Where to find farms near me?
(Updated for 2023) Looking for a family fun day out in Los Angeles? Why not take the opportunity to explore some of the best family farms and petting zoos the city has to offer? From petting sheep, to gathering eggs, to learning about sustainable, healthy food, there's something for everyone. Get up close and personal with farm animals, pick your own fruit and vegetables, ride a farm truck, take educational tours, hike, and harvest, have a family farm meal, and even do glam camping at one of these beautiful farms. Whether you're looking for an educational experience or just an excuse to get out and have some fun, check out our list to help you find family-friendly farms and petting zoos near Los Angeles.
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From apple farms, farms with animals, farms with horses, you-pick farms, to farms with cows, Christmas tree farms, and more, you can find them all in this article.
Here is a list of 24 family farms, Petting Zoos, and U-Pick Farms near Los Angeles:
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark , CA 93021
5696 Los Angeles Ave.
Somis, CA 93066 (805) 386-4660
At Underwood Family Farms, you can enjoy the true farm experience. You get to pick your own fruit and vegetables on the fully operational working farm. You can also enjoy the convenience of shopping at the Farm Market for the same field-fresh produce.
The Farm Animal Center has farm animal displays, a petting zoo, pony rides, activities, and games. Our favorite thing to do at the petting zoo is feeding baby goats with bottles. 🐐
During Summer, Underwood Family Farms offers summer camp on the farm for kids. Underwood Family Farm carries Christmas trees during the holidays. You can even host a child’s birthday at the farm.
The Moorpark location is open only for pick-your-own fruits and veggies. Weekly admission to the farm is $10 on weekdays and $14 on weekends and holidays.
30116 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
When you visit Gilchrist Farm in Santa Clarita, we want you to slow down and enjoy the ranch! At this farm, you can learn how to milk the goats, gather eggs or take a horseback-riding lesson. The farm is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so you can enjoy the petting zoo, take a wagon ride, a pony ride and participate in a seasonal farm craft, like soap-making.
Gilchrist Farm also offers a mini-farm camp for kids ages 2 through 5, and a summer farm camp for campers ages 5 through 16.
Learn to ride horses or advance your current riding skills. Get to know the cows, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, and bunnies! Learn traditional crafts (soap and candle making), play in the mud, and much more! The entire camp is OUTSIDE! Gilchrist Farm Summer Farm Camp Includes horse care, grooming, riding, and a horse show!
In the spring, they host spring day camp, Spring Fling and Egg Hunt, and an unforgettable Family Camp Out and Barbecue. The most memorable event of the year is the Harvest Festival, hosted daily in October. Admission to the farm and parking is free; activity prices vary.
7698 Eucalyptus Ave.
Ontario, CA 91762
Amy’s Farm is a real, working polycultural farm focusing on sustainable, organic methods to farming. They offer education with hands-on, guided tours to visitors of all ages. Guided tours include a garden walk, harvesting of herbs or a veggie, feeding the animals, visit the petting zoo, milk a cow, and visit the horses.
You can also pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables and organic non-GMO eggs from the “Beyond Organic” Produce Stand to enjoy a picnic from home or school! Reservations are required for the tours and are $10-$30 per person.
You can stop by and visit and shop without reservations Tuesdays-Fridays with a minimum donation of $10 and purchase from the Farm Stand. The Farm is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
5380 3/4 University Dr.
Since 1940, Tanaka Farm has been dedicated to providing families with quality products and educational experiences. The farm provides families with things to do all year round. They host Strawberry Tours March through June, Watermelon Tours July through August and a Pumpkin Patch Tour from September to October.
Tanaka Farms grows and harvests fresh produce right on the farm by using responsible farming methods. The produce stand is open seven days a week all year, except for a short winter break.
427 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hana Field is Orange County's premiere U-Pick sunflower and flower fields. Pick your own fresh sunflowers and zinnias while you're there! Thousands upon thousands of brilliantly colored blossoms can be found at The Hana Field to brighten your day. The sunflowers will start blooming in mid July.
General admission is $5 per person but does not include flower picking. The field is open on Fridays from 3-6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am-5 pm, and Sundays 10 am-5 pm.
