The Best Kid Friendly Farms Near Los Angeles

Have you asked yourself, where are the best kid friendly farms near me? Lucky for us, there are lots of kid friendly farms in and around Los Angeles, California! Some are bigger like Underwood Family Farms and some are smaller like Valmonte Farm and Garden. Some have farm animals and petting zoos and others just fruits & vegetables. But one things all these family friendly farms have… is they are a lot of fun and a learning experience!

The Best Family Farms Near Los Angeles

Centennial Farm at OC Fair

Chickens, pigs, oxen, kale and cabbage – it’s all good here on the farm. Created to educate youth about agriculture and its importance to our daily lives, Centennial Farm, a three-acre working farm, is home to fruit and vegetable gardens and an array of livestock. Our animal educators and their human counterparts are here all year long to teach us about nutrition and our agricultural roots.

Carlsbad Strawberry Company

Carlsbad Strawberry Company has been growing Strawberries for 4 generations and the experience shows. Our strawberries are the tastiest around, grown with love and passion. We have been in Carlsbad since the 1950’s growing with the city around us, and even seeing Interstate 5 come into being. Dedicating ourselves to giving back to the community, we work with local schools, churches, non-profits and more.

When you visit us you are visiting family – we look forward to welcoming you to our Strawberry Fields!

Danny’s Farm 

Danny’s Farm was founded by former MLB player and coach, Jim Gott, and his wife, Cathy, in 2007, in honor of their loving son, Danny, who happens to be diagnosed with Autism. As a child, Danny was drawn to farm animals and out of his continued affinity to them, Danny’s Farm was formed.

Danny’s Farm offers a safe and nurturing farm experience and social environment for children and adults with learning differences.  . Our mission is two fold: 1) To provide meaningful employment opportunities for adults with developmental differences, and 2) to share our programs and animals with some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations.  

Forneris Farms

Forneris Farms grows and sells garden vegetables and fruit directly to our customers at our Farm Stand in the Valley. We provide locally and sustainably grown produce that is vine ripened and fresh picked daily!

Each October, we host a Fall Harvest Festival with Pumpkins, Fall décor and a giant Corn Maze.  

Forneris Farms uses sustainable farming practices, with care and passion to grow the most delicious produce sold direct to you: our great Crop of Customers.


The Gentle Barn 

This is a very special kid friendly farm – The Gentle Barn rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. Through interaction with our animals, children learn reverence for all life.  The Gentle Barn – California is located approximately 30 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita.

Gilchrist Farm

Slow down and enjoy the ranch! Live your ranch dreams while we do the work. Come out and learn how to milk the goats, gather the eggs, or take a horseback riding lesson.

Let us take care of your horses or help you learn all about what it takes to have a horse of your own. Enjoy the ranch for your most memorable events, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, etc.

Visit our Country Store, online or in person, and try out Goat’s Milk soap, fresh eggs, order a home grown hog or Thanksgiving Turkey!

The Griffith Park Pony Ride

The Griffith Park Pony Ride has been making children’s dreams to ride a pony a reality since 1948. This is an experience to allow a young child the opportunity to ride a pony in a safe and controlled setting. Our safe and gentle ponies are led by competent, attentive and concerned employees to ensure your child has a great time!

McGrath Family Farm

Located in Camarillo, farming on the coast of Southern California for 5 generations is the finest blessing this Irish American farm family could ever hope for- the deepest topsoil and the best climate produces a utopian garden farm. We are a sustainable farm that grows a high diversity of year-round organic fruits and vegetables for our community.  Join them for Farm Tours, History Lessons, U-Pick activities and special events throughout the year

SaddleRock Gardens

Today the ranch is home to Malibu Family Wine’s offices, five wedding and event locations, 100 acres of vines, a host of exotic animals (zebra, camel, giraffe, llama, alpaca, yak, highland cow, etc.…), Malibu Wine Safari tours, and the Semler family! 

Malibu Wine Safaris offers various tours of the ranch, which include interaction with some of the animals as well as wine tastings at some of the ranch’s most stunning vistas.

Tanaka Farm

Since 1940 we have been dedicated to providing ALL families with quality products and educational experiences. Health (and fun!) are very important to us here at Tanaka Farms!

This kid friendly Farm is well known for their Strawberry Tours (February-June) • Watermelon Tours (July-August) • U-Pick Tours (All Year Long) • U-Pick Pumpkin Patch (October) • Hikari – Festival of Lights & Christmas Trees (December)

Tapia Brothers Farm

We are a family-owned and operated produce stand in the San Fernando Valley. We grow and sell fresh seasonal produce. During the fall, we have a terrific pumpkin patch. We also sell Christmas trees during the winter season.

Underwood Family Farms

You may know Underwood Family Farms because of their super fresh, locally grown, California produce, but did you know that they do much more than just grow fruits and vegetables? They have two locations for you to visit, one in Somis and one in Moorpark as well as our many Farmers’ Markets throughout Ventura and LA Counties. Discover what else we have to offer and what makes Underwood Family Farms a unique place to visit!

Valmonte Farm and Garden

Located in Palos Verdes, the farm & garden is where the adult special needs students of PVPUSD get job skills. 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-2pm is open garden day.

We hope you enjoyed our list of Kid Friendly Farms!

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