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Once described as ‘gardens of delight where woods and valleys, orchards and meadows present a thousand beauties’, the Collingwood Children’s Farm offers the perfect natural setting for your next event or function. 


Children’s Parties at the Collingwood Children’s Farm

Thank you for considering the Collingwood Children’s Farm for your child’s birthday. The Farm has always been one of Melbourne’s best birthday venues for young children offering an unforgettable place with fun activities.

 Basic birthday parties

You are welcome to bring your group to the Farm any day of the year. The Farm is a great place for young people - they can see their favourite farm animals and get up close and personal with our cow at milking time and maybe help with brushing, 10.15am and 4 pm. Guinea-pig cuddles at 10.30am, 12.30 and 3.15pm daily. 

Our monthly Family Days (1st Sunday of the month February through to November) are great days to have a party as there are extra free activities such as tractor rides, feed walks, and often, pony rides (there are no pony rides in August and September while the horses have a break). Check the Up and Coming Events’ page for details. 

Come early to grab yourself a table, or bring a picnic rug and spread yourselves out in the Stables paddock. 

Cost: Normal entry prices apply, and concessions are available.

Booking the party area venue

(Dates book out around 12 months in advance, so get in early!  Bookings open on the first Monday of the month at 7pm, for that same month the following year.  Cancellations do occur, so keep your eye on the website.)

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to a sustainability review, we will no longer offer hosted parties with feed walks, pony or tractor rides for bookings dates from 1st JULY 2019.

  • A reduced fee of $60 will allow you to hire a dedicated and covered party area, and you will be welcome to join in with the engaging and fun activities at the Farm across the weekend.

  •  Normal entry fees will apply for you and your guests.

  • Changes will be made to public feed walks times, so please check for updates closer to your booking.

  •  We aim to provide children and their families with the same 'Farm Experience' but unfortunately, paddocks, ponies and grounds need to be rested for a while. 


Click here for bookings and to view available dates.

Yummy Food

If you would like the Farm Café to provide some wholesome, homemade food for your party, follow this link, or contact the Café on 9415 6581. You only need to book catering 5 days prior to your event. 

If you are bringing your own food, you can still order from the normal menu at the café and can set up a tab for coffee and drinks.

Click here to download the kids' party information pack (please allow up to 30 seconds for it to download)

Weddings, Catering and Event Management

The Farm has become one of Melbourne’s most-loved inner city locations for small, intimate weddings. All the genuine atmosphere of the country is available without the travel!

We’re lucky to have The Farm Cafe, our excellent onsite cafe, available as a potential provider of delicious food and full event management for your special day. You’re also free to explore using the organiser and caterer of your choice.

- Farm wedding bookings are run through the Collingwood Children’s Farm Events Coordinator, not through The Farm Cafe. -

Call us on (03) 9417 5806 or email

Corporate Family Events

 For corporate groups the Farm offers the opportunity to hold a Family Fun Day or Christmas celebration for your staff and their families. Options such as tractor rides are available and (only at certain times of the year), pony rides.

For your organisation the Farm also represents a unique environment to host a board meeting, staff training/planning day, or product launch.

For more information and to discuss your requirements, please contact our Event Coordinator at or call 03 9417 5806.


Other Bookings

With its sweeping meadows and bush setting next to the Yarra River, our incredible agricultural environment (only 4km from Melbourne's CBD) is a truly unique location available for all sorts of events. 

If you would like more information about bookings and availabilities, please contact: