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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE! Butterfield Acres Children's Farm is THAT kind of place. You know, a real farm environment where you can listen to the sheep munching on their hay, or wiggle your fingers into the curly wool of a newborn lamb, or inspect the hair in a calf's ear. You can feel the warmth of a newly laid egg, or be amazed that cute little pigs can smell so awful! Come for the Harvest Pumpkin Hunts, the Legendary Easter Hunts and a Birthday Party to remember! It's a back-to-basics, appreciate-the-important-real-things-in-life family farm kind of place.

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A very Fun Family Farm set up for children and families to experience the many joys of being on the Farm. Lots of close-up animal interactions. Goats, lambs, bunnies, chicks and chickens, turkeys, piglets, horses and ponies, peacocks, ducks and geese, lambs and alpacas, donkeys, emues, cows... one big happy family! Pony rides, tractor and wagon rides, milking, gopher tunnels, giant sandbox, Binky Park, Picnic and Playgrounds. Come for a family visit (plan for about 2 hours) or something more organized like week long Day Camps, Legendary Easter Hunts, Harvest Pumpkin Hunts, Birthday Parties, or Company Parties!

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Amenities

  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 2 hr viewing time
  • 20 minimum group
  • Coach parking
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Guided tours
  • Limited wheelchair access
  • MC
  • Non-smoking
  • Visa

Directions

Calgary International Airport

West to Deerfoot Trail, north to Stoney Trail, west to Exit 43

Canada Olympic Park

West to Stoney Trail, head north to exit 43.

Spruce Meadows

East to Deerfoot, north to Stoney Trail, west to Exit 43

Dining

Gobbles and Gulps
Gobbles and Gulps is where you pay admission and can expect a friendly staff member to answer all of your questions. It's where you can buy a variety of Souvenirs and farm memorabilia such as BRIGHTLY colored T-shirts and earrings, stuffed farm animals, and where you can purchase instant cameras and film to catch those priceless moments!

Gobbles and Gulps is also a food concession where you can buy a hot coffee or a cold space popsicle, popcorn, juice, and all the usual snacks.

Be sure to drop in for a "GOBBLE" (something to eat) or a "GULP" (a drink!!!)

Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in July and August. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends only in April, May, June, September, and October... but on weekdays during business hours just ask at the office across the way and we're pleased to open our doors and show you around!

Kids Menu

Picnic Area

Affiliations

  • Child & Youth Friendly Calgary

Groups

Group Bookings
Looking for something fun to do with all of your relatives? or your neighbourhood friends? Maybe you want something adventurous and new for that next Corporate outing! Want to teach the children in your Play Group about different farm animals? Or maybe you’re just looking for a great spot to have a picnic... Butterfield Acres Farm has just the answer you're looking for!

If you have a special idea for your groups' visit let us know and we will work with you to make it a special day here at the farm. Simply send us an email at farmfun@ButterfieldAcres.com

Prepaid parties of 20 or more people will receive 10% off general admission (does not include ticketed events) when all paid by one person at one time.

Check out activiy ideas for other groups you're involved with:

Family Gatherings
Planning a large family get together? Organize a day or half day here at Butterfield Acres.

Family Picnic Parties
Join us for an picnic party during the summer months. We do all the work, ya'll can just show up and eat! And what a fun way to spend the day, in the good company of the fuzzy and furry friends that live here at Butterfield Acres.

Office Parties
Join us for an office picnic party during the summer months. We do all the work, ya'll can just show up and eat! And what a fun way to spend the day, in the good company of the fuzzy and furry friends that live here at Butterfield Acres.

Gift Certificates
Can't get everyone together at the same time? Reward your staff with gift certificates to visit the farm! Gift Certificates can be used towards General Admission or for tickets to any of our Events. They allow employees and their families to enjoy your corporate rewards and benefits at their family's leisure.

Corporate Events
Need to reward the hard-working, committed folks in your company? Need a fun and memorable experience for their families? Give them what they appreciate the most... some family together-time... relaxing and regenerating in the fresh air of the countryside. Organize a corporate event here at Butterfield Acres!

On the Road and Special Requests
AND.... Did you know that our animals travel?
We can take our animals out to your sites if you prefer....Our animals love to be in on the fun. There's lots of room for memorable moments, e.g, any OLD GOATS retiring, or anyone in the office resemble a DONKEY? Or needing to kiss-a-PIG for a fundraiser? A LIVE TURKEY is a great grand-prize for that special someone in your office (after their begging and pleading of course you'll send them home with a frozen turkey, cause you're such a nice person.....) Use your imagination...then call us!

Preschools, Schools and Daycares
See our Education Page

Number of children for group: 20

chaperones for a Group: 3

chaperones for a Group: 1

chaperones for a Group:

Birth day parties: Check out our website for our fun party packages!

Washroom Facilities: Proudly annoucing our new flush toilets!

Education

Preschools, Schools and Daycares

Bring your class to experience our Spring Babies, Summer on the Farm, or Harvest Pumpkin Hunts. We frequently hear from teachers that Butterfield Acres is their favorite field trip... and after 20 years of school field trips we are now meeting excited Teachers who came here as children themselves! Our programs are child centered, hands-on and we provide a comprehensive field trip info package. As always… we've got wonderful friendly farm critters waiting for your students to visit!

Our concession, "Gobbles n' Gulps", may provide coffee or drinks, snacks, lunches and more for your group when pre-arranged through the farm office.

Plan to visit our Spring Babies! (mid April through to the end of June)

Farmyard visits with all the traditional Spring Babies! Very hands on!

Try all the things you'd do if you lived on a farm: hunt for fresh eggs or play on the goat bridge, wriggle your fingers in some sheep's wool, try some milking, check out cute bunnies and chicks, play with baby goats, take part in the wagon ride behind "Old Yeller", our tractor! Minimum group size is 15 children.

We have received many Parent's Choice Awards.

Also see the Special Events page for information about our amazing Summer Day Camps!

And it's not too early to start thinking about our Harvest Pumpkin Hunts (October). Gentle rolling ride over the hills and through the woods… crunching through the fall leaves … searching for some real cute kid-sized pumpkins! Includes pumpkin decorating (no carving) & a farmyard visit with the animals too! Plan for 1.5 - 2 hrs. Available all month but we recommend visiting the farm early so the pumpkins can be admired all month! Minimum group size is 20 children.

For all programs: Upon booking a non-refundable deposit of $1.00 per child is required. CBE schools: Check OUTLOOK for a template. We're an Approved B Off-Site Activity!

Retail

Gobbles and Gulps
Gobbles and Gulps is where you pay admission and can expect a friendly staff member to answer all of your questions. It's where you can buy a variety of Souvenirs and farm memorabilia such as BRIGHTLY colored T-shirts and earrings, stuffed farm animals, and where you can purchase instant cameras and film to catch those priceless moments!

Gobbles and Gulps Hours: Open 10am to 4pm daily in July and August. Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends only in April, May, June, September, and October...but on weekdays during business hours just ask at the office across the way and we're pleased to open our doors and show you around!

 

Barbeque Pits

Bring your own Picnic

Free Parking

Gift Shop

Picnic Area

Playground

Restrooms

Snack Bar

Wheelchair Accessible

Hours & Admission

Hours

  • April to September: weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • weekdays, 10 to 2 p.m.
  • Summer hours: daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Special events: hours vary.

Admission

Farmyard drop in: Adults $13.99. Children (walking to 17) $10.99. Special events: rates vary.
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