11827 County Road 5
Winchester Springs, Ontario


Mon.: Private group tours
Tues.: Closed
Wed.–Fri.: 10am–3pm
Sat.–Sun.: 10am–4pm
Holiday Mondays: 10am–4pm

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(613) 222-5087

The Barnyard Zoo

Come visit us on the farm!

From a day out with the family, to birthday parties or school trips, our farm is packed with fun for all ages.

Plan your visit

The Barnyard Zoo

Come visit us on the farm!

From a day out with the family, to birthday parties or school trips, our farm is packed with fun for all ages.

Plan your visit

Choose Your Farm Experience

Please Note: Mobile petting zoo is limited with Covid and the home farm being open. More ability for setups are available during our off season. Please inquire.

Animals for Sale

Want to take one of our cute critters home with you? We sell a variety of small animals, including:

  • Rabbits (breeds include Lionhead, Holland Lops, Lion Lops, Mini Rex, and Netherland Dwarfs)
  • Guinea pigs (breeds include American Smooth, Frizzle, Crested, Teddy, Abyssinian, Coronet, Silky, Texel, Peruvian, and Texel)
  • Skinny pigs
  • Hedgehogs
  • Assorted chicks and ducklings (during spring and summer)
  • Miniature donkeys and pygmy goats (when available)

Please call or email to inquire about what animals are currently available, or check our Facebook page for updates.

Duck in today and visit the animals!

Our animals love visitors, and they can’t wait to welcome you to the Barnyard Zoo.


Kids under 1 are free (human kids, not baby goats)


New hours for winter

Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 3 pm

Parking: In the yard

Please note:

  • There are no bathroom facilities in the winter. 
  • A winter visit is not the same as a summer visit. While our large animals will still welcome you with their charming personalities, our small animals are tucked away inside for the winter and are not available for public viewing.
  • We will be closed during extreme weather (cold or storms). Please check our social media for updates.


We want to keep our animals, staff and visitors safe and happy, so we’ve laid out a few ground rules. Please read them before your visit.

Contact Farmer Ruth

What Others Have Loved About The Barnyard Zoo

Great place. Small, but that's often good when you have a young one. It took us about an hour and a half to visit all the animals and have a play in the playground. It is cash only and there is no people food there if you intend on eating lunch while visiting. There is food available to feed the animals though.

thumb Samara Crawford
August 5, 2022

Loved this petting zoo! The large goats and the donkeys were obsessed with our twin girls when we went last month! I’ve been to several petting zoos, but this one is my favourite. If you have any questions or even concerns, the owners and employees are very knowledgeable. We were told to come back next year with our girls and that we could have a picnic on the property, the baby chicks will come and join us. I am excited to do that and to laugh with our girls. FOR THE AWFUL REVIEWS ON HERE….clearly you have never been to a farm. Farms are dirty, and muddy…..some animals play in their water basins…they are living their best lives! All the animals have shelters and are well loved from what I saw as a visitor! We will definitely be going back for years to come!! THANK YOU!!

thumb Izzy Evans
August 26, 2022

I love Vanderlaand! Ruth and her crew take great care of the animals. The animals display happy behavior and the visitors, especially the kids, love the adventures. I have a hobby farm and fully agree with the replies that Ruth has left for the two negative reviews.

thumb Bee Jayem
August 26, 2022