If you live in the Melbourne area and have children anywhere between the ages of 1 and 12 The Collingwood Children's Farm is the place to be! Even those without children enjoy the delicious Farm Cafe for a late brekky or lunch. Admission is $8/adult or $16 for a family and for that you can enjoy petting, feeding and watching goats, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, ducks, and guinea pigs! If you're lucky you might even see the goats being given their bottles or the cows being milked.
There are also community gardens beside the farm and the historical Abbotsford Convent is next door. There is a bi-monthly fruit and vegetable market there on the weekend- see the website for details.