School Excursions

Welcome to the Collingwood Children’s Farm Education Program!

With Farm tours, hands-on workshops and self-guided experiences, all aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, your students will discover a program that is informative, engaging and rewarding. 

Step 1: Plan Your Day

Step 2: Choose Your Education Theme

Step 3: Make your booking!

Step 1.

Plan Your Day

Option A

Monday – Thursday
Ideal for 3 Classes
(Max 90 people, including adults)

Due to space constraints, this option is suitable for lower primary only

$800 + booking fee + GST

3x 60 minute rotations

  • Farm Tour
  • Hands-On Workshop
  • Self-Guided Farm Experience

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Option B

Monday – Thursday
Ideal for 2 Classes
(Max 60 people, including adults)

$600 + booking fee + GST

2x 60 minute rotations

  • Farm Tour
  • Hands-On Workshop

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Option C

Fridays
Ideal for 1 Class
(Max 30 people, including adults)

$300 + booking fee + GST

1x 60 minute session

  • Farm Tour
    OR
  • Hands-On Workshop

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Step 2.

Choose Your Education Theme

We currently offer the following education themes:

Meet and Greet

Students will get a chance to observe and interact with some of our animals while focusing on farm vocabulary.

Students will use their senses while exploring the Farm, learning about how we take care of our animals and what they need to be healthy and happy.

This tour is designed for kinder and Foundation students, or students who may not have been to a farm before.

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Paddock to Plate

Students will get a chance to observe and interact with some of our animals while learning about the food and fibre products that they provide us with.

Students will learn to use correct terminology for the animals and understand how some products are altered for human use.

This tour is linked to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 1 and 2, and is best suited to lower-middle primary students.

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Farm a Better Future

Students will investigate the interdependence of life at the Farm, through concepts such as soil health and biodiversity of flora and fauna. 

Students will be encouraged to think about how humans have impacted these conditions and learn how we can care for our soil, plants and animals to regenerate the land for future generations.

This tour is linked to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 3-6

Please note: Farm a Better Future is only available as an ‘Option B’ (Max 60 people, including adults)

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Step 3.

Make a Booking

Due to COVID restrictions, this excursion may be entirely outdoors. All attendees must be prepared for any weather.

Collingwood Children’s Farm is a non-profit community organisation.

Your excursion fee keeps our Education Program financially sustainable and helps us care for our animals, conserve our heritage farmland, and fund inclusive farm programs to support those experiencing adversity.

Thank you for your support!

Terms and Conditions

1. Booking and payment:
1.1 Booking date will be held at time of booking.

2. Cancellations:
2.1 Bookings cancelled at least 30 days prior to the event date will be given a full refund.
2.2 Cancellations between 14 and 30 days prior to the event date incur a 50% cancellation fee.
2.3 Bookings cancelled within 14 days of the tour date incur a 100% cancellation fee.

3. Rescheduling your tour:
3.1 Bookings at least 30 days prior to the event date may be rescheduled without fee.
3.2 Rescheduling between 14 and 30 days prior to the event date will incur a 30% rebooking fee.
3.3 Bookings can not be rescheduled within 14 days of the event date.

4. Weather and extreme conditions:
4.1 Collingwood Children’s Farm is an outdoor venue; please plan your visit accordingly and ensure students wear weather appropriate clothing.
4.2 Inclement weather is not considered reasonable grounds for cancellation or reschedule.
4.3 Collingwood Children’s Farm treats the health, well-being and safety of its visitors, volunteers, employees and animals with the utmost importance.
In the event that:
– Temperatures exceed 35C.
– An extreme weather warning has been issued.
– EPA AirWatch rates air quality as Hazardous.
– CCF deems conditions to be unsafe.
Collingwood Children’s Farm’s Extreme Weather Policy will come into effect and all Farm activities (including school excursions) will be cancelled. A representative from Collingwood Children’s Farm will contact you if your booking is forecast to be impacted.
You may not reschedule / cancel your booking after the booked activity begins.

5. COVID-19 conditions and restrictions.
5.1 Collingwood Children’s Farm operates in accordance with a COVID-Safe plan.
5.2 In the event that government restrictions are imposed within 4 weeks of the booking date that will prevent (or materially impact) the event taking place CCF will, at their discretion, agree to waive the standard rescheduling penalties applicable* and enable re-booking of the event within a 12 month period.

*sections 3.2 & 3.3

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