The Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park is a family owned and operated farm situated in Yelverton. It is a 24 minute drive from Busselton and is listed on Trip Advisor as one of the top tourist attractions in Busselton. It was established in 2007 by Kerry Clarke. His goal was to create a tourist attraction that specialised in family-based activities and would give locals and travellers a first-class farm experience. Years later, Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park has earned a reputation for being an ideal setting for family outings and it has become one of the most popular tourism spots in the entire region. It is managed by Kerry's family.
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park has a gift shop, a café, an orchard and an olive grove located on over 130 acres of farmland. It is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm every day (minus Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Admission prices are $12 for Adults (16 and older ), Children are $10 and Under Twos are FREE.
Group bookings are available. Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park is the perfect setting for birthday parties, school excursions, tour groups, family outings and visits from daycare and playgroups. For school excursions admission for students is $8 and 2 adults will get in for free for every 20 students. Additional adults will be $8. The teacher will be granted a free visit prior to the excursion to plan the trip.
If you're interested in having a birthday party at the farm they have two packages to choose from. Option 1 is self-cater. You can host a children's party at the farm and take part in activities like feeding and interacting with animals, bottle feeding lambs, tour the orchard (this is a seasonal activity) and enjoy the shaded sandpit and cubby house and large grassy areas.
There are also BBQs available to use, a large undercover area, wheelchair access to the farm animals, toilets (including disabled), a café menu to order from and space in the fridge. Food can be reheated for you. Birthday cakes cost extra.
The second Option is the Hobby Farm Package. This package includes catering (hot dogs, potato chips, fairy bread, chocolate slice and juice will be provided), a present for the birthday child, and a game of pass the parcel and then it's off to meet the farm animals. A birthday cake can be supplied at an extra cost.
It is important when booking a party to ring in advance and book the time and the date and state how many adults and children will be attending. For information about pricing please contact the farm on 97557201.
Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park is a working farm. When you visit their Farm Shop you can browse some of their homemade jams, sauces, preserves, marmalades, marinated olives and extra virgin olive oil. They also have a huge range of gifts and homeware to choose from like teddies, figurines, soaps, books, puzzles, greeting cards and children's toys.
The Wonky Windmill Café serves coffee, tea and light snacks. When we visited we got scones with cream and some of their homemade jam. The scone was big and fluffy and the cream was freshly whipped and the jam was bursting with flavour. It made for a very pleasant morning snack.
After we finished our morning tea, we got some buckets of feed and stepped outside to begin exploring the farm. Our first stop was just outside the rabbit hutch. We were greeted by a staff member who led us over to a paddock that had some sheep in it. Our little girl was given a bottle and was shown how to bottle feed one of the sheep. Her grin was infectious as she held the bottle up to the hungry little fella.
After we finished with the bottle feeding we were led into the rabbit hutch with a bunch of other children. The staff member got the kids to take a seat. She then encouraged the rabbits and guinea pigs to climb onto their laps to have a cuddle and eat carrot sticks out of their hands.
Once we'd finished with the rabbits, we left the rabbit hutch and went to see the rest of the farm. We met cows, goats, sheep, lambs, chickens, geese, pigs, horses, emus and kangaroos. All of them were housed in paddocks and very eager to meet us. One sheep was so desperate for carrot sticks, he snatched an entire bag full right out of my daughter's hands. She was startled but had a good laugh about it.
Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park was great fun for the whole family. The café and farm shop were worth a visit and the staff were pleasant and happy to answer questions about the animals and instruct the children how to interact with them. I would definitely visit again.