Landsdale Farm School

Landsdale Farm School is one of my favourite places to take the kids for a great day out.
Situated in the Northern suburb of Landsdale, Landsdale Farm School is open 7 days a week 8am – 3pm. It is an Education Support School of the West Australian Department of Education and the aim of the farm is ‘to provide a welcoming educational rural environment for people to view plants and animals and gain an appreciation of living things’.

So what do I love about this place?

The cost
Entry to Landsdale Farm is just $7 for everyone over the age of two. The entry fee is payable at the gate on entry. They now take both cash and EFTPOS.

The Farm Animals.
Landsdale Farm has a great array of animals including parrots, ducks, chickens, geese, goats, rabbits, sheep, ponies, cows, alpacas, turkeys, donkeys and pigs. Most of the animals are free to roam around the farm enclosure. Keep an eye on the chickens as they do tend to get a bit peck happy.

Landsdale Farm School

Whilst you are not permitted to feed the animals freely there is always a farmer around tending to them so opportunities to get hands-on experience are forthcoming.

Landsdale Farm School

At various points during the day the farm operates tractor rides that are included in the entry fee.

Landsdale Farm School

The Sunsafe Playground
Landsdale Farm has a great playground which is enclosed in a large sunshade dome and has a sand base. In front of the playground is a nice grassy area with a couple of trees providing shade. It’s a great place to throw down a blanket and enjoy a picnic whilst keeping a watchful eye on the kids on the playground. There are also three BBQ’s available to use so if you fancy it you can bring along your snags!
Landsdale Farm School

Within the animal enclosure, there is also some stationary ride on farm vehicles that the kids can play on plus a wooden cow that they pretend to milk.

Landsdale Farm School
Landsdale Farm School

The Haystack Cafe
Rather than bring a picnic I usually prefer to treat myself to a light lunch at The Haystack Cafe. It has a good mix of reasonably priced dishes with usually some Asian influences on the menu. A box of wedges usually goes down a treat!

Landsdale Farm School

The Gnome Trail
A recent addition to Landsdale Farm is The Gnome Trail. A great activity for the older kids, a gnome trail sheet is available from the cafe and the mission is to find all the gnomes dotted around the farm listed on the sheet. There is also a Gnome School Cubby house situated in front of the cafe on a large grassy area. It’s another great place to enjoy a picnic whilst the kids amuse themselves with the Gnome School. My kids loved it!
Landsdale Farm School

The Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden and Orchard

Landsdale Farm has a vegetable garden, herb garden and orchard which are maintained by the school children that visit the farm. You are invited to take a stroll through the gardens and ‘enjoy the peace, tranquillity and general ambience’. In the centre of the herb garden is a “Garden Pavilion” where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and make use of the BBQ’s. Whilst you can’t pick anything that is growing in the gardens or orchard there is a sensory garden which invites you to feel and smell the plants by rubbing the leaves to release their aromatic oils.

Open 7 days a week 8am – 3pm. Closed certain public holidays. Please check the website for details.Postal Address: 80 Landsdale Road, Darch 6065 Telephone: (08) 9343 1222

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About Jennie McNichol

Jennie McNichol is the co-founder of Buggybuddys. She moved to Perth in 2010 after 11 years of living in London, working in television for the BBC. She is the mother of two daughters aged 9 and 6 and loves the family friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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