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The Gentle Barn
15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita
CA
91390
Tel: 661 252 2440

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All the beautiful animals will be waiting for you at 15825 Sierra Hwy in Santa Clarita!

Where are we going today?

Every animal should be cared for, and loved.  But sadly some aren't - however The Gentle Barn is a beautiful and giving place where they take severely abused animals, and rehabilitate them and finally show them love.

Kids are then able to interact with them to learn kindness, confidence and compassion.  The Gentle Barn welcomes kids recovering from substance abuse, kids who may have been abused, foster kids, kids on probation, and even child and adults with mental, emotional and physical issues and challenges.

It's a beautiful healing experience that you can't teach in a classroom.

The kids seem to be able to relate to the 160 animals that are on the farm, and through that learn forgiveness, strength, trust, empathy, and kindness.  They have donkeys, pigs, sheep, chickens, llamas, cats, and dogs - and they all have a better life regardless of if they are blind, sick, wounded, deformed or just old. 

It may take a while, but once the animals are happy again, they can't wait to curl up with the kids and play, and teach them how to smile too! 

Whilst they have a limited public opening (4 hours a week), they also have private tours during the week and of course are happy to work with your schedule on it. 

Every animal has a story, and a name.  Kids will love getting to know them individually, and hear of their abuse and learn to understand that animals need as much care as humans do.  

If you want to celebrate your birthday with the animals (and perhaps celebrate an animals birthday too!) - you can have your birthday on the Sunday with the animals and everyone else, or organize a private one! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10 donation requested
  • Children$10 donation requested
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Sundays only from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Teachers corner

Students who visit The Gentle Barn on a field trip - from any background - have an opportunity to learn about farm animals with their unique features and personalities. Scout troops, home school groups, school classrooms, church groups or any other group of children are all welcome to have a field trip there. .

Any Top Tips?

If you get a season pass, you don't have to wait in line, and you get free water and popcorn! .

Doing our bit

The whole idea of the barn is to allow kids and animals to learn to love, and to be loved. They exist out of love and compassion, and are doing an incredible job. .

More information

The upper barnyard's smaller animals something get stressed and overcrowded, so here they only allow groups in at a time. The times vary so just check on the day. .

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    Excellent the animals are very happy and well cared for

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    OMG...I LOVE THIS PLACE, GO HERE GO HERE GO HERE..... IT IS SO REWARDING..... GOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOW

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    This place is doing great work. Bring your kids and educate yourselves. The volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about their service. The Gentle Barn not only rescues animals but also provides a great service for at risk youth. Kids from rough situations or recovering from traumatic events can go to the Gentle Barn and learn from these animals how to heal and what it means to forgive. They can find something in common with the animals who came from horrific situations and have found peace - they can snuggle with each other...Read More

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    I wish they had one on the east coast where I'm from

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    Called at 11 am to verify that they were open. Guy in the office said that they planned to stay open until 4, but might close at 2 if it was slow. Loaded family in the car and drove out from L.A. When we arrived at 12:30, a staff member told us that he had just closed the place. We were very upset!

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by Gianna Brasil-Ross

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This place is doing great work. Bring your kids and educate yourselves. The volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about their service. The Gentle Barn not only rescues animals but also provides a great service for at risk youth. Kids from rough situations or recovering from traumatic events can go to the Gentle Barn and learn from these animals how to heal and what it means to forgive. They can find something in common with the animals who came from horrific situations and have found peace - they can snuggle with each other and commune in their mutual understanding and respect.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 67° F / 19° C
Humidity: 72 %
Wind: SSW - 10 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 67° F / 19° C
Humidity: 72 %
Wind: WSW - 9 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 66° F / 19° C
Humidity: 59 %
Wind: SSW - 8 MPH

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