Petting Zoos and Farms

Amy’s Farm
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.
(844) 426-9732
7698 Eucalyptus Ave., Ontario
www.amysfarm.com

 

Centennial Farm
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.
(714) 708-1500
OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa
www.ocfair.com/centennial-farm

 

Children’s Nature Retreat
Visitors can view 120 domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. Interactive encounters available to learn and foster an appreciation for animals, nature, sustainable farming and the ecosystem. $15-20.
(619) 320-4942
5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine
www.childrensnatureretreat.org

 

Oasis Camel Dairy
Camel rides, animal shows, and private tours. Open on one select weekend per month, check website for dates. $8-12.
(760) 787-0983
26757 Old Julian Hwy., Ramona
www.cameldairy.com

 

Pony Time
Goats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, and 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.
(562) 916-7669, (951) 201-3928
11369 Carson St., Lakewood
www.ponytimeatlakewood.weebly.com

 

Susie Q Ranch
Pony rides, petting zoo and trail rides.
(951) 551-4585
28330 Mary Place, Murrieta
www.susieqranch.co

 

Zoomars Petting Zoo
Parties, camps and special events are also offered. Plus, “Miner’s Gulch,” where kids pan for gems, fossils and gold. Adults, $10; kids, $8.
(949) 831-6550
31791 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano
www.zoomars.com