Landsdale Farm | Unique Educational Farm Experience In The Northern Suburbs Of Perth!



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Situated on Evandale Road between Landsdale Road and Hepburn Road, and just a 30-minute drive from Perth City, Landsdale Farm is a great place to head to for some fresh air, fun, relaxation, and/or even to learn something new!

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Location: 71 Evandale Road (just off Hepburn Avenue), Darch WA 6065, Australia Opening Hours: Daily (except Public Holidays), 8.30am to 3.00pm
Admission Fees:
Entry Fee, $10 | Concession, $8 | Free for those below the age of 2 & Companion Card Holders

For group/school bookings, you may contact the Farm directly at (08) 6102 1985 or via e-mail to make a booking before your visit.

Whether you enjoy exploring the tranquil gardens, feeding the farm animals, or squeezing in an exciting cart ride, Landsdale Farm (also known as Landsdale Farm School) has you covered.

Here's what to look out for:

1. Farm Animal Interactions & Feeding

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Here, the friendly sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs wander freely on the grassed areas in shaded hitches, giving children the opportunity to feed and/or gently pet/cuddle them.

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Over at the Hen House or Chicken Coop, the laying boxes are set into the side of the shed with a carpet square covering for privacy. Children can lift these up and see if there is a chicken laying and/or see how many eggs the chickens have laid!

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Other animals are housed in separate paddocks with paths between them. The ducks have the Duckston Hotel, and the geese and ducks have a shared pond in their space. There's also a piggery shed is located at the far end of the farm. Other animals include horses, alpacas, llamas, cows and turkeys.

2. Peter Rabbit’s Garden 

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Peter Rabbit’s Garden is a fenced area, with a tractor and a buggy for kids to climb on. There is also a wooden model cow with rubbery udders for children to try their hands at milking. A tractor-train ride also operates in this area, and is free for every first ride (with your entry ticket). Any additional ride will require a gold coin donation.

There is also a fenced off section for damper making. This is used for schools and educational group visits.

3. Sensory Garden

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The beautiful sensory garden is grown and tended primarily by the students, who visit and attend the educational programmes. The garden bed comprises various types of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Each is marked with the different groups or organizations caring for it.

In a section along a path adjacent to the admin building, there are pots of herbs lined up. Children are encouraged to touch, smell or taste them, and read about their different benefits.

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New additions to the sensory garden are some musical instruments. These include a drum and a large xylophone, which reverberates for a long time after it’s been struck and sounds like magical fairy music in the garden setting.

4. Gnome Trail

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In among the garden beds, children can also follow the Gnome Trail (included in the entry fee). These colourful little guys are spread out throughout the sensory garden and all have different names.

There are two Gnome Trails to follow, and you can get a map and the Gnome trail sheets from the Cafe.

5. Historical Household Items at Bilton Cottage

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While the Bilton Cottage is mainly used for school educational visits, surrounding the outside are some historical household items, such as a water trough with a hand pump and a mangle. The little ones will surely be fascinated by the cranking and pumping of the handle.

6. Fairytale Themed Playground

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Here, the kids will love visiting the Three Little Pigs houses and/or acting out the story. Children can also pose for a photo as one of the Little Pigs. There's also another xylophone (similar to the one in the sensory garden, albeit a smaller one) here.

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The Gnome School is a cute little cubby house, which the kids will also love playing in. It also makes a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic lunch or snack.

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Also located in this area are large aviaries with native birds (such as, corellas, lorikeets and galahs), some of which can talk!

7. Huge Sheltered Playground

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This large playground is well shaded by a shade cloth dome - which is excellent for play all year round, whether rain or shine. The play area also comes with slides, tunnels, platforms and ladders, as well as a big sandpit - perfect for the active kids to expend all their excess energy. 

There are also plenty of seats here so the adults can sit back and take a little breather (with a coffee in hand, maybe?) while watching the kids, and not worrying about them running off.

8. Parties/Events

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Thinking of hosting a party, large family gathering or special event/occasion? Well, look no further.

Landsdale Farm also takes bookings for birthday parties in the pavilion attached to the sensory garden. This is a large undercover area with plastic tables and chairs provided, as well as gas barbecues.

There is no cost beyond the entry fee, and you are able to self-cater with your own food and decorations.

Definitely an ideal venue for a memorable birthday party on a budget, complete with goats, sheep and cart rides!

Accomodation

Landsdale Farm now offers accomodation too, and it's certainly a fantastic option to consider for a farm stay, without having to leave the city! 

Bookings for overnight camps also available.

Cafe

The newly opened Red Barn Café serves superb coffee with a contemporary menu of healthy lunch options and tasty treats.

Alternatively, you may also choose to have a picnic on the grassed areas nearby. Barbeques are also available for use.

Accessibility

The office, café, and car parking areas are paved and a path links all the paddocks and shelters in the animal enclosures. Some of the picnic tables can be accessed via paved paths, however, some of the garden beds may be inaccessible for some wheelchair users.

Toilets

The main toilet block is located at the back of the talking birds aviary. Baby changing facilities can also be found in both male and female toilets. A larger, disabled friendly toilet can be found opposite the covered children’s playground, marked GHQ, and is accessible by wheelchair ramp. The bunkhouse toilets are for camp guests only and there are no toilets in the animal enclosure area of the farm.

Parking instructions

On entering the main gate on Evandale Road, turn left and then follow the arrows round into the parking bays or further to the grassed area to the right of the main gate. If parking there is full, turn left at the gate, and park on the grass towards the orchard. Please do remember to stick to the 5 kph speed limit as well.

Coming soon

  • Story time
  • Daily animal talks
  • Kids Gardening Club

For more up-to-date information, do check out Landsdale Farm's Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the website.

With so much to see and do, we highly recommend putting Landsdale Farm on your list of must-visit places in Perth! It is an absolutely fabulous place to bring the kids for an affordable and enriching day out! Especially for children who haven’t seen farm animals, we guarantee it's going to be a special, meaningful, and educational experience for them.

Already feeling excited by reading about the place? Tell us what do you think in the comments below. If you have ever been to Landsdale Farm, or if you are planning a trip there soon, do share with us your experience as well!


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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