Welcome to the Collingwood Children's Farm.
Country Life for City Folk!
Only 5km from the centre of Melbourne and nestled on a bend of the Yarra River lies seven hectares of paddocks, gardens, orchards, rustic buildings and shady trees, part of the former Abbotsford Convent.
Established in 1979 the Collingwood Children's Farm is a not-for-profit community resource providing country experiences for city people, with an express aim to provide opportunities for people who are, in some way, disadvantaged.
Open every day of the year, visitors can brush the cow while she’s milked, wander in the food gardens, go into the paddocks with the sheep and goats, eat a tasty nutritious lunch at the cafe, cuddle a guinea pig, chat to the horses, waddle with the ducks, hunt for eggs or just sit and unwind under a shady tree or on the banks of the Yarra River.