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Mobile Petting Zoo

We bring the fun to you! From large consumer events to small hands-on sessions at nursing homes and day cares, we will meet your needs. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will make your event memorable!

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Birthday Parties

The best birthday parties have cute and cuddly critters! Host your party at the farm, or we can bring the farm to you. Whether you are looking for a small, indoor set up; or to fill your back yard, we'll help make your party the best!

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Animals for sale

Looking to add a little critter to your family? We have a large variety of animals for sale such as rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, miniature sheep, donkeys, and chickens. Contact us for current availability.

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Pony Rides!

Who doesn't like pony rides? When you come visit us at the farm, we offer opportunities for pony rides (extra fee). We can also bring the ponies to you for your birthday party or corporate event. Our ponies are all very gentle and calm and have been thoroughly tested in various surroundings.

We reserve the right of refusal for anyone deemed too large to ride.

Your worry-free mobile petting zoo

We will travel to your home or event location to provide safe, clean and gentle educational fun for your next party or event!   Instilling a love for animals by bringing the farm party and education to your home, school, child day care center or event site.
***NOTE: Serving the Ottawa area- Eastern Ontario.***
We bring everything with us: (canopies, gates, food for the animals, bedding, etc.), and take everything back when we leave; leaving the area as we found it! Fully licensed and insured! .

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PAST EVENTS
Pumpkins for PIGS

Pumpkins for PIGS

November 4, 2017, 11:00am - November 5, 2017, 3:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

This is our second year of our most popular event. “Pumpkins for Pigs “
**2 day- Sat Nov 4 ,11-4
Sunday -Nov 5 ,11-4. **
FREE with a donation of pumpkins 🎃 Please make sure there is nothing in the pumpkins when you drop them off. Also will take corn stalks and straw bales

545 interested  ·  83 going
OPEN Holiday Monday

OPEN Holiday Monday

October 9, 2017, 11:00am - October 9, 2017, 3:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Close thanksgiving Sunday but OPEN the Holiday Monday 11-4

55 interested  ·  4 going
OPEN Friday.  One more time

OPEN Friday. One more time

September 22, 2017, 10:00am - September 22, 2017, 1:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Loving this weather so we will OPEN another Friday so everyone can get out to enjoy the farm and animals.
**FARM will be open 10-2 on Friday Sept 22 . Cash only at the farm. $5 per person under 2 is FREE. Ponyrides and feed for the animals is extra. Don't forgot we have a huge playground too

19 interested  ·  1 going
Last Friday before the Kids are back to school

Last Friday before the Kids are back to school

September 1, 2017, 10:00am - September 1, 2017, 2:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Visit the petting zoo one more time on Friday before the kids are back at school. OPEN 10-3
This Friday sept 1st Only $5 each under 2 is free. Feed for the animals and pony rides are extra. CASH only at the farm.

38 interested  ·  2 going
OPEN FRIDAYS ( July & August)

OPEN FRIDAYS ( July & August)

July 7, 2017, 10:00am

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

This Friday is the first Friday the farm is OPEN for the summer. The farm will be open all Fridays for the months of July & August Hours 10-3. Weather permitting.
$5 each under 2 is free. CASH only at the farm
Pony rides $5 each.
Feed for the animals $2 each or 3 for $5.
Bottle water & freezes $1.
*You are welcome to bring a picnic .
Large playground, picnic tables , Portapotty
** plus lots of friendly animals waiting for your visit

83 interested  ·  7 going
Moms and Tots day at the Farm

Moms and Tots day at the Farm

June 22, 2017, 9:00am - June 22, 2017, 1:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Special day for Mom and tots to visit the farm. Of course dads / grandparents are welcome. *Special price for Daycare providers $10 per provider up to 5 kids- does not include feed for animals or pony rides. CASH only at the farm

39 interested  ·  7 going
Fathers Day at the Farm.

Fathers Day at the Farm.

June 18, 2017, 11:00am - June 18, 2017, 3:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Fathers at the Farm. Hey kids bring dad to the farm. All Dads get in FREE with their families. What a way to spend the day with your dad !!!!

49 interested  ·  6 going
Annual Anniversary. Celebrating our 9th year in business

Annual Anniversary. Celebrating our 9th year in business

June 11, 2017, 11:00am - June 11, 2017, 3:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

9th anniversary of our Petting zoo. Vanderlaand the Barnyardzoo. Come out , enjoy a coffee and piece of cake . We also will be christening our new entry building.