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave.
At Tapia Brothers Farm you'll find super fresh fruit and vegetables (though not organically farmed). From March to November, the kids will get a kick out of the chickens, goats, and rabbits running around the place. Best known for its corn, tomatoes and luscious strawberries, Tapia Brothers Farm also has a pumpkin patch in October and sells Christmas trees in December.
15200 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Visit the farm from March through December to learn what a working farm looks like, and to purchase fresh seasonal produce in the open-air farm market, including corn, tomatoes, strawberries, cantaloupes, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, beans, zucchini, watermelon, and much more.
Forneris Farms also hosts a Harvest Festival every year from October 1st through 31st with a huge 10 acre corn maze, tractor train ride, pumpkin patch and more!
The farm market is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
3241 Crestford Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Danny’s Farm was founded by former MLB player and coach, Jim Gott, and his wife, Cathy, in 2007, in honor of their loving son, Danny, who happens to be diagnosed with Autism. As a child, Danny was drawn to farm animals, and out of his continued affinity to them, Danny’s Farm was formed. Danny’s Farm offers a safe and nurturing farm experience and social environment for children and adults with learning differences. Danny's Farm Charitable Foundation shelters and cares for over 21 animals, and they offer animal-assisted activities.
Join the captivating experience at The Learning Ranch with their fascinating tours. Families and groups can immerse themselves in the Special Spirit family's animal kingdom. With a diverse collection of over 40 animals including alpacas, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, ponies, mini horses, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, and a donkey, there's an abundance of creatures to encounter.
The Learning Ranch offers private farm tours that can accommodate groups of up to 10 individuals. These comprehensive tours cater to visitors of all ages, making it a perfect outing for families and friends. Expect warm greetings from both the animals and the friendly farmers, who will be thrilled to welcome you to their sanctuary.
12131 S. Oak Glen Rd. Oak Glen, CA 92399 (951) 458-5382 email@example.com
Just miles away from the bustle of modern life, Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard lies happily situated in Oak Glen, California. This intimate 6-acre property with its heirloom apple orchards and seasonal gardens is ideal for enhancing your agritourism experience while continuing to maintain an environment that creates memorable experiences.
At this farm, you get to pick your own apple and berries (based on the season), enjoy cider pressing, and a variety of family games and crafts.
There is also an interactive children's garden and activity center where young guests may explore nature and discover their inner farmer.
12261 S. Oak Glen Road,
Oak Glen, California 92399
Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, only 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, extended historically-themed overnight stays, and Glam Camping.
Riley’s Farm offers a diverse variety of tours ranging from the beginning of America’s revolution to the Gold Rush of 1848. You and your family will be inspired by the sights and sounds of history in the re-making!
In July, Riley’s Farm hosts an annual Colonial Faire, an interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining and educating the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century!
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd.
Acton, CA 93510
607-583-2225 ex. 221
Children will love a visit to the Animal Acres farm sanctuary, which focuses on rescuing and protecting farm animals.
Guided Tours are offered every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year-round, wherein kids may pet and cuddle cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tours cost $15 for adults, $8 for children 4-12, and children under 3 are free.
1012 West Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo CA 93010
McGrath Family Farm is a sustainable farm that grows a high diversity of year-round organic fruits and vegetables. The McGrath Family farm features educational tours where kids may feed and handle farm animals and pick fruits, vegetables, and even flowers. McGrath Family Farm is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily for pick-your-own. But please call for availability.
31727 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
At SaddleRock Gardens, you get to hike and harvest. You’ll take off on a hike through the vineyards on the private estate of Saddlerock Ranch and explore an organic vegetable garden where you will get to harvest fresh produce directly from the soil beneath your feet. You will get to bring home a bag of fresh produce you picked yourself.
You can also enjoy a five-course meal at the SaddleRock Gardens composed by a guest chef with vegetables grown on the organic farm. You get to explore the garden and talk to the gardeners.
Dinner service is a combination of family platters and buffet style. The dinner is not recommended for kids under 6 years old.
