School holiday activities


Spring 2019

September 23 to  October 4

The theme for these school holidays is ‘New Growth’. It is spring at last and everything is growing. There are baby animals and new growth in our vegetable gardens. Take the time to celebrate this time of year and with your children explore the wonderful world of growing plants and animals. We are also celebrating the amazingly world of insects and acknowledging how important they are to our world.

Collect the Visitor Map on your way in, and as you wander around the site enjoy the activities at the various locations marked on the map. 

Free daily activities (9.30am to 4.30pm)

Edendale Quest 15 – Dancer the Dragonfly

This Quest follows the life of a dragonfly that we have called Dancer. Dancer is an Australian Emperor dragonfly. Follow this quest and learn about Dancer’s life.

Eye Spy – Insects around the Spiral Garden

An activity for the younger child. Take a clipboard and a sheet and see if they can find 10 pictures of insects around the spiral garden lawn area.

Edendale Dectective Trail

Follow the instructions, solve the clues and the Code Words and see if you can earn a Collector Card.

Useful Insects

Come into reception and discover with your child some interesting facts about bees and pollination, and other useful insects.


WEEKDAYS only (not public holidays)

  • 9.30am – Goat milking demonstration
  • 11am and 2pm – Meet the animals –either sheep and lamb feeding or guinea pig patting or meeting the Spiny Leaf Insects
  • Drawing activity – What type of flower would I be?
  • Make an origami seed packet and receive a sunflower seed to plant at home
  • Play in the sandpit
  • Colouring fun – pollination story
  • Make a playdough insect
  • Play with the giant insects in the sandbox
  • Draw flowers with chalk


Activities that require a booking

Bookings open in Trybooking Saturday September 7

Farm Tours

Join a farmer for a walk around the farm learning all about the Edendale animals.

Most weekdays at 11.30am – 12.15pm.

Sensory Friendly Farm Tour

Proudly sponsored by Eltham Paediatrics this is a farm tour tailored to suit children on the Autism Spectrum. Join the farmers for a tour around the farm, in a small, sensory friendly sized group.

Thursday September 26  2.30pm to 3.30pm

Creepy Critter Art

In this workshop, with one of our environmental art educators, your child will learn all about the importance of insects. They will then make there own fun creepy critter from found and recycled materials to take home.

Wednesday 2 October  11am ( &12.30pm if first session books out )

Edendale Young Farmers

Join in and help our Farmer Raewyn with the morning farm chores around Edendale. This activity is for the keen young farm animal lovers.

Thursday 26 September  9 -12am   ( &Thursday 3 October if first session books out)

Wildlife Xposure - Young animals

Come and meet some interesting young creatures in this interactive wildlife presentation.

Wednesday 25 September  11am   (& 12.30pm if first session books out)


If you sign up for our Edendale eNews you will get regular emails to keep you informed. 

Cafe Eden have moved into their new premises at the rear of the homestead. They will be open to buy a coffee, cake or delicious meal to enjoy on the new al fresco deck area or bring a picnic along to eat in one of the farms outdoor under-shelter spaces.