Family Friendly Farm Stays Brisbane

Escape the city and let your children explore the country!

Family friendly farm stays are hugely popular for many reasons. They generally offer a wide range of experiences, boast multiple accommodation options and provide value for money.

See below for some amazing farm stay destinations, located within an hour and a half drive from Brisbane.

Cedar Glen Farm Stay

3338 Kerry Road, Darlington Q 4285

Cedar Glen is a real working farm and has been a farm stay for over 30 years!

Guests can enjoy animal feeding, bushwalking and freshwater swimming. For an additional surcharge, guests can book a guided alpaca walk, Saturday picnic by the river or a guided hike to the Cedar Glen Caves (explore 5 different caves!)
There are 5 sites suitable for camping, caravans, vans or buses (no amenities, all campers must be fully self-contained). Alternatively, those seeking more creature comforts can stay in one of the fully-restored buildings:
  • Homestead (4 bedrooms)
  • Dairy Cottage (4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 people)
  • Stinson Cottage (workers’ cottage with 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5 people)
  • Wallaby Cottage (Queenslander with 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5 people)
All buildings feature a veranda with views across the Cedar Glen farm, the Lost Valley and the mountains beyond.

Worendo Cottages

97 Cedar Glen Road, Darlington, Q 4285

Worendo Cottages are an ideal destination for families seeking an authentic farm stay experience.

Guests can enjoy feeding and patting the resident farm animals, wildlife spotting, hiking, kayaking, fishing and swimming. 

There are 4 self-contained accommodation options suitable for families.

  • Worendo Homestead (restored Queenslander, sleeps up to 10 people)
  • Treehouse Cottage (sleeps up to 4 guests) 
  • Barcoo or Widgee Cottages (both sleeping up to 6 guests)

Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay

312 Boyland Road, Boyland, Q 4275

Clandulla Cottages & Farm Stay has recently changed ownership and has undergone some massive changes! 

With over 70 resident animals, guests can truly immerse themselves in daily farm life. Activities include farm tours, hand feeding and collecting eggs. There is plenty of open spaces for children to roam, plus a playground.

There are four cottage accommodation options.

  • Banksia Suite (sleeps up to 4 people, surcharge for up to 2 additional guests)
  • Bluegum Cottage (sleeps up to 4 people, surcharge for an additional guest)
  • Bottlebrush Cottage (sleeps up to 2 people, surcharge for two additional guests)
  • Wattle Cottage (sleeps up to 2 people, surcharge for an additional guest)

Milford Country Cottages

268 Evans Road, Boonah, Q 4310

Milford Country Cottages boasts 40 acres of farming land in the beautiful Scenic Rim.

Guests can explore the grounds, enjoy an evening campfire and feed the cows, chickens and horse. There are also numerous local attractions within easy driving distance.

Guests can stay in one of two self-contained cottages, Bottletree Cottage and Rose Cottage. Both cottages are self-contained, air-conditioned and suitable for a family of two adults and two children (Rose Cottage is also disability friendly!)

Darlington Grove Farm Stay

3026 Kerry Road, Darlington Q 4285
Darlington Grove Farm Stay offers 100 acres of rolling green pastures, direct river access and a selection of friendly farm animals.
Guests can enjoy farm tasks such as feeding the resident sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks, collecting freshly laid chicken eggs and feeding snacks to the horses. Other activities include exploring the grounds, swimming in the creek and enjoying nightly campfires.
There’s even a “find the flags” challenge to encourage guests to explore their surroundings.
Accommodation is a converted dairy shed with self-contained open air living, enclosed bedroom and detached toilet block. The bedroom sleeps 4 people with a queen size bed and two single trundle beds.
What a stunning location!

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

9790 Cunningham Highway
Maryvale, Q 4370

Bestbrook is a family-owned and operated property, offering free farm activities. These include feeding the resident animals, milking cows, making billy tea and damper, whip cracking and boomerang throwing. In addition, guests may enjoy freshwater creek swimming, hiking through the surrounding bushland or simply relaxing by the onsite swimming pool. Horse riding is available for an additional fee.

There are 4 camping sites (powered and unpowered options), farm stay cabins and a village bunkhouse (backpacker style rooms – basic accommodation with shared facilities..

If you're not quite ready for a fam stay yet, try a day trip to one of these great farm locations.