Old Farm Strawberry Hill Mount Clarence
Where is it at?
Old Farm Strawberry Hill
176 Middleton Road
Tel: 08 9841 3735
Where are we going today?
Did you know that the Old Farm Strawberry Hill is SO historic, that even in 1890 it was referred to as the "old farm" in recognition of it being the oldest farm in the state?
That's pretty impressive!
The Old Farm Strawberry Hill is a great way for kids to learn all about life in the 1800s. The farm was initially set up as a government farm back in 1827, when it was part of the first European settlement at the nearby King George Sound.
When it was purchased privately by the Spencer family, it became home to people just like your family! Kids can explore the cottage and farm, and see what life would have been like all of those years ago. Pretty different to your lives now, we imagine!
The Old Farm still features artifacts and antiques that were used by these original owners, so just imagine the daily life buzzing around you as you make your way through this historic attraction.
The original farm was part of 1,536 acres, and today there is just 6 left, but those 6 can give you a fascinating historic family day out together in Mount Clarence.
The farm is great for kids too, because they hold fun events across the year. Keep and eye out for the archaeological dig, where in the school holidays kids can spend 2 hours in a workshop learning about what the archaeologists found when they were excavating the site. They can even pick up a trowel and get their hands dirty themselves! Kids aged 7 to 13 years can make discoveries of their own!
So put those history books down and go and learn all about history first hand at the first farm EVER in Western Australia!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsSuggested donation $5
- ChildrenSuggested donation $2
When can we go?
10am - 4pm daily
All year round
They have great educational programs for years 2,4 and 5 where they can learn a range of topics. Give them a call for more details!.
Any Top Tips?
You need to book ahead for workshops like the dig, so check the diary and see what's on so you can make sure you don't miss it!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about any accessibility questions that you may have.
What people are saying?
by Dee Walkley
Love the Old place. to keep it going a tea room should be a must and added a few cabins which would be great for summer stays. and an ongoing market garden with sale of goods. would be great. Get going you folks.Also a stall for goods.
by Andrew Williamson
The oldest farm in western Australia magnificent and heritage listed
by Bay Qinyao
Good for a stroll :)
by Julian Lush
by Sonia Abbott