Visiting the farm is always good for the soul, but no more so than in spring. Just try being miserable watching those little lamby legs...
...or looking into a little woolly face.
Established in 1979, the aim of the CCF was always to bring a hands-on, rural experience to city-dwellers. It doesn't get much more interactive than helping to milk Tocky, the nine-year-old dairy short-horn cow, twice daily.
Tocky is gentle, and children are welcome to have a go in the milking shed.
While you’re in the shed, say hello to the silky-soft new kids and their watchful mum.
On the left is Feta and on the right is Fromage. Aren't they just adorable?
Tocky’s milk is used to bottle-feed calves, like little Lamington here…
…but not before the farm cat has his turn (every afternoon apparently. What a nice life).
At the day’s close, farmer Anita walks Tocky back down to her field via the Capital City Trail. Many joggers stop for a quick pat…
…but you’ll have to pay a small entrance fee to get a cuddle from little Feta here.
All proceeds go back to the upkeep of the farm, which means that there’ll always be a place to get your cute animal fix. You're welcome.
Visit the farm this weekend
Bringing the country to the city, the Collingwood Children’s Farm gives urban kids a chance to give farming life a go. You can milk the cows, feed the chooks, ride a pony or play with the baby lambs.