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Farmer for a Day!
July 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
If you’re looking for an all-day holiday program that gets kids aged 10-16 years outdoors, active and hands on, you’re going to love Farmer for a Day at Collingwood Children’s Farm!
Nestled on the banks of Birrarung, Collingwood Children’s Farm is an inner-city oasis boasting acres of paddocks, gardens and of course, lots of friendly farm animals!
Your day at Collingwood Children’s Farm will be jam-packed with activities and workshops, all facilitated by our wonderful Education Team! You’ll learn all about what it takes to keep a busy Community Farm humming and what we do to take care of our animals as well as the land that we all rely on. You’ll enjoy a hands on woodwork session at the Farm workshop and under the guidance of our experienced staff, you’ll learn how to use tools safely as you build your very own wooden harvest trug to take home!
Do you love horses? We sure hope so because you’ll also get to meet our ponies and horses up close, and under the guidance of our experienced equine coach, you’ll learn about their behaviour and body language, how to move safely around them, lead them and groom them.
Please note: Participants do not ride during this ground-based program – instead interactions between horses and people promote experiential learning and the development of self-awareness and self-regulation.
You’ll get your hands dirty too – this Farm doesn’t run itself so you’ll muck in on the chores that help to keep our animals happy, our pastureland healthy, our gardens productive and Melbourne’s Community Farm thriving.
A day on the Farm is sure to be the highlight of your school holidays; we’re all set up – the only thing missing is YOU!
- Strictly children aged 10 – 16yrs only
- BYO morning tea and lunch: You MUST bring a packed morning tea and lunch.
- Come dressed for rain, hail or shine: The Farm is an outdoor venue; you MUST come prepared for any weather, including waterproof clothing, a hat and SunSmart clothing.
- Wear sensible clothes: It’s a very good idea to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bringing a change of clothes is a great idea.
- Closed toed shoes: Collingwood Children’s Farm is a working Farm; you will be around animals and in a workshop so you MUST wear closed toed shoes. The Farm gets very muddy in winter so gumboots are a very good idea.
8.30 am: Arrival at Farm reception
9.00 am: Welcome, introductions and icebreaker activity
9.30 am: Farm tour
10.30 am: Morning tea (BYO)
11.00 am: Hands-on woodwork workshop
12.30 pm: Lunch (BYO)
1.30 pm: Rotation 1- equine activity and farm work
2.30 pm: Rotation 2 – equine activity and farm work
3.30 pm: Barn activities
4.00 pm: Pick up