Top 10 family friendly things to do in Byron Bay

Kidspot

Byron Bay’s appeal is its feathers-in-your-hair sense of playfulness and acceptance that is missing almost everywhere else these days. Want to go to the supermarket in your crochet bikini? We love that! Feel like organising a nude cycle with your friends down the main street? Great idea! Want to open an organic/raw/vegan/gluten-free cafe? We’re already lining up! Need a healing tantric or Kundalini massage? Rebirthing breath sessions? Want to become a Reiki Master or learn how to build a sustainable house? You’ve come to the right place.

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How the cutest calf in the world made friends with a lamb

The Northern Star

A Scottish Highland calf saved from death has formed an unlikely friendship with a fellow farm animal – a lamb.

Braveheart was found smothered in ticks and starving after his mum abandoned him but nowadays enjoys the high life at The Farm Byron Bay with his sidekick Silence, the lamb. The unlikely pair are the best of mates and have been inseparable since they were introduced, said the farm’s general manager Johnson Hunter, who was one of the team who found the sick calf.

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Keira Wafer
Byron Bay’s The Farm: The bravest and cutest calf of all

Gold Coast Bulletin

BRAVEHEART the calf shares more than just a name with the 13th Century Scottish warrior who died trying to free his homeland from British rule. Like William Wallace, made famous by Mel Gibson in the movie of the same name, Braveheart the calf is a fighter with true Scottish blood. As well he is easily the cutest and fluffiest calf in Byron Bay.

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The FarmKeira Wafer
Tom and Emma Lane, The Farm Byron Bay

Your Legacy Project

This interview with Tom and Emma Lane from The Farm Byron Bay sits close to my heart because I am and always will be a country girl. I was born and raised in rural Australia growing up on a sheep and cattle station in Northern NSW. Growing up in outback Australia gave me an extraordinary appreciation for the land, it’s people and their communities. I am delighted to share the work that Emma and Tom are doing with their #legacyproject and I hope that you are inspired by their story, passion, and intention to serve a higher purpose through their daily work.

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The FarmKeira Wafer
Wishing at The Farm’s well

The Echo

The Farm’s newly opened wishing well enables Byron visitors to contribute directly to worthwhile local community projects. As The Farm received 500,000 visitors in the past year, the fundraising potential is strong, and 100 per cent of donations will go to the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF), a body that has channelled almost $1m in donations to the local community since 2004.

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The FarmKeira Wafer
New Farmers

The Echo

The Northern Rivers needs more innovative farmers, but as farmer and food activist Joel Orchard says, access to land is the most pressing need for those who will not one day inherit a farm.

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The FarmKeira Wafer
Grab the kids and enjoy a bit of farming fun

Pebbles and Pomegranate Seeds

With a few weeks of the school holidays left, you may be scratching around trying to find things to do with the kids. If you are anywhere within driving distance of Byron Bay (even if it takes a few hours), I have the answer… you need to visit The Farm.

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The FarmKeira Wafer
Dining out - The Farm and Three Blue Ducks

Citizens of the world

It seems odd that we as a society now fetishise the quaint charm of rural farming. Sometimes we get a little Hameau de la Reine vibe (Marie Antoinette’s little rural town she built to ‘play’ farm peasant back in 1783) the way restaurants are incorporating herb gardens and live animals into their dining experiences (to almost staggering levels of success). Embracing the grit and the smell of livestock, it seems customers are loving getting their hands a little bit dirty when it comes to fine food.

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The FarmKeira Wafer
Farm to Fork

Indulge Magazine

As you head south from Brisbane to Byron Bay, the last turn off the highway is a hard turn east, where depending on the time of year, you may be caught for hours trying to make the last few kilometres to the beach lovers’ mecca.Right there, just after the turn off, there now lies a thriving foodie community called The Farm, perfectly positioned for those looking for a long lazy lunch rather than rush the last leg to Byron.

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The FarmKeira Wafer