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“Great day for families” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Collingwood Children's Farm

Collingwood Children's Farm
18 St Heliers St, Melbourne, Victoria 3067, Australia
(03)9417 5806
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Ranked #110 of 492 things to do in Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great day for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great place for kids to get in touch with farm life and yet in the inner suburbs. Quite $$$ fee if no discount. We went with a 1/2 price voucher the first time and subsequent visits were done on the market days which only gold coin donations were needed and still give you access of most part of the farm and a farmers market.

Farm cafe is good. Not enough settings but have the ikea high chairs for use. Bring a picnic instead and there is plenty of other picnic benches scatter around the farm away from the cafe. The chickens roam around freely so we often have chickens roaming under our bench while we were having lunch.

paths are not paved so not very stroller friendly, heavy prams might run better (like you would need a 4WD on country road!)

Toilet/ change facilities around cafe area only.

Visited September 2013
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Launceston, Australia
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“Wonderful for children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We took our young son to the zoo as he loves cows. The farm is a working farm and gives children the opportunity to feed and see various farm animals. A cheap entry fee, $8 for adults and $4 for children. We brought some bags of food to feed the friendly goats and sheep. Whilst at the farm we saw horses, cows, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks and had a look through the garden areas at the farm. Our son was also given the opportunity to feed the chickens with help from one of the staff at the farm. A cafe is on site, whilst we didn't eat there there was a good variety of food. The staff seemed friendly and we enjoyed our visit.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not worth it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very rude and unhelpful staff. I went over the weekend to enquirer about celebrating my daughter's birthday. The staff were very rude and unwilling to help. The farm itself, was pretty average.
Definitely not going back!

Visited November 2013
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“Perfect for kids, fun for adults too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a wonderful trip to the Collingwood Children's Farm. Couldn't believe that something like this could exist so close to the city - all that open space, with rolling hills and forests in the background - Melbourne residents are so lucky to have this place!

The weather was perfect, sunny with blue skies and a cool breeze when we got there, just in time for the first milking session. The kids had a great time brushing Biddy, the amiable cow who ambled in and stood there patiently while excitable kids took turns to sit on the little milking stool (and almost disappeared beneath her!) and squeezed "like squeezing a sausage, Mummy!" milk out.

My 9 year old daughter and her 5 year old cousin spent a lot of time feeding the goats, who lived up to their reputation of being voracious eaters, gobbling every bit of the feed that was offered. When we managed to drag them away, they were off and running in the paddock with the sheep and lambs. It was very picturesque, seeing these brightly clad kids chasing lambs in this lush green field with beautiful trees as a backdrop.

Then it was on to the guinea pig enclosure, where it was sheer bliss for them to be able to hold and cuddle these cute creatures. One kind lady had brought grass for her child to feed them, which she kindly shared with the other kids, making their time there even more special.

We had brunch at the café in the farm - the food was very tasty and wasn't that expensive. We managed to get a table in the open, and ate surrounded by these large white chickens - which weren't as cute as they looked, one of them bit my finger as I rested my hand on my lap!

There aren't many tables in the café, so it must be pretty crowded if it's a weekend or a holiday. You may want to take your own food and have a picnic instead of waiting about for a place.

Really a nice way to spend a few hours with children who like animals (and which kid doesn't!) -although the variety and number of animals isn't large, it's still a wonderful experience especially for city kids.

Visited August 2013
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“Collingwood Children's Farm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fantastic place to bring your family, have a picnic or buy from the cafe. Animals and staff are all so friendly. Great for little children to get up close and personal with a wide range of farm animals.

Visited June 2013
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