Location

11827 County Road 5
Winchester Springs, Ontario

Summer Hours (May–Oct.)

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

Call Today

(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.

Admission

$10/person (Cash only)
Kids under 1 are free (human kids, not baby goats)

Summer Season

May through October (weather dependant)

Hours:
Monday: Private group tours
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday–Friday: 10 am–3 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 10 am–4 pm

Holiday Mondays: 10 am–4 pm

Parking: In lot at the entrance

No reservations needed.

Winter Season

November through April

Hours:
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.
  • No reservations needed, except for our goat snuggling sessions.

Rules

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

We've been a couple times and it's a lovely barnyard petting zoo. The animals are well cared for and the playground is great.

Cindy Avatar Cindy
July 7, 2022

Vanderlaand is such a great place for an afternoon trip. You can tell they really take care of their animals and land. 2nd time going and could not be more impressed.

Olivia O'Neill Avatar Olivia O'Neill
June 13, 2022

Today was me and my fiancé’s first time visiting the farm, and we absolutely loved it! You can tell that the animals are well cared for, and the staff are so friendly! We spent 3 hours here, and we didn’t even realize because we were having such a great time. Not only that, but I got the opportunity to help feed a baby goat its bottle. The experience you will find here, is unlike any other. This farm was worth every penny. Go support this small business- you will not regret it! Can’t wait to visit again.

Harley Laurin Avatar Harley Laurin
August 16, 2021