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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
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Published on: April 17, 2023

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

Child with the barnyard cat at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park
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A toddler with the barnyard cat at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park. Credit: Devon Hammer

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, Redmond

Tucked away in Redmond, Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park is a 68-acre city-owned park. For families, it’s a welcome escape from city life, boasting beautiful nature trails, large, grassy fields and picnic tables with barbecue pits. It’s also a fabulous place for kids to get up close and personal with cats, pigs, goats, cows, ponies and turkeys. The park offers pony-riding classes for both toddlers and big kids, summer day camps and a preschool.

Cost: Free (fees vary for specific activities that require registration
Hours: The park is open daily year-rounddawn to dusk; the barnyard is open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Find it: 19545 N.E. Redmond Rd., Redmond

Next stop: Kelsey Creek Farm Park

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