Maplewood Farm Animal OasisMaplewood Farm
Maplewood Farm Animal Oasis has been captivating visitors since its opening in 1975. Managed by the District of North Vancouver's Parks Department, this charming farm offers a delightful blend of fun and education, making it a favorite destination for families and animal enthusiasts alike. It is a place where kids can embrace the magic of the animal kingdom.
A Haven for Animals
The farm includes a diverse array of animals, creating an enriching experience for all who visit. From the spirited Donkey to the graceful Horses, Maplewood Farm introduces guests to the wonders of farm life. The roster includes: Donkey, Small Mammals, Sheep, Birds, Cattle, Pigs, Goats, and so much more.
Maplewood Farm ensures there's something for everyone, from interactive encounters with their farm friends to self-guided tours and engaging events.
Pony Rides: A Unique Experience
For an extra touch of excitement, Maplewood Farm offers Pony Rides, providing children aged 3-12 with a memorable adventure. This service, perfect for birthdays and special occasions, allows them to experience the joy of horseback riding in a safe and controlled environment.
Important Details for Custom Pony Rides:
- Booking Notice: At least one month
- Duration: One hour
- Days: Weekends (March to October)
- Capacity: Up to 8 children per hour
Farm Programs: Connecting Kids with Nature
Maplewood Farm extends its commitment to education with a range of farm programs tailored for different age groups. These hands-on experiences include:
- Little Farmers (Ages 5-7): An introduction to farm animals, grooming, feeding, and farm-themed crafts.
- Farmhands (Ages 8-10): Children learn about animal care through hands-on experiences, including grooming and feeding.
- Junior Farmers (Ages 10-13): Youth gain firsthand experience in caring for and working with farm animals.
- Farm Camp (Ages 8-11): An immersive experience with various farm activities, animal care, and farm-themed projects.
For a unique bonding experience, Maplewood Farm offers "Family Behind the Scenes," where parents and children engage in hands-on farm tasks, fostering a deeper connection with farm life.