Where to see Baby Animals this Spring
Here's where to go for real encounters with cool critters.
What better way to welcome spring than visiting a farm or zoo with baby animals. Kids will love meeting farm animals like goats, sheep and potbellied pigs, and learning more about them and feeding them.
Here's where to go for real encounters with cool critters, and if you're lucky, becoming acquainted with some new spring babies!
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Interact with the animals at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Visit with the turkeys, geese, cows, horses, goats, bunnies and sheep in the barnyard! Black Creek Pioneer Village is a journey back in time to discover life in early Ontario. The Village is an example of a typical crossroads community found in the Toronto area during the 1800s. Here you will do much more than just learn about history. You will taste it, smell it, touch it, hear it and walk through it. As you explore 40 carefully restored heritage homes, shops and gardens, history will come alive as interpreters and artisans in period dress help you discover how settlers lived, worked and played. More info
122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
Kids can visit with the farm animals at Brooks Farm, located just north of the city. With 10 acres of outdoor FARM fun, kids can run, enjoy the fresh air and burn tons of energy. In addition to that, there are train rides, zip lines, tire horse swings, sandbox fun, bouncing ponies, a playhouse and slide, a pirate ship, an animated Singing Chicken Show, a corn maze, Rusty's Forest, straw pyramids and jumps, Spider Mountain Look Out, duck races, picnic areas, and much more! The Barnyard Playland opens in early May. With so much to do, kids of all ages are guaranteed to have a blast! More info
Far Enough Farm, Centreville
Far Enough Farm
Centre lsland, Toronto
This quaint working farm is one of the most unique animal farms located just minutes from Toronto's downtown core on Centre Island. Kids can interact with mini pot belly pigs, alpacas, cows, sheep, goats, horses, and more, with many exotic birds. New animals arrive at the farm throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. This family friendly petting farm, located right on the edge of Centreville Amusement Park, is open 365 days a year, weather permitting. Admission to Far Enough Farm is free. More info
High Park Zoo
High Park Zoo
High Park, Toronto
Toronto's largest public park is home to a unique and wonderful animal attraction that is open year round. The High Park Zoo allows kids to experience, appreciate, and learn about animals. Although small, the zoo is home to over 45 animals that represent 11 different species of mammals and birds. Nine paddocks showcase a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, wallabies, emus, and sheep. Other roaming animals you may spot include squirrels, racoons, groundhogs, foxes, and skunks. The Zoo is open every day from 7:00 am to dusk. The Llama Pen is open weekends and statutory holidays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm (April until the end of October). Admission to High Park Zoo is free. More info
201 Winchester Street, Toronto
The Riverdale Farm is a quaint little farm, located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, in the Cabbagetown community and it's the perfect place to see babies. Kids can see many farm animals, including cows, horses, donkey, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, and farm cats. Visit the farm animals and chat with the farmer during daily chores. The farm features a historic working farm, scenic pathways, programs and seasonal events, pig and poultry barn, historic Francey Barn, Simpson House, Meeting House, the "Residence," Old Zoo Ruins. Admission to Riverdale Farm is free. More info
361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto
The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo with over 5000 animals representing 460 species in various Regions and Pavilions based on geographical locations. The Discovery Zone also features the Kids Zoo. This little Indian Rhino calf is one of the latest additions to the zoo family. More info