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Best Seattle-Area Farms and Petting Zoos for Springtime Fun With Kids

Meet pigs, goats, cows, kangaroos and more near you

Writer author Allison Holm and family on a ferry in Puget Sound

Published on: April 19, 2024

two boys feeding a goat
Visiting with animals is a springtime rite of passage for kids.

Critter time!

It’s not spring without baby animals and other farm fun, so grab your kiddos and get ready to oohh and ahhh over furry and feathered friends, gather with goaties and learn about spring planting. We’ve rounded up some of the best farms and petting zoos to visit around Seattle and beyond.

First, a note: Some facilities are open year-round; others are open seasonally. We recommend double-checking current hours of operation in advance of a visit.

First stop: Sammamish Animal Sanctuary

More springtime family fun:

Editor’s notes: This article was originally published several years ago and updated most recently for 2024 with three new petting zoos. ParentMap staff contributed to this article.

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