Birthday Parties - On Hold
Fun for all ages!
Private Pony Rides
Available by Registering Online
Petting Farm - On Hold
Visit the Animals

Farm Open For Private Activities

COVID-19 Update

Starting Tuesday June 9 2020 With New Restrictions And Safety Measures In Place

Lionel’s Farm is happy to offer a safe and fun outdoor activity that helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. As per Provincial Government Guidelines we can now offer a Private Pony Ride Package.
Our Private Pony Ride Package only allows a maximum of 5 people to participate at one time.

Package Includes:

  • Pony ride for children 65lbs and under
  • Qualified pony handler
  • Viewing of some of our farm animals

Our facilities can accommodate visits rain or shine.

No outside food is allowed which includes snacks for people, or food for the ponies or other animals at the farm.

All staff at the farm are family members and live on the farm. There are currently no outside staff employed at our property. We will be wearing masks. The saddles will be disinfected before your group visit. Visitors must wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival, and again before they leave the farm. Visitors are recommended to wear a face covering during their time at the farm.

The packages are 30 minutes in length, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-3:30pm. These must be PRE-REGISTERED and PRE-PAID. Times will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no refunds, as we can accommodate the activity rain or shine. If for some reason Lionel’s Farm cancels, you will be allowed to choose a new date and time that works for you.

The Private Pony Ride Package costs $56.50.

The only way to book your spot is to complete the online Activity Registration form on this page (see below). At this time there will be no bookings made by telephone, or social media.

Safety Is Our Primary Concern

The health and safety of our guests, visitors and communities is our top priority.  We will make every effort possible to keep our customers, our staff and our family safe by following the guidelines set by health professionals at the Government of Canada and Ontario Ministry of Health.

Here are some of the steps we will take to make sure we are all safe:

Thank you for your continued support and we wish you all good health and strength. Stay safe!

Activity Registration

Farm Hours of Operation

Limited activities due to COVID-19 pandemic.

May to September (Summer)

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 3:30 pm for Private Pony Ride appointments
  • Visits to the farm are permitted by appointment only
  • Our usual petting farm area is currently closed

Registrations Must Be Requested Online

Please complete the form here.

Private Pony Rides are available by appointment only and must be prepaid. Please make your reservation at least one day in advance.

You will receive a call back or reply email to confirm and arrange payment.




Home Address:

Type of Package:

Number of People in your Group:

Day for your visit:

Preferred time requested:

Additional Message:

Verification - enter the code from below.


Frequently Asked Questions About Farm Activities During COVID-19

How do I order the Private Pony Ride Package?

Order online here.  This activity must be pre-registered.  All visitors to the farm must complete the online form.

Can I just show up at the farm to ride the ponies?

We cannot accept visitors without pre-registration. All activities must be reserved using the online form before coming to the farm.

What other activities can I do at the farm?

Only the Pony Ride Package is available right now.

How can I pay for the Private Pony Ride Package?

At this time we are accepting e-transfer payments.

How will I know what time I can come to the farm?

Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If your time is 10-1030 you come for 9:50.  You will receive a confirmation message once your payment has been received at the farm.

Can we pet the animals?

At this time, the area of the petting farm is not open like it was last year.  It is not permitted to walk around the farm freely. The pony rides are in a designated area. We will have animals on display in the pony ride area which you can pet.

Can we feed the sheep and goats?

Outside food is not allowed which includes snacks for people, or food for the ponies or other animals at the farm.

What is the maximum weight for the pony rider?

65 lbs or 29 Kilograms

I don’t want a pony ride, can I just come and see the animals?

Not at this time. The only activity currently on the farm is the Pony Ride Package.

How long is the actual pony ride?

Your time at the farm is 30 minutes. The pony ride is in a separate designated area with a small variety of animals to see. You could do a 15-minute pony ride and 15 minutes to visit with the animals.

Is there a minimum age for a pony rider?

There is no minimum age.  Parents can walk alongside the pony to keep the little riders in place.

Do the 5 people that attend have to be from the same household?

As our farm is not considered an essential service, a social gathering of no more than 5 people is permitted. Outdoor spaces and activities where physical distancing can be maintained is allowed for individual and members of same household.

Is the Private Pony Ride Package price per person or per group?

The Private Pony Package is per group of 5 which includes the accompanying adults.

How far in advance can we order the Private Pony Ride Package?

You may make your reservation as far in advance as you would like.

Hours of Operation

Petting Farm will open for the season on June 8 with limited activities.

Admission Price

Pony Ride Packages available for reserving online.

All other farm activities are on hold due to COVID-19.

Food Safe to Bring

Food not permitted on the farm at this time.

Bring only store bought:  See the FAQ page for more info on what kind of food you can bring to feed the animals.


Visit Our Animals

Lionel’s Farm is a clean and safe fun Petting Farm. We are a family run farm for children of all ages. Come to the  farm and meet the animals. We’ve been in operation for over 50 years. Experience the goats, ducks, sheep, rabbits and more. Feed and pet the animals and experience  farm life. We’re just a short drive from anywhere in the GTA.

Fun Times! Education and Family Farm.

Birthday Parties On Hold

Birthday Parties On Hold

Try Lionel’s Birthday Package. For a unique and memorable party. Pony rides given by qualified farm personnel for first hour of your party. Petting farm with over 75 animals.

School Tours on Hold

School Tours on Hold

Petting farm with over 75 animals to see, feed and touch
Indoor play area equipped with a small rock climbing wall, slide, jumping pad and toys.

Petting Farm on Hold

Petting Farm on Hold

You can see, feed and touch an assortment of animals that include sheep, goats, deer, pigs, cow, alpaca, llamas, rabbits, chickens and many more in a fun filled relaxed atmosphere.

Our Farm Family

Farm Family at Lionel's Pony Farm
  • Rita
    Rita Co-Founder
  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Agricultural Education Coordinator
  • Holly
    Holly Office Administrator

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we made them all happy

  • Just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you, Carrie and of course Frankie!! It was a beautiful day for a backyard birthday party and what a beautiful pony we had to share it with. Carrie was wonderful as well – very friendly, patient and attentive. We’ll be sure to recommend Lionel’s to all our friends and family.

  • We have just returned from our party and everyone had a great time, especially our daughter Reegan! Mark took great care of us! Most of our guests had never been before and they were excited and talking about holding a party in the future! I know we had a gift certificate, I wanted to personally thank you and Mark for a great party! We will be recommending you to all our friends and family. We visit the petting zoo weekly and will keep putting our donations in the tin!

  • I wanted to thank both you and Blair for a wonderful day on Saturday. The kids have never experienced something like that and with your help they were able to. From listening to the parents I was informed that their kids could not stop talking about the day. It was an amazing day despite the weather. Betsy was also amazing with the help she provided. She is rather sweet. I liked her. Because of this experience I may bring just my kids and let them have fun just because. If you do anything special for Halloween or Christmas or just because, please make sure to include me. If you are doing anything that needs funds to be raised again, please let me know. I would be more than happy to participate

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