Most kids love nothing more than getting up close and personal with animals. Farms are a great place for kids to do exactly this.
With a number of amazing farms dotted around Melbourne we are spoilt for choice. The G boys and I decided to recently have some fun in the autumn sun at Chesterfield Farm in Scoresby.
This historical farm has been delighting families for years. Located near the Ferntree Gully Road entrance off Eastlink, itís a very easy place to get to.
With so many hands on experiences for visitors to choose from, there will undoubtedly be a number of wannabe farmers after a few hours here.
Hand milking Tina the cow
Chesterfield Farm has a number of attractions that will keep kids of any age amused, including:
- Tractor rides around the farm paddocks.
- Animal nursery where kids can hold, pat and feed some of the baby animals including sheep, goats, rabbits and piglets
- Demonstrations in the show barn including cow milking where kids are given the opportunity to hand milk Tina the resident cow, be amazed by the sheepdogs at work as they round up and move a flock of sheep around the farm.
- A range of animals in paddocks animals that kids can hand-feed including kangaroos, emus, ostriches, deer, goats, camels, horses, donkeys, lamas and many more.
There is plenty of space to picnic with various picnic tables dotted around the farm, many of which are under cover. There is also selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks available at the newly renovated Homestead Cafť. They also sell a small range of home-made produce.
Chesterfield Farm offers special packages for birthday parties, motherís groups, school visits, kinder excursions and Corporate functions.
Open 7 days a week (weekdays 10am-3pm; weekends, public holidays and school holidays 10am-5pm). Plenty of free parking available.
Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the farm on the tractor ride
Tickets prices are $9 per child (under 3 are free), $15 per adult and good value family packages available. In addition to this, feed bags are available to purchase at $1.50 each and tractor rides are $3.
A fabulous and fun day out for all the family. Eat your heart out Old McDonald!