An authentic farm experience, 30 minutes from Melbourne's CBD
After 30 years in business and welcoming thousands of visitors per year, we figure we must be doing something right!
For more than 30 years the Animal Land Children’s Farm has been providing visitors, families and school groups an authentic and practical farm experience. No computers, tablets or phones needed here – it’s real-life, hands-on farming and you get to be part of the experience.

When Animal Land first opened in 1985, the site was only available to kindergartens and school groups for a limited time.

Today we are open all year round and we welcome thousands of visitors each year. These include schools, kindergartens, playgroups, social groups, birthday parties, Christmas break ups and open days to the general public.

Animal land has been specifically set up to give children a real, hands-on farming experience. Unlike other animal attractions, visitors don’t simply observe our animals. Our visitors get to hold, pat, feed, ride and truly experience farm life first-hand.

From the moment you arrive the country life experience begins. 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.

We’re proudly family owned and operated and take pride in sharing our knowledge and expertise with a new generation of children and their families.

Fun for the whole family
At Animal Land we proudly offer real farm experiences:
  • Milk a cow in the dairy
  • Enjoy a hand led pony ride
  • Take a tractor ride
  • Feed the animals
  • Nurse the baby animals
  • Collect the eggs from the chooks
  • Feed the ducks on the dam
  • Go ponding
  • Plant a tree and seedlings
  • Try your luck at farm sports such as poopa scooping (yes, poopa scooping – the boys love this!)
  • Birthday party packages available from only $18.50 per child
Daily farm tours – perfect for adults and children
Our daily tours are the only way to experience our farm and get a true sense of how it works.

Gates open at 10.00am and tours start at 11:00 am every Monday to Friday.

Saturday and Sunday tours at 10:30, 12:00, and extra tour @13:30.

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment as tours fill fast.

A tour with Animal Land will teach your student
  • What farming is, the challenges, the rewards and how a real farm works
  • Sustainability and farming
  • Water Conservation
  • Recycling
  • Where our food comes from
  • From paddock to plate: how food is prepared for distribution
  • How a farm is managed
A true education experience
We regularly host school and kinder groups that give students an authentic, hands-on learning experience.

The discussions are tailored to meet the children’s ages and class room requirements. Friendly and knowledgeable tour leaders are available to answer questions and will guarantee that everyone gets to experience an interactive activity.

A unique holiday destination
If you’d like to stay a little longer, or are looking for a truly unique holiday experience, book a getaway at our homestead. Our Farm Stay units have options from one or two bedrooms with king, queen, bunk beds and/or fold out double beds. Some units with En-suites. All linen is supplied.

Wake up to fresh country air, collect eggs from the chicken coop and help milk the cows. It’s country living at its best.

 To book a tour, a party or accommodation, please Email usor call us