’re lucky like me and Layla, you’ll have the most memorable week possible. "
- Deborah & Layla (5) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"Having just divorced a year ago I was anxious about going away on my own. I was recommended SPOH. The process was well organised and the activities were great for my daughter Lucy, aged 14. The accommodation was clean the pool was good as not too deep for the children. Would definitely go again."
- Vicky & Lucy (14) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"Fred and I had a fabulous time. We enjoyed all the activities but equally enjoyed the spare time in between when we could spend time playing by the pool and around the farm. Italy was beautiful, the company was great and I was able to relax and give Fred a little bit of freedom to explore and play with his new friends in a very safe environment. Thank you."
- Helen & Fred (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"This was the perfect first holiday as a single parent. There was plenty to occupy the children, new friends to make but still lots of time for me to spend with my two boys. The food, drink and accommodation were great, and the staff were brilliant with the kids. The pony games were a particular highlight."
- Iain, Cameron (19) & Adam (7) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"I was at a loss re what to do with this week I had off from work and it was going to be just me and my daughter. I was surprised by how well organised and thought through everything was. Andrea was brilliant, hotel was brilliant, food, wine tasting, children activities, opera night. I can not fault any aspect except the holiday came to an end! I made some lovely friends and will be returning to the holiday/company/meet up all the friends. Thank you Andrea and Sandra."
- Sudha & Naina (6) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"The generous and energetic Gelindo family have created a really child-friendly, fun family setting. Andrea's calm, gentle and attentive care, made us feel really well looked after. The group was fab, a good number and mix of ages to make friends and have fun. We had a great holiday. But beware..we and our luggage came back a good few pounds heavier!"
- Jackie & Reuben (9) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018
"The perfect farm holiday for parents and young children. The activities were varied and ideal for children aged 5-10 years. A fantastic location in rural italy, and the day in the lakes in particular was amazing! Such a refreshing change from a beach holiday."
- Swati & Asha (6) - single parent farm holiday in Magredi, July 2018

Book your own travel:

Book your own flight from any airport in the UK and Ireland. For this single parent farm holiday, we will arrange your private airport transfer from/to SALZBURG AIRPORT and take you straight to your hotel where your host will welcome you. Your transfer is included in our price if you arrive/depart on the advertised holiday dates. Please note that you will share your airport transfer with other single parent families in our group if these arrive within 90 minutes of your arrival.

Please check availability with us before booking your flights with Opodo, or your preferred travel website. If you need help finding flights, call us on 0333 370 3701.

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our Travel Services page.

Our Financial Protection Insurance

Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the “The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation invoice. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd.

In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Single Parents On Holiday Ltd. please follow the steps set out on our insurance page.

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