Top Things To See And Do At Calmsley Hill City Farm
Do your city-slicking kids want a taste of 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 things to see and do on the farm!
1. Tractor Rides
Make sure you time your farm experience with one of the farm's daily tractor rides! Board the tractor train as one of the Calmsley Hill farmers drives you through some of the paddocks and tells you a bit about the farm. On busy days, extra rides are put on so that as many people as possible can experience a ride across the beautiful 400-acre farm!
2. Cuddle Newborn Animals
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.
3. Cool Camping
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 stars 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 $330 for a family of five.
4. Animals Galore
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!
5. Dazzling Daily Shows
Check out the Daily Shows timetable on the website so you don't miss the daily shows including animal patting, sheep shearing, working dog shows, whip cracking and cow milking.
Where: 31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
When: Open Daily; 9 am-4.30 pm
Cost: Adult: $27.50, Child: $15.50 (Under 3s Free), Pensioners: $21.50,
Seniors: $19, Family pass (2 adults/3 children): $82.50
For more information, visit their website.
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