When it comes to animal encounters, sometimes keeping it low key at a farm is just the ticket. Whether that means feeding a horse, petting a longhorn, or becoming a beekeeper, we’ve rounded up the most fun, functional, and famed farmlands from coast to coast. Flip through the slideshow below for everything junior aggies need to know.

Feed Horses Under the Big Sky – Sun Valley, Id

At Sun Valley Stables and Western Horseman’s Center, it’s always snack time. This legendary equine retreat is open to the public, and anyone can feed the horses their favorite nibbles of hay, apples, or carrots. Whether you’re learning about heritage or horsemanship, the view alone can’t be beat.

Take a Ride

The whole family can take a wagon ride (after touring Sun Valley Stables’ historic wagons and carriages). Lessons and training programs are offered at all levels for children, and eight & ups can join in on trail rides as well.

Sun Valley Stables
1 Sun Valley Rd.
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Online: sunvalley.com/things-to-do/horseback-riding/

photo: Charlotte Stevenson

  • HarleyFarms-cc- penny via flickr
  • TractorKids - Schnepf Farms - via website
  • KidsFeedingHorses-Sun Valley Stables-via Chartlotte Stevenson
  • GirlLonghorn-Preston Trails Farm via facebook
  • FarmKids-Oliver Kelley Farm-via Minnesota Historical Society
  • GirlwithChickens via Stratford Ecological Center
  • GirlonTractor-Frying Pan Park Farm via Jennifer Massoni Pardini
  • GirlFeedsGoat-cc-Kurt Wagner via flickr
  • Queens County Corn Maze via Yabome M.K. Casper
  • TwoLlamas-cc-John Cudworth at Westpoor Park via flickr

Where do farm animals roam in your neck of the woods? Share with us in the Comments below!

—Jennifer Massoni Pardini