Come along for an extra special farm experience and be a farmer for a morning!

This is a very hands on farm experience, so please be prepared for walking around the farm and possibly getting a little messy! This experience will leave you with an insight into not only daily farm life but also how we look after the soil and ecosystem surrounding us.

On this experience you will;

  • Prepare feed and minerals for the sheep and goats. Learn about why we feed different things to our animals.
  • Cuddle, feed and pat our dairy goats. Learn about dairy goats and their milk.
  • Feed and pat our babydoll sheep and lambs and leam about how we use them as part of natural farming.
  • Cuddle and even bottle feed a lamb. We have 3 bottle-fed lambs at the moment!
  • Learn about how we shear our sheep and the difference in the wool between our dorpers and babydoll sheep and even feel the sheared fleece.
  • Feed and cuddle chickens, even Buddy, our Buff Orpington rooster if you’d like!
  • Learn about chickens, the differences in the chicken breeds we have and how we care for them.
  • Check for eggs.
  • Cuddle some chicks and learn about chick care including how we keep them warm. Help with feeding and watering the chicks.
  • Help with feeding and watering the ducks.
  • Learn about how we farm, including why we rotate pastures.
  • Help move sheep netting onto fresh pasture and spread winter grass seed.
  • Learn about our geese and their use on the farm. Help with feeding and watering the geese.
  • Learn about our guinea pigs and how we use them on the farm. Help with feeding and watering the guinea pigs and preparing their night home.
  • Prepare feed and minerals for the cows. Learn about why we feed the different things to our cows.
  • Feed Blossom our guernsey cow and feed hay to the big calves.
  • Learn about Guernsey cow milk.
  • Enjoy some farm games.

What to bring

You will be outdoors, so please come prepared for any weather, including waterproof clothing, a hat and comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. The Giving Farm is a working Farm, you will be around animals so you MUST wear closed toed shoes. The farm can be muddy, so appropriate shoes are important.

Behavioural Expectations

The Be A Farmer experience is a busy session full of interactions with animals and farm equipment. Please have a chat with your child before the session so they are aware that this is a working farm and it is very important to listen to instructions and show respect to the animals and others.

Weather

This event will go ahead in all weather except storms. You will be refunded in the event of a storm.

Shoe Wash, Biosecurity and Safety Information

All visitors to the farm are required to step through a disinfectant shoe bath. This is required as part of our organic certification and at the moment with the threat of Foot and Mouth disease on Australia‚Äôs door step, it is extra important. To understand the seriousness of FMD, if it is detected in any animal they will be euthanized. Under the recommendation of our vets and the DPI,  if you have been to Indonesian countries, including Bali, we, unfortunately cannot have you on the farm for 14 days.  Thank you for your understanding in this very serious matter. If you have any questions please always reach out to us.

This is a working farm. The ground is likely uneven, damp and undoubtedly earthy. There are plants that are pollinating, insects which might sting and animals that might nip. Please watch your step, stay on the path, keep your eye on your children and be aware of the natural world. By entering the farm you understand the risks and take full responsibility for yourself and/or your children. You understand that you are entering at your own risk and assume all liabilities.

Tickets

There are limited tickets available for each session, as we like to keep the sessions small. Everyone 2yrs & over requires their own ticket. Adults at children’s prices. If your child is over 10yrs old then your child can attend this session on their own. An adult however is required to stay on the farm while the session is happening. Please contact us for more details on this.

Please note this session starts at 10am and goes for approximately two hours. Please make sure you arrive on time as we take everyone through the farm together and we’d hate for you to miss out on some of it. Feel free to bring a snack to have while you are enjoying the farm games.

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Gift vouchers are available for our You Be The Farmer experience. You can find them here.