Petting Zoos and Farms

Amy’s Farm (844) 426-9732
Farm group tours of 10+, smaller groups (2+) can be added on to other tours as bookings allow. Call for availability. Includes: milking cows, feeding farm animals, grooming horses and picking herbs. $8-10 per person. Educational workshops and classes also available. 7698 Eucalyptus Ave., Ontario. www.amysfarm.com
 
Centennial Farm (714) 708-1500
A three-acre working farm at the OC Fair and Event Center. Visitors can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more. Tours during general public hours. Monday – Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission. The farm is closed on holidays and during property-wide events such as the OC Fair. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.ocfair.com/farm
 
Pony Time (562) 916-7669, (951) 201-3928
Goats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, a cow. Admission is $1. Goat feeding for additional fee. Hand-led ponies around a trot track are also available, plus lessons and trail rides. 11369 Carson St., Lakewood. www.ponytimeatlakewood.weebly.com
 
Susie Q Ranch (951) 551-4585
Pony rides, petting zoo and trail rides. 28330 Mary Place, Murrieta. www.susieqranch.co
 
Zoomars Petting Zoo (949) 831-6550
Kids can ride a pony, hop on board the miniature train and bounce between petting pens. Parties, camps and special events are also offered. Plus, “Miner’s Gulch,” where kids pan for gems, fossils and gold. Adults, $10; kids, $8. 31791 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano. www.zoomars.com