by Tamara Rice of The Rice Paper: Random Acts of Reviewing
Rest assured, weary parents, there is more to keep your kids occupied in Los Angeles County this Spring than movies and the Internet. Located just 40 miles outside of Los Angeles, in Ontario, California, a fresh playground awaits–and I’m not referring to the always fun Skandia Amusement Park.
Last week, I braved my daughter’s second grade class field trip, and discovered the quaint organic goodness that is Amy’s Farm.
Located in the heart of Chino and Ontario’s dairy country, Amy’s Farm specializes in the care and feeding of calves, but is full of other farm animals too. Roosters come and go throughout the hour-long tour, loudly reminding you they are present, while horses, pigs and baby goats are frequently available for petting.
The staff are friendly, and your kids won’t soon forget bottle-feeding a hungry baby calf or petting the lovable pigs. (A word to the wise: Don’t try to hand-feed the chickens.)
I can’t guarantee you won’t leave the farm a newly committed vegan, but I can guarantee you’ll have fun.
This is definitely a trip for multiple families or playgroups, as you must have 10 individuals to sign up for a tour. Make reservations ahead of time on line–$9 per person in the Fall includes a pumpkin, $7 the rest of the year.
Photos courtesy of Brownie Mom and Tottenlaw (Flickr.com).