The Best Farm Stays For Families Around Brisbane
If your littlies have recently developed an obsession with animals, a farm stay is a great way to get outside, spend time together as a family, and get them their farm animal fix. From camping spots to hillside lodges — these are the best farm stays for families around Brisbane.
Paradise Country Farmstay | Oxenford, QLD
Paradise Country Farmstay is run by Village Roadshow Theme Parks and has great camping packages for couples and families which includes access to their shows and theme parks on the coast. Choose between bringing your own tent or caravan or staying in one of their ready-made eco tents which come with real beds, and some are ensuite. When staying at the Paradise Country Farmstay you and the family get access to the sunrise and sunset farm activities which include animal feeding, egg collecting, cow milking, animal meet and greet, lawn games, wine tasting and an evening campfire.
Historic Cedar Glen Farmstay | Darlington, QLD
With several historic cottages dating back to 1900 to choose from, Cedar Glen has been a working farm for four generations. As well as farm activities such as milking cows, feeding animals and collection eggs, guests at Cedar Glen Farmstay can take part in stockwhip cracking, boomerang throwing, horse riding, wild swimming, fishing in the river, and sunset 4WD tours. You can choose to be self-catered or enjoy the fully-catered options available.
Hosanna Farmstay | Stokers Striding, NSW
Just south of Murwillumbah and the Queensland border, Hosanna Farmstay offers camping, glamping or lakeside cabins. Kids can burn off lots of energy at Hosanna, with activities such as kayaking and swimming in the dam, jumping off the diving board, or climbing on the playground. Not to mention 4WD tours of the farm and all the animal interactions to keep them occupied including cuddling baby rabbits and watching newborn chicks hatch. There is a little something for the adults, too, with a lakeside sauna to enjoy in the colder months. Have a furbaby at home that you don’t want to leave behind? Hosanna Farmstay is dog-friendly, but you need to let them know when booking your stay.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm & Farm Stay | Kerry Valley, QLD
A sixth-generation working dairy farm, Tommerup’s Farm Stay offers guests the opportunity to be part of the farm to fork, or paddock to plate process by helping milk its working cows, collect eggs and feed the animals. Run by Dave and Kay Tommerup and their two kids, there are only two guest houses on the property, which means you will be part of the farm family and get first-hand experience of all the animal care that goes on behind the scenes to put food on our tables.
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Image credit: Historic Cedar Glen Farmstay