Trevena Glen Farm, Mt Samson Reviewed
Located in the foothills of the beautiful D’Aguilar Range, Trevena Glen Farm offers a wonderful rural farm experience, just 40 minutes’ drive northwest of Brisbane CBD. This family-run business gives kids and adults the chance to meet and interact with a range of beautiful animals, take part in authentic farm activities, and learn all about farm life and animal care. You can enjoy a personal hands-on tour, book a birthday party package, have a pony ride, and so much more!
Animals at Trevena Glen
There are currently twelve different types of animals at Trevena Glen Farm, including horses, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, goats, turkeys, alpacas, donkeys, a cow, and a dog. They are all very used to people and most are open to cuddles and pats. Check out all the animals at the farm here.
Experiences at Trevena Glen
There are a number of different experiences on offer at the farm.
The farm offers a range of group and personal tours for one to three hours, to best suit your wishes. The tours are a great way to meet all of the different species of farm animals, to spend longer with those you like the best, and to get hands-on with helping to lead, feed and pet the animals.
You can book regular horse riding lessons, or for beginners, you can add on a 15-minute horse ride to any tour.
Open Farm Event
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The Monthly Open Farm Event is held on the second Saturday of each month from 9am till 12pm. You can meet the farm animals, hold some of the smaller animals, play on the jumping castle and have a tractor wagon ride. BBQ, drinks and snacks will also be on offer at an extra charge, as well as other animal extras like pony rides and rabbit encounters.
Birthday parties can be tailored to suit your little one and can include a range of animal and farm experiences. You can find out about all of the different options available here.
Some limited accommodation is available for anyone wanting to book a farmstay experience. Please note that even during the farm stay, interaction with the animals is only possible as part of a booked tour.
Other experiences are also available so be sure to check them all out and make your booking here.
Our Experience at Trevena Glen
For our visit to Trevena Glen, we chose the 1-hour personal tour. We booked the last tour of the day, and this was a great experience as we got to feed lots of the animals and put them to bed. We led the miniature pony to his stable, held guinea pigs and stroked rabbits. We fed the huge pigs and goats, collected eggs from the chickens, led the alpacas inside, visited the donkeys, and even herded the flock of sheep from the paddock to the shelter!
It was really lovely getting up close and personal with all of the animals. Our tour guide was really friendly and informative, and we learned a lot about all of the animals in their care. We also got to tailor our visit so we could stay longer with the animals the kids loved the best, which was great.
Facilities at Trevena Glen
The farm is located on 16 acres and has many farm facilities, including:
- Floodlit arena
- Floodlit round yard
- Tack shed and wash bay
- Large animal shelter
Visitors can also enjoy:
- Onsite parking for cars and buses
- Toilets and handwashing facilities
- The 100+-year-old giant fig tree, perfect for climbing or enjoying the tyre swing
- Coffee, snacks and a sausage sizzle during the Open Farm Event (at an extra charge)
- EFTPOS is available
- BYO food and drink for a picnic is permitted
The Trevena Glen Farm is available for bookings six days a week and is closed on Sundays. Please note the farm is not open to the public for drop-in visits. Bookings are essential so the farm can ensure the animals are on hand rather than out in the paddocks and that they have sufficient staff onsite.
Accessibility and Safety
Trevena Glen is an approved NDIS provider, with sessions available both in the morning and afternoon. The farm is disabled, wheelchair and pushchair friendly. There is ramped toilet access and the main walking area is reasonably flat, making it suitable for most wheeled access. However, some areas may require additional assistance due to uneven terrain or slopes, but the farm staff are very willing to help with this.
This is a mainly outdoor experience, so it’s important to remember hats and suncream and drinking water. Bottled water is available for purchase.
It is also important to wear sensible shoes and clothing. As you would expect, visiting a farm and cuddling farm animals can be muddy and messy. So remember to wear old clothes. Closed-toe shoes are also a must, and wellies are recommended in wet weather.
Please also be sure to follow any instructions given by staff, especially regarding interaction with the animals — for their safety and your own.
Trevena Glen Farm is located at 1100 Winn Road, Mount Samson, Brisbane. You can visit trevenaglen.com.au for more information or call 07 3289 4257.
For another wonderful animal experience nearby, be sure to check out Lyell Deer Sanctuary at 6 Lyell Court, Mount Samson.