Green Meadows Farm, Grand Prairie
Not a traditional farm, Green Meadows Farm brings horses, cows, pigs and many, many more animals to Grand Prairie’s Lynn Creek Park every October for family outings and field trips! It’s a terrific, hands-on opportunity for children to see and touch the animals, while learning a little about them!
Know Before You Go
Cash Only. There is a $2 Coupon on their website, but you must print it off and bring it with you.
Apply sunscreen and bug spray before you go.
Don’t forget to bring some water. There is a concession stand that sells food and drinks!
Wear close-toed shoes.
We visited late on a weekday, and had the farm completely to ourselves. There are many school field trips scheduled earlier in the day.
Each ticket is entitled to pick one pumpkin! The pumpkins are from Pyle Pumpkins in Floydada, TX., so they’re local!
Race through the fun little maze!
We loved all the animals on the farm! There are Yaks and a Nguni, a breed from Africa, that you can pet and feed!
The highlight for me was getting to actually milk a cow! We also were able to see them hook up the milking machine, and watch as it milked her!
Neither of the cows are pregnant in 2016, but a few years ago they had a pregnant cow, and we were able to place our hands on her belly, and feel the calf kicking inside!
My daughter fell in love with this adorable baby calf, only 2 days old! It was so great to get to go inside and actually pet them!
There are baby pigs, too, but we didn’t go inside to pet them!
One of the pot-bellied pigs is pregnant, and may soon have a litter!
My son loved the pig races, and was able to hold the gate at the finish line! The young pigs are so cute running across the track!
We were able to hold and pet the ducks, too! They have grown ducks and babies!
There were even eggs in the duck yard, which should be fertile since there are male and female ducks in the pen! We’ll know in about 28 days, because my daughter somehow begged her way to letting us take a couple of the eggs with us! We’re gong to give them to her kindergarten teacher, who has an incubator in her classroom!
There are also grown and baby chickens, which we were able to hold as well!
My son even got to hold one of the turkeys!
But as birds go, the highlight was the Emu! It LOVES the water, and we were able to hold the water hose and watch it roll around in delight in the water drop! Of course, my son is now begging me for a baby emu. Not. Going. To. Happen.
It’s a great day when a bunny sticks it’s little tongue out at you!
The tractor ride took us all through the park, on about a 10 minute ride! It was fun to watch as they were setting up for Prairie Lights, a drive through Christmas Light display that opens in November! Click HERE to read more.
Outside food and drinks are welcome, and you can enjoy a picnic in one of the shaded tables along the lake’s edge!
The park also has a terrific playground, too!
Things To Do in Grand Prairie
The Oasis Restaurant is located right outside the park entrance, by the marina, and has fun fish to feed!
Each October, nearby Loyd Park host the Forest of Fear, where campers decorate their campsites and haywagons drive costumed guest around to trick or treat! Click HERE to read more!
Green Meadows Farm
5610Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie
Click HERE to visit their website.
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