Frequently Asked Questions
‘Chick’ Out Our FAQs
We’ve cooped up our most commonly asked questions and egg-cellent answers to help you plan your visit to Vanderlaand The Barnyard Zoo.
If your question isn’t listed here, please feel free to contact us.
Is there a picnic area?
Yes. You are welcome to bring a snack or picnic lunch.
Can we touch and feed the animals?
Yes. Food is available to purchase for the animals. Petting/touching is a favourite for the animals.
Please wash your hands after touching the animals.
How long is an average visit?
Most of our visitors are here for one to two hours.
What else is there to do at the farm?
We have a large playground area for the kids (human kids; the goats have their own playground).
What else is available for purchase, besides food for the animals?
We offer bottled water and freezies for purchase.
We also sell farm fresh eggs and farm mugs.
Can we hold the animals?
This is only available for private group and event bookings, such as a birthday party.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, no outside pets are allowed.
Service dogs are allowed.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash only please. E-transfer is available if need be. We do not accept debit or credit at this time.
When does your season start or end?
Our normal season is May to October; however, we will stay open as much as possible depending on weather, attendance and covid restrictions. Please call or email to confirm out of season availability.
Are you an animal rescue?
No we are not a rescue, but many of our animals have found our farm by that route.