Our Farm and Your School Camp Experience
The future is exciting with more and more schools wanting children to have genuine and real experiences, a kind of back to earth experience.
The property sits near the center of where European agricultural development began, we share this and other stories dating from 1822 when the farm was established. Our stories are central to the experience.
Our aim is to teach how the need for food and water security, and the ability of grazing animals to sequester carbon in our soil as well as the role farming can have in protecting our environment. The property is a working farm, we produce beef and sheep and we integrate education into our narrative, taking you on a journey
Blair Briggs became the Managing Director in 2007 along with his wife, Jacqui.
Although the business had been operating for 20 years it had run out of energy and ideas. Blair and Jacqui installed a new team of people that shared their passion for mixing farming and hospitality.
Jacqui's experience at the farm is very broad her first goal after taking over was to improve the lot of the horses.
She had been a student of natural Horsemanship for many years. Jacqui trained to become a Parelli Professional Instructor a goal she achieved in 2013..
As first point of contact with all our guests Elise is proficient at providing you with the right information at the right time to ensure you are prepared for your farmstay.
Elise has worked at Mowbray Park since 2007 and provides great continuity in how our services are delivered
My main role is coordinating and running the daily activities for our guests ensuring that they have the opportunity to participate in a fun and safe environment.
I also like to educate along the way. We grow our own beef, sheep and pork, we have aquaponics for vegetables and we grow various crops to supplement stock feed . To each of these is an important story, both our history and our future.
I have been working at Mowbray Park Farm since June 2014. I'm the services manager I am responsible for all four of our lodges, I'm the one that makes sure they are cleaned and ready to go for when our guests arrive.
There is every chance that you will also find me out on the farm somewhere (once all the lodges are taken care of) assisting the farmers when they need an extra pair of hands.
Fresh farm food is the goal of the Kitchen Team. Birgit is the boss of our kitchen and we call her our kitchen whizz. She keeps her team on task each day.
There are many days in the year when the team will prepare over 300 meals. To meet this demand requires great planning, something Birgit manages with ease although she may not think that at times!