After Christmas and New Year celebrations, the next BIG occasions on most calendars are birthdays. Personally, I always feel birthdays are more important than Christmas, as a birthday is the one day of the year that you can call your own - not like Christmas where we literally share the day with everybody else on the planet. And, of course, Christmas is actually the birthday celebration for another Very Important Person.
Once you spot the stunning murals at the entrance to Tanawha Animal Farm, you will know you have arrived!
With birthdays on my mind, I was invited to visit Tanawha Animal Farm to enjoy a complete farm experience with petting zoo, ducks, goats, piglets, guinea pigs, chickens, donkeys, alpacas and so much more. Tanawha Animal Farm is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with many Sunshine Coast families for functions and birthday parties, and it's increased popularity can definitely be attributed to the numbers of parents looking for authentic outdoor experiences for their children to participate in.
Enjoy a close one-on-one with some seriously cute farm animals!
"It's an opportunity for kids to get their hands dirty whilst connecting with nature and animals. I think there is something soothing to all humans when we slow down, break away from technology and enjoy the simple things in life. We see this with seven children of our own" farm owner, Kev Jones said.
Super heroes were present at Tanawha Animal Farm to entertain foster families from the Sunny Coast
On the day we visited, Tanawha Animal Farm were hosting foster families from across the Sunshine Coast. The Jones family have a lot of admiration for the dedication of foster parents and their desire to help foster children thrive, making a difference in young individuals' lives. As Kev from Tanawha Animal Farm says, who better to entertain foster families than some real-life Super Heroes. Don't forget Superman aka Clarke Kent was actually a foster child himself.
Super Nova was the theme for this big event and with nine costumed Super Heroes, a jumping castle, some Alpaca shearing, balloon modelling and a sausage sizzle, Tanawha Animal Farm were assured of putting smiles on many faces. Providing the usage of Tanawha Animal Farm for a Super Hero themed celebration, was Tanawha Animal Farm's way of saying 'thank you' to those foster families who are doing such a superb heroic job in our local community.
Book your birthday party for a Saturday or a Sunday! Image: Tanawha Farm FB
The great news is that Tanawha Animal Farm are open for party bookings, by appointment, through their Facebook page or by calling 0408 716 984. To celebrate a birthday in the great outdoors at Tanawha Animal Farm, a two hour birthday party includes the big red barn with the baby animal petting pen - chicks, chickens, baby goats and even ducks. The children can interact with the larger animals outside the red barn, which includes Tanawha Animal Farm's very own miniature horse, miniature goats, Doug the mini pig, Clover the donkey and the alpacas.
A party setup at Tanawha Animal Farm - Image: Tanawha Farm FB
Tanawha Animal Farm charge $350 for a two hour party, comfortably accommodating up to twelve children; $10 per additional child will be charged, if more than twelve children. Babies under the age of one are free. The party fee includes childrens' tables and chairs, with plenty of room for the kids to play and climb hay bales. Tanawha Animal FarmDO NOT offer catering for individual parties but do provide a double glass door fridge and a food warmer. Mums and Dads will need to supply their own tablecloths, decorations etc. The huge plus to this is that the birthday child can have their own personal choice of themed party. Parents can choose to organise their own optional extras for the party too - face painters are proving to be a huge hit for birthday parties at the Tanawha Animal Farm.
Parties can be organised for Saturdays and/or Sundays in the mornings or afternoons.
With future plans to incorporate a farm stay, parents and children will soon be able to overnight at Tanawha Animal Farm and awake to the wonderful sounds of a real-life farm. A party at Tanawha Animal Farm is a healthy, authentic outdoor farm experience and the children will absolutely love cuddling the awesomely cute farm animals.
Even the water tanks are beautifully animal-themed!