Birthday parties & private bookings


If you are thinking of having a party at beautiful Edendale, we have a number of options. 

You can hire a shelter space and enjoy exploring the farm at your own pace, or meet friends without a booking to enjoy our gardens, animals and outdoor areas. Unfortunately we can not offer indoor rooms for parties or private functions.

Covid 19 Restrictions

We are taking party bookings dependent on any Government or Council Covid density or group size limitation restrictions that may be in force at the time of the planned party booking.

Types of parties

Parties can be booked on weekends and public holidays ( except Christmas day) and are subject to availability.

Shelter Hire Only

  • Exclusive use of your booked outdoor shelter for 2 1/2 hours.

Edendale is a great place for children to explore and enjoy the environment. Take the opportunity to show them the self-guided activities, gardens and animals or plan your own enviro friendly activities.

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Farm Tour Bag

  • Exclusive use of outdoor shelter for 2 1/2 hours.
  • A big blue bag of some of our animals favorite foods and instructions on a self guided farm tour you can take at your leisure. 
  • Animals you may meet on the tour could be chooks, goats, alpacas and sheep depending on the season. 
  • Maximum of 20 children on the tour.

Other options

  • Bring your own party food or al fresco Cafe Eden is open 9am to 3pm for coffee and light meals (catering also available).
  • Unbooked parties and gatherings are possible keeping in mind a few considerations. A gathering of up to 10-15 people is able to use our outdoor shelter spaces if the area is not already booked, but you may need to share the space with other Edendale visitors.
  • Groups are also welcome to have a small party on one of our lawn areas while still allowing other Edendale visitors use of the area.
  • Please consult in advance with staff if you plan to bring along a shade shelter or umbrella.

Party set up

  • Parties run for 2 1/2 hours.  Morning, 10am to 12.30pm or afternoon, 1.30pm to 4pm time slots only.
  • You will have access to the shelter 1/2 an hour before and after your booking slot to set up and clean up after your party
  • A trolley is available for use to get your party supplies to and from the car park ( please return to car park immediately after set up - thank you ).
  • No balloons allowed, other decorations such as reusable bunting / paper decorations are welcome

Catering for your party

  •  Bring your own party food and catering needs, remembering to consider the environment and waste management in your party planning. Or you can contact Cafe Eden for catering options. (Food trucks are not permitted for private parties) 
  • Take any party waste home with you to sort into appropriate recycling systems. 

Our shelters and prices

Price is dependent on which shelter and party option you choose.

Ironbark Shelter


Maximum recommended group size Shelter Hire only  with Farm Tour Bag


60 people or

DQ4 - 22 people

DQ2 - 44 people

$200 $260 * additional guests are welcome to spill out around the shelter space




Ironbark Shelter

  • Shared toilet facilities under the roofline.
  • A stack of 60 foldable chairs which we ask that you pack up before leaving.
  • Near our north entrance gate and closest to the Eltham North Adventure Playground.
  • Power point available.

Peppercorn & Sheoak Shelters


Maximum recommended group size Shelter Hire Only


with a Farm Tour Bag



30 people 

DQ4 - 10 people

DQ2 - 20 people

$103 $163 * additional guests are welcome to spill out around the shelter space


Peppercorn Shelter

Peppercorn Shelter

  • Our most popular outdoor shelter with spill out lawn space under the shade of one of our Peppercorn Trees.
  • Power point available.
Sheoak Shelter

Sheoak Shelter

  • Situated adjacent to the Homestead lawns and the café.
  • Power point available.

Acacia & Dam Shelters


Maximum recommended group size Shelter Hire Only with a Farm Tour Bag  


15 people 

DQ4 - 4 people

DQ2 - 8 people

$81 $141 * additional guests are welcome to spill out around the shelter space



Facilities for Hire Acacia Shelter 

Acacia Shelter

Near the nursery, a more secluded space.


Dam Shelter

Best suited to adult groups due to proximity of water.



Lawn Space

Our well maintained gardens and lawn areas make great spaces for celebrations with three different lawn spaces available for hire.

The front homestead, east homestead and reception lawns are all available for individual hire and are suitable for small to medium events such as garden or birthday parties or picnics.

