Davis’ Farmland is handicapped accessible, parking is always Free and we have an on site ATM. We are equipped with plenty of restrooms including family bathrooms with kiddy toilets and sinks. There are showers, changing rooms and even a nursing room for privacy.
This is an awesome place. Clean, organized, it is definitely a full day trip. I go every summer with my daughters and have since they were 2 and 4 - we went there for my youngest daughter's birthday when she turned 3. Now my daughters are 5 and 7. It has a great splash park, nice apple picking in the fall. However, it is PRICEY. Between overpriced fast food to the cost of pony rides and hay rides, don't be surprised to spend between $60 to $100 for the day for a family of four. You can pack a picnic lunch to cut down on the cost. It's worth it, but pricey.
My boys and I went here for the first time this summer and they had so much fun, making the cost well worth it.
We did the petting zoo part first, which was nothing special but they liked feeding the animals. Next, we went to the splash pad, which is amazing. We played there for about an hour before it got very busy. We had lunch under some shaded picnic tables and dried off before going to the playground area. The playground is a very thoughtful and engaging area. They have a giant slide, go carts (1 area for small children, 1 for older), climbing structures, a giant "Lincoln Log" puzzle, and plenty more. My boys played there for an other hour and then we went back to the splash pad to cool off. By that time, it wasn't as busy and it was easy to keep an eye on my boys as they ran around.
A nice, clean and inviting place. I would recommend this as an annual summer activity for children aged 3-10 years.
We took my daughter to Davis Farmland on the 4th of July and she had a blast! We were looking for something fun to do but also completely age appropriate, since I can't ride any rides anyway and it just makes the day easier. This was definitely the right choice. They have farm animals, a petting zoo, a huge play area with a bounce house broken up by age group, hay rides, and a gigantic splash pad water area. Since it was so hot out, we spent about an hour looking at the animals, feeding and petting them, and moved right onto the water play area. There is a spot for babies and toddlers, and an area for older children as well. My daughter tried both!
She didn't want to leave, but of course at the end of the day I solidified my nomination for mother of the year when she fell and scraped her head in the same spot she bruised it last week. Luckily, she was OK after a few minutes and was able to pick out a cool light up ball in the gift shop.
We recommend this place for sure, and plan to go back in the fall when it is cooler outside and they offer apple picking! It was extremely toddler friendly, and had a lot of family restrooms/ changing rooms, making it accessible to me if I were to take her alone.
Great place for preschoolers thru second grade. Admission is pricey (same price regardless of age, 2 and under are free, but look for deals (pass from local library, Entertainment Book coupon; go early spring or the fall when admission is lower; utilize senior rates for grandparents; go after 2 when admission is half price -- not sure if this is just in the spring/fall). Unlike other children oriented venues, they do allow you to bring food in and they have a nice picnic area (otherwise food bought onsite is also pricey). Staff is fantastic and will spend time answering questions or teaching. Also -- great water park feature during the summer.
And, security is fanatstic; adults and kids are given wrist bands and kids can leave only with an adult with a
corresponding wrist band.
We used to take our kids here when they were younger. They loved the baby animals & being able to pet them & feed them. The water park is great for the summer. It is hard to stay cool on a hot day though so make sure to bring lots of water and wear sunscreen. There are tons of fun things to do, but the price is a bit much.
Everything you can think of to amuse a toddler and preschooler. Great to amuse your grandchildren. Lots of petting areas, sand play yard, pretend play yard, playgrounds, water playground. If you live in the area, best bet get year round pass. Bring a picnic lunch since there are plenty of picnic tables. Very doable to walk around with children. Very safety conscious.
The farmland is very clean and well organized. The play areas are well thought out and diverse. The splash park looks wonderful, especially for very young children. The "farm" area did not impress me since the Central Mass region is covered with farms you can visit for free where you can see the same animals - pet and feed them. My children loved it, and we will go back, but this is not a regular stop seeing as it is overpriced in my opinion.
We went to Davis Farmland on a Friday afternoon. I waited until 2:00, and we got in for half price. I also had a coupon from the Entertainment Book, so one of the kids was free. (I'm always looking for the bargain!)
The kids just love to see all the animals, and enjoy being close up and hands on with them. The people working at the farmland are so nice and helpful. They are great with the kids. The boys were able to milk a goat, collect eggs from the chickens, and pet a baby piglets and goats.
The hayride is always enjoyable, and takes place every 30 minutes or so. If you want to take pony rides, those are extra money, but worth it.
Make sure to bring quarters, so you can buy the food to feed the animals. They have little stands set up all over, so you always have one close by to get some food.
There is a small area with flowing water where the kids can play with boats, use a pump to fill cups, and then try to catch "fish" with a bamboo fishing rod. There are lots of cabins and huts for kids to use their hands to stock a grocery store, use tools to build tubes for balls to go through, and even an area that looks like a campground.
Be sure to dress accordingly, because it can get hot in the sun, and you'll want to stay comfortable. There are plenty of shady areas to sit, but the sun is there, and you'll want to have a hat, sunscreen, and water handy.
The water park opens Memorial Day weekend, and that is also a highlight of the park. There's a playground nearby, so the kids can either play in the various water spraying sections, or on playground equipment. They will always be nearby for you to keep an eye on them.
There's a cafe for food and drinks, but we usually try to bring our own.
Local libraries have discount passes available, and is well worth looking into.
In my opinion, the best time to go is in the spring when there are lots of baby animals walking around. So cute and cuddly. Many will come right up to your laps if you sit in the grass.
We haven't tried the splash park, but have done the hay ride. Lots to look at! It is pretty pricey, but a great family trip.
Children’s farm and museum, petting farm, play park, largest collection of endangered livestock in United States. The latest attraction is a huge corn maze (megamaze hot line: 978-422-8888). Fun for all!
Yes, it's pricey, but you get so much from the entrance fee. We play with the animals and then spend a couple of hours in the kids playland. There's so much to do beyond seeing and playing with the lambs and goats! The zero-depth splash area is great in the summer, but save the money and enjoy it in the spring and fall, too. Many playgrounds also keep the kids busy ALL day long (we spend no less than 3 hours there to get our money's worth).