Places for the best petting zoo New York. We loved taking the kids to petting farms when they were smaller. Playful lambs in the spring, cute piglets, goats and all sorts of chickens and geese the rest of the year!
So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Petting Farms in New York.
Green Meadows Farm New York
224-65 76th Ave, Queens, NY 11364
Green Meadows Farm New York is hosts a whole number of events throughout the year, including Easter Egg Hunts and Meeting Baby Animals Day.
“The Baby Animals Are Here! Come discover our new little additions to the Green Meadows Farm family. So many NEWBORN BABY ANIMALS plus all of our amazing other farm animals — PONIES, ALPACAS, LLAMAS, CALVES, PIGS, SHEEP, GOATS, BUNNIES, and more.
Pumpkins, petting zoo and hayrides, oh my! At Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn, we strive to create family fun events for you and your family to enjoy, complete with an exciting and hands-on approach to learning throughout the year.
Consider us the world’s coolest (educational) playground. Can’t wait to see you on the farm!”
The Art Farm
431 E 91st St 2nd floor, New York, NY 10128
The Art Farm is a wonderful concept, offering kids a break from city life and the chance to learn about and interact with a whole variety of different animals.
“The Art Farm is a nature-focused children’s educational center offering a break from city life with art, music, and cooking-themed classes, playtime, drop-ins, birthday parties, and camps that your whole family will love!
Home to New York City’s only indoor petting zoo, The Art Farm is a unique space to meet and interact with animals from bearded dragons to chinchillas and chickens! All of The Art Farm’s programs include time in our indoor petting zoo. Our philosophy encourages a childhood relationship with the natural world while engaging children in care and compassion of all living creatures.”
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004
Queens County Farm Museum is “one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State. The farm’s 47-acre historic site has produced food and fed New Yorkers for over three centuries. Queens Farm grows a variety of nutritionally dense and culturally relevant produce using sustainable and best farming practices. The farm’s Agriculture Department and its growing practices teach New Yorkers about where their food comes from and illustrates the broader food system, beginning with the seed and ending with the consumer.”
You can feed the farm’s sheep and goats. Bags of feed can be purchased at the Farm Store. Limited amounts are available each day for the health of the animals.
Love Apple Farm
1421 State Route 9H, Ghent, NY 12075
Love Apple Farm first opened its gates in 1969, and has been an integral part of the farming community in the Hudson Valley ever since. At Love Apple, they are proud advocates of the social project to offer locally and honestly sourced fruit and vegetables to the local community, believing everyone has the right to know where their food comes from. The farm was established by a struggling actor and a model, who chose to purchase the farm in order to develop a rural oasis in which to escape life pressures, enjoy physical activities and pursue careers in literary in peace. And why the name Love Apple? Well, as you probably know, love apples are in fact another name for tomatoes, not apples at all!
There are a variety of stories as to why tomatoes got this rather lovely nickname. Our favorite is that its simply because of their heart – shape, which gave cause to the French to name it the pomme d’amour (Love Apple) as they believed it had aphrodisiac qualities. Regardless of all this, Love Apple Farm was given its name simply because the owners liked it! Interestingly, whilst juggling the demanding physical work load on the farm, the owner did indeed manage to write and publish his book. The farm has since changed hands, but the strong community values it has always prioritized has remained strong and true well into its 50 + years! Spanning 80 acres, Love Apple Farm is open all year around and is a popular destination for locals and visitors to enjoy fruit picking, a break from tech created stresses and some true rural living.
In addition to apples they also grow blackberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, peaches, plums as well as raspberries & strawberries. As well as the fruit picking, at Love Apple Farm you can also enjoy the playground, petting farm, cafe, market and gift shop!
641-681 Victory Ave, Brookhaven, NY 11719
Glover Farms was started in 1952. “Kenneth Glover Sr. purchased a large piece of land to begin a career farming. After spending his whole life on his family farm, it was the only thing he knew how to do. Now entering our third generation, we still share Kenny Sr’s goal of providing the public with only our freshest produce.
After the potato business took a hit, Kenny Glover Sr. had to find another source of income on the farm. He decided to give strawberries a try and they boomed! Making Glover Farms one of the first U-Pick Strawberry farms on Long Island.
After Kenny’s son, Kenny Glover Jr. got involved in the farm business, they decided to provide the public with another holiday fun crop. They began growing pumpkins for the October holiday and made a corn maze for some family fun!
While you’re at the farm you could see our super friendly goats and some of our chickens. You can also feed them right out of your hand!”