School Excursions

School excursions at Belgenny

Curriculum-based farm excursions are delivered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) School programs team, and A Smart Farmer: mobile dairy classroom in the wide, open spaces of the 1600-hectare farm.

Excursion programs align to NSW syllabus for Kindergarten to Year 12 including outcomes for Agriculture, Food Technology, Geography, History, Science, Technology and Technology Mandatory.

Students with Calf

Excursion programs and teaching resources

Kindergarten - Year 6

  • Students will learn the needs of dairy cows, farming practices to meet the needs of cows, how technology has improved milk harvesting on farm.
  • Food science e.g. milk composition, food safety, raw milk
  • Creamery tour to demonstrate the improvements that science and technology have made to the dairy production processing chain, from milking to milk processing.
  • Teaching resources on dairy production for Kindergarten - Year 6

Years 7-10

  • This program delivers syllabus content on Agriculture and Food technologies.
  • Students will explore how a dairy farm is a managed environment and investigate the innovative and sustainable ways it produces a food – milk.
  • Creamery tour to demonstrate the improvements that science and technology have made to dairy production.
  • Students learn about the science of dairy products. Students explore dairy product market specifications, market chains and milk processing and Food safety issues by completing a range of experiments.
  • Teaching resources on dairy production for Years 7-8 and Years 9-12

Visiting times

School programs generally run from 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Monday to Friday.

Group size

  • Maximum: 90 students although larger groups can be arranged or booked over multiple days
  • Preferred number of students: 60-90

Amenities: Bus access, toilets, signposted, wheelchair access, meets safety requirements.

Student safety

  • All staff at Belgenny Farm have current Working with Children Checks
  • Access the Risk assessment
  • Belgenny Farm has public liability insurance.

Book your visit

  • All schools must complete our enquiry form
  • Once we have received your enquiry form, we will contact you to discuss the details of your visit.


  • $18.00 per student
  • Deposit of $540.00 to be paid to secure your booking
  • FREE for supervising teachers, teachers aides, parents and bus drivers

More information

Phone: (02) 4654 6800