Birthday Parties - On Hold
Fun for all ages!
Private Pony Rides
Available by Registering Online
Petting Farm Open on November 14 & 15
Visit the Animals - Online Reservation Only

Farm Open For Private Activities

COVID-19 Update

Christmas on the Farm – Starting Friday November 20, 2020 with Restrictions And Safety Measures In Place

Lionel’s Farm is happy to offer a safe and fun outdoor holiday activity that helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. With  Ontario COVID-19 rules in place, our Christmas on the Farm Package allows a maximum of 10 people to participate at one time.  Click here to read more about the Christmas on the Farm Package and reserve online.

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.

Farm Hours of Operation

Limited activities due to COVID-19 pandemic.

May to September (Summer), October to December (Fall)

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 4pm for Private Pony Ride appointments and Petting Farm appointments
  • Visits to the farm are permitted by appointment only

Registrations Must Be Requested Online

Please complete the form on the Pony Rides Package page.

Petting Farm Package Registration here.  Due to the great weather we are having the Petting Farm is staying open for 2 more weekends, November 7 & 8, 14 & 15.

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

You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your date and time.  You will also receive an email receipt with confirmation of your payment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Farm Activities During COVID-19

When are you open?

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 pageDue 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.

Can I book a birthday party?

Birthday Party Packages are on hold at this time due to COVID-19 emergency response restrictions.  Please call or e-mail

Can I bring food for me or my family to eat at the farm? COVID-19

Food for you or the animals is not permitted at this time.  Please read the ‘Visiting Animal Safety‘ page for more information.

How do I order the Private Pony Ride Package?

Order online here on our website.  All activities 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?

The Private Pony Ride Package and Petting Farm Package are available right now.  Online registration is required.

How can I pay for the Private Pony Ride Package?

All payments are made online through the Activity Registration Form.  You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Debit.

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 email once your payment has been received.

Can we pet the animals?

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.

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?

Yes.  The Petting Farm Package is available for online registration.

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 10 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 10 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.  Additional cost per person is $5.65.  You may add up to 5 additional people in your group.  Groups cannot exceed 10 people.

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.  See the reservation form calendar for available dates and times.

When are the Private Pony Rides?

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.

How many Petting Farm Packages are allowed at one time?

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.

Admission Price

Pony Ride Packages and Petting Farm 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

Petting Farm

You can visit with 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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