59 interested  ·  5 going
Shearing day and Farmers Market

Shearing day and Farmer's Market

May 28, 2017, 11:00am - May 28, 2017, 3:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Our annual Sheep Shearing day and Farmers Market . You are invited to join us for the day and watch our wool animal lose their winter coats. Fleece is available to anyone for the cost of shearing ( please inquire) *we are looking for vendors for the Farmers Market portion of the day( please inquire).

125 interested  ·  24 going
Victoria Day Family Fun Day

Victoria Day Family Fun Day

May 22, 2017, 11:00am - May 22, 2017, 3:00pm

Maple Ridge Centre
12820 County Road 43
Chesterville, ON  K0C 1H0

Our event will run tomorrow rain or shine! If it looks like rain, the inflatables will be moved inside into the gymnasium. The petting zoo, vendors, cars, etc will remain outside. We have lots of great stuff happening tomorrow. Your admission gives you unlimited access to the following: petting zoo, giant inflatables, live performances (2) by Cory Coons, check out the cool cars and vote for your favorite, toddler play area, giant lawn games (Jenga, tic tac toe, & bowling), meet Paw Patrol (characters will be rotating throughout the day), access to all the great vendors on site. IF inflatables are moved inside, the glow room will also be accessible.
What's not included (costs extra): train rides, pony rides, prize games, food/drinks, face painting, balloons, items purchased through vendors.
Please note: it is not looking promising for our mighty machines at this event. We cannot guarantee the presence of the big trucks & tractors.

And of course, don't forget about all the fun inflatables from Tribeck Inflatables, the adorable critters from Vanderlaand The Barnyard Zoo, and our big Bazaar - grab a deal on a second-hand treasure, snatch up a tasty treat, or see what local companies have to offer. It will be another great day full of fun for the whole family! (Vendor space is available, so if you are interested, please contact us!)

New this year: Food court with lots of options for all your feasting pleasure. We'll also have our BBQ fired up for some delicious pure beef burgers and tasty hot dogs. Snacks and concessions will be available for sale throughout the day. Rain or shine!

Also, check out our NEW "Mighty Machine" muscle & classic car contest! Attendees will vote for their favorite classic car or souped-up vehicle for a chance to win some great cash prizes and the coveted title of the first ever MRC "Mighty Machine" champion for 2017! (Contact us if you have a sweet ride that you would like to enter - entrance is free, but registration is required).

As well, there will be two special performances by singer/songwriter, Cory Coons!! And new this year - a visit from some certain pups on patrol - Chase, Marshal, & Skye!

Cost is $10/child; $2/adult and under 2 is free. Family pass is $30 for 3 kids and 2 adults. Cash only at the gate. Everyone is required to have an entrance band to be on site, so please obtain your band immediately upon arrival. Doors open at 11:00 and the event will wrap up at 4:00pm. We look forward to seeing you here!

1105 interested  ·  194 going
OPENING day

OPENING day

May 7, 2017, 11:00am - May 7, 2017, 3:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

Opening day for Season 9 Come and see the new babies. Lambs , goats chicks and maybe ducklings. If you have never been it is worth the drive out and if you are one of our regulars. The animals will be happy to see you.

52 interested  ·  7 going
Good Friday Family Fun Day

Good Friday Family Fun Day

April 14, 2017, 10:00am - April 14, 2017, 2:00pm

Maple Ridge Centre
12820 County Road 43
Chesterville, ON  K0C 1H0

We will be hosting the premiere Easter event in the region - you won't want to miss it! Take a horse drawn wagon ride by Red Gate Arena Farms out to our Easter Egg Hunt (each child will receive a goody bag), visit with the Easter Bunny, bounce around on giant inflatables in the gymnasium from Tribeck Inflatables, check out the cute critters from Vanderlaand the Barnyard Zoo, GLOW room, face painting, Easter crafts for the kids & more! There will also be a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup ($7/adult or $5/child) and Easter portraits by Margaret Link Photography. Tickets are $12/person or a family pass of 5 tickets for $50. Under 2 are free. Bring the whole family for a truly memorable event!

Cash only on site!

422 interested  ·  98 going
LAST Friday to visit the Farm , Yay the kids are going back to School

LAST Friday to visit the Farm , "Yay the kids are going back to School"

September 2, 2016, 10:00am - September 2, 2016, 2:00pm

Vanderlaand The Barnyardzoo
11827 Oak Valley Rd
Winchester, ON  K0C 2L0

With the success of our Friday openings. WE will OPEN one last Friday before the kids are back to school 10-3. $5 each under 2 is free , food for animals and pony rides are extra. Cash ONLY at the farm.

18 interested  ·  4 going
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