Fun Farms and Petting Zoos in Calgary

Fun Farms and Petting Zoos in Calgary - SavvyMom

Spring is just around the corner, which means the baby animals are about to make their debut at all of the family fun farms and petting zoos in Calgary. With so much to see and explore, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which farm to visit first!

Fun Farms & Petting Zoos in Calgary

Calgary Farmyard |

284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View No. 44

There’s lots of fun to be had for everyone in the family at Calgary Farmyard. There are over 35 outdoor attractions, including zip lines, a rope course, ball toss, giant potato sack slide, wagon rides, mini golf, and more! After you’re done playing, head to the petting zoo to pet, feed and play with adorable baby animals like lamas, horses, donkeys, lambs, goats, rabbits, piglets, ducklings, chicks, and calves. Daily admission is $21.95+taxes and fees online or $26.50+gst at the gate. Ages 2 and under are free. Seasons Passes are also available!

Butterfield Acres |

254077 Rocky Ridge Rd NW, Calgary, AB

Gather the kiddos, hop on a tractor-pulled hay wagon or pony ride, and get ready for fun at Butterfield Acres — one of the best petting zoos in Calgary! Welcome the coming of spring with Barnyard Baby Days where you can meet sweet little baby lambs, goats, calves, piglets, bunnies, chicks, and ducklings, including the chance to bottle feed some of them! For a larger than life bunny visit, don’t miss a chance to say hello to the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9! Purchase tickets for your 2 hour time slot in advance to guarantee entry. There is a requirement of 1 adult to every 3 children in your party. Day admission is $15.99 + GST for kids who are able to walk up to 17 years, $17.99 +GST for adults 18 and up, and $16.99 + GST for seniors over 65. Seasons Passes are also available!

Cobb’s Adventure Park |

1500 84 St NE, Calgary, AB

Cobb’s Adventure Park is full of fun activities to try out including giant hill slides, pedal carts, blacklight mini-golf, a climbing wall, ropes course, bouncy world, and more. Try your hand at axe throwing, see if you can find your way out of their many mazes, and challenge your family to a game of cornhole in the outdoor arcade. Get up close with cute and cuddly animals like baby kangaroos, wallabies, chinchillas, sheep, and fainting goats, or visit some of their less-than-furry friends, including snakes, iguanas and tortoises! Day Passes are $20+GST per person (all ages) when purchased online and $23 + GST at the gate. Children 2 and under are admitted FREE. Seasons Passes are also available!

Granary Road

Granary Road |

226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31

Granary Road is a family favourite, and for good reason! The Active Learning Park is the perfect place for kids of all ages to run, jump, climb, slide and zipline. 11 larger than life themed exhibits make for hours of fun with all kinds of obstacles like a giant spider web climber, in-ground lily pad trampolines, a huge 4-story ant farm, a gigantic fruit tree with the world’s largest corkscrew apple slide, a blind-as-a-bat maze, and zip-lines  that’ll get you moving. Make a stop at the petting zoo where you can meet friendly goats, and say hello to all kinds of other animals like peacocks, pigs, ducks, horses and more. Don’t forget to try your hand at mini golf at their new Yesteryear course! If you’ve worked up an appetite, don’t fret – the indoor market is filled with vendors serving mouthwatering food and drinks, as well as housewares, jewelry, clothing and more. Admission to the Active Learning Park is $15.95 for ages 3+. Mini Golf is $10. A combined ticket (mini golf and Active Learning Park) is $21. Seasons Passes are also available!

Bowden Sunmaze |

Range Rd 14, Bowden, AB

If you’re willing to wait til a little later in the season (August, to be exact) Bowden Sunmaze has three different mazes for visitors to explore, one of which is made up of over 100,000 organically grown sunflowers! Sadly, the sunflowers will only be around until the end of September at the latest, so if you’re looking for an incredible photo op, your window to visit is relatively short, but totally worth it! Reserve tickets online ahead to ensure that the flowers are still in bloom. There is also an 8-acre corn maze made up of stalks that are 5-6 feet tall, as well as a willow tree maze. If you’re looking for beautiful blooms to decorate your table, be sure to visit the U-Pick area of the farm to pick some of their gorgeous sunflowers.

Does your family have favourite fun farms or petting zoos in Calgary to visit? Do you plan on checking out one of the five on our list? Fill us in in the comments!


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