If you are looking for a farm stay south of Perth, towards Margaret River, then look no further than Kerriley Park Farm Stay for a holiday that puts you completely at one with nature.
I'm a huge fan of farmstays and really enjoy taking my young family away from suburbia to stay on a farm and enjoy the countryside. I grew up in the countryside surrounded by fields and animals and I love it when my kids can experience a little taste of what country life is like.
Try your hand at feeding Bobby Bubbles, the little calf
Accommodation is provided in the form of farm cottages with a range of 3 or 5 bedrooms. In total, there are 4 self contained cottages each nestled into the beautiful bushland which creates perfect privacy. We stayed in the Banksia cottage which gave each of my sons their own room and we also had a room to ourselves. There was one bathroom, with shower to share in addition to a kitchen/lounge/dining area. The whole cottage was very clean albeit some of the furniture may have definitely seen better days, and a re-touch of paint here and there probably wouldn't go astray; but this is minor feedback. On the whole, you are not likely spend much time in your accommodation as the action is on the farm, or exploring this beautiful region of Western Australia. What out for little visitors to your farmhouse, such as Lady and Beetle (dogs) or even the peacock. All very friendly, and my 3 year old wanted to take little Lady home.
Little lady at the back door to say hello
Feed the chooks by hand
The Farm The animals are the stars of the show here and definitely the reason to come to this beautiful farmstay. Your host on the farm is Farmer Pete, who adores his animals and encourages you to make friends with them all too. Feeding time happens every morning and I am sure, will be the highlight of your stay. Feed the chickens, give a bottle to Bobby Bubbles the playful calf, feed the sheep and the goats (watch out for greedy Lucy, in addition to three gorgeous little ponies.
Feed the ponies
After these farm chores, you then get to also help feed the emus and the water buffalo. If you’re used to standoffish or aggressive emus then you are in for a real surprise here, as these emus adore being cuddled, and if you are game to try it, then you’ll be treated with an emu nuzzling into your neck in return.
Friendliest emus in the world
For the little ones there are also guinea pigs to feed in addition the daily egg collection so that you’ve got the freshest eggs for your farmhouse breakfast. Kids and adults alike will love visiting the animals. We’ve already got requests from our eldest son to go back, and I am sure that we will.
Cuddle a sheep
In addition to the farm animals, kids will also enjoy the adventure playground that is onsite in addition to a small pool, perfect for cooling off in.