Arion Farm Education Park

Arion Farm Education Park is a unique interactive farm park where visitors can see, touch and hand feed animals in a natural environment. Enter their enclosures and paddocks, and learn about their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy.

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Arion Farm Education Park is a unique facility run by the National Trade Academy at McLeans Island, Christchurch where visitors can see, touch and hand feed animals in a natural environment. The park is an affordable fun and educational holiday option. Pony rides are available and a picnic / BBQ and play area with shelter and shade is available.

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The farm focuses solely on New Zealand farm animals and farming heritage. Visitors learn about breeds, handling and care of animals, the farming industry and its contribution to the economy. Arion Farm Education Park is an ideal venue for hosting children’s parties, family get-togethers or just for a fun day for all the family.


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Physical address

Arion Farm Education Park, 890 McLeans Island Road, Harewood, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, 8051, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open daily 10.00am - 3.00pm except Christmas Day
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
10km from Christchurch International Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
10km from Christchurch

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Feed bags $2.00 each, Pony Rides $4.00 each
Further pricing information:
Under 2 year olds free, Pony rides for little kids on small ponies, big kids and adults by arrangement

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