Yesterday was Milena’s half birthday, so we invited a few of her friends (including Maggie and Dahlia) to join us at Eugster’s Petting Farm (thanks to RM readers Ally and Wendy for the suggestion!).
It was the first time any of us had been there. The farm itself is beautiful! Admission to the petting farm is just $3 for adults and kids (children 2 and under are free!), and you’re welcome to use one of their red wagons instead of worrying about a stroller. You can also buy a bottle of milk for $1 to feed the goats, and there are quarter machines with pellets to feed them as well.
We all had such a great time! The animals were really friendly, and most came right up to the fence to see us. Milena and I visited a petting zoo a few weeks ago where you basically just go into a big fenced-in area full of animals, and Milena didn’t care for being surrounded by so many animals at one time, so I was glad that Eugster’s gives you the option of actually interacting with the animals or just watching from a distance.
Milena’s favorite part of the farm was being able to milk a pretend cow (I’m pretty sure she would have stayed there all day if I had let her). While I could have spent all day in the “Kitty and Bunny Palace” (where there were, unfortunately, no bunnies to be seen).
The girls were also really excited to see the giant sandbox full of toys and the play structures. There’s also an area for older kids to race on tricycles, and a nice covered pavilion with numerous tables where you’re welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch (Milena and I shared some much-needed watermelon before heading back to our hot car!).
We’ve also heard great things about their fall festival, which begins September 26. So we’ll definitely have to go back for that as well!
Eugster’s Petting Farm is located at 3865 Highway 138 Stoughton, WI (873-3822). They’re open 10:00 to 6:00, 7 days a week.
Has your family visited Eugster’s or any of the other local petting zoos/farms? If you’re interested in writing up a review of another location, we’d love to post it on the blog!