Little Farm, Tilden Park, Berkeley
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Little Farm in Tilden Park is a delight! Unlike most petting zoos, it's clean and spacious amidst stunning scenery. Usually I feel sorry for the animals cramped up in an urban environment, but here they are truly amidst nature and fresh air, even though they are in enclosures. It's a wonderful atmosphere. Happy familes trot through with celery in hand to feed the cows, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, ducks, and chickens. There are several different barns and plenty of space in between. Look above you at the stunning forest.
Outside the entrance to Little Farm there's a great playground. The small play structure forms around various rock climbing walls. Again you are surrounded by hills covered in forest. There's a ton of kids at this playground and it's a joyous place.
There are plenty of other things to do in Tilden Park and it's easy to drive around because there are signs on every corner. Make sure you check out the carousel, Lake Anza, and above all, the Botanic Garden.
Afterwards, head to Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley for some lunch! The Crepevine can't be beat- try the Thai crepe and then the Jamaica crepe for dessert.
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There is no fee to enter Little Farm! Hours are 8:30am-4pm daily.
Little Farm is within Tilden Park, a huge nature area that you must drive around to get places. Once in the park, there are signs everywhere so it's easy to find Little Farm.
From Highway 24, exit at Fish Ranch Rd and head north on Fish Ranch Rd. Turn right on Grizzly Peak Blvd. After 3 miles, turn right on Golf Course Rd. After one mile, turn right on Shasta Road. Turn left on Wildcat Canyon Rd. Once in Tilden Park, follow the signs to Little Farm.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.