Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville Ijamsville
Where is it at?
Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville
10102 Fingerboard Road
Tel: 301 865 9203
Where are we going today?
Animals and education in the one family day out? We think we might be able to help! Green Meadows Petting Farm is a super sweet animal experience for the kids, as well as a great educational resource for them (but they won't even know they're learning!)
Kids of all ages will get the chance to not only cuddle up to the 200 very cute domestic farm animals which call the farm home, but they will also get the chance to participate in a number of hands-on experiences where they can learn.
Anyone of any age can interact with the animals - and the animals and always happy to have visitors! The pigs are normally thought of as messy and dirty, but did you know they were actually quite clean animals? They love rolling around in the mud to cool down, but did you know it also acts as a sunscreen to protect their skin from the sun? Who knew!
The goats are excited to meet you all, but don't worry, they don't really try and eat everything. But they might try to taste it! And love sheep? These sweet animals that you count to get to sleep, and kids can learn all about their wool, and even where the phrase "black sheep" came from!
From chickens, ducks and turkeys...even emus and horses...the Green Meadows Petting Farm is great for kids to interact with animals and to realize they have sweet personalities too!
Of course, we mentions fun activities - so let's tell you about them too! It's a great hands-on experience for kids to try milking a cow, or joining in with some fun hay rides. There are also seasonal pumpkin patches!
Green Meadows Petting Farm - so much animal fun to be had!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
Open times: Wed to Fri 9:30am / Weekends 10am.
Closed Monday and Tuesdays. Open Spring, Summer and Fall
Field trips are encouraged because it's a great introduction of animals to the kids. There are prep packs available for you too!.
June is dairy month, and you get a free ice cream with admission! Pretty cool! .
Any Top Tips?
Remember it's important to keep washing and sanitising the kids' hands; it's worth taking your own spray for instant cleaning if your child still tends to put hands in their mouth..
Doing our bit
The farm make sure that the animals welfare is most important, so make sure you follow any rules so they can continue to be happy and healthy! .
Also offers birthday parties! Why not enjoy celebrate that special day with the animals and your friend? .
What people are saying?
by Elizabeth Demeyer
I absolutely love this place! So many fun things for the kids to do and great animal experiences you can't get anywhere else! The staff is fantastic, the animals are friendly and well cared for.
by Becky E.
My kids and I have been here many times over the last 2 years. It really is a great place to take your kids. There have been a lot of improvements made this year. My 2 and 4 year old have a great time feeding and petting all of the animals and milking the cow. They also love the duck races, car race tubes, maze, tire swings, old tractors, noise making wagon, sand hills, pony rides, hay rides etc, etc...There is so much to do and it is so hands on. There is a picnic area with full washing facilities. There is Purell everywhere and signs to help us...Read More
by Jason Holicky
We went this weekend with my nieces and nephews (ages 2 to 5). We had a blast!! Green Meadows has fun for all ages! The pumpkin patch was LOADED with pumpkins! They hay ride was perfect. The kids really enjoyed the pony ride, wagon train, slides, kitten barn, baby chicks, little pigs, .. so much fun! This is going to be recurring fall activity for us! Keep up the great work! I highly recommend Green Meadows!
by Angela Olson
Always a good time! Lots of well cared for friendly animals and activities for the kiddos.
by Becky E.
My kids and I have been here many times over the last 2 years. It really is a great place to take your kids. There have been a lot of improvements made this year. My 2 and 4 year old have a great time feeding and petting all of the animals and milking the cow. They also love the duck races, car race tubes, maze, tire swings, old tractors, noise making wagon, sand hills, pony rides, hay rides etc, etc...There is so much to do and it is so hands on. There is a picnic area with full washing facilities. There is Purell everywhere and signs to help us remember to wash our hands. It's really amazing how many fun attractions and toys can be made out of farm equipment, PVC, drainage pipes, tires and up-cycled items. I highly recommend this farm. The owners are on site and are very friendly. The admission price is a bit steep, but it includes parking, hayrides, and a pony ride (and I think a pumpkin in the fall) It's worth it. Come when they open and leave when they close.