1714 N Curson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Since 1975, Wattles Farm has been serving locals who enjoy getting their hands dirty, growing their own food, and participating in a community of like-minded spirits. Wattles Farm, in the heart of Hollywood, invites members to plant their own herbs, fruits, and vegetables in a serene landscape. The membership is $125.00 per year per person.
1050 Cannon Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad Strawberry Company has been growing Strawberries for four generations. At this farm, you can shop for fresh produce and pick your own strawberries. You can also learn about growing pumpkins, corn, and strawberries. During fall, the farm offers a beautiful pumpkin patch, and they also have a really fun corn maze.
12099 S. Oak Glen Rd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Willowbrook Apple Farm is a small, family-run operation and open for u-pick apples as early as October. The farm invites you to spend an evening around the bonfire, enjoying some laughter and making a memory that will last a lifetime. Their wine-tasting and s’more events are held every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm during the months of September and October.
11993 S. Oak Glen Rd.
Yucaipa Ca 92399
At this farm, you can enjoy apple picking, pears, blackberries, and pumpkins and get a tour of the farm.
39611 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA, 92399
Pleasantly situated in the scenic agricultural community of Oak Glen, Los Rios Rancho is one of Southern California’s largest apple farms in operation since 1906.
They specialize in historic entertainment and traditional farming, using agricultural heritage as a backdrop for their many public events and living history field trips.
Venture up the mountain and join for seasonal fruit picking, country dances, slow-cooked meats, fresh baked goods, artisan crafts, mountainous nature trails, and more.
39400 Oak Glen Rd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Snow-Line Orchard is a family-owned apple farm, winery & cidery in Oak Glen, CA, and the surrounding area. They provide a variety of fun & exciting activities, including wine tasting, raspberry picking, a beautiful picnic area with the oldest Italian chestnut tree, and mini apple cider donuts that are a huge hit.
The picnic grounds are surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, historic buildings, and colorful foliage that only the paintbrush of nature can provide.
610 E Hwy 246
Solvang, CA 93463
Considered a Central Coast landmark, OstrichLand Farm near Solvang, California, is a popular destination for families. Watch, feed, and get to know amazing ostriches and emus.
You can get close and personal with these big birds and be safe at the same time. Tickets are $7 per adult and $3 for children. You can also buy food for the birds for $1. (worth the drive)
26757 Highway 78
Ramona, CA 92065
At this unique farm, you can take private tours where you can meet and feed camels and other animals during an unforgettable encounter.
You can also get a camel ride. The camel rides are what they call a county fair-style ride. Camels are handled by a trainer around a large, circular path.
The path takes camels and riders behind Pepper Tree Hill and in front of the paddocks where you meet Zohan, a herd bull, and other paddock residents. Each ride is approximately three to four minutes long.
Farm Stays Near Los Angeles
This is an organic and sustainable farm stay situated on 4 acres near San Diego. The park-like setting includes an oasis pool, hot tub, outdoor dining, vineyard, greenhouse, yard games, fire pit, and bird garden with chickens, ducks and peafowl, and turkeys! This farm home is great for families and groups looking to reconnect and relax.
Full Circle Farms is a private & peaceful luxury estate with 3 custom dwellings situated on 21 Acres, with breathtaking mountain views, spectacular sunrises & sunsets, and distant ocean views. Around the property, you will find endless opportunities for entertainment: yard games (Ladder Ball and yard Jenga), old school arcade, a custom saltwater pool, and an oversized spa that blends into the natural surroundings along with an outdoor kitchen/grill area a private & peaceful luxury retreat with breath-taking mountain views, spectacular sunrises & sunsets, distant ocean views on a clear day and over 3 miles of private hiking trails.
17048 Handlebar Rd.
Ramona, CA 92065
Near San Diego, we have found an amazing Farm Stay that your family would just love! The space, formally a working barn on the property, was remodeled into an amazing, one-bedroom home meant to be enjoyed by small families (sleeps 4) looking to make incredible memories. Careful and deliberate planning created a resort-like feel that caters to those deserving of a destination escape in a country-like setting, yet close enough to all the local San Diego attractions.