Spring is the best time to find Baby Animals in Utah! We love visiting these local farms and venues that have animals we can pet and hold, especially the little babies. Here are some spots where we always enjoy baby animals in Utah.
One of our favorite stops any time of year in Utah is This is the Place Heritage Park. This state park does such an amazing job making Utah pioneer history come alive. And Spring is such a fun time to visit because the farm is full of baby animals. In 2022, they are holding a Baby Animal Celebration on April 16. The baby animals will be there all spring, but there will be extra activities available on this date, including the candy cannon. March 26 is the beginning of Spring Season at This is the Place, and we can’t wait.
This is another stop full of history. American West Heritage Center is located in Wellsville in Cache County near Logan, Utah. This old farm has beautiful grounds to walk through and enjoy the farm, animals, beauty, and old farm buildings. Their baby animal days are extra fun because they bring in baby bear cubs to add to the farm animals. This event is only two weekends (March 31-April 2 and April 6-9), so make sure to get your tickets online beforehand. Check their website for hours and pricing.
The Farm at Gardner Village is always full of fun farm animals, but just like the other farms mentioned, once Spring hits, baby animals start to show up. Tuesdays are $2 admission days through the end of April. They offer pony rides for an additional charge through the village. This cute little farm is also located at Gardner Village where you can find fairies in the springtime, too (arriving mid May).
We love visiting Hee Haw Farms in the Spring or Fall. They always have tons of fun activities like huge slides, hay rides, duck races, and of course, a petting farm. Visiting in the Spring means baby animals all around Hee Haw Farms. We especially love this petting farm because you get to walk right into the large pen with them. The Spring Season at Hee Haw Farms runs from April 7-May 7, 2022.
Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point always has a lot of animals since it is a farm, but we love visiting in the Spring to see the baby animals. They have food available to purchase, so you can feed the goats and other animals on the farm. Farm Country usually throws a baby animal birthday party in May, but I haven’t seen any dates for 2022 yet. Advance tickets are required. There will definitely be plenty of baby animals to see any time you visit Farm Country.
Cross E Ranch hosted a fun drive thru baby animal days festival in 2020, so everyone could see the babies despite Covid. In 2022, they are returning to their regular festival where you can walk through their farm, enjoy the slides and zipline, and ride the barrel train. Make sure to enjoy some of their donuts. They are so yummy! This event runs from April 1-May 7. For pricing, visit the Cross E Ranch website.
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese has a little farm in Midway Utah. We took a tour of the farm one day and loved learning about the different robots they are using to make farming more effective. It was so cool! We got to feed the calves, too. One weekend a year (April 22-23, 2022) they have baby animal days. Lots of local farmers bring different baby animals and they have hay rides and yard games. It sounds like a really fun event. For tickets and hours, visit their website.
We drive past the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville quite often. There are trails and birds to see at this outdoor center. Every Spring, they host a two day baby animal festival where visitors can visit with baby animals, and also learn about how to care for and raise farm animals. They have fun events like milking goats and shearing sheep. There are pony rides and train rides going on as well. All proceeds go to the USU Botanical Center and Davis County Extension 4-H youth education programs, so you are supporting these great programs, too. There is no info for 2022, but keep checking back for updates.
Wheeler Farm is a historic working farm in Salt Lake. This farm is full of animals, and beautiful nature areas. There are wagon rides and cow milkings, as well as a duck pond. In the Spring you will definitely find baby animals on the farm. We love exploring this farm, and there playing at the playground, too.
There is one farm in southern Utah that has been allowing visitors. Staehli Farm is located in Washington, Utah and has fun events in the Spring, Fall, and Winter. In March/April (no dates for 2022 yet), they will host their Spring into Easter Event filled fun spring activities and baby animals on the farm. We can’t wait to visit this farm when we head down south. Visit their website for tickets and info.
This small historic farm is hosting their Banyard Babies on April 30 and May 7. They will have lots of baby animals, as well as pony rides and “animal talks.” Check their website for hours and pricing.