13 Petting Zoos In Northeast Ohio: Best Fun on the Farm Experience (2023)

Looking for a place where your kids can pet animals? Well, you're in luck because we've got a great list of farms and petting zoos in Northeast Ohio. Get up close with farm animals, meet the farmers, and learn about the farm. Some locations even offer educational tours. Some of these animal farms you may have heard of, and some may surprise you!

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Majestic Meadows Alpacas & Boutique

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Fun for all ages! Come pet, feed and interact with all the animals on the farm!

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Majestic Meadows Alpacas is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

The 20-acre property includes open pastures for you to roam in which gives you a truly unique interactive experience that gets you up close and personal with all the animals on the farm as you walk through the fields.

The farm is home to over 70 alpacas, llamas, miniature cows, horses & donkeys, sheep, goats, two red kangaroos, miniature potbellied pigs, a dromedary camel and a tortoise.

Open daily. Make reservations to experience the farm today!

Farm Fun & Petting Zoos in Northeast Ohio

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Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery

Located in Ohio's Amish Country and features an Amish bakery, store, produce market, food trailer, and a farm animal petting area. Visitors have the chance to interact with a huge variety of farm animals including chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, horses, cows, and more. Animal food can be purchased for an opportunity to hand-feed many of the animals. Small admission fee.

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Hershberger’s Farm Petting Zoo
5452 State Route 557, Millersburg, OH 44654

Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Open in 1990, Farm Park is a working farm located in Kirtland, OH, and features dairy cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, horses, alpacas, and goats, a plant science center, farm machinery exhibits, a playground, and more. Horse or tractor-drawn wagons provide visitors rides to all destinations throughout the park. Handicap-accessible wagons are available. In addition to the fun everyday activities, they host several special events throughout the year.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
(800) 366-FARM

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Majestic Meadows Alpacas

Majestic Meadows Alpacas sits on a 20-acre Medina property that includes open pastures. The farm currently has 70+ alpacas as well as miniature donkeys, Nigerian dwarf goats, angora goats, Nigora goats, Babydoll sheep, Shetland sheep, Highland Miniature cows, kangaroos, llamas, miniature horses, miniature potbellied pigs, Gus (a Dromedary Camel), and Sheldon (a Sulcata tortoise). Visit the family-owned boutique, offering clothing items for men, women, children, and babies, and one-of-a-kind gifts. While on the farm, families are encouraged to visit and pet the miniature donkeys and alpacas.

Majestic Meadows Alpacas
4195 Abbeyville Rd., Medina, OH 44256

Mill Creek Metroparks Farm

This 402-acre working farm promotes agriculture through educational programming, tours, and display areas. Visitors can enjoy the Archery Range, Natural Playground, Agventure Barn (open seasonally), Demonstration Rain Garden, ponds, a sunflower field, and access to the MetroParks Bikeway and Mindy Henning Memorial Trail.

Mill Creek Metroparks Farm
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406
(330) 533-7572

Hale Farm & Village

Open seasonally, this living history museum, operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society and located within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, features 32 historic structures, craft and trade demonstrations, farm animals, and gardens. Costumed interpreters will provide a look into daily life on the farm. Special timed talks and demonstrations are offered throughout the week to add meaningful interpretation of sites and highlight some special history. Admission for children age 2 and under is FREE.

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Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210
(330) 666-3711

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Feels Like Home Farm

While this family farm is a private residence and not open to the public for regular business hours, you can visit the farm during a scheduled event or make a private appointment. Snuggle sessions with the goats and other classes are offered.

Feels Like Home Farm
10875 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
(440) 724-5121

Party at the Barn

Reserve your spot for a visit to the petting zoo, or for a birthday party or event at this family-owned farm. Feed the goats and hug the chickens, meet the farm's mini piggy, snuggle baby bunnies and chicks, play with a kitten, and go on a pony ride! Enjoy a day on the farm in Aurora at Party at the Barn! Open seasonally. Offering several Birthday Party Packages.

Party at the Barn
945 Bartlett Rd., Aurora, OH 44202
(702) 401-8981

Stearns Homestead Farm

Spend an afternoon at Stearns Homestead, the last working, educational farm in Parma, OH. Open seasonally from mid-May through mid-October, this 48-acre farm has lots of animals to see as well as a Country Store, two museum houses (The Stearns House, built in the 1850s, and the Gibbs House, constructed in 1940 are furnished with original antiques), and a Yankee barn loaded with antiques and historic items. This farm is a family-friendly place for kids of all ages. Special events are offered in season. Admission is FREE.

Stearns Homestead Farm
6975 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129
(440) 845–9770

The Farm at Walnut Creek

This is a working farm; the type of activities visitors may witness during a visit change with the seasons. Visitors have the opportunity to view and hand-feed the animals from a conventional car or a horse-drawn carriage. You can also get close to some of the animals in the petting area. Plus, tour the non-electric farmhouses, purchase produce at the farm stand, and take pictures. Admission for little ones, age 2 and younger, is FREE! Open seasonally.

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The Farm at Walnut Creek
4147 County Route 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
(330) 893-4200

Downs On The Farm

Downs On The Farm is a federally approved non-profit organization doing two things close to their heart – rescuing animals and providing a special farm for kids with disabilities to enjoy. Call to schedule a visit. There is a petting zoo as well as train rides and a playground. On the farm, special needs children can connect with the special needs rescues.

Downs On The Farm
49456 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH 44001
(970) 397-2010

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary isn't a typical petting zoo, but visitors will enjoy an up-close look at unique birds. Explore the outdoor viewing areas with eagles, hawks, owls, songbirds, and more. Hike the footpaths and boardwalks lacing the woods and marshes along the headwaters of the Clear Fork River, and make sure to get your small cup of mealworms and hand-feed the aviary residents along the way! Open year-round. The majority of the Sanctuary's displays are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Admission for children age 2 and under is FREE, and there is no charge to enjoy the visitors center, trails, picnic areas, or children’s Naturescape play area.

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary
3774 Orweiler Rd., Mansfield, OH 44903
(419) 884-4295

The Spicy Lamb Farm

The Spicy Lamb Farm is a small family farm that raises seed stock production Dorset sheep, free-range Rouen duck, bees, organic varieties of apples, pears, and plums, spicy herbs and vegetables, and flowers. The farm is open to visitors only for special events, classes, and tours. Enjoy their gourmet lamb, duck, wool, and other products, which are sold off the farm by appointment.

The Spicy Lamb Farm
6560 Akron-Peninsula Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
(330) 657-2012

Yoder's Amish Home

Constructed in 1885, Yoder's Amish Home is open seasonally. Take a tour and/or buggy ride through the property, including a 119-year-old bank barn. (A complete tour of Yoder’s Amish Home takes approximately 1.5 hours.) Visitors are encouraged to pet most of the animals on the farm! Purchase cookies and other canned and baked goods in the bakery.

Yoder's Amish Home
6050 State Route 515, Millersburg, OH 44654
(330) 893-2541

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