Living in or near the city doesn't have to mean that kids today don't have access to farm animals. If your kids absolutely love cows, chickens, pigs, goats, and sheep, and if your little one warms to barnyard babies, they'll have a blast at one of these local farms, where they can interact with some favourite furry creatures.
Farmyard Friends at Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3
416-736-1733 | www.blackcreek.ca
Get up close and personal with heritage and rare breed animals. Black Creek Pioneer Village is home to many breeds of animals that no longer exist on many farms. Snuggle with a bunny. Play with a goat. Waddle with the ducks and cluck like a chicken. Feel the sheep’s curly wool. At Farmyard Friends, these farm animals are waiting to meet you!
122-141 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0
905-473-3246 | www.brooksfarms.com
Located in Mount Albert, Ontario, Brooks Farms has been growing fun for over 100 years. This heritage farm and agri-tourism destination offers family fun at a Barnyard Playland, Fun Festivals, and Birthday Parties while a Farm Market and Pick-Your-Own have the best in locally grown foods. Every year they continue to grow by adding new activities, produce, and fun!
Far Enough Farm at Centreville
Centre Island, Toronto, ON
416-203-0405 | www.centreisland.ca
Far Enough Farm is a small farm and petting zoo located within Centreville Amusement Park. A wide variety of animals are always ready for up close and personal contact. This unique petting farm is located just minutes from Toronto's bustling downtown core, and provides city-dwelling children and visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with over 40 different species of farmyard animals and exotic birds. From mini pot belly pigs to alpacas, cows, sheep, goats, horses, and more, everyone is sure to find a new friend. Admission to the farm is free.
Forsythe Family Farms
1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank (Uxbridge), ON L9P 1R3
905-887-1087 | www.forsythefamilyfarms.com
Enjoy the Barnyard Adventure playground with lots of room for the kids to run. The farm animals love visitors especially when they bring treats. The farm also offers an opportunity to learn with all the farm animal fact boards. Slide down Billy Goat Mountain or play on the train and tractor. There is something for everyone with the farm market, pick your own crops, and more! Activities are available weekdays and weekends.
Whittamore's Farm - The Farm is now closed.
8100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
905-294-3275 | www.whittamoresfarm.com
Whittamore's Farm is a large 220 acre fruit and vegetable farm nestled beside the Rouge River Valley in Markham. Visit Whittamore's Farm to enjoy the great outdoors, Summer pick-your-own, birthday parties, Fun Farm Yard, and more. Whittamore's is open every day. There's lots for the family to see and do! Note: The farm has closed.
Toronto Zoo Kids Zoo
361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
416-392-5929 | www.torontozoo.com
If you're looking for a "close encounter" of the animal kind, check out the Discovery Zone at Toronto Zoo where you'll find the Backyard Wildlife Exhibit. Meet a miniature pig, goat, and more! Animals have been kept just the right size for children.
MORE FARMS TO EXPLORE
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2Y8
Visit this farm for a fun filled family adventure. Children's Hayland play area. Radio Flyer wagons for your family's pick-your-own experience. More
Andrews Scenic Acres
9365 10th Sideroad, Milton/Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X9
Andrews' Scenic Acres is a pick-your-own farm with a beautiful picnic area, a large creative playground, free hayrides, and more. More
Applewood Farm and Winery
12442 McCowan Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5
Experience a real country farm, not far from home. They offer strawberry, apple, and pumpkin picking. Enjoy a corn maze, animal yard, and more! More
9528 Halton Regional Rd 25, Milton, ON L9T 2X7
A pick your own fruit farm with children‘s entertainment, a retail store, a fully licensed restaurant, and many exciting events. Attractions include: Huge Staw Maze, 4 Giant Twin Tower Slides, Wagon Rides, Animal Area, Rope Swings, and more. More
Coopers CSA Farm & Maze
266 Ashworth Rd, Zephyr, ON L0E 1T0
Home to "The Uxbridge Maize" - a 10 acre corn labyrinth. You'll also find corn boxes, combine harvester slide, mini hay bale mazes, echo tubes for kids, and a
farm store with fresh produce. More
Downey's Farm Market
13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton, ON L7C 2J5
A market and PYO farm. Downey's Funland is an exciting place made just for kids! The Kritter Korral is full of friendly farm animals. More
11714 McCowan Rd., Stoufville, ON L0H 1L0
A unique outdoor petting zoo, a play barn which includes an eating area, a play castle, rock climbing wall, as well as pony and hay rides. A small fee is required for admission to the farm. More
Oshawa Zoo & FUN FARM
3377 Grandview St North, Oshawa, ON L1H 8L7
Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm is a clean, green, interactive mix of friendly exotic and domestic animals. Features over 40 species of friendly and tame birds and animals and 22 fenced acres, picnic area, refreshment and animal food kiosk. Feeding and petting opportunities. More
Pingle's Farm Market
1805 Taunton Rd., Hampton, ON L0B 1J0
A fresh farm market with family activities. Visit the farm animals and fun area with mini-golf, giant sandbox, straw maze, and more. Indulge in ready-made baked
goods and take advantage of the fresh farm market. More
7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON L9T 2Y1
Come to Springridge and experience a Fun Farm Yard and the Barn Market featuring gourmet products, a cafe/bakery, as well as a gift boutique. More
7388 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L0P 1B0
A farm Market that offers you the freshest picked and locally grown produce. They also offer pick-your-own seasonal strawberry and pumpkin picking! Kids can have fun in a Kids' Zone area which includes a covered sandbox, straw bale maze, and other fun activities! More
312 Town Line Rd, Ashburn, ON L0B 1A0
WindReach Farm offers a year round accessible agricultural (farming) environment and nature interpretation centre especially designed for individuals and small
groups of all ages with disabilities. More