Looking for Animal Farms in Melbourne?

A visit to a children’s Animal Farm is a great way to escape from busy city life, enjoy the outdoors and let the kids get up close with farm animals big and small! Here are 5 Animal Farms in Melbourne to add to your FUN List…

1. Bundoora Park Children’s Farm (Cooper’s Settlement)

Bundoora Park Children's Farm - Melbourne

Bundoora Park Children’s Farm is located at Cooper’s Settlement and is the largest park in the northern suburbs approximately 15km from Melbourne CBD. The Children’s Farm is a fun family attraction with lots to offer…

Kids can get up close to a variety of farm animals and even ride a Pony. You can also hop on a tractor ride which take you through the Wildlife Reserve providing the opportunity to spot kangaroos and emus.

Bundoora Park Children's Farm Playground - Melbourne

Another bonus is that there are two great playgrounds located at Bundoora Park Children’s Farm which the kids will love. One includes a BIG slide! Facilities include picnic areas and a cafe, so you can enjoy a full day out here.

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2. Chesterfield Farm

Chesterfield Farm - Tractor Rides - VIC

Chesterfield Farm is an historical farm situated in the heart of Scoresby, now operating as a tourist/children’s farm. The activities and animals provide a real “hands-on” experience of farm life, along with many under-cover picnic areas, lots of animal attractions and friendly staff to make the day enjoyable.

From Milking the Cows to handling the baby animals and watching the sheep dog show, from feeding the deer, goats and emu’s to tractor rides, BBQ areas and much more. Chesterfield Farm is a great family attraction!

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3. Collingwood Children’s Farm

Collingwood Children's Farm - Pig in Mud

One of the most popular animal farms in Melbourne is Collingwood Children’s Farm – an inner city farm located just 4km from the Melbourne CBD in the suburb of Abbotsford.

Bring the kids to get real close to a variety of farm animals including chickens, sheep, pigs and more! There’s plenty of space for the kids to run around, then take a break at The Farm Cafe and enjoy food and drink in relaxing surroundings. 

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4. Edendale Farm

Edendale Farm - Melbourne

Edendale Farm in Eltham is on our list of animal farms in Melbourne worth a visit as it is a great spot for families to enjoy, with many fun and informative activities for kids to enjoy all year round.

Visit the farm animals (including chickens, sheep and goats) take a walk around the vegetable garden and indigenous plant nursery and enjoy a picnic in one of the shelters or on the lawn.

There is also a cafe (Cafe Eden) onsite serving coffees and hot food.


Combine your visit to Edendale with a trip to the Eltham North Adventure Playground which is just a short walk along the bike trail over the Diamond Creek. The Adventure Playground is undercover so perfect in any weather!

Read the full review here.

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5. Animal Land Children’s Farm


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Animal Land Children’s Farm in Digger’s Rest provides visitors, families and school groups an authentic and practical farm experience. This animal farm has been specifically set up to give children a real, hands-on farming experience. Unlike other animal attractions, visitors don’t simply observe the animals. Visitors get to hold, pat, feed, ride and truly experience farm life first-hand.

Meet, greet and interact with all your favourite farmyard animals including cows, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, ponies, alpacas, donkeys, deer, turkeys, peacocks, cockatoos, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.

A visit to Animal Land is only available via a Tour which are held regularly throughout the week, the tours take approximately 2 hours (bookings recommended).

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What Animal Farms are Near Me?

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