Trevena Glen Farm Review

  • Toddlers
    All Ages

If you have a daughter between the age of six and 12, my guess is they are completely and utterly horse-mad. Well, my two are anyway. I scoured the web for somewhere to take them horse riding recently and stumbled upon Trevena Glen Farm at Mt Samson. We made the trip out to the beautiful foothills of the D’Aguilar Range for the horses, but what we discovered was so much more! 

Every second Saturday of the month from 9 am – 12 pm, Trevena Glen Farm opens its gates to the public. You’ll find all your regular farm animals, a tractor ride and a sausage sizzle. The staff are super friendly and teach the kids how to feed and care for the animals. Cost is from $13 per person and family passes are available.

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The drive

Trevena Glen Farm is approximately 45 minutes northwest of the Brisbane CBD. It was an easy drive and before we knew it, we were turning toward Samford Village and peering out the car windows at the beautiful fog circling the tops of the mountains. By the time we pulled into the paddock and parked, excitement was at peak levels. Walking through mud and dodging piles of horse poo only added to the excitement. Top tip – Gum boots are a must if it’s been a rainy day. 



If horse-riding is on your agenda, be sure to grab a horse riding ticket when you enter the farm. This is an additional $5 cost, but if you ask my daughters – well worth it! We headed straight to the horse riding arena, where the kids oohed and ahhed over the different horses. They waited a couple of minutes until they were given a helmet and guided to their horses. The kids were simply living their best life as one of the staff led them on horse-back around the arena. They loved it so much, we bought another two tickets!

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The sheep were a favourite for us. Noisy as you like, these baa-ing beauties were ready for breakfast when we arrived. The friendly staff handed the kids some hay and the sheep went to town on it – Miss Six even scored a tickly lick from her sheep! We were also lucky enough to see a couple of lambs born the day before. 

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Guinea Pigs

Cute, little balls of fluff, these critters had us in fits of laughter. The speed at which they ate the celery we fed them was hilarious – cutest teeth ever! We enjoyed cuddling them and giving them a makeover with the brushes provided. 


The cows were another highlight for us, as well as the bull, which Miss Six claimed was Angus from the movie Ferdinand. I didn’t argue. She saw him do a wee and thought it was one of the greatest parts of the day! 


You can’t have a farm experience without a ride around on the tractor. The kids and I piled in the back and enjoyed the bumpy tour around the farm. The kids loved spotting animals as we drove along – ‘Look, Mum. There’s the sheeps. Oh look, there’s the cows.’ Funnily enough, the best part of the tractor ride for the kids was waving to people not on the tractor!

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