Frequently Asked Questions

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We make every effort to update this FAQ with the most current inquiries and answers.  If there is something you would like to know, please send us an email or fill out our contact form.

May and June: Thursday/Friday: 10 am to 12:30 pm. Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.

July and August: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.

September: Thursday/Friday: 10 am to 12:30 pm. Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.

October: Weekends only: 10 am to 4 pm.

You may only enter the farm with a prepaid appointment from our online reservation system.  We are also open Holiday Mondays. 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.

May and June: Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm. 

July and August: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.

September: Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm. 

October: Saturday/Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm. 

We are not open to walk-in visitors.  All visits to the farm must be made by appointment. You must be PRE-REGISTERED and PRE-PAID, to book your spot complete and pay using the online Activity Registration form on each page. We are also open Holiday Mondays.

Lionel’s Farm is open on the following holidays:

10 am to 4 pm

  • Family Day (February)
  • Good Friday (April)
  • Easter Sunday (April)
  • Victoria Day (May)
  • Canada Day (July)
  • Civic Holiday (August)
  • Labour Day (September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (October)

Lionel’s Farm is closed on the following holidays:

  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day
  • New Year’s Day
We are open at different times depending on the season. Please check the online activity registration for available times.
All payments are made online through the Activity Registration Form. You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Debit.

Anyone is welcome! 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.

Your dog (or any other pet) 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, however please call the office to advise us ahead of your visit.

Birthday Party Activities are available May through October .  Please call: 905-640-7669 or e-mail . For more information on this activity, visit:  Birthday Party Activity Page.

Portable toilets and hand sanitizer are located on the property.

We have plenty of 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.

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. Please read the ‘Visiting Animal Safety‘ page for more information.

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

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.

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

Yes – in both the petting farm and pony ride activities you will have an opportunity to pet some animals. 

Animal food is available to purchase at the booth upon check-in. We do not allow outside food for the animals. 

Yes. The Petting Farm Activity 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.

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

The Private Pony Activity is per group of 3 which includes the accompanying adults. Additional cost per person is $6.78. You may add up to 7 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 on each activity page.