What you can see and do for family fun!
Strawberries to pick
Pick your own strawberries start in mid October and go through to late May, depending on the weather.
You can bring your own fairly shallow container (not a bucket or they'll squash!) or we can provide one that you can recycle.
Cost is $16 per kilogram and you pay for what you pick by weight. We don't allow eating the fruit in the patch, just a taste of one when you begin. There is no entry fee.
We have a 9 hole mini golf course which has some challenging holes, so quite competitive for some families!
$5 per person.
Mini golf is a great activity to include in a child's party. Have each child pick a small punnet of strawberries, mini golf, an ice cream, a self-guided walk or bike ride along the bush tracks for $10 per child. Allow a maximum of 2 hours, that's long enough for everyone!
We have a range of jams, sauces and pickles made by Peter in the farm kitchen from our own and locally grown produce. The range includes traditional preserves with sugar and sugar free sweetened with xylitol. Go to the Homemade Jams and Sauces page for details about the range. These are also available to buy at the Online Shopping page.
We also stock The Big Strawberry liqueurs, local pure honey, local dried fruits, our own biodynamic garlic, pumpkins, figs, eggs, frozen strawberries, blackberries, boysenberries for jam making and smoothies
Our Everyday Menu includes Strawberry Sundaes and Waffles, strawberry ice cream and milkshakes, Harvester's Lunches (bread, meat, cheeses, fruit, pickles), hamburgers, toasties, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, iced latte, scones with jam and cream.
We cater for pre-booked groups with lunch or dinner of a buffet of cold, hot roast or barbequed meats and salads and strawberry sundae dessert. We have your drinks covered with beers, ciders and wines available at bar prices.
Go to the Farm Cafe page for details on menu and prices.
Marg started knitting Belstackasaurus in 2017 and now has made over 200 - all individual, all named. The children at school where she teaches help her choose the names. Adult Belstackasaurus are $40, babies are $25. Pocket pets include unicorns, dogs, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, tigers - anything really! Granddaughter Angel knits owls and turtles. Contact us to order. Marg also teaches knitting with classes for people 10 years old and over. Book in at the Online Shopping page.
School holiday activities
Follow us on Facebook to find out what activities are offered this school holidays. In the past we have had Bush Art, a visit by the Dino Rangers, Scone Making classes, Dinosaur, Permaculture and Fairy Treasure Hunts and Snake Safety and other wildlife sessions.
Strawberry Education and Biological Science Programs
From kinder to Year 12, our program teaches paddock to plate, sustainability, health and nutrition.
$10 per child includes a lesson, a 250g punnet of self-picked strawberries and a strawberry ice cream. Contact Peter on 0429 385 284 for bookings. Allow one hour, plus extra if you wish to include your own activities like a bush walk, mini golf or ball games in the picnic area.
Biological Science lessons based on the Permaculture Garden are also available for classes of primary school aged children. Term One 2020 theme is leaves. Children investigate the characteristics and functions of leaves by examining the range of leafy plants in the garden. They record their findings then enjoy a basil dip and a fruit and mint slushy made from tasty leaves they have collected. Cost is $10 per student. A visit to the farm is the best, but an incursion can be arranged where we bring the farm to your classroom. Call to book your class.
The most interesting time of the year with the sheep is in March when it is lambing time. With 40 ewes having mostly twins and some triplets, the kindergarten of lambs is cute and funny!
Manauri the alpaca guards the flock of sheep from dogs and foxes.
Our chooks include very friendly Isa Browns, the magnificent rooster, Rose the Rhode Island Red and Isabella, Lucy and Lucky the bantams. We have some pretty new additions in the orchard chook house, six black, white and speckled hens.
Depending on the farm routine, you may be able to see the animals.
Native birds are everywhere! Try bird watching and tick off the sheet. Early morning and at dusk kangaroos come into the farm from the adjoining Redgum National Park. If you are very quiet you might spot a shy family of platypus in the Goulburn River.
The Permaculture Garden
Browse through Marg's Garden of Delightful Disorder! A food forest of edible plants and flowering plants to attract beneficial insects. Seasonal produce is available from the Farm Shop or you could ask to pick your own lettuce and herbs.
Biological Science classes for primary school kids available and school holiday family programs.
Bushwalks or Bike Rides
Belstack Strawberry Farm is the ideal setting off point for walks, horse riding or bike riding through the adjoining Redgum National Park. Fishing in the Goulburn River is a favourite pastime also. Rest and recover in the Farm Cafe with toilet facilities available.