Family Friendly Farm Stays Near Brisbane
If you are looking for an alternative to the Coast for your next holiday, then a family friendly farm stay could be right up your alley. Enjoy the fresh air, a clear sky full of stars and spending time with adorable farm animals.
Your kids might also learn a thing or two about how a working farm functions and where their food comes from.
My top picks for family friendly farm stays near Brisbane are included in this list.
Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay
Located around one hour south of Brisbane in Boyland is the warm and inviting Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay. Offering a charming country holiday experience your family can get involved in some of the farm activities. Including collecting eggs and feeding the farm animals.
You can hold the baby animals, pat the horses, feed the chickens, admire the peacocks and maybe even spot a kangaroo or two.
At 8am and 5pm your family can feed all the animals. Or you might like to watch the local wildlife, play a game of pool or tennis, or just relax under a tree and read a book in the sun.
They have four accommodation choices to choose from which are self-contained cottages and suites.
Cedar Glen Farmstay
Cedar Glen has been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane in the beautiful Lost World Valley.
They have all the traditional farm animals including horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.
The kids will love getting hands-on feeding the animals as well as trying cow milking and egg collecting. You might also like to take advantage of the river running through the farm and fit in some time for swimming, fishing and fossicking. Horse riding, boomerang throwing and whip cracking are also on offer at the family friendly farm stay.
They offer both fully catered and self-contained accommodation options, as well as individual meal options.
Set in the Lost World Valley Worendo Cottages offers farmhouses for families seeking a country farm stay experience.
All cottages are very clean, extremely well appointed and have all the comforts you would expect for a relaxing and enjoyable break.
There are great onsite activities including animal feeding, fishing, lawn games and hikes. There are also great areas to explore and many more experiences on offer around the Local area including Dairy Tours, Cafes, wineries, horse riding, picnic sites and bike trails.
You might also like to try the Wild Lime Cooking School for an amazing meal.
Tommerups Dairy Farmstay
This is a sixth generation working dairy farm offering guests a genuine farm holiday adventure and a beautiful setting to relax and reconnect. Located in Kerry Valley.
While still predominantly a dairy farm the property also now has free range pigs, sheeps and goats, cows and chickens.
Farm activities include milking the cows, collecting the hens’ eggs, feeding the pigs and goats. Or you might like to go fishing or have a picnic by the creek or river.
Crebra Farmhouse is located in the pretty Kerry Valley, just over an hour from Brisbane. With enough room for extended family get-togethers, the oldies relax and the kids have fun.
As a Crebra Farmhouse guest, you have access to approximately 200 hectares of the dairy farm “Glenaulin” and around two kilometres of Albert River frontage.
Follow the winding cattle tracks, take in the Jinbroken Range in the west, spy on the platypus, paddle and fish along the river for a kilometre or two or simply unwind with a wine in front of the fireplace.
Wittacork Dairy Cottages
Wittacork is a peaceful rainforest retreat that offers a genuine Australian farm stay experience. It is a modern working dairy farm on 500 acres, containing over 150 acres of pristine rainforest.
Their four self-contained cottages are set on a ridge overlooking Lake Baroon and the Kondalilla National Park and surrounded by rainforest.
Milking time is 4pm to 5.30pm each day. You’re welcome to watch the cows being milked and help feed the animals. The milking demonstration is at the start of each milking & then you have the chance to feed the calves and goats & collect the eggs.
Lee Farmstay gives city people the chance to experience life on the farm.
The farm is home to a wide variety of friendly animals. There are pigs, chooks, sheep, miniature horses, guinea pigs, birds, peacocks, dogs, cats, cows, turkeys and ducks! You’re able to join in feeding the animals at approximately 8am and 4pm. You’re also welcome to take part in other farm activities when they occur, including collecting chicken eggs in the afternoon!
There is lots to do here including going for a stroll or cycle around the farm, try to catch a fish in the dam (you’ll need to bring your own fishing supplies), play with and feed the animals or play board games.
There is a swimming pool to cool off on hot days and a sauna to sweat out the toxins and stress of city living. They also have a trampoline and swing set for children or the young at heart.
End your day with a mouthwatering BBQ and toasting marshmallows around the fire while you gaze up at the stars!
This farm also has the added bonus of being pet-friendly.
Bestbrook Mountain Resort
Bestbrook offers an authentic farm stay holiday just 90 minutes from Brisbane, where you can enjoy old-fashioned hospitality and magnificent mountain views.
There is lots to do for the kids. They can enjoy parent led rides in the horse yards and take in activities such as wagon rides, boomerang throwing, whip cracking and yabby fishing in Gap Creek. They can feed the farm animals, milk a cow and then make the butter to go with the damper and Billy tea.
Bestbrook is dog-friendly as long as they are controlled by their owners.
They offer a range of accommodation types, from 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained cabins to backpacker bunkhouse accommodation and some of the best bush camping around.