Planning Your Visit

Open Daily from 9.15am to 4.45pm with last entry at 3.30pm (excluding Winter Solstice).


Entry Prices

Full/concession

  • Child $5/$3

  • Adult $10/$5

  • Family (two adults & up to four children) $20/$10

  • Annual memberships available, ask at reception


Daily Activities

 

Term-Time Week Days

Guinea-Pig Cuddles

- 10.30am-11am -

- 12.30pm-1pm -

- 3.15pm-3.45pm -

Cow Brushing

- 10.15am & 4pm -

Weekends, School and Bank Holidays

Guinea-Pig Cuddles

- 10.30am-11am -

- 12.30pm-1pm -

- 3.15pm-3.45pm -

Please Note: Times may change on these days. Please refer to the information below

Cow Brushing

- 10.15am -

- 4pm -

Feed-Walk

- 11:30am -

- 2pm -

Family Day each month the cuddle times vary and onMarket day there are no cuddles in the morning.

No bookings or extra fees required to take part in these activities.

Extra activities often organised on weekends and school holidays, please visit the Farm’s Whats On page for more information.

At busy times, for our animals welfare, free access to paddocks may be closed to visitors.

In extreme weather, the farm may close. When temperatures reach above 35 degrees, we will not be running activities. When temperatures reach above 40 degrees, we will not be open to the public. Please check Facebook and Instagram for updates.


Car Parking

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.

  • 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

  • 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)

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.

The Farm Cafe

At the Farm, we are lucky enough to have one of Melbourne’s best cafes nestled inside our grounds. If you are looking for something fun to do in Melbourne for the whole family, come down to the Collingwood Children’s Farm where the kids can run around and cuddle the animals while the big kids relax over a cuppa and enjoy some delicious food at The Farm Cafe.

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.