At Winterpast Farm is a fascinating place which has at points been a tobacco farm, a Christmas tree farm, and a horse farm, now welcomes families for a private tour experience.
Farmer Mary will meet you at the gate with food for the animals and you can feed and pet a llama, a pony, emu, goats, sheep, pigs and more. Somewhat wonderfully she runs the farm herself almost entirely so drop in visits are not accepted, make sure you arrange it with her in advance.
She can help you find eggs, spot nests, go for a hike and look for woodpeckers and turtles and lizards, climb on a motor boat and use your imagination, meet and hold baby chicks or bunnies depending on the season.
Also available is a large indoor room for winter story time which also includes swings and a climbing wall.
Forest exploration, animal habitats (wild and domestic), species identification, feather collecting and crafts, gardening and plant identification, leaves and trees identification and collecting, animal-based activities and farm topics galore.
Feathers from peacocks, emu, and other fowl, occasionally handbuilt pottery by Farmer Mary, occasionally eggs and fibre (sheep, llama).
At the end of Six Forks Road at Falls Lake. Near the intersection of Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 50 (Creedmore Road). Convenient to Raleigh, Durham, Youngsville, Creedmore, Wake Forest and more.
Have had wheelchairs and walkers walk the entire forest trail. Gravel driveway, some slight hills and valleys. Not a problem and can park close to animals.
You can bring food for the animals including bread, crackers, cereal, apples and carrots.