What food can we bring for the animals?

We have specific recommendations for the type of food which can be fed to our animals. Bring only: mini carrots, apple slices, romaine or iceberg lettuce & slices of plain white or brown whole wheat bread. No other food allowed, because the farm animal’s diet is balanced for their health and safety.  Please visit the ‘Petting Farm‘ page for more information about Food You Are Allowed To Feed Animals.

When are you open?

In the Summer Months we are open May 7, 2018 to September 30, 2018. Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm.  Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm. See the Hours of Operation page.

Who can visit?

We welcome visitors from Markham, Unionville and surrounding area.  All people who want to have a positive animal experience and have a chance to get up close and feed farm animals.  Our frequent visitors are families with children, school children and seniors.

Can I bring my dog?

Your dog sadly cannot visit.  The farm has three friendly dogs.  Some of our farm animals are not comfortable with new dogs.  Service animals are of course allowed.

When are the pony rides?

Every weekend + Holiday Monday*, 11am-4pm. Weekdays  (July +August ONLY), Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday, 10am-1pm. *Weather depending*

Can I book a birthday party?

Yes.  Please call or e-mail lionels@lionelsfarm.com

Where are the washrooms?

We have a portable toilets on the property.

Where is parking?

We have parking on the south and  the North West side of the farm driveway.  For your safety, please do not park on the side of McCowan Rd.  We have plenty of parking!

Can we come for a picnic?

Our facilities are not designed as a location where people can eat a meal in the petting farm area.  This is for your health and safety.

What kind of footwear is recommended?

Open toed sandals are not recommended in the Pony Ride area.  No bare feet on the grounds.

When should I wash my hands at the farm?

Always wash your hands after visiting with the animals.  Wash your hands before eating or drinking. Practice good hand hygiene; see our ‘Visiting Animals Safety‘ page.

Can I bring food for me or my family to eat at the farm?

Designated eating areas are provided for birthday parties and group planned events.  Food or drink is discouraged in the petting farm areas.  Hand-to-mouth activities is discouraged while in animal areas (water bottles, eating, drinking) These tips are for you and your family’s safety.  Please read the ‘Visiting Animal Safety‘ page for more information.

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