Farm Open For Private Activities
Private Pony Rides – 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.
With recent changes to Ontario COVID-19 rules, our Private Pony Ride Package only allows a maximum of 10 people to participate at one time. Click here to read more about the Private Pony Ride Package and reserve online.
Petting Farm – Starting Tuesday July 7 2020 With New Restrictions And Safety Measures In Place
Lionel’s Farm is also please to announcing the opening of our petting farm. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our Petting Farm Package will be available with group size restrictions in place. Click here to read more about the Petting Farm Package and make your reservation online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Farm Activities During COVID-19
In the Summer Months we are open May to September. Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm. We have shortened hours in the Fall Months. See the Hours of Operation page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not open to walk-in visitors. All visits to the farm must be made by appointment. You may only enter the farm with a prepaid appointment from our online reservation system.
Birthday Party Packages are on hold at this time due to COVID-19 emergency response restrictions. Please call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Food for you or the animals is not permitted at this time. Please read the ‘Visiting Animal Safety‘ page for more information.
Order online here on our website. All activities must be pre-registered. All visitors to the farm must complete the online form.
We cannot accept visitors without pre-registration. All activities must be reserved using the online form before coming to the farm.
The Private Pony Ride Package and Petting Farm Package are available right now. Online registration is required.
All payments are made online through the Activity Registration Form. You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Debit.
Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If your time is 10-1030 you come for 9:50. You will receive a confirmation email once your payment has been received.
As of July 7 the petting farm will be open. Online reservations are required to attend this activity at the farm. The petting farm is not available for walk in visitors like it was last year. The pony rides are in a designated area.
Outside food is not allowed which includes snacks for people, or food for the ponies or other animals at the farm.
65 lbs or 29 Kilograms
Yes. The Petting Farm Package is available for online registration.
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.
There is no minimum age. Parents can walk alongside the pony to keep the little riders in place.
As our farm is not considered an essential service, a social gathering of no more than 10 people is permitted. Outdoor spaces and activities where physical distancing can be maintained is allowed for individual and members of same household.
The Private Pony Package is per group of 5 which includes the accompanying adults. Additional cost per person is $5.65. You may add up to 5 additional people in your group. Groups cannot exceed 10 people.
You may make your reservation as far in advance as you would like. See the reservation form calendar for available dates and times.
Every weekend + Holiday Monday*, 10am-4pm. Weekdays (July, August, September, October, November), Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday, 10am-4pm. Please note this activity requires pre-registration. You must order online and receive a confirmation email and receipt. Online reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Due to COVID-19, in order to limit the number of people on the farm, activities are limited to time slots. Please use our online reservation system to make your appointment to visit the farm.
Updated for Phase 3 of Ontario’s Plan (Effective July 28). Due to the physical distancing requirements and in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 only 8 Petting Farm Packages can be reserved at any time. This will ensure there is plenty of space to keep your distance from other groups. The petting farm area is very large and you should have the opportunity to visit with many of the animals.
Hours of Operation
The Farm will open for the season on June 8 with limited activities.
Pony Ride Packages and Petting Farm Packages available for reserving online.
All other farm activities are on hold due to COVID-19.
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.
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Our Farm Family
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