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Brighten a child's summer with a visit to some local area farms

Connecticut offers some of the best opportunities for children to learn to appreciate, respect and love animals.  The following are some area farms that provide great opportunities for kids who want to get close to animals:


  • Holcomb Farm

113 Simsbury Road, West Granby

Age Group: all ages

Cost: Fees vary, call for more details.

Contact: 860-844-8616

Working farm, & Art + Nature Center where art meets nature. Has indoor animal exhibits, and outdoor sheep & goats in the corral. A Wigwam, an authentic replica of a Native American home. Offers art & nature classes, parties, summer camp and more!

  • Flamig Farm

7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury

Age Group: all ages

Cost: $3.00- Kids under 2 & adults 80 and older are free, pony and horse or tractor drawn rides are extra.

Contact: (860) 658-5070

Farm Animal Zoo, Pony Rides, Horse & Tractor Drawn Rides. Fresh eggs and much more! Check out the website for more info.

  • Auer Farm
    158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield

    Age Group: all ages

    Contact: (860) 242-7144

    Visit a real farm! Hayrides, Pick your own fruits, Barn Tours, Garden Walks, and more! Check out the website for more info.