Destinations, Kids

Farm Sanctuary a Great Learning Opportunity for Animal Lovers

November 28, 2013 by

Sanctuary Farm

Would your kids like the opportunity to snuggle with pigs or sheep, or maybe feed the chickens or pet a cow? If your child loves farm animals, you might even want to consider volunteering to help with “affectionate socialization.”

The Farm Sanctuary is home to hundreds of rescued animals residing in New York, Northern California, and Los Angeles. The rescued animals love visitors as much as you’ll love touring their farm shelters.

Sanctuary Pig

New York

The New York location is found in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. The Farm Sanctuary’s 175 acre site enjoys rolling green pastures and is home to more than 500 rescued farm animals. Visitors can enjoy an hour-long guided tour where they’ll learn more about the farm animals.

Each rescued animal has a special story; their stories of struggle and survival will inspire all ages. At the end of the tour, visitors can learn more by visiting the Education Center, or stop for a snack on their scenic deck.

Northern California

The Farm Sanctuary in Northern California overlooks the stunning Black Butte Lake. Visit the 300-acre sanctuary in Orland, California for a chance to meet more than 300 pigs, sheep, cattle, chickens, and other rescued farm animals face-to-face during a guided tour.

Southern California

A second, smaller Farm Sanctuary is located in Southern California. The 26 acre shelter is located on a beautiful hacienda ranch in Acton, just 45 minutes from Hollywood. This sanctuary is home to more than 100 animals. This location offers guided tours on Sundays. Group tours are also available by appointment.

This trip offers the perfect opportunity for kids to learn valuable lessons about the responsibilities of running a farm, how to care for a variety of domestic animals, and where our food comes from. In fact, animal lovers of all ages can benefit from a trip to the Farm Sanctuary.

For more information, visit their website.

Photo credits: Wikimedia, Jon Clark

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