Unless someone on the block has backyard chickens, city and suburban youngsters don’t have many opportunities to see farm animals. Make a point of visiting some this spring, when all those cute babies are around. One nearby option for parents to bring their little ones to see wee ones is at CALF’s Lowell Ranch in Castle Rock.
See lambs, piglets, chicks, calves and more on a Farm Baby Tour on Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25; May 2, 16, 23; and June 6 starting promptly at 10 a.m. and noon. Tours run about 90 minutes. Tour guides are typically youth involved in CALF, 4-H and/or FFA. Visit the livestock, feed chickens, quack with the ducks and take lots of cute photos.
This is a very interactive experience, so groups are small and tours fill quickly. We suggest you make reservations right away. Do so here.
Cost is $5 per person, age 2 and older. If your preferred tour date is listed as “Unavailable”, check back often, as additional tickets may become available. If you have questions, email Brooke Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The non-profit ranch is part of Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF). Click here for directions. 2330 I-25 (East Frontage Road), Castle Rock, 303-688-1026.