Barnyard Buddies

Lakewood – Barnyard Buddies offer a rural farming and equestrian experience with a petting zoo, pony rides, riding lessons, and trail rides. Read More

Centennial Farm

Costa Mesa – A three-acre working farm at OC Fair & Event Center, Centennial Farm is home to fruit and vegetable gardens, livestock, and the Millennium Barn. Group tours are available ,as well as year-round daily hours so the public can visit the farm. Admission is free. Read More

Gilchrist Farm

Santa Clarita – Open year round for weekend farm visits, including pony and horse rides, wagon and train rides, archery and axe throwing, farm crafts, slide, maze, animal visits and more. Holiday camps and events, goat yoga, plus a variety of kids’ classes are also offered. Read More

Little Parrot Farm

Rowland Heights – A quaint little farm offering hour-long tours where visitors can learn about agriculture and interact with animals, including pigs, rabbits, roosters, ducks, and alpacas. Read More

Manassero Farms

Irvine – Their flagship location in Irvine features a fresh farm market, seasonal strawberry picking, and gift store. There’s also a small children’s play yard with tractor swings, tractors to ride, pretend play area, and more. Read More

Sand N’ Straw Community Farm

Vista – Book a farm tour and explore the six-acre family farm; animal visits and feeding can be added to your tour.  Kids Day on the Farm is held on Thursdays, featuring a special Story Time and Animal Feeding. Read More

Tanaka Farms

Irvine – Tanaka Farms offers u-pick wagon rides and guided tours of their 30-acre farm all year long. See barn animals, participate in story time, workshops, and clubs. Seasonal festivals, pumpkin patch, farm-to-table cookouts also available. Read More

The Ecology Center

San Juan Capistrano – Programs for all ages include: Rad Traditions, an after-school program for ages 5-14; Microgreens, a parent-child gathering with games, music, and activities; and Eco-Tots Playspace, where ages 1-5 (and parents) help care for the gardens, enjoy a taste from the farm, build shelters and fairy houses, and make arts and crafts and more. Read More

The Gentle Barn

Santa Clarita – A sanctuary for rescued animals. Hug cows, give tummy rubs to pigs, hold chickens, pet goats, and cuddle turkeys. Open to the public on Sundays; tickets must be reserved in advance. Read More

Underwood Family Farms

Moorpark & Somis – Both locations offer farm markets, animal care centers and pick-your-own fruits or vegetables. Animal Centers are open for viewing, feeding and petting, farm animals. Moorpark also offers tours, wagon rides, play equipment, animal shows, party packages and seasonal events, plus ride-on trains and gem/fossil mining. Read More

Wake Farms

Riverside – Local family farm featuring pick-your-own fruit experiences and petting zoo with goats, sheep, pigs, horses, and even camels. Visit the farm and meet the animals by appointment only. Read More

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