School Holiday Programs

Monday 28 June 9am to 3pm: Bush Survivor Day

Have loads of fun as you learn to survive in the bush including building your own bush shelter and lashing bush camp furniture. Enjoy orienteering with compass and map. Learn how to make different types of camp fires and cook some damper. Play challenging bush games. A wide range of bush survival themed activities.

Tuesday 29 June 9am to 3pm: Farmer For a Day

Enjoy becoming a farmer for the day. Help feed and water the animals. Care for the chickens, ducks, geese, donkeys, goats, horses and cows. Milk a cow. Set out new temporary fences. Learn about rotational grazing. Collect the eggs. Harvest some veggies. Learn some simple cooking skills. Enjoy cooking and eating fresh farm food. A true paddock to plate experience.

Thursday 1 July 9am to 3pm: Gardening Spectacular Day

Are you a young gardening enthusiast? Enjoy being a gardener for a day with planting, weeding, mulching, composting and more. Participate in a gardening treasure hunt. Take home your own potted plant to nurture and care for. If you love the garden then this is for you. Plenty of fresh air and sunshine. 


Enjoyable opportunities each day to visit all of the animals with the morning and afternoon feed and care rounds, making the most of being on the farm. Children Ages 5 and up.

Early Bird Discount is $50 per child per day. There will be a minimum number in order to run these amazing and engaging programs. Family Discount Rates Available.

Gracemere Farmstead is located at Yorklea, 15 mins from Casino and 25mins from Lismore.


In directing the educational programs on the farm I draw from almost 30 years of experience as a teacher in primary and highschools. I have completed a “Holisitc Management” (Regenerative Agriculture) course and a Certificate in Permaculture Design. I am passionate about farming and education, seeking to make an engaging and enjoyable link between the two, for students of all ages. I have completed my First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis Course.

All staff have completed their Working with Children Check.

To connect with the gang @ Gracemere Farmstead call Stephen on 0430912612 or email gracemerefarmstead@gmail.com

Bush Survivor Day Tickets

Farmer For A Day Tickets

Gardening Spectatcular Tickets