"Your little cherubs will be feeding piglets in the morning and building sandcastles in the afternoon at Monte Sixeri Farm in north-west Sardinia. The 60-hectare estate offers a taste of farm life but is just 10 minutes by car from some of the island’s best beaches. At Monte Sixeri, five farm buildings have been converted into spacious, rustic apartments, with washing machines and outside terraces. The complex also has a restaurant, playground and pool. Staff will happily take volunteers to feed the pigs, semi-wild boar, sheep, lambs, goats and hens, and meet Ugo, Gigliola, Marta and Agostina, the farm’s donkeys. The on-site restaurant, Le Pinette, serves typical Sardinian dishes using produce from the farm, and does great pizzas in a wood-fired oven."
• Apartment for four from £500 a week justsardinia.co.uk 01202 484858 http://www.justsardinia.co.uk/accommodation/38/Monte-Sixeri-Farm-Residence/