Places for the best petting zoo Long Island. 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 Long Island. And ones that are not too far to drive to!
GARDEN OF EVE ORGANIC FARM
4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Garden of Eve farm, founded in 2001 by environmental advocates Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, is dedicated to providing delicious organic vegetables, fruits and beautiful flowers and to “making changes in the world by living them.”
“Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? How about an authentic, one-of-a-kind farm experience that you will never forget? You and your group can explore the farm and have fun learning about where food comes from. Kids will be kept busy for hours, and when you are done, you can enjoy the other attractions including the farm animals, hay mountain, cafe, market and more!
Meet and pet our baby animals! Includes lambs, goats and chickens and chicks. Includes admission to our Family Fun Fields , Kart track, Bounce Town, and Tulip Fields (in the spring).”
Check their website or Facebook for events going on throughout the year.
Don’t miss the Sunflower Festival in July/August. Pick sunflowers, hide in the sunflower maze, enjoy our hayride through the sunflowers, taste sunflower oil and sunflower seeds.”
Green Meadows Farm New York
224-65 76th Ave, Queens, NY 11364
Green Meadows Farm New York is not too far a drive from Long Island and 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.
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!”