HOT: Chesterfield Farm, Scoresby

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Chesterfield Farm Scoresby is one of a few privately owned animal farms Melbourne has to offer. It gives city families an opportunity to experience country life!

Chesterfield Farm

Chesterfield Farm (sometimes misspelt as ‘Chesterville Farm’) is a working Melbourne farm that allows kids to get close to animals and to see how a farm operates. It’s set incongruously right next to the Eastlink Freeway but you’d never know it as it’s quiet, green and spacious.

chesterfield farm

During your animal farm Melbourne visit you can feed kangaroos, emus, ostriches, deer, goats, camels, horses, donkeys and even llamas (from the feed bags $1.50)….

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chesterfield farm

chesterfield farm

….coo over baby animals….

chesterfield farm

chesterfield farm

….and watch a cow milking (11:30am daily) and sheepdog display in the show barn (1pm).

chesterfield farm

On weekends there are more activities and they occur several times throughout the day instead of just once.

chesterfield farm

It really is one of the most hands-on, engaging farms to visit in Melbourne!

chesterfield farm

I highly recommend that you take a rumbly tractor ride around the paddocks. The wagon accommodates around 20 people and the ride happens only twice a day at 10:15am and 12:30pm, so get in line early on busy days.

chesterfield farm

The children’s farm tractor ride is accompanied by commentary and takes around 10 minutes. Baby 2.0 insists that he sees unicorns!

There’s a small cafe/kiosk that sells some hot pies and sausage rolls, coffees, snacks and fresh eggs and milk from the farm. The milk is pasteurised but not homogenised so you’ll find a thick layer of yellowish cream on top, just like Grandma used to drink! You can also buy cheese made from the farm’s cows and honey from the bees down near the creek.

chesterfield farm

Chesterfield Children’s Farm is a great day out for families who want a hands-on farm visit Melbourne experience.

More Childrens Farms Melbourne – Myuna Farm, Bundoora Park Farm and Collingwood Children’s Farm

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”thon-hot-tips-panel”]Tips for Chesterfield Farm Melbourne:

  • Scoresby Melbourne is located 20 kms from Melbourne CBD, near the Ferntree Gully Road entrance off Eastlink;
  • Free parking on site;
  • No public transport links;
  • Wear gumboots as it gets very muddy;
  • Farm activities happen every 1 hour from 10:30am and you will be given a timetable on entry;
  • Cafe on site quite small;
  • Picnic tables available, free BBQs need to be booked;
  • Buy farm fresh milk and eggs from the cafe;
  • special packages for birthday parties, mother’s groups, school visits, kinder excursions and Corporate functions;
  • You can buy a yearly pass to if you’re a frequent visitor;
  • To make a day of it across the road is the National Steam Centre (1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby) which is open on weekends 11am-4pm with miniature train rides on for $2.50.


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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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