The Tilden Little Farm, located within Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, is a favorite destination for just about every little kid I know. For over a week now, my five-year-old has been begging me to take him there to feed the animals, so we headed over today.
Here’s a little history of the Farm, from the park brochure… “The red barn was constructed in 1955 by Berkeley High School carpentry students, with materials donated by the Berkeley Kiwanis Club. The Little Farm features a variety of farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and pigs. Several heritage breeds of livestock are preserved, including Milking Shorthorn Cattle. ” This is a great place to bring the kids, along with a bag of celery and/or lettuce, to get up close and feed the animals.
Love it here! I’ll be writing about other fun things to do with kids in Tilden Regional Park over the next few days.
Interested in going? The Little Farm is open every day of the year, and admission is free. Hours are from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Visitors may still visit the Farm and surrounding Tilden Nature Area after 3:30, but the animals will not be available for feeding. Visitors must bring food to feed to the animals, so please, please remember to bring some along, or you’ll have a disappointed child. It’s also important to note that visitors may only feed the animals celery or lettuce… nothing else. Come prepared! The Little Farm is located at 600 Canon Drive, Berkeley, CA 94708. You’ll find the Farm at the end of the parking lot, to the right of the Environmental Education Center (also well worth a visit!).
For more information about Tilden Regional Park, visit the website… www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden
Looking for other places in the San Francisco Bay Area to feed or pet the animals? Check out this post… Favorite Bay Area Petting Zoos