48+ Places for the Best Petting Zoo Near Me

Places for the best petting zoo near meWe 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!  We are putting a list together of all the best petting farms and petting zoos and are working through each state to add different places.

So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Petting Farms near me.

 

Abma’s Farm Market, Greenhouse & Petting Zoo

700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Come on down to the farm and visit our Barnyard Petting Zoo at Abma’s Farm! “Visit our goats, sheep, alpaca, donkeys, ponies, bunnies, pigs, and more! Check out one of a kind features like our goat walk, duck pond, and ‘Bunnyville’.

The Barnyard is a fun and educational experience for the whole family to enjoy. All ages are welcome!  Open all year round.

Our goats, sheep, cows, and alpaca love snacking on animal crackers. Our bunnies love snacking on carrot tops. Please only feed them the tops; carrots themselves contain too much sugar for bunnies.

If you would like to feed the animals, you may purchase animal crackers and carrot tops (must purchase whole carrots) from our market.  We also have an Abma’s Farm feed bucket for purchase at the Barnyard. Bring your bucket back every time you visit for a refill!”

 

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Lots of Love Farm – Petting Zoo Near Me

1928 Corkery Ln, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Lots of Love Farm Animal Sanctuary and Petting Zoo. We rescue farm animals in need of a good safe home. We have over 175 animals in our facility at present and we are hoping to expand in order to be able to rescue more in the future. Its not just Food and Housing they need when they come in they also need Lots of Love so we also offer petting zoo tours to provide financial support as well as the animals getting much needed and deserved love and attention from our visitors.
 
We promote interaction, feeding, petting, holding and grooming with the animals. Its a hands on experience. We also offer Pony Rides as well when you visit. its 8.00 a person and 5.00 a person added for a pony ride! ALL proceeds go to the Animals!! We also offer our location for birthday parties, fundraisers, educational school trips etc… as well!! Our goal is to Rescue as many animals in need that we can and then share that with families in our community. So if your looking to get out and spend some time down on the farm with a bunch of really sweet animals we are open Thursdays and Saturdays from10:00 to 3:00 and Sundays from 11:00 to 2:00 (hours subject to change due to special events or weather)
 
NO Appointment Necessary!!
 
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Pettit Creek Farms

337 Cassville Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120

Pettit Creek Farms – “Nestled in the foothills of North Georgia, lies the home of the largest camel herd in Georgia. Along with camels and many of your common farm animals, our farm is home to many exotic animals such as giraffes, zebras, capybaras, lemurs, llamas and more from around the globe! (Psst…several of Santa’s reindeer make Pettit Creek their second home when not busy pulling Santa’s sleigh.)

Our working farm is open for tours daily by reservation only January -August. We also host two annual farm celebrations,  PumpkinFest mid-September through October, and A Country Christmas, which opens Thanksgiving at 6 PM and continues through December 30.

We also host events of all sizes throughout the year. Everyone is welcome – no group too small or too large! We offer open fields for games, picnic tables under the oaks, Petting Zoo, Inflatable bounces, and; most important of all, the Hayride Tour itself! We host Corporate Outings, Church Groups, & Class Reunions! Pettit Creek Farms offers plenty of “down home” country fun for your special gathering.”

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Dutch Creek Animal Farm

2530 Misty Rd, Appling, GA 30802

At Dutch Creek Animal Farm, “you can experience the excitement and beauty of farm life and nature. We are proud to have created a comfortable and safe environment where children and families can learn about the care and language of animals. Below you will find all the information that you need in order to plan a perfect day at our farm, but please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Dutch Creek Animal Farm allows you to have fun freely when you are touring through the farm. Guests can choose from a variety of activities and leave anytime. You’ll be able to groom and handle the animals.  Since our farm is packed with activities, we strongly advise that you plan your day in advance.

Children are able to observe animals in action as well as having the unique experience of grooming and handling the animals. Our animals will love it!”

