14 Unique Petting Zoos in Florida

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Amma,s Ark Petting Farm and Alpacas

Located in Umatilla ( gateway to Ocala National Forest) spend a few hours loving on animals! The kids and adults will have a ball with horses, pigs, cows, goats – and there are ALWAYS babies!! If your road trip in Florida falls during a birthday – have a party here. Enjoy the bike trails, horseback AND peach farm. How scrumptious does biting into a fresh, warm, juicy peach while wondering through the farm listening to children squealing with joy sound? Sounds like a heartwarming good times to remember forever!

Petting Zoo Ocala

Stop here in Ocala to enjoy farm animals, monkeys, camels, a ringtail lemur, tortoise, a basilisk lizard and MORE! This spot is available for birthday parties. Ride a camel and a train! The animals here are rescued and unwanted – so come show them some love and make forever memories.

Animal EDventure Park & Safari

This walk through guided 1 hour safari in Boynton Beach (book a few days early) is the place to check out kangaroos, sloths and more! Cuddle with a baby kangaroo – take a photo with a sloth! So many more animals to adventure with! These are rescued, rehabilitee animals on two different locations in Boynton. A great way to entertain kiddos for a few and put a smile on faces!

Bf Petting Farm

Tampa is a hot spot to stop the car on your road trip and stretch your legs while petting some donkeys’, goats, cows and more! Have a birthday party or just spend some time enjoying a fun, farm day! Its sure to be a delight and one the kids will giggle about for awhile to come!

Uncle Donald’s Farm

In Lady Lake stop and feed farm animals, adventure on hayride, meander through the wildlife center. Have a wonderful lunch at the picnic area then milk a goat! What fun! The children will remember this forever!

The Little Farm

Miami! Help feed, milk goats, flutter around the butterfly garden, check out the 36 inch pony! AWWW. Have a birthday party or field trip – a great way to adventure for a day!

Green Acres Farm Oviedo

In Ocala come giggle at the most hilarious goats ever to be seen! See “Baby Moo” – (and THIS is a funny story) “Baby Moo” likes to tattle on the goats when they get out, by continuously bellowing to alert someone to come round them naughty little guys up! How cute is that?! But that is not ALL the fun! Come see and plan for a great few hours of smiles!

LaPorte Farms

A self guided tour farm – stop and enjoy zebras, donkeys, goats, monkeys, llamas, and more! Located in Sebastian here you will meet “Barnyard George,” the goose who has proclaimed himself in “charge” of the pigs!! With so many more animals to check out here, this is a win-win spot to give the kids a great adventure.

Cox Farms

In Melbourne is a full size Stonehenge replica. Come in the Fall and take part in the festival that is sure to be full of fun and joy! With hayrides, slides and multiple other opportunities you cannot go wrong. In winter come view the Christmas village, sit around the firepit, roast marshmallows and hot dogs and chill! ( not literal chill – you are in Florida) Oh yea….enjoy the animals too!

Old McMicky’s Farm

In the Tampa Bay area this is good spot for a field trip or tour, a birthday party, wedding or private party. Horseback riding, nature activities, singing, campfires – these are on the list of relaxing, good time fun things to enjoy here. Be sure to check out the goats, pigs, sheep – milk a cow! Woot! Milk a cow! How awesome an experience for a child (or adult!) MMMMMM? Yes – you MUST – stop in!

HorsePower for Kids & Animal Sanctuary

In Northwest Tampa when looking for things to add to your itinerary add this stop! Enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, the playground and the picnic area. Adventure a child train ride and child zipline! This is a great spot for a child’s birthday party to have lasting smiles and lifetime memories!

Pinto’s Farm

Here in Miami enjoy unlimited pony rides, paddleboats, racetracks, a playground, and you’ll never guess; GOAT YOGA! yes – goat yoga! I must engage in this soon! They also have donkeys, fish, horses a tortoise and so much more here. Stop in and have some fun!

River Ranch Petting Zoo

Near Orlando feed and learn about the animals here. Llamas, pot bellied pigs, horses, cows, and other animals can be interacted with. There are fun activities including horseback riding and FREE pony rides for the kiddos! This is a great stop for the kids to release some energy and enjoy the animals.

Redemptive Love Farm

In Tallahassee view baby goats, llamas and more. Send an animal gram! (check the site for details) Have a unicorn photo shoot! So adorable – the kids will LOVE this and talk for days! This is an all around fun stop with unique ideas that have a different twist from the other farms. Be sure to send Road Trip Owl some photos! We LIVE for them!

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