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Animal Land Children's Farm

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200 Duncans Lane | Gate 2, Diggers Rest, Melton, Victoria 3427, Australia
+61 3 9740 1345
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A Good Day Out

We visited Animal Land on a brisk Melbourne Winters Day and was not disappointed. It is quite... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Billie H
Disappointing experience. Staff seem disinterested.

I really don’t like leaving crappy reviews, but this place needs some adjustment. Arrived but no... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Paul B
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Animal Land was originally established on 15th October 1985. Our Goals are to provide children a wonderful place to learn about farm animals. Animal land has been specifically set up to give children that real hands on farming experience. Children can only learn so much in the class room. Here they get to scratch, feel, smell and hear all the experiences of life on a farm. From the moment you arrive, you will be treated with that friendly country welcome. We started opening only in the last term of the year with a couple of kinders and schools. Now we have over 7500 visitors per annum. These include schools, kinders, playgoups, social groups, birthday parties, Christmas break ups and open days to the general public. Over the years there has been a lot of changes and we have plans for more. Check out some of the old and new photos we have found in the photo gallery. If you have any old animal land photos you would like to share with us drop us an email and we will include them.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Duncans Lane | Gate 2, Diggers Rest, Melton, Victoria 3427, Australia
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+61 3 9740 1345
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

We visited Animal Land on a brisk Melbourne Winters Day and was not disappointed. It is quite expensive, averages about $18 per person which is alot with a few children, however if you manage that as, say a "special Day Out", you can make the...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I really don’t like leaving crappy reviews, but this place needs some adjustment. Arrived but no hospitality and no direction. Asked in cafe where the tour begins and told the girls would meet everyone at the playground. Future visitors take note. First stop is the...More

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Farm tour was good with a good variety of animals, pony and tractor ride. Farmstay room/ apartment was clean. That said, hospitality level leaves much to be desired. There was no one to greet us when we arrived and we had to wait quite awhile...More

2  Thank SuyinSingapore
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Laurie P, Owner at Animal Land Children's Farm, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Suyin, Not sure what you really expected. all our brochures and web pages mention it is a continental breakfast which was supplied for you to prepare in your room. Cereals, bread for toast, jams, butter and juice. Eggs could have been collected by yourselves...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

It was a wonderful experience for my family and my kids, aged 8 and 4, thoroughly enjoyed the farm. The hosts are wonderful and made our stay memorable with their kind disposition.

3  Thank Yogesh L
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times. I feel it’s a bit over priced and would like the kids to have more chances At interacting with the kids. Possibly smaller groups. Tractor ride is much fun!! It’s included in the entry fee. The kids...More

2  Thank Erin H
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Visited the farm on the Saturday 10.30am tour with 2 adults, 2 x 4 year olds (who loved it) and a baby. My first criticism is that we'd booked and paid online BUT we still had to queue up in a long queue of people...More

5  Thank ClareB12345
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Went with all the family Wifes Birthday sons daughter in laws and the 2 grand kids. Got there for the afternoon we ahad the whole place to ourselves but we got the full VIP treatment the staff were absolutely excellent went well beyond for us...More

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Laurie P, Owner at Animal Land Children's Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Love it. We love when adults have more fun than the kids. We get so many uncles, aunts, friends that have to borrow kids so they think they can come to the farm. We are considering adopting kids out for farm tours (lol). Great to...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

My family with young kids and my cousin and her young kids visited the farm. Lots of up close experience with the animals. Miniature Pony ride, milk a cow, feed ducks and chooks , baby nursery petting and tractor ride to see pigs in stys...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Attended with my 2yo daughter and husband. We didn't book but just decided to turn up and see how we go. Got a little worried when we saw the packed car park. Luckily most were attending private parties and we were able to get on...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2017

You save 5$ by booking online before 24 hours. An enjoyable day in the farm for the entire family - with pony ride for the kids, tractor ride, feeding to the sheeps and ducks, milking the cow, holding the baby animals - chicks, ducklings, rabbit...More

2  Thank Victor_Vij
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Laurie P, Owner at Animal Land Children's Farm, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thanks Victor, with early bird family passes you can save even more by pre booking up to 24 hrs ahead. By pre-booking it allows us to organise staff and help keep our costs down. We hope to see you visit again soon.

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May 26, 2018|
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Response from Laurie P | Property representative |
Gidday, the farm tour includes pony rides, tractor rides, collecting eggs, feeding ducks, nursing animals and lots more, guest who stay love taking time to have an open fire outdoors at night, spend time in the games room... More
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Response from dropping_out | Property representative |
hi Childrens tickets are from 14 months to 14 years. lots of interaction with all the farm animals.
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October 9, 2017|
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hi Yes are farm stay guests can go on tours on other days that are not open to the general public. we still need to feed animals daily. hope to see you at the farm.
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