When are you open?

In the Summer Months we are open May 7, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.  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.

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 two friendly dogs.  Some of our farm animals are not comfortable with new dogs.  Service animals are of course allowed.

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 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? 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 ONLY), 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.

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