Let’s take a trip to the farm! There are many farms and petting zoos in the Boston area where you can interact with the animals and see how they are cared for. Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite places to meet some new, furry farm friends!
Do you have a favorite farm to add to the list? Let us know!
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 South Great Road, Lincoln
At Drumlin Farm, you can experience life on a working farm and explore a wildlife sanctuary at the same time. Watch the pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and cows in the farmyard; see how crops are sustainably grown; walk the trails to explore field, forest, and wetland habitats; and observe resident owls, hawks, and a fox in the native wildlife exhibit.
201 Hartwell Road, Bedford
The farm zoo animals at Chip-In Farm include Carrot Cake and Clyde the miniature horses, plus dwarf goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and barn cats. Bags of animal food are available for purchase in the farm store!
Natural Resources Trust’s (NRT) Sheep Pasture
307 Main Street, Easton
NRT’s sheep pasture has open trails, woods trails, farm animals, and more. Guests can meet Simba the Jersey cow, pet the spotted Jacobs sheep and the Chevion sheep, visit many breeds of chickens, and see the protectors of the farm: the geese!
37 Eddy Street, Norton
Winslow Farm is a nonprofit animal sanctuary devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and care of mistreated and abandoned animals. Guests will find a wide variety of animals to visit, including horses, alpacas, birds, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, and even peacocks.
Great Brook Farm
165 North Road, Carlisle
Great Brook Farm sits on a state park in the town of Carlisle, Massachusetts. It is the only state park that has an active dairy farm, which guests can tour for free on the weekends! You will see dairy cows, pigs, alpaca, goats, and more! Be sure to get some fresh ice cream from the dairy store while you are there!
Cider Hill Farm
45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury
The goats and chickens on this working farm love company. Don’t forget to bring your quarters so your tiny farmhands can feed the chickens! Kids will also love rolling around the trike yard, swinging on the horse swings, and digging in the giant sandbox!
World War I Memorial Park and Zoo
365 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro
Come and see all your animal friends — ducks, pheasants, deer, miniature horses, donkeys, llamas, goats, sheep, pigs, and more. And after your visit with the animals, check out the many playgrounds, picnic areas, and nature trails at this park!
95 Farwell Road, Tyngsboro
Annie’s Animal Barns at Parlee Farms are a must see! Young farm animals are all around, and guests will have the opportunity to feed and pet baby goats, sheep, chickens, and bunnies. The goats and sheep eat right out of your hand, while the bunnies and chickens run to the trough when feed is put down the feeding tube!
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling
There are tons of animals to interact with at Davis Farmland — and no shortage of other exciting activities either! Plan a full day to explore the Animal Showcase, use your imagination in Imagine-Acres, beat the heat at Adventure Play & Spray, and ignite your adventurous side at Adventureland.
57 Forest Street, Danvers
Take a journey back to the early 19th century to what was once a thriving gentlemen’s farm, with many of the original buildings! Populated with farm animals and antique farm equipment, the historic farm turned park provides a fun and educational stop while visiting the North Shore.
Codman Community Farms
58 Codman Road, Lincoln
Families will love this small farm area with Dorset sheep, Devon cows, Line Back cows, Tamworth pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks!
Unity Farm Sanctuary
17 Unity Lane, Sherborn
Unity Farm Sanctuary is dedicated to the lifetime care of a limited population of ill, disabled, senior, orphaned, or otherwise surrendered farm animals. Their extensive humane education programs help even more animals in need. This is a closed farm, so tours must be scheduled in advance.
We love the Soule Homestead Education Center in Middleboro too!! Goats, chickens, sheep, pigs, ducks! Open sun up to sun down and free to the public. http://www.Soulehomestead.org