 

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Copper Creek Farm

1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701

Copper Creek Farm is a beautiful farm located at “the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, about an hour north of Atlanta. It’s a place where families, school groups, and even businesses can come to enjoy what we call Agritourism. Copper Creek is owned by the Grogan family and dedicated to growing healthy families, and making memories worth repeating.
 
A day at Copper Creek is packed full of excitement, adventure, and making memories. Activities include: Pumpkin Patch, Cow Train, Gem Mining, Hayride, Pig Races, Animated Chicken Show, Barn Loft Slide, Corn Box, Sunflower Box, Pony Maze, Bunnyville, Giant Jumping Pillow, Milking Cow, Pony Rides, Petting Barn, Steer Roping, Monster Pumpkin & Watermelon Cannon, Music and so much more!
 
In our Copper Creek Farm General Store we offer glazed pecans, almonds, peanut brittle, goat soap, local honey, t-shirts, etc.”  Check their website for when they are open as they are seasonal.
 
 
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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!”

 

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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.”

 

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The Art Farm

 

 

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.

 

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Lewis Adventure Farm and Zoo

4180 M-20, New Era, MI 49446

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is a “getaway from everyday life for both the young and young at heart!  Take a break from Lake Michigan to explore, play, and make new memories with the ones you love most. From our unique animal encounters to our 46+ fun farm attractions, our family-friendly activities ensure everyone will have things to do!  Whether you’d like us to host an educational field trip, birthday party, or corporate event, everyone’s welcome at our Farm & Zoo!”

They also have a pumpkin patch and u-pick apples in the fall.

 

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Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

7775 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

There is a whole array of seasonal activities taking place at Grandpa Tiny’s Farm in Frankenmuth.  “Frankenmuth is rich in history, and Grandpa Tiny’s Farm is a big part of it! Founded in 1932 by William ‘Tiny’ Zehnder, this has been a working farm with crops and livestock ever since.

During the Spring time, it is full-on baby season at the farm. You may find lambs, baby chicks, bunnies and more in our petting barn that stays open during our entire years season. Our egg incubators will be full and hatching baby chickens, turkey, or peafowl.”

Meet the animals of the petting zoo – Rosie the Donkey, Kunigunda, Cookie, Lashes & Jersey the cows, Mr Nibbles the rabbit, Sprinkles, George, Captain, Ocean the peacocks, Simon the rooster, reindeers and Pedro the miniature horse

 

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Gust Flower and Produce Farm

11998 Rodesiler Hwy, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Gust Flower and Produce Farm is the perfect place to visit with the family to harvest your own sunflowers, admire the beautiful surroundings and grab many other varieties of fruit and veg too!

“All of your fall decorating and food needs; pumpkins of all sizes, corn shocks, straw bales large and small, squash, gourds, mums, squirrel corn, crafts, fall wreaths, wheat and oat sheaves, Amish jam, apple butter, local honey, soy candles.

You-pick pumpkin patch and pre-picked pumpkins, vegetables, you-cut flowers and build-your-own flower bouquet

A wide variety of farm animals in their petting zoo to view and even pet; cows and calves, sows with baby pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and baby chicks, bunnies, and kittens”

 

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Baugher’s Orchard

1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158

“Come to Westminster and visit Baugher’s at our two locations for an exciting day in the country with home cooked food and fun activities for everyone in your family! Plan a fun day toPick Your Own Fresh Fruit from our orchards. We grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and pumpkins for our u-pick customers.

Baugher’s Petting Zoo started collecting & exhibiting animals around 1987.  The animals are generally farm livestock, such as lambs, goats, donkey, chickens, rabbits, pigs, turkeys and guinea hens.

You can walk right in the pasture with the friendly and gentle animals, getting up close as possible!  Some animals, with more aggressive behavior, are behind a fence, where you can reach in to pet them. There are educational signs about the animals displayed.  Two playground sets and a gazebo make the petting zoo an enjoyable place to spend some time. The zoo is within walking distance, right over the hill from our orchard market.”

