What’s New at the Farm

We always try to create new ways to engage with the Farm. Watch this space and theUp and Coming Events’ page so you don’t miss out!

 

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Full Swing!

The School Holidays are now in full swing, and we have just welcomed our first group of Farmers for the Day, and our very first group of Young Writers. Both groups enjoyed a great day down on the Farm, getting up and close with the animals and making pizzas in our pizza oven!

We also welcomed Lyndal Ihle, to the Barn for a reading of her children's book 'A Rainbow of Fun'.  A heartwarming story about love, courage and rainbow underpants which was enjoyed by all. See her again on Tuesday 16th April

Most days throughout the holidays we have craft activities in the Stables paddock or in the Barn, so come along and get creative!

School Holiday Program

NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!

Our beloved ‘Be a Farmer for the Day’ program is on the Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th September and Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd October.

Cost is $85 per day with lunch provided.  For children aged 10 - 16 years, the day runs from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Great fun and learning as you participate in the Farm activities.

Our young writer’s program ay be happening again later in the year.

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Chook Books!

Collingwood Children’s Farm has partnered with local artist Ciara Denham and Kids’ Own Publishing to run a series of book making workshops. As each individual little book is made, Ciara will be creating works for a book to celebrate Collingwood Children’s Farm’s 40th Birthday.

Your kids individual book will be published on the Farm and they will also receive the original and a copy to take home and give to a friend.

The first of these workshops will be running on the 9th February during the monthly Farmers’ Market!

Following workshops run between 11am and 1pm;

Friday 22nd February            

Saturday 2nd March

Friday 15th March

Friday 22nd March

Check out the ‘Up and Coming Events’, ‘Plan Your Day’ and ‘Kids Own Publishing’ for many more great activities to get involved in!

Spring Babies!

Spring is well and truly here and is heralded by our latest arrivals - 3 fluffy Black Orpington chicks.

We also have Anglo-Nubian Goat Kids, Shropshire Lambs, and Berkshire Piglets

(Posted 23 October 2018. As our babies grow some of them may move on to bigger farms with more space.)

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Social Story

In partnership with AMAZE and the City of Yarra, we are proud to present the ‘Social Story’. Social Stories are a social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages  

(Posted August 2018)

Barn Yarns

‘Barn Yarns’ are an opportunity for passionate people to share knowledge or discuss ideas/social issues.

Although we have already hosted two ‘Barn Yarns’ events, a group is starting to start a food swap. Follow the links below to find out more about the great work carried out by the Collingwood Country Women’s Association, or keep an eye on ‘What On’ for the next event.

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