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Arion Farm Park

In 2011, not long after the earthquake that devastated Christchurch, Craig Musson and I discussed a plan to open a farm park. We were in an area that suffered virtually no damage and was easy to locate, making it a perfect place for families to come and escape their stressful lives, if only for a day. It was a peaceful place – free of damaged buildings and liquefaction; somewhere kids could run free and enjoy themselves amongst animals while their parents unwound in the tranquil surroundings.

We already had a small collection of animals, and with little funding or planning we set an Easter 2011 opening date. Cost for entry was relatively low, and children under two entered for free; further strengthening the family environment. The opening could not have gone any better, with the park filled with enthusiasm and excited conversation. Originally, we were going to close and develop our infrastructure, but people just kept turning up. We kept our doors open until Winter, and reopened in Spring with a festival.

That was the beginning……..

Suzie Hynam
Farm Park Manager and Co-Founder

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Entry Fees

Entry

Adults
$10pp
Children
$5pp
2-16 yrs
Under 2 Years
Free
Animal Feed
$2
Pony Rides
$4

School Groups

Per Person
$5
3 x Teachers
Free Entry

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