The Collingwood Children’s Farm offers an educational, interactive farm experience for all age groups and school levels.
A Farm tour begins at 10 am and lasts for approximately two to two and a half hours. Afternoon tours can be arranged by appointment.
With trained staff leading the tour, children can meet, feed and touch a variety of farm animals while learning how to safely interact with them.
We are currently offer two school tours, with more options on the way!
Meet and Greet - An ideal introduction to the Farm for kinder and preps, or children who are not familiar with animals.
Using their five senses, students get up close and personal with the animals while focusing on the vocabulary used for animals, what animals need to live well (such as what they eat, where they live etc), and the differences between farm animals, pets and wild animals. We also cuddle the guinea pigs, everyone’s favourite, and aim to have each child leaving feeling a little more confident with animals.
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Paddock to Plate - An excellent excursion for grades 1 and 2s, or children who have visited the Farm before.
Where does our food come from? Which animals give us what? We focus on the cow brushing, sheep producing fibre, pigs and meat, poultry and eggs, as well as having a look around the gardens to see what’s growing.
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We are currently working with the Wurundjeri Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to develop a new Farm Tour.
We are working to re-develop our Sustainability Tour.
We’ll let you know when they’re here!
Our staff can tailor any of these tours to suit your needs.
The Farm experience is magical and changes with the seasons. All our animals are bred on site, are happy, healthy and friendly. They love contact with people.
The minimum cost for the tour is $180 (this covers the first 20 people – adults and children). Additional people incur a cost of $8 extra per head.
The Farm may close due to extreme weather (eg high temperatures, fire ban days, high winds or extreme events). In this instance, tours will be refunded or any payment already made can be transferred to another booking date .
Should a school wish to cancel a tour due to weather, the Farm must be notified within 24 hours. Refunds will be given only in cases of extreme weather warnings issued by BoM. Tours will go ahead on warm OR cold and wet days – students are encouraged to wear gumboots, wet weather clothing and warm jackets/sun protection and bring water!
The Farm aims to ‘bring city folk closer to country life’ and experiencing the elements is all part of this!
For more information regarding educational programs at the Collingwood Children’s Farm or to make a booking, please call reception on 9417 5806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.