Today’s adventure brought us to Valleyview Little Animal Farm. This little spot is located in Nepean at 4750 Fallowfield Road. It is a true working farm but it’s mostly known as a popular attraction for children to visit.
There is no shortage of animals to view and feed at this quaint little spot. The most fun for the kids is the main little barn where you can feed the animals if you want, which are mostly adorable goats. There are also machines that accept quarters to buy feed and large stations to wash your hands when you exit. Jax was more interested in watching me feed the animals, LOL, and posing with the goats!
There are several more animals through the farm to keep you interested, but you just can’t feed them. Animals include alpacas, peacocks, donkeys, cows, deer, ducks, horses, rabbits, roosters and more! There are also little statues of farm animals that the kids can climb on right near the entrance when you walk in which they just love.
We hopped onto the little tractor train ride first which pulls you through the corn and soya bean fields. The conductor is so sweet and talks lovingly about the history of the farm which is kind of neat for us grown-ups. There is also Old Bill’s Museum on site which includes all sorts of historic artifacts from the farm dating back to the last century.
They have puppet shows in the main building throughout the day which the kids absolutely loved. You can have a seat on one of many benches and take it all in. That and the look on all the children’s faces is the absolute cutest! When the show is over you can press a button to get the little stuffed roosters to do a song and dance, equally if not more amusing for the wide eyed little ones. Jax and Hudson loved every single minute of it!
After all the animals, puppets and train rides, we wandered around and it was time to explore their awesome playgrounds and tractors to climb on. Don’t bring the kiddos in their Sunday best because there is lots of dirt and sand, with Tonka’s to play with … a child’s dream! They have several areas for parents and caregivers to sit while the kids frolic everywhere amongst the structures with slides, teeter totters, swings and more. They also have a little trike area to scoot around in. It’s a must-see: hidden near the museum!
We were there a good 2 ½ hours and could have stayed longer but we had dinner plans to prep for so I bribed Jax with a visit to the Sunflower Café and Gift Shop for a treat on the way out… works every time lol! They have typical café food on site and the gift shop has cute little books and toys.
Admission is reasonable at $10 including tax for 2 years and older. They also have a frequent visitor card where for every 8 paid admissions you receive 2 free. There are no time limitations on this either, which is great. Throughout the year they have different events such as Easter Egg Hunts, Sheep Shearing Demonstrations for Victoria Day, Halloween pumpkin painting and much more. They also host birthday parties!
For more information visit their website at www.valleyviewlittleanimalfarm.com. Any questions, as usual hit me up! Comments and your own experiences here? I would love to hear it!