Best family-friendly farms near Sydney for a fun day out with kids

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Pony Rides ($5)
Pony Rides ($5)

Want to give your kids a day on the farm, but looking for the best options near Sydney? If your children get excited at seeing the little ducklings, rabbits or goats whenever a Kindifarm comes to the local fete or market, a trip to a ‘real’ farm is a whole lot better! We’ve compiled a list of the closest options to the North Shore, so your kiddies can experience the real thing…


Golden Ridge Animal Farm

Golden Ridge Animal Farm

Feeding the goats at Golden Ridge Animal Farm

Golden Ridge Animal Farm has a large variety of friendly farm animals, most of which have been hand raised on the farm – everything from small pet mice up to the big bulls! Arrive in the morning for the 2-hour organised Farm Tours – where you can feed the animals ($5 for a large tub of feed), milk cows, bottle-feed goats and cuddle baby animals, plus you’re free to explore the farm after the organised activities. They sometimes have a bouncy castle and pony rides ($5 extra). The Feed Shed serves coffee, drinks, snacks and meals, but you are also welcome to pack a picnic.

Calmsley Hill City Farm

Calmsley Hill City Farm

Meet Daisy the Dairy Cow at Calmsley Hill City Farm

Calmsley Hill City Farm is an interactive farm, close to the heart of Sydney just off the M7 at Elizabeth Drive. Get up close to a range of native and farmyard animals! You can feed the nursery animals and join in on their shows and demonstrations. You can even enjoy a tractor ride (extra $3) or grab a bag of animal feed ($2).

Bring your own picnic lunch, or use the free electric BBQs to cook your own lunch. Take-away food can be purchased at the Farmhouse Kiosk.

  • Address: 31 Darling Street Abbotsbury
  • Entry Fees: $27.50 adults, $15.50 children (3-16 years), $82.50 family (2 adults, 3 kids)
  • Open: Mon – Fri: 9am-3pm | Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm & Public Holidays.
  • www.calmsleyhill.com.au

Amazement Farm & Fun Park

Amazement Farm & Fun Park

Amazement Farm & Fun Park

From magical mazes to friendly farm animals and many more amazing attractions and activities on offer. The Amazement Farm and Fun Park is a world of fun for the whole family.

Explore their multiple magical mazes, friendly farm animals, scheduled petting shows, pony rides (extra $8). You can also purchase animal feed ($3) and enjoy a reptile hold experience ($15). There is also the bird sanctuary area, kids playground area, rhinoplay unit, yard activities, sporting games, giant board games, Maze terrace cafe, picnic areas and much, much more.

  • Address: 170 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek (45 mins drive along M1 from Wahroonga)
  • Entry Fees: $36 adults, $24 children (3-15 years), $110 family (2 adults, 2 kids)
  • Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 9:30am – 4pm, plus every day during School Holidays.
  • www.amazement.com.au

Nancy’s Freedom Farm

farms near Sydney

Nancy’s Freedom Farm is a family-owned and operated Free-Range Farm. For over 15 years Nancy aims to provide a fun and educational experience for people of all ages! They have a large variety of friendly farm animals, most of which have been hand raised on the farm or rescued. They have goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and the farm’s dogs and cats.
If you’re looking for farms near Sydney, Nancy’s Freedom Farm is just a 20-minute drive from Hornsby, where cuddles are waiting! Open all weekend for animal petting and egg collecting. Bookings are essential.

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