Each lawn can accommodate up to 100 people and up to three marquees can be erected using weights. (Approval required)

Maximum recommended group size Space Hire Only with a Farm Tour Bag  

 80 to 150 people depending on the lawn area chosen or

DQ4 - 42 people

DQ2 - 84 people

$103 $163   Any current Covid density group size restrictions apply



homestead view from front south lawn

Homestead Front South Lawn

A flat lawn space great for games in the sun.

Spaces for hire Reception Lawn

Reception Lawn

Adjacent to the main carpark enjoys nice morning shade from the gum trees.


  • All shelters are undercover but have no wind protection.
  • Two tables and some seating is provided in all shelters.
  • Guest estimates are general and may not provide full shelter for that number in wet weather.
  • DQ4 = 1 person per 4 square metres DQ2 = 1 person per 2 square metres.
  •  All prices include public liability insurance.

 Other details 

How to book and pay

Complete the online Party Booking Request below, we will check availability of your chosen date and be in touch to confirm details.

We require payment within 2 weeks of the booking being completed and confirmed. EFTPOS facilities and over the phone payments are available.

Please read our conditions of hire and our refund policy carefully.

On the day

You can arrive half an hour before the party to set up in the chosen outdoor shelter. The staff member on duty will make contact with you to assist if required.


Public Liability protection is included for you and your guests when hiring a space at Edendale. You will need to complete a Community Public Liability Form and return it with your payment.

  • We suggest you drop in to have a look at the facility to ensure it suits your requirements prior to booking.

Conditions of Hire 

As Edendale is an environmental education facility we have guidelines in place that focus on:

  • protecting the environment
  • the safety of our animals
  • ensuring that all visitors can enjoy all that the farm has to offer.

Our conditions could impact on the type of party you are planning, please be sure to read and understand them fully.

Read our Conditions of Hire


Edendale is a public family oriented venue. The following restrictions apply

  • No dogs
  • No excessive alcohol
  • No loud music
  • No portable BBQ's or naked flames
  • Food Trucks cannot be brought on site for private parties
  • No ball games, bike or skateboard riding. Bike parking is available at designated places
  • No decorations which create waste and can blow into the paddocks and environment (party popper, balloons, confetti or streamers) . If balloons are brought onto the site you will be asked to remove them from the party area immediately to be disposed of offsite.

Supervision of guests

All children need to be fully supervised. Please ensure you have enough adults for supervision.


As Edendale is an environmental education facility you should plan your party food and party with the following considerations

  • Use reusable food storage containers where possible
  • Use recyclable materials
  • Have minimal waste
  • We don’t have the facilities to store or heat food
  • You will need to bring all your own plates, utensils, knives, candles.
  • No BBQ facilities are available at Edendale. (Some BBQ facilities at Eltham North Adventure Playground)

You must ensure that children DO NOT feed party food to the animals as it can make them very sick.

Party Waste / Rubbish

  • Please take your party waste home to sort into the appropriate recycle bins.
  • See our Waste Free information on our Visitor Information page for ideas.

If waste is left at the farm and staff are required to sort through it an additional charge of $40 will be requested.

Refund/cancellation policy

  • Cancellations may occur due to inclement weather. On very hot or wet and windy days a full refund will be made if you advise us of the cancellation by the Thursday before your booking
  • On Extreme and Code Red fire danger days Edendale closes to the public so parties will be cancelled. We will advise you as early as possible and provide a full refund.
  • If a medical or other emergency occurs on site, your farmer will be required to attend the emergency. In this case your farm tour/activity will end and you will be refunded accordingly.
  • If there is any other reason for a cancellation a $20 administration fee will be incurred.

Do you have a question before you make the booking?

Question or Query

If you need more information please ask here. We will endeavour to respond by the next working day. Alternatively you can call us on 9433 3711, if we are unable to answer the phone, leave a message and we will call you back. 

I have read and agree to the Conditions of Hire above * (required)


If you are ready to book complete our Party Booking Form.

We will check for availability, discuss any changes then book your party and reply via email with a Party Booking Package and payment requirements. 

Not ready to book but have a general enquiry?  Please email or call 9433 3711. 

Party Booking Form


Type of party * (required)

Party time (set times only available) * (required)

Preferred space

I will plan my event with minimal waste and reusable items wherever possible * (required)
I will take home any party waste to sort into my own recycling and waste bins * (required)
I understand that I am not able to bring balloons on site * (required)
I have fully read and agree to the Conditions of Hire above * (required)

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