Posted: 07/28/2023

Top 15+ Farm Experiences in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County, PA is known for its rich agricultural heritage and picturesque countryside. A visit offers an array of unique farm experiences that will delight visitors of all ages. From interacting with friendly farm animals to exploring lush fields and savoring fresh produce, here are some must-do farm experiences in Lancaster County.

1. Amish Farm and House

At the Amish Farm and House, step into the world of the Amish community and get hands-on experience with farm animals. In addition to their self-guided farm tour, corn maze, and horse & buggy rides, they also have the following available:

  • Farm Animal Fun Tour
    This tour is geared towards children and offers a variety of experiences, such as bottle feeding a calf, gathering eggs, feeding sheep, alpaca, and horses, cuddling baby goats, and more!
  • Goat Yoga
    Join baby goats for a yoga session for a unique opportunity to play, hold, and see these cute animals up close! There are regular and family yoga sessions available.
  • Countryside Farm Tour
    Embark on a 90-minute bus tour through Amish Country with knowledgeable tour guides leading the way. The tour includes stops at Amish stores, a 30-minute guided farmhouse tour, and visit to the Willow Lane One-Room Schoolhouse.

2. Barnyard Kingdom

Ten acres of farm fun activities await you and your family! The Barnyard Kingdom is a fun and educational place for people of all ages. Visit Barnyard Kingdom for an authentic farm experience with farm animals. Barnyard Kingdom is located on a real-working farm that strives to create authentic and memorable farm experiences.

3. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

At Cherry Crest Adventure Farm there are plenty of animal experiences to be had! When you visit, check out their Farm Animal Center to hold baby chicks, feed goats, see pigs, and so much more!

4. Eastland Alpacas

At Eastland Alpacas you can pet, feed, and take pictures with the alpacas! You will also learn about the alpacas and hear stories about them. They are gentle, easily trained, and easy to take care of. Take your time and tour the farm and when finished, shop at the Farm Store Boutique. It offers sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, throws, teddy bears, yarn and more, all made with alpaca fiber.

5. Oregon Dairy

At Oregon Dairy, witness the miracle of life as you bottle-feed adorable calves. This heartwarming experience allows you to connect with these gentle creatures and learn about the care and nurturing they require. Keep an eye out for their annual Family Farm Days in the summertime. This multi-day event has a full lineup of farm fun experiences!

6. Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

Travel back in time at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, where you can participate in plowing fields using traditional horse-drawn equipment. Discover the age-old farming techniques employed by early settlers and appreciate the strength and beauty of these majestic animals.

7. The Amish Village

Experience the tranquility of Amish life as you embark on a scenic horse and buggy ride at The Amish Village. Take in the peaceful countryside vistas, clip-clop along country roads, and gain insight into the Amish culture from your knowledgeable guide. On their tours, you can partake in a self-guided tour of the village where you can see various farm animals living at this authentic Amish farm.

8. Kreider Farms

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real, working dairy farm on the Kreider Farms tour. This tour features a high-tech view of farming, including a drive down the middle of our "Cow Palace" barn and a bird's eye view of the milking carousel where we milk 1,700 cows, three times every day.

Couple holding goats at Old Windmill Farm in Lancaster, PA in the fall.

9. Verdant View Farm

Experience a wide range of farm animals at Verdant View Farm. Milk a cow, feed a calf, venture inside a historic barn, interact with other farm animals and listen to the cluck cluck of hens. Guided walking tours range from 60 to 80 minutes and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Lancaster's rich agricultural heritage.

10. Stay Overnight at a Farm

Book your trip today to have a memorable stay at one of our local farms. Here in Lancaster, families and couples alike can experience life on the farm at a Farm Stay, where warm hospitality and authenticity is plentiful. Wake up to a delicious farm-fresh breakfast that will keep you full as you help with the morning chores – feeding the animals, collecting eggs from the hen house, and more. Book your stay

11. Old Windmill Farm

On your guided tour of this working Amish farm, you’ll meet the goats, cows, and chickens who live there. Kids can bottle feed a calf, pet the friendly goats, and gather fresh eggs laid by the chickens. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the Amish and their farm animals.

12. Spooky Nook Llama & Alpaca Farm

Take a farm tour and llama walk at Spooky Nook Llama & Alpaca Farm! This is a great animal experience for people of all ages. The farm also breeds, shows, and sells llamas and alpacas, as well as features them at special events, photo shoots, and birthday parties.

13. Lapp Valley Creamery

During your visit to Lapp Valley Creamery, watch the Jersey cows being milked, pet the calves, and enjoy spending time on their beautiful property. This is a local’s favorite for handcrafted ice cream and fresh waffle cones!

14. The Lil’ Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm

A short stroll from the Lil' Country Store, where you can get locally and family-made craft and gift items, is their barn that is home to miniature horses. All will want to pet the horses and have their pictures taken. While in the barn, visitors can also see "real" sized driving horses and Amish buggies. While the visit to the barn is free, they also offer saddle rides (weight restrictions apply) and cart rides. As part of this adventure, children have the opportunity to groom the horses before their ride.

15. Corn Cob Acres

With over 50 activities on the farm at Corn Cob Acres, you and your children will be entertained and satisfied for hours. Tons of unique activities and experiences along with great food make Corn Cob Acres a wonderful place to spend a day. Exploring six themed areas; the Barnyard, the Pumpkin Patch, the Wild West, the Pasture Playland, Farmland, and Hidden Acres, will give you a day full of lasting family memories and close-up animal interactions.

16. Cherry Hill Orchards

Cherry Hill Orchards provide a fun, outdoor activity for kids of all ages. Visit during the summer to pick your own strawberries, cherries, and over 60 varieties of peaches. In the fall, choose from 50 varieties of apples and pumpkins, too. Take a hayride, drink some fresh cider, and shop seasonal decorations and flowers.

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Eastland Alpacas. Photo Credit: / Simone Associates

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