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Published September 19th 2018
This city farm will impress the whole family
Situated close to the heart of Sydney, the Calmsley Hill City Farm is a farm-based attraction for all ages to enjoy. It offers a variety of exciting shows and exhibits, up close and personal farmyard animal experiences, native animal experiences and more.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at this city farm!
Calmsley Farm makes the perfect family-friendly outing-with open spaces, picnic areas and an array of adorable & cuddly farm animals...
In 1806, the land was home territory to the people of the Dharruk tribe and land grant of 80 hectares to John Jamieson (born 1772), a Scottish immigrant, who was later the Superintendent of Government Stock, named the property Coulmesly Hill. The spelling later changed to Calmsley Hill.
By 1947, Calmsley Hill was sold to the Big Brother Movement and the farm served as a reception and accommodation area for groups of up to 40 young men at the time who were trained in farm work. They built a dairy shed, established a piggery, poultry farm, orchard and market garden under irrigation and built a steel water tower which still exists on the City Farm.
Skipping through the years, the farm developed and changed and even held the 2000 Sydney Olympic Mountain Bike Competition and today the farm is an attraction for everyone to enjoy. It is home to many adorable and cuddly farm animals as well as native animals.
The Native Fauna Walk offers examples of native Australian animals and the Australian landscape...
Activities and shows that can be enjoyed at the farm include animal patting, Cow Milking Show with opportunities to milk a cow yourself, Stock Whip Show, Tractor Rides (additional $3pp), Working Dog Show, Sheep Shearing Show, Koala talk/ exhibition, opportunities to feed the farm animals and much more.