Animals,  Attractions,  Family adventures,  Nature play,  Water play

Hosanna Farmstay, Stokers Siding

Hosanna Farmstay is well loved by many families, with the 100-acre family and dog friendly campsite located in the hinterland of the Tweed Valley regularly booked out. But did you know that they also offer a great options for locals (especially those not too keen on camping!)? Day visitors are welcomed at Hosanna Farmstay and you get to join in on all the fun without camping requirement!

With everything you need for a great day in the country, a Day Visit pass gives you access to the facilities and free activities happening around Hosanna Farmstay that day. Join in feeding the animals, grab a coffee and go for a swim in the dam or conquer the waterslide. Play on the playground, get messy in the mud kitchen, or take a walk on one of the many walking trails. The Northern Rivers Rail Trail also passes right through Hosanna Farmstay, so it’s a very popular place for cyclists. You’re also able to book in to any paid activities, such as the very popular Farm Tour!

We jumped on a Farm Tour during our visit, and it was definitely the highlight of our day. These book out well in advance, so if you’re planning on going – check the bookings for this first and be sure to secure your spot! The 40 minute tour starts by getting up close and personal with the alpaca and llamas. You will get the opportunity to feed and cuddle and take selfies with the goofiest characters.  Next, head down to the pig pen where you’ll get to participate in the pig feeding routine with the chance to throw in some treats. You’ll meet the beloved Pigsey and her gal pals Ginger and Tiny and hang out as the farmers give them some love and attention. Following on this, you will help the farmers collect chicken eggs and bring them to the incubation area in the hatchery. Here you will learn all about how an egg becomes a chicken and the chance to see freshly hatched chicks. You’ll then have a cuddle with our newest additions.

Pack a picnic lunch, or grab some food onsite, and come and enjoy the spaces – there are plenty of picnic tables around the farm and shady spots under trees that you can enjoy. You can BYO Gazebo or shade structure, camp chairs or picnic blankets to set up for a day of fun in the sun. You can also join in their night sessions with an Evening Pass, where live music plays, campfires are burning and you can enjoy some great BBQ food.

Need to know

Location: 4 Tunnel Road, Stokers Siding NSW 2484 (about 35min over the Qld/NSW border)

Opening hours: Hosanna Farmstay is open for day visitors between 9am – 5pm

Cost: Day Visit passes are $7pp when you book online (2yrs and under are free). Walk-in Day Visit passes are $10pp and can be purchased at Reception when you arrive. Evening passes are $5pp or $10 for a family. Farm tour passes are $20 per person and children MUST be accompanied by at least one adult. Everyone participating in the walking farm tour must have a ticket including supervising adults and toddlers. Babies under 12 months ‘babies in arms’ do not require a ticket.

Further contact: https://www.hosannafarmstay.com.au/