Animal Land Children’s Farm – an authentic farm experience for children and families.

Introducing Animal Land’s Summer opening times.

It’s great to be back and welcoming so many visitors.

We’ve had the chance to take some time out,

to catch up with Family and Friends before Borders close AGAIN.

To Beat the heat of summer,
From 8th of Jan opening times will be 09:45 – 15:30
Last General Admissions 12:30
We need to open in a slightly different way.
Groups will be in maximums of 100,
They will be self guided walks around the farm.
On entry guests will be given Buckets of food for different animals,
Hand Sanitiser, and a map (treasure hunt)

You must be pre-booked due to Covid-19 tracing.

Walkups will incur a surcharge and may miss out on some activities.
Click Here to Book your family fun pass 

Must carry a mask, (Wear a mask when you can’t social distance)
Please maintain social distancing when walking around Animal Land.
Cafe will be open. BBQ running Saturdays and Sundays
Bring your own picnic rug and chill on the lawn after your walk.
Unfortunately at the moment we cant have milking demonstrations due to size of shed,
Pony rides ARE BACK and you can feed the horses,cows, sheep, and all animals.
Baby animals will be in the nursery.
We are open to everyone, we don’t have any exclusions we welcome everyone Animal Land.
Thank you for your support and understanding during the past 12 months.


Thank you again for your patience.

Please look after each other.

If you are feeling unwell get tested,

Don’t be selfish, Stay home.

Let’s show everyone that we are strong and we can get thru this.

Let’s make Victoria the Safe State


We offer self paced walking tours,  – all just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.

Animal Land Children’s Farm is Melbourne’s premiere farm experience. For more than 30 years this unique attraction has offered visitors to the only truly authentic, first-hand experience of a working farm.

Because Animal Land has been specifically set up to give children a tangible, practical farming experience. Unlike other animal attractions and zoos where visitors simply observe the animals from a distance, our visitors get to hold, pat, feed and immerse themselves in farm life first-hand.

Our Farm is open to the General Public 4 days a week,

Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays.

Farm Stay Guests can visit 7 Days a week.

School Tour including farm experiences available 3 days a week

Admission to Animal Land is only available by pre-booking.

DUE to COVID 19 Bookings are essential,


Accommodation bookings are now open, But very restricted.

Due to Covid-19 our Regular Guided General Public Tours will not operate.

We are operating self guided walks, this includes hand sanitiser, buckets of feed and farm mud map.

Booking times in maximum group sizes of 100 (infants under 12 months not included in total number in your group size)


Bookings only available online and essential for Covid-19 tracing.

BOOKINGS are non-refundable,

(*unless we close due to Covid restrictions)

Date and time changes will incur $10 Admin fee

Cafe and picnic areas available.

Price includes- Feeding and petting Ponies, Viewing Animal Nursery, Collecting Eggs, Feeding the ducks on the pond,  Feeding sheep goats and cows, and lots more.

Covid restrictions have ment we have needed to adapt and forgo some activities at the moment. to compensate we are offering a very reduced entry price

Because we can not offer all hands on elements normally provided, tours are greatly discounted to a total of $40 per group of up to 4 guests over 12 months of age

@ $15 per extra adult

@ $15 per extra child over 12 months – 14 Years months of age.

Beat the Rush,
Autumn opening times.
09:45- 15:30 (Last entry 12:30)

We are open 4 days a week,
and operating self guided walks.

Booking Entry times, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Mondays Every 15 mins from
09:45 – 12:30.

Bookings now OPEN

Tractor ride

School Tours

For teachers seeking a unique excursion for their students, we have a range of tailored farm tours for children from Kinder to Year 9, (many of which align with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority guidelines).

Animal Land truly is ‘the outside classroom’, a place where your students can get their hands dirty and their minds enriched.

Find out more

Children’s Parties

If you’re tired of booking the same old indoor play centre for birthdays, book a party with us and your children will experience a vibrant, healthy, outdoor experience that will have them talking about it for days after.

Our tractor rides, adventure playground, pony rides, and farm sport events beat a hot, crowded indoor play centre any day.

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Farm Stay Accommodation

Looking for a weekend getaway for the family or perhaps a rustic, romantic getaway?

Our bed and breakfast cottages offer exquisite luxury accommodation. The settlers unit accommodates up to 6 people and comes complete with a continental breakfast, a cosy log fire and a fully self-contained cottage.

The Iron Bark room sleeps 4 and comes complete with a continental breakfast.

Find out more Book now

To book a tour, a party or accommodation, you can simply Email us or call us on (03) 9740 0750


 On Days of Total Fire Ban and Extreme Weather, Animal Land will be closed !

During these days, due to extreme weather and heat conditions animal land will be closed for the safety of all animals, guests and staff during this period.

Please check for Central Fire District.