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18 Farm Stays For the Whole Family

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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published March 8th 2018
Make your next break a family farm holiday
Farm stays can be a wonderful experience for both adults and children alike. There is nothing like actually watching how a farm is worked and seeing the animals in their natural surroundings.

This is a list of 18 farm stays around the state, including a few that are pet-friendly.

1. SETTLERS REST FARMSTAY - SWAN VALLEY
Here, you can feed the chickens, fish from the private jetty or prepare the animal feed. There are pet lambs and rabbits and accommodation is a three-bedroom self-catering Farm Cottage.



You can find out more at the Settlers Farm stay website.

2. BULLARA STATION STAY - CORAL COAST
There are more than 1600 cattle and heaps of local wildlife on this property close to Ningaloo Reef. It is open from Easter to October, which includes the spectacular wildflower season. Accommodation is in a Lodge which has six rooms, or in two three-bed cottages.

You can find out more at the Bullara Station website.

3. MARGARET RIVER HIDEAWAY FARMSTAY
They have some unusual cows as well as lambs and baby alpacas for the children to pat, and you can feed the geese and chickens, and watch peacocks and emus.

Accommodation is in eight self-contained cottages, and you can find out more at the Margaret River Farm Stay website.

4. BURNSIDE ORGANIC FARM - MARGARET RIVER
Here you can learn about organic farming and pick apples, grapes and taste organic wine.

Accommodation is in luxury two-bedroom limestone bungalows, set in the bush overlooking the paddocks and vines. You can find out more on the Burnside Organic farm website..

5. POPLARS FARMSTAY - SWAN VALLEY
Here you have a fully fenced pool, portacots and highchair and pets include sheep and goats.

Accommodation is a self-contained 3 bed, 2 bath home and has beds for 6. You can find out more at the Poplars Farm website.



6. SUNFLOWERS ANIMAL AND FARMSTAYS - MARGARET RIVER
This is a 315-acre cattle farm just out of Margaret River and is a very "hands-on" one for children. With over 350 animals you can feed and interact with, you can bottle feed some of the animals in the animal nursery. You can find out more at the Sunflowers website.



7. FERGUSON FARMSTAY - BUNBURY
Here you can have "Farm activities" which last about 1 hours and this includes feeding animals (goats, ponies, pigs, chickens, ducks, a kangaroo and rabbits), a pony ride for children and a tractor ride to the back of the property to feed the bigger cows.

Accommodation is in chalets of various different sizes, and you can read more about this at the Ferguson Farmstays website.

8. DIAMOND FOREST FARMSTAY - PEMBERTON
Here there are over 100 animals for you to interact with, a petting pen, and a canoe for their 3-acre dam, where you can also fish from.

Accommodation is in cottages and some of these are even pet-friendly! You can see more at the Diamond Forest Farm Stay site.

9. PUMP HILLS FARM COTTAGES - PEMBERTON
The fully self-contained cottages sleep from 4 to 9 people and are built with rammed earth and mudbrick. Each day they have their famous hayride and help feed the horse, cows, donkeys, sheep, goats, ducks and chickens.



10. AVOCA FARM CHALET & COTTAGE - ALBANY
This is a 300-acre working cattle farm between Albany and Denmark. Here you'll find Clyde the horse, three alpacas, guinea pigs, hens and often pet calves. Visit the enclosures to feed and handle the guinea pigs or collect freshly laid hens' eggs.



Accommodation is in one of two cottages, and you can read more about this at the Avoca Chalet website.

11. NUTKIN LODGE - DENMARK
This is a pristine farm with cuddly farm animals, wild kangaroos, gourmet Marron and stunning scenery, and is close to the Valley of Tthe Giants, and much more.

Accommodation is in two cottages, as well as camping/caravan area, and you can find out more at the Nutkin Lodge website

12. ORCHARD GLORY FARM RESORT - CHITTERING VALLEY
This one is very close to Perth and you can pet animals as well as pick fruit.

Accommodation is in 2 or 3 room chalets, and you can see more at the Orchard Glory website.

13. GELFRO FARM - WILLIAMS
This farmstay is a few hours drive from Perth and children can experience farm animals hands on. You could also bring your own horse for lessons or just a ride in the bush.

Accommodation is in the main farm house and you will have your own bedroom and bathroom, with two extra single beds for children.

You can see more at the Gelfro Farm website.

14. SPRINGHILLS FARM STAY - QUINDANNING
This is a working cattle, sheep and grain farm located 2 hours SE of Perth. The landscape is characterised by rolling hills, historic Jarrah trees, and here you can help feed all the animals, muster sheep, collect eggs and more!

There is a choice of accommodation, and you can see more at the SpringHills website.

15. BORONIA FARM - DONNYBROOK
This is a dog-friendly farm with lots of animals as well as fruit picking in season. You can also canoe or boat on their dam.

Accommodation is in a three-room cottage, fully fenced so you can bring your pet along.



16. BLUEHILLS FARMSTAY - HARVEY
Here children can feed animals, including rabbits chickens, have pony rides, underground trampoline, and more.

Accommodation is in rammed earth chalets which sleep 6 people, and you can find out more at the Bluehills Farmstay website.

17. EDEN VALLEY FARM STAY - NARROGIN
Here you can get close to alpacas, sheep and lambs in season, and if time permits, a walk through the wool-shed can include a demonstration of spinning.

Accommodation is in the cottage which was the original stone farmhouse, built in the late 1800's, and now restored for 6 people.

You can see more at the Eden Valley Farm Stay website.

18. LAVENDALE FARM STAY - YORK
Here you can help with animal feeding each night. You will meet all of the animals and hand feed some. At various times there are baby lambs, goats and calves, but not necessarily all year round.

Accommodation is in a variety of cottages, and you can find out more at the Lavendale Farm website.


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