April is an exciting time for thousands of families in the metro area as Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead opens once again!
The Farmstead is so many things: petting zoo (more than 200 animals, including peacocks, goats, pigs, pygmy goats, rabbits and geese), “working” farm, living history and outdoor adventures all rolled into one. Learning how to milk a cow in the dairy barn, writing on the slate boards in the one-room schoolhouse, mining for gold or relaxing in the beautiful butterfly garden are just a few of the things to keep your little ones active and entertained. For just a $3 admission, it’s a great way to keep the whole family entertained on a budget.
Additional attractions and activities include (and these are just a few):
- wagon rides
- pony rides
- barn slides
Plus lots of places to duck in and get a taste of what life was like in Kansas back in time, including a blacksmith’s shop, Indian encampment, ice cream parlor, and more! We recommend keeping a few quarters on hand so you can buy fish and goat food – my kids would happily feed the animals for hours if we let them. There are a wide variety of other fee-based activities as well, which you can purchase individually as you go, or buy a $13 combo pack, which includes mining, one wagon ride, one pony ride, one bottle of milk for the baby goats and fishing.
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is open daily, 9am-5pm, April 1 to Oct. 31. Admission is $3/person until 2pm, with free admission after 2pm. Children 2 & under are free. The best part about it, you can have a different adventure each time you visit! Keep watching our events calendar for upcoming special events happening at the Farmstead.