Cuddle Cows and Pet Goats: 5 Petting Farms Near Toronto

These spots let you hang with the furry folk.
Women enjoy meeting goats at petting farms near Toronto

If you're getting tired of your human friends, it might be time to talk to someone a little more fluffy. There are tons of farms near Toronto where you can cuddle up to some four-legged friends. Whether you want to see a goat or cow, these animals are sure to give you some love.

While the Toronto Zoo is a great place to see some animals, there a variety of more hidden places near the city that will give you a more up close and personal experience.

Riverdale Farm not only offers you the opportunity to get a peek at some furry chickens and other pets but also has beautiful scenery to explore.

If you love horses, Mountsberg is a place that you need to add to your list. You can visit a barn full of critters before testing out your horseback riding skills.

Far Enough Farm also lets you get up close to adorable baby goats without ever having to leave the 6ix.

If you are looking to escape into the wild for a bit, you're going to want to check out this list. Some farms are closed, buy by calling ahead you can navigate the perfect day out.

Riverdale Farm

Price: Free

Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can walk the trails and enjoy the company of roaming farm animals.

Lionels Farm

Price: $6 per person

Address: 11714 McCowan Rd., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This adorable farm lets you feed, pet, and hang out with their animals.

Brooks Farm

Price: $18.99 per person

Address: 122 Ashworth Rd., Mount Albert, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: You can stuff yourself on delicious farm-fresh food and hang out with baby goats, need I say anything more?

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Price: $16.40 per person ($12 for children, ages 4-14)

Address: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can snuggle bunnies, and hang out with breeds of animals that don't exist on farms anymore.


Price: $10.50 per person ($7.25 for children, ages 5-14)

Address: 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This cute farm has a barn full of animals as well as horseback riding activities.

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Patrick John Gilson
Patrick John Gilson was a Creator with Narcity Media focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.