We all need to get some fresh air and get out of the urban jungle every now and then, and visiting a farm provides an excellent opportunity to do just that along with connecting with some animals. There are many charming farm animals in the 6ix, from alpacas to horses.
If you’re looking for the best animal experiences in the city, visit one of these farms in the 6ix this season.
Haute Goat Farm has a magical view of animals and the aroma of flower gardens on the 200 acre farm. Get the full farm experience and interact with Nigerian dwarf goats, Icelandic horses, alpacas, exotic chickens, and more! Guests can choose to participate in goat yoga, farm workshop activities and dining, where you can enjoy fresh goat’s milk products and fresh meals. The farm’s main feature is their “Goat Shmurgle.” Where guests are allowed to take the goats and bond with the goats one on one.
Addresss: 1166 5th Line Port Hope
Cost: Expenses will vary. Farm visits start at $15-$19.
Pleasure Valley Pathways offer a peaceful picturesque trail for horseback riding, expert riding lessons, and a venue for special events. Experience the tranquility of the forest trails alongside trained equine partners on 225 acres of beautiful land. Providing guests with basic equipment to get you started for a horseback trail ride or a horseback-riding lesson, and you will be ready to begin your new adventure.
Address: 2499 Brock Road
Cost: Prices for Horseback riding starts at CA$84.75.
Bring your mask and go on a stroll with some Canadian Alpacas at Harmony Meadows Alpaca. Alongside chickens, goats, and friendly dogs have a calming walk through the forest and meet animals on an inmate level. Book a time slot for a private tour of the farm and a visit with alpacas for a flat rate of $60 for 2 to 5 people. Also, Harmony offers professional photographers opportunities to capture unforgettable images with its adorable creatures.
Address: 6185 Sixth Line, Bellwood Ontario
Cost: $60 for 2 to 5 people.
This farm is perfect for people of all ages! Guests can pick strawberries and apples . Additionally, guest can ride a tractor wagon, navigate through a corn maze, climb a straw bale mountain, and enjoy the playground. The farm offers strawberry and apple picking, as well as bubbly fruit wines for adults.
Address: 12416 McCowan Rd, Stouffville.
Cost: General Admission is $12 per person (ages 3-65 years) depending on the season.
Located in Toronto’s downtown Cabbagetown neighbourhood Riverdale Farm gives visitors a taste of farm life in the heart of the city. This 7.5 acre property is home to livestock cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens. Although this livestock farm does not permitte feed the animals, Riverdasle Farm does offer year-round craft programs perfect for the family fun!
Address: 201 Winchester Street, Toronto
Cost: Free Admission
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