It's one of those places I've often driven past and wondered about. I was in for a delightful surprise. Instead of continuing along Wattletree Road Etham yesterday, I turned right at Gastons Road towards Edendale Community Farm. I was greeted by a fence which could be described as anything but 'normal'.
Meandering my way up the path I was greeted by all sorts of friendly farm animals. Kids stood at fences beckoning them to come closer. A helpful volunteer gave us detailed descriptions of each animal's name, breed and their daily routine.
A helpful volunteer told us about all the animals as we wandered up the path.
Continuing on our way, we came to the Information Centre which was filled with frogs, mini-beasts and yabbies. Inside we were given a run down on Edendale. The farm doesn't just have wonderful animals to meet and play with, there is also an indigenous plant nursery, heritage homestead, sheltered areas for gatherings, worm farms and abundant vegetable gardens.
Visit the Information Centre to meet some mini-beasts and find out about activities around Edendale.
Edendale is a short walk from the Eltham Adventure Playground. It's open from 9.30am - 4.30pm daily, except Christmas Day and extreme and code red fire danger days. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated and boxes can be found around the site.
Thank you for this article. My friend and I took all our preschool and school aged kids to Edendale Farm today and they had a ball! The highlight for them was definitely getting to hold and feed the Guinea pigs. They loved all the animals and really enjoyed the treasure hunt. We had a picnic lunch at the Adventure playground ...again they had a ball. Would highly recommend both places for little kids (and dare I say grown ups too?) We'll b back again one day soon.