 

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Homestead Farm

15604 Sugarland Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837

Homestead Farm offer many different fruits for pick-your-own.  The season starts in mid-June with tart cherries, then continues in late June with blueberries.  Their peach season usually starts in early-July and goes into late-August and they grow both yellow and white peaches. Different varieties ripen at different times in the season.

Thornless blackberry season usually starts in early/mid-July and goes into mid/late August.  Apple picking from late-August into late- October.  Finally you can pick pumpkins from late September until Halloween.

They also have a petting zoo and sell local honey.

 

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Butler’s Farm – Petting Zoo Maryland

 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

At Butler’s Farm, in addition to the fantastic variety of fruit and veg available to pick and purchase, there are a load of activities to enjoy with the whole family.

“Visit the Holiday Open House at the Butler’s Orchard Farm Park! Visit our Farm Animals, take a Hayride, play on our Slides and Playground, and roast S’mores at our Bonfires! No admission cost, no reservations necessary, just come on out and enjoy!

The Farmer’s Porch, located in our Farm Park has an array of small bites, sandwiches, pizzas and more! Chef Jay has created dishes for everyone in the family alongside a rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

Pick your own crops include strawberries, peonies, tart cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, flowers, red raspberries, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees.

 

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Copper Creek Farm

1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701

Copper Creek Farm is a beautiful farm located at “the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, about an hour north of Atlanta. It’s a place where families, school groups, and even businesses can come to enjoy what we call Agritourism. Copper Creek is owned by the Grogan family and dedicated to growing healthy families, and making memories worth repeating.
 
A day at Copper Creek is packed full of excitement, adventure, and making memories. Activities include: Pumpkin Patch, Cow Train, Gem Mining, Hayride, Pig Races, Animated Chicken Show, Barn Loft Slide, Corn Box, Sunflower Box, Pony Maze, Bunnyville, Giant Jumping Pillow, Milking Cow, Pony Rides, Petting Barn, Steer Roping, Monster Pumpkin & Watermelon Cannon, Music and so much more!
 
In our Copper Creek Farm General Store we offer glazed pecans, almonds, peanut brittle, goat soap, local honey, t-shirts, etc.”  Check their website for when they are open as they are seasonal.
 
 
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B.J. Reece Orchards

9131 GA-52, Ellijay, GA 30536

The whole family can look forward to the warmest of welcomes at B.J Reece Orchards!

“B.J. Reece Orchards is a family owned and operated orchard in Ellijay, Georgia. Tucked in the North Georgia Mountains, we are the home to U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides and much more. We have been rated one of Georgia’s top “fun get-a-way” destinations.

At Reece Orchards, we want you to come play and enjoy our farm with us. It doesn’t matter if you’re an old friend or a new face around the farm, you’ll enjoy our family friendly atmosphere and some of the best apples in North Georgia.”

Check their website for when they are open for the petting farm, as well as Wagon Rides, Cow Milking, Giant Farm Slide, Pig Races, Apple Cannon, Pony Rides and Scavenger Hunts.

 

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B. J Reese Orchards

 

 

Hillside Orchard Farms

18 Sorghum Mill Dr, Lakemont, GA 30552

Nestled in the Georgian mountains, and enjoying far reaching views, Hillside Orchard is the perfect destination for a family day out in the fresh air.

“If you are in the Neighborhood, we would like to invite you to come spend a day at with us at the farm. Our retail store and farm is rapidly becoming a destination point for all.

You can wonder out to the barnyard to feed our herd of nanny goats, say Hi to Festus our Donkey. Visit our Indoor gem mine and watch a show put on by the residents: “Miner Jim & Donkey”, In the summer months we have u-pick blackberries for all to enjoy along with a pavilon and playground. Pick blackberries and then enjoy ice cream while the kids play.

Hillside’s annual Easter egg hunt and festival is on the Saturday before Easter. We hide over 10,000 eggs. Hunt is open to kids’ age 0-10, Hunt is Free. There is even an egg draw in the store for adults. Bunny will be at the Farm starting at 10 am for Pictures and Lunch. Farm actives all day, see Facebook Page for more information.”

 

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