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Collingwood Children's Farm School Excursions: for 2 to 3 Classes

Price $792 – $1188 AUD + BF Book Now

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Welcome to our School Excursion bookings at Collingwood Children's Farm!

Collingwood Children’s Farm is a not-for-profit inner-city farm that provides green space for students and community members to grow their understanding of and connection to animals and nature. Situated on the banks of the Birrarung, the Farm promotes life-long learning towards an environmentally sustainable future and respect for the Traditional Owners of the land we farm on, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People.

Designed by our on-ground educators, our Education Program is informative, engaging and interactive. Students are invited to take part in and learn about the food system and its impact on the world they live in through Farm tours and hands-on workshops aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.

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Booking Option A (up to three classes)

Due to space constraints, this option is available to lower primary school students only

A maximum of 90 attendees, including adults

Runs across 3x one-hour sessions | excursion duration: 4 hours

Follow the booking link for availability.

$1188 plus booking fee

  • Attendees are expected to arrive between 9:30–10 am for a strict 10:15 am start and 2 pm finish. This gives you time to check in at Reception, familiarise yourself with the facilities and have a bathroom or snack break before your excursion begins.
  • Late arrival may result in the shortening of activities or students missing out on rotations.
  • There will be time between rotations for groups to have lunch. Please bring your own food with you.
  • Each class rotates through three one-hour sessions covering a Farm tour, garden workshop and self-guided experience.
  • Your tour and garden workshop will be facilitated by a Collingwood Children’s Farm staff member.
  • Your tour, garden workshop and self-guided experience will relate to your chosen education theme. For Meet and Greet and Paddock to Plate excursions, your workshop will include potting up a seedling to take back to school with you.
  • Your self-guided experience will be supported by resources provided by staff to encourage wider exploration of the Farm.

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Booking Option B (up to two classes)

A maximum of 60 attendees, including adults

Runs across 2x one-hour sessions | excursion duration: 2.5 hours

Follow the booking link for availability. 

$792 plus booking fee

  • This option is suitable for attendees with a substantial travel time to the Farm. There is flexibility under Option B for attendees to specify their excursion start time (in advance) between 10–11 am. Attendees are expected to arrive thirty minutes before their chosen excursion time for a strict start and finish. This gives you time to check in at Reception, familiarise yourself with the facilities and have a bathroom or snack break before your excursion begins.
  • Late arrival may result in the shortening of activities or students missing out on rotations.
  • There will be time between rotations for groups to have a short snack break. Please bring your own food with you.
  • Each class rotates through two one-hour sessions covering a Farm tour and hands-on workshop.
  • Your tour and workshop will be facilitated by a Collingwood Children’s Farm staff member.
  • Your tour and workshop will relate to your chosen education theme. For Meet and Greet and Paddock to Plate excursions, your workshop will include potting up a seedling to take back to school with you, and for Farm a Better Future excursions, your workshop will be a hands-on soil-health activity.

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Meet and Greet

Suitable for students in Kinder and Foundation, or for those who are visiting a farm for the first time.

Animals students are likely to meet and greet include poultry, guinea pigs, sheep, or goats.

Focus on your senses as you observe and interact with our animals. You’ll learn about how we take care of the animals and farmland and build your vocabulary to talk about plants and animals.

For more information, please see our School Excursions page on our website.

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Paddock to Plate

Suitable for students in lower to middle primary school grades.

Animals students are likely to meet and greet include poultry, sheep and goats.

Learn about the lifecycles and correct terminology for animals you meet at the Farm. You’ll learn about the relationship between humans and animals, and how some animals provide food or fibres for us to use.

For more information, please see our School Excursions page on our website.

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Farm a Better Future

Suitable for students in middle to upper primary school grades.

Due to space and staff limitations, this theme is only available to book under Option B (a maximum of 60 attendees).

Sites students are likely to visit at the Farm include the Birrarung riverbank site, Indigenous Food Garden, Market Garden, Sheep Paddock, Orchard and Resting Paddock.

Visit and investigate the different gardens, landscapes, cultural sites and ecosystems at the Farm including the Birrarung riverbank. You’ll use your new knowledge to consider the ways living things rely on natural environments to survive, the impact humans have on the land, and how to protect the environment now and into the future.

For more information, please see our School Excursions page on our website.

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Custom Focus

Don’t see an educational focus that suits your group of learners? Get in touch! We can modify the focus areas, tailor content for different age groups or work with you on a topic of your choice. 

Educational opportunities at the Farm are endless! We have facilitated a wide range of custom excursions, from Grade 3s learning about European Honeybees at our Apiary, to VCE students learning about food systems and urban agriculture, to adult English language learners who came to learn language in context.

Please fill in the Expression of Interest form on our website here for all Custom Focus requests. Your Custom Focus request must be agreed to by our Education Team before booking. 

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Please see the School Excursions page on our website or click on the links below to view the following supporting documents:

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Thank you for your support! Your bookings help us to fund and care for the animals, land and programs that make Collingwood Children's Farm a place for community through social inclusion.


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