Top Things To See And Do At Calmsley Hill City Farm
Cock-a-doodle-doo! Do your city-slicking kids want a taste of the farm life? We just love Calmsley Hill City Farm at Abbotsbury. It's hard to believe this farm is only an hour's drive from the city. Here are our top picks for spending a day out in the sticks!
Make sure you time your farm experience with one of the two daily tractor rides. At 11.30am and 2.30pm (additional $3 per person) you can climb aboard a real tractor and head off on a bumpy ride across the beautiful 400 acre farm.
Cuddle Cute Newborn Animals
Awwwwww. Get up close with baby chicks, ducklings, rabbits, piglets and dear little lambs. You can even purchase a feed bag for just $2 and treat the animals to a snack. There's always some new arrivals at the farm so stay tuned to their Facebook page for baby announcements.
Keen to camp but don't know the ropes? Calmsley Hill will have you all set up so you can have a true blue camping experience with the kids. Sleep under the starts in a paddock surrounded by grazing kangaroos, wallabies and emus. In the morning kids can help the farmers feed the animals and collect eggs for their breakfast. The camping experience includes dinner and breakfast, and costs $265 for a family of five.
Expect all the classic farmyard animals like horses, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits and sheep but also some other exciting characters like kangaroos, donkeys, koalas, alpacas, and even a camel!
Dazzling Daily Shows
Check out the timetable on the website so you don't miss the daily shows including sheep shearing, working dog shows, whip cracking and cow milking.
Where: 31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
When: Open Daily; 9am-4.30pm
Cost: Adult: $27.50, Child: $15.50 (Under 3s Free), Pensioners: $21.50,
Seniors: $19, Family pass (2 adults/3 children): $75,
Annual family pass: $195 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
For more information, visit their website.
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