Calmsley Hill City Farm
If the closest your little city slicker has been to a farm is a petting zoo at one of Sydney’s urban markets or fairs, then a visit to family-friendly Calmsley Hill City Farm is an absolute must.
Located in Abbotsbury, 40 minutes out of Sydney, the farm is a place where the whole family can get up close to a range of native and farmyard animals – everything from kangaroos to lambkid goats! There is even sheep shearing, tractor rides and a stock whip show to keep you and the littlies entertained.
Update: For the moment there is no hands-on milking but they are doing demonstrations.
The farm also offers unique and really low-cost kids birthday party packages and overnight camping and farm stay options for your family – or get a group of friends together and make a night of it! Includes barbeque dinner and breakfast - collect your own chook eggs!
Update: Camping is currently on hold until restrictions ease.
Located on over 400 acres, there is oodles of space for kids to run free in the beautiful grounds. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for children to get a taste of life on a farm without having to travel for hours to get there.
Ellaslist opinion: A 40-minute car drive takes you a million miles away from Sydney city’s hustle and bustle. This both an educational and really fun family outing that caters to toddlers, preschoolers, older children and grown-ups alike. It’s a great lesson for the kids to discover that eggs and milk don’t just come from the supermarket shelves and there are loads of interesting shows and demonstrations all day long.
Admission: Adult: $27.50, Child: $15.50 (Under 3s Free), Pensioners: $21.50, Seniors: $19, Family pass (2 adults/3 children): $75, Annual family pass: $195 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
Special Offer: Mention 'ellaslist' and you get 2 kids for the price of one when accompanied by a paying adult.
Facilities: Calmsley Hill City Farm is really geared toward families so it is very pram friendly and baby change facilities are available. Free electric BBQs are available so bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the chance to relax in the excellent surrounds. There is also a kiosk available for take-away food.
Getting There: Click on http://calmsleyhill.com.au/contact and type in your address for detailed directions on getting there from your neck of the woods.
Contact Us: Call us on 02 9823 3222 for more information! Keep up to date with special offers and news from the farm on Facebook.
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