'Recipes for Disaster' Book Launch!
Dec
8
8:00 AM08:00

'Recipes for Disaster' Book Launch!

We’re so pleased to host the launch of Recipes for Disaster; a wonderful cookbook of simple, wholesome and affordable meals.

This book is the result of a creative collaboration between Playing Our Part, the Collingwood Children’s Farm and the Farm Café, and will raise funds to help people who have been homeless return to secure accommodation.

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Its Shearing Time!
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Its Shearing Time!

It’s shearing time down at the Farm!

As winter has truly been left behind, the sheep no longer need their warm winter fleeces.

Come and watch the shearer at work, chat with the Farmers about our Rare Breed Shropshire and Leicester Sheep, their differences and traditional uses!

Fresh, Raw wool will also be for sale!

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Ride To The Farm Day!
Nov
10
7:30 AM07:30

Ride To The Farm Day!

!!!GET IN EARLY FOR A FREE SAUSAGE IN BREAD AND SWEET TREAT WHILE STOCKS LAST!!!

Have a fun and healthy day-out by cycling (or just walking) to the farm.

Do your shopping at the Farmer’s Market at the same time and visit the animals!

Muster Point: Melbourne Poly Tech, Fairfield (parking available)

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Family Day
Nov
4
9:15 AM09:15

Family Day

This is our last Family Day for the year and they will start again in February next year.  There will be pony rides (from 10.30 to 2.00pm) and tractor rides too from 10:00am to 2:30 pm, so come and have a ride and also enjoy a sausage sizzle.

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Apiary Open Day
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Apiary Open Day

Are you interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping? Perhaps you already keep bees or are considering becoming a beekeeper.  Do you wish to learn more about the importance of honey bees for our food security?  Then our apiary may be just the place for you to visit. It is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 to 3:30, except during winter when it is only open on the fourth Sunday. Ask at Farm Reception where to go.

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CWA Barn Yarn Event
Oct
14
4:30 PM16:30

CWA Barn Yarn Event

‘Sharing Our Surplus’ event with afternoon tea.

Find out how a community food share works and maybe hatching a plan to set one up at the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Hear from: Peta Christensen - (Urban Harvest), Peter Barber - (a community gardener at the Farm), Bridget Bainbridge - (staff member at the Farm), Kieran Dickson - (member of the Farm Committee of Management).

WHERE: The Barn at Collingwood Children’s Farm, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford.

Register now and we will start baking …

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-our-surplus-barn-yarn-tickets

More at: Collingwood CWA: collingwoodcwa.org

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Apiary Open Day
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Apiary Open Day

Are you interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping? Perhaps you already keep bees or are considering becoming a beekeeper.  Do you wish to learn more about the importance of honey bees for our food security?  Then our apiary may be just the place for you to visit. It is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 to 3:30, except during winter when it is only open on the fourth Sunday. Ask at Farm Reception where to go.

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Family Day
Oct
7
9:15 AM09:15

Family Day

At our next Family Day and there will be pony rides as the horses are back from their holidays, yay! There will still be free tractor rides too from 10:00am to 2:30 pm so come and have a ride and also enjoy a sausage sizzle.

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Be a Farmer for a Day
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Be a Farmer for a Day

School Holiday Program, bookings open 31/8

Please ring the Farm (9417 5806) to book a place and make payment.  The program is open to children aged 10-16 years. The necessary forms for your child to be in the program will be emailed to you and MUST be received via mail/email by Monday 17th September.  It is NOT possible to be in the program if your child's forms have not been received by the above date. No refunds.

Lots of animal and outdoor based activities, including:

Letting the chickens out
Feeding the animals

Cuddling Guinea Pigs
Grooming and Saddling
Horsemanship and Horse Riding.

Lunch and snacks provided.

 

 

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Be a Farmer for a Day
Oct
2
9:00 AM09:00

Be a Farmer for a Day

School Holiday Program, bookings open 31/8

Please ring the Farm (9417 5806) to book a place and make payment.  The program is open to children aged 10-16 years. The necessary forms for your child to be in the program will be emailed to you and MUST be received via mail/email by Monday 17th September.  It is NOT possible to be in the program if your child's forms have not been received by the above date. No refunds.

Lots of animal and outdoor based activities, including:

Letting the chickens out
Feeding the animals

Cuddling Guinea Pigs
Grooming and Saddling
Horsemanship and Horse Riding.

Lunch and snacks provided.

 

 

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Be a Farmer for a Day
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Be a Farmer for a Day

School Holiday Program, bookings open 31/8

Please ring the Farm (9417 5806) to book a place and make payment.  The program is open to children aged 10-16 years. The necessary forms for your child to be in the program will be emailed to you and MUST be received via mail/email by Monday 17th September.  It is NOT possible to be in the program if your child's forms have not been received by the above date. No refunds.

Lots of animal and outdoor based activities, including:

Letting the chickens out
Feeding the animals

Cuddling Guinea Pigs
Grooming and Saddling
Horsemanship and Horse Riding.

Lunch and snacks provided.

 

 

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Be a Farmer for a Day
Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Be a Farmer for a Day

School Holiday Program, bookings open 31/8

Please ring the Farm (9417 5806) to book a place and make payment.  The program is open to children aged 10-16 years. The necessary forms for your child to be in the program will be emailed to you and MUST be received via mail/email by Monday 17th September.  It is NOT possible to be in the program if your child's forms have not been received by the above date. No refunds. 

Lots of animal and outdoor based activities, including:

Letting the chickens out
Feeding the animals

Cuddling Guinea Pigs
Grooming and Saddling
Horsemanship and Horse Riding.

Lunch and snacks provided.

 

 

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School Holidays
Sep
22
to Oct 7

School Holidays

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Yay!  School Holidays are here!!

Every day:

Brush the cow while she’s milked 10.15am and 4pm

Guinea Pig Cuddles at 10.30, 12.30 and 3.15pm

Feed the animals with the Farmer 11.30 and 2pm daily.

'Be a Farmer for a Day' school holiday program is open to young people aged 10-16 years.

Bookings open 31/8 for:

Tuesday 25th September, Thursday 27th September, Tuesday 2nd October, & Thursday 4th October from 9.00am - 4.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THE ENROLMENT PROCESS HAS CHANGED. Cost per child is $85.  Go to each day to see procedure.

 

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Family Day
Sep
2
9:15 AM09:15

Family Day

Its September Family Day and Father's Day, with tractor rides between 10 and 2.30pm (approx), a sausage sizzle for lunch and guinea pig cuddles through out the day!  The horses will be back from their holiday in October. Come and see our new baby goat kid and lambs.

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ANZAC Day
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

ANZAC Day

At the time of the last world wars, 'Waler' horses were the most common breed of horse used on farms. They were renowned for their sensible, kind temperaments and their toughness, and so were a natural choice for the Army to buy for the cavalry to ship to the Middle East.

One hundred years later, these horses had become so rare as to be almost extinct. Living wild, they were literally saved from the knackerys by a handful of enthusiasts, and are once again making its mark with their smarts, temperament and toughness, but this time in the modern world of recreational horse sports.

Come and meet some of these amazing animals, talk to the breeders and guardians of this gene stock, and hear the stories and history of these horses and their incredible contribution to Australia as it stands today.

10-2.30pm in the Stables.

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Easter
Mar
30
to Apr 2

Easter

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  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be open ALL day EVERY DAY over Easter.

Yes that includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday. As our next Family Day is also Easter Sunday and a public holiday, there will be no pony rides or sausage sizzle. BUT there are still free tractor rides from 10:00am to 2:30 pm so come and have a ride.

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