Cafe to open at popular family farm

Published 10:00am 27 March 2023

Cafe to open at popular family farm
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

A new café is set to open at a popular Moreton Bay farm over the coming weeks which will allow visitors to enjoy a cup of coffee or a bite to eat while soaking up the fresh country air.

Lindsay Rooke from Trevena Glen Farm in Mount Samson says the idea to open a café had been in the back of his mind for a long time.

“We have an old building on the farm that is about 30 years old, so we thought this would be a great spot for our new café,” Lindsay says.

“By opening this up on the farm, it now means our visitors don’t have to leave to grab something to eat.

“We will be selling coffee, sandwiches, pizzas and other things like that for adults and children to munch on.

“The café will be two storeys, with a mountain view room at the top so visitors can take in our incredible view.”

Lindsay also has plans to introduce a new Wine and Ride event for couples to enjoy.

“We have a lot of couples who book in to visit the farm because they want to do a horse ride, so we thought why not put together a nice little package where they can enjoy a glass of wine and go for a ride,” Lindsay explains.

“I think that is going to be really popular with visitors.”

Cafe to open at popular family farm

A fun day out for families

With 12 different types of animals to meet, pat, cuddle and feed, families can easily spend an entire day on the farm.

“We have rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, horses, pigs, chickens, guinea fowl and turkeys,” Lindsay explains.

“Families can come and spend time with the animals and see them in their natural environment and ask as many questions as they like so they can learn more about them.

“We try and keep it as authentic as possible to create a fun country experience for everyone.”

Families can also take a tour of the farm with an experienced guide, enjoy a tractor trailer ride and climb the multi-level treehouse.

“It’s always fun to see the kids go ‘oh wow’ when they see the treehouse for the first time,” Lindsay says.

The farm can also cater for school excursion groups and special events like kids’ birthday parties.

“Our birthday parties can be for groups of all sizes,” Lindsay says.

“You can also add various things on to your party. For example, our alpacas can come and join the party with the kids!

“You can also have a tractor trailer ride, and there will be a jumping castle too.”

See more photos from the farm in the gallery below. Pictures by Dominika Lis. 

Learn how to ride a horse

If you have long dreamt of learning how to ride and care for a horse, you can sign up for horsemanship lessons or horse riding lessons at Trevena Glen Farm.

“We start with horsemanship lessons which is where you get to learn all the basics such as grooming your horse, saddling your horse, catching and leading the horse and safe feeding practices for different types of food.

“You will also learn basic riding skills whilst on a trail, so learning to steer, stop and start at a walk.

“The horse riding lessons are for those who want to physically develop their core strength and want to make horse riding a sport.

“If you want to go into equestrian dressage or show jumping for example, this is where we can help you to specialise in what is important to you.”

Cafe to open at popular family farm

NDIS certified

Trevena Glen Farm is also an approved NDIS provider. Their aim is to assist NDIS participants to help meet their goals in a fun and caring environment.

“Each two hour NDIS session is catered to the learning needs of the participant,” Lindsay explains.

“Each session involves the facilitator, the participant and their support worker.

“We can also cater for families that might have two participants who want to partake, as well as do longer or shorter sessions, depending on the participant.

“We have been doing this for three years and we started it because my wife is a support worker and her mum was a special disability teacher, so it’s at the core of what we do.”

In addition, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is also available with Trevena Glen Farm’s very own EAL practitioner.

NDIS clients can benefit greatly from EAL services as do children and adolescents.

The farm is also disabled and wheelchair friendly.

Cafe to open at popular family farm

Plan your next visit

Trevena Glen Farm is located at 1100 Winn Road, Mount Samson.

Bookings are essential for all visits, with Saturday’s being a popular day for families and couples to visit.

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