Planning Your Day

Please Note: For activities running through the School Holidays, please see the ‘Weekend Activities’ timetable.

ALSO: There will be NO pony rides during August and September whilst the horses have a break.

On a normal weekend (not Family Day or Market Day), as of July 2019, there will now be 3 times for Feed walks, 11.15 - 11.45am, 1.15-1.45pm, 2.30-3.00pm

(On some days paddocks may not be open due extreme weather, animal animal welfare and/ or high visitor numbers. See the activities below to get a list of some of the activities you can take part in.)

The Farm is a wonderful place to take a breath, rest in the paddocks or engage with the animals, and allow life-long memories to be made!


 

Daily Weekday Activities (During Term-Time)

 

These activities run 7 days a week. There are additional activities on most days!

Guinea-Pig Cuddles

10.30

12.30

3.15

Cow Brushing

10.15

4.00

Weekday, Weekly Activities (During Term-Time)

These activities run on different days through the week, come along and check out our information board to see what activities are on Today!

Help the Gardener

Helping the gardener with watering and digging

Weed, Feed & Learn

Collect some weeds and feed them to the animals

Growing Plants

Sowing seeds and cuttings to grow in our gardens

Native Garden

Help in the garden and learn about the plants

Farm Craft

Let your creativity flow

Let out the Chooks

Help out with the morning routine

Harvest

Find some food, flowers or seeds to collect

Story Telling

Listen to a story book in the Barn


 

Weekend Activities

 

(On Market and Family Days activities will run at different times)

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Family Day

And

Market Day

  • Family Days

    • The 1st Sunday of the month (February - November) are a great time to come and visit the Farm. With our normal weekend activities running, we also have Pony Rides (but not in August and September when the horses are having a break), Tractor rides and a Feed Walk during the day!

    • Pony Rides - For information about Pony Rides on Family Days ‘Click Here

  • Farmers’ Market

    • The 2nd Saturday of the month (8am to 1pm) up to 70 local farmers and producers come down to the Farm for this wonderful market! Only $2 for entry until 1pm). For more information ‘Click Here

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Pony Rides Update

 

Entry Prices

Full/concession

Car Parking

  • 3.5 hours = $8

  • 4 hours = $9

  • 4.5 hours = $10

  • 5 hours = $11

  • 5.5 – 10 hours = $12

  • Max daily rate = $28 (until 2am)

  • 0 – 30 mins = free (weekends $2)

  • 30min – 1 hour = $2 (weekends $3)

  • 1.5 hours = $4

  • 2 hours = $5

  • 2.5 hours = $6

  • 3 hours = $7

All day parking is available in the car park on St Heliers Street. It is free for the first half hour (excluding weekends), then increases incrementally. Pay by cash or card at the pay station in the car park.

Proceeds go to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation and the Collingwood Children's Farm.

Getting Here

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Less than 5km from Melbourne’s CBD, there are many ways to get to the The Collingwood Children's Farm.

Bike or public transport are great options and let you avoid the traffic on the roads and busy car park. Street parking is limited and on busy days the car park fills quickly.

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Bike or walking 

Ride or walk to the Collingwood Children's Farm via the Capital City cycling and walking path which directly passes the site.

Train

Walking time: 10 - 15 minutes

From Victoria Park train station it only takes ten to fifteen minutes walk to reach the Collingwood Children's Farm. Catch a train to Victoria Park Station via the South Morang or Hurstbridge lines from the city. Note: some express services skip Victoria Park station.

Walking directions from train station:
1. From Victoria Park station walk towards Johnston Street.
2. Turn left at Johnston Street (east, away from city).
3. Continue along Johnston Street (approx. 700 metres/10 minutes).
4. Turn right onto Clarke Street – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road! 
5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street.
6. The Farm entrance is at the end of St Heliers Street, through the gates, down the driveway and across the bike path.

Train and bus

From Victoria Park train station there are a couple of buses you can catch that go past the turn off to the Farm. Just turn right at the Johnston Street exit from Victoria Park train station, look for the bus stop and catch a 200 or 207 bus eastwards (away from the city). Hop off at the Clarke Street/Johnston Street (Abbotsford) stop and follow the walking directions above.

Tram and walk

Walking time: 20 – 25 minutes
Catch tram 109, 12 or 48 to Victoria Street/Nicholson Street (Abbotsford)

Walking directions from the tram:
1. Head east on Victoria Street toward Nicholson Street, Abbotsford.
2. Turn left onto Nicholson Street (950 metres).
3. Turn right onto Abbotsford Street (400 metres).
4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (60 metres).
5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres).
6. The Farm entrance is at the end of St Heliers Street, through the gates, down the driveway and across the bike path.

Farm Cafe

At Collingwood Children’s Farm, we are lucky enough to have the Farm Cafe nestled within our grounds. Accessible from both the Farm and the bike path, the Farm Cafe will treat you to a top class coffee and carefully prepared meals (using food from local supplier, farmers and producers where possible).

Click here to view the Farm Cafe's website for opening hours, menu's and catering information. 

The Farm Cafe also provides catering and event management for Weddings at the Farm and around Melbourne. To learn more head to their website - www.farmcafe.com.au.