Collingwood Children’s Farm @ Melbourne
I have a confession. I have the urge to sing the infamous nursery rhyme aka “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” during my visit at this farm which is fantastically located within Melbourne City. Well, the farm has all the animals in the song and even more.
This place has been part of my hubby’s itinerary and both Sam & I did not regret it. It’s a good way to re-live how an old-fashioned westernised farm works and they do have great programs for kids and a good cafe to boot
Established in 1979, the Collingwood Children’s Farm nestled on the banks of Birrarung, 5km from the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. This non-profit organisation is Melbourne’s community farm which brings city people closer to land, animals and farm life.
The Collingwood Children’s Farm features a variety of farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, horses, chickens and pigs, geese, ducks, guinea pigs and many more. The farm not only provides a hands on and interactive farm experience but also offers programs and activities such as corporate volunteering opportunities, Riding Develops Abilities, school holidays program and community garden plots, just to name a few.
Entrance fee on June 2019 – Collingwood Children’s Farm is a self-funded community organisation. It does not receive any large, ongoing funding from any government, council or other organisations. The farm is funded through a combination of admission fees, accessing of grants, hiring of farm space for events and sale of produce and merchandise.
After we paid for the fee, we had our self-guided walk around the farm pens and paddocks in this working farm.
Rest area with shady tables and benches.
The farm wasn;t really big and we were delighted to see all those beautiful chooks, weird looking silkie chicken, adorable sheep with thick fur and funny bleating goats.
We couldn’t get enough of these cuties which they were eating non stop and snorted mischievously.
The hand feeding sheep and chased by them in the open paddock definitely an experience that Sam will remember and cherish for a long time. ♥‿♥
Ponies and led pony rides.
We stumbled upon this little gathering organised by a pet mice society where Sam had chance to cuddle and play with those cute fellas.
Peacocks on the roof top.
Wander through the rows of gorgeous blooms, veggie starts, and fruit trees, immersed ourselves in nature.
I really had the urge to pluck some of these lovely plump lemons.
Free tractor ride adding oodles of extra fun to our farm exploration!
Different areas of the farm.
Before leaving, we had coffee session at the The Farm Cafe nestled in the farm itself.
Verdict: Although the farm wasn’t really big but this place unquestionably a fantastic place for both kids and adults alike to get up close to a range of native and farmyard animals. I thought all the animals were well cared for and in good condition too, thumbs up to the management and community.
Collingwood Children’s Farm
18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC, 3067
Tel: +61 3 9417 5806
Farm ~ 9.15am to 4.45pm
The Farm Cafe ~ 9.00am to 4.00pm
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