Barcoos Farmstays is Certified COVID Safe – We do require all guests over the age of 16 to be Double Vaccinated (unless exemptions apply). Please do not proceed to book unless you meet this requirement. – Bookings are essential for ALL activities.
Pull-on your farm boots – (or joggers), the animals are waiting!
There are eggs to collect, lambs to feed and Georgie the Pig is always happy for a treat. For horse lovers, there are led pony rides and sulky cart rides around our ‘real’ working farm located 10 minutes from Bathurst.
Morning Farm Activities (9 am and 11 am daily)
We all have a load of fun when you come along for a FARM EXPERIENCE VISIT, from cute little cuddly lambs that are bottle-fed, but, sometimes they grow up just like our children but they still get fed, so you might find yourself bottle feeding one or having one nibble pellets out of your hand, or maybe giving them some hay and watching Charlie Brown, our amazing Kelpie muster them. Then our regal, but oh so gentle Alpacas like to be fed their breakfast, it tickles as they gently nibble the food out of cupped hands. Then there’s Mooree, our cuddly cow, yes, cow therapy time! nothing quite like cuddling a cow to balance our energy and set us up for a special day, and Eeyore, our scraggy donkey with perfect manners saying please for his favorite breakfast, and Georgie Pig who has to sit for her slops! – and then there’s our chickens and ducks that are very spoilt and get spoon-fed their breakfast, we are trying to teach them to sit like Georgie Pig but we are not quite clever enough! – and to finish your perfect fun morning we have pony rides, from a tiny little gentlest pony ever, to the enormous, and just as gentle, Clydesdale, there’s a special experience for young and old. At least 1 adult is required to be here with the kiddies, and if adults wish to have a ride on the Clydesdale please book as a participant. There is no charge for 2 supervising adults, extra observing adults are $10.00 each.
Morning activities will include all or most of the following.
- Feeding the chickens – yes they get spoon-fed!
- Hand feeding the Alpacas. Such very gentle animals.
- Bottle feeding lambs if we have little babies or, feeding them hay and pellets if they have been weaned.
- Led rides on our ponies & horses.
- Trick lessons with Georgie the Performing Pig, and Eeyore our Donkey.
Duration – A minimum of 1 hour, usually 1.5 hours and sometimes longer!
Cost: For day visitors the cost is $70.00 for the 1st participating guest – $20.00 for each extra participating guest. – There is no charge for 2 supervising adults. Extra supervising adults are $10.00 each. For groups larger than 6 please contact me for availability and rates. This experience may be shared with other guests. These activities are inclusive for in-house guests staying in accommodation.
Farm Tours & Hay Rides
Take a PRIVATE farm tour on our trailer, feed the sheep and the cattle, Enjoy the view from the back paddock, learn a little about landmarks and history, maybe spot some wild kangaroos. A maximum of 12 people and the cost is $150.00 per group. (You do not share this experience with other guests). The tour will take approximately 1 hour.
Times and bookings by arrangement only. – 0429337439 – email@example.com
Bookings are essential. Please email or call Elaine to make your booking – 0429337439.
Closed-in shoes are essential for all visitors. (no thongs/crocs or sandals/cutaway shoes).
Credit card details are taken at the time of booking. Your card is not debited unless you do not show up and have not let me know within 24hrs of your booked visit.
Please take a moment to read up on our Farm Rules