Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford

4.7
#3 of 75 in Parks in Southwest Nova Scotia
Animal-lovers love Oaklawn Farm Zoo, featuring a petting zoo as well as a closed habitat for more exotic creatures. See the large collection of big cats and primates, as well as a wide variety of avian species, mammals, and reptiles. Alongside the endangered and exotic animals, you can get up close and friendly with the domestic residents, which children can feed and pet. Picnic tables dotted around the 20 hectare (50 acre) zoo make perfect picnic spots. Alternatively, stop in the restaurant or kiosk for snacks or a meal. To plan Aylesford vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • I love Oaklawn. If you are comparing this to the Big City Zoos you will be disappointed but for a small province this is a great place.  more »
  • We've been in a lot of animal parks, but were immediately taken with the organization & cleanliness of Oaklawn. Beautiful , well-kept, happy animals. Quite a variety for a smaller park. Would suggest ...  more »
  • We arrived at the zoo 4:50. Theytokd us that it was feeding time for the big cats little did we know that the lady was going in the cage with them. It was awesome too see. I recommend people to go and...  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit.This is a beautiful zoo .This zoo is very clean and well maintained .The admission rates are reasonable .They Open Easter Weekend to mid-November.This zoo has great collection of animals.We went there as a group.We all got a chance to feed a bear.That was cool.The owner was very friendly and explained about the animals and their routines.Great place to capture beautiful photos .
  • Went up for a visit and decided to take the drive from downtown Halifax to the Oakland farm and I must say it was well worth it. Very nice set up and a wide range of animals.
  • Great experience to share with kids of all ages. Printed off the question sheets they kindly posted on their website (resource section) and we had fun answering them while we waited for our meal at a nearby restaurant in Coldbrook after. Inexpensive entry for a family as long as you don't buy the cute stuffed Toys before you leave. ;) Opportunity to feed a bear and watch lions getting fed if you hit supper hour - definitely a unique experience and worth timing your visit around.
  • A Fantastic place for a day out. Very friendly staff. They show real care for all the animals. It's big enough to have some good exhibits but small enough to feel very personal. The owner is always walking around with her pugs and very happy to speak to you.
  • Nice spot to see a wide range of animals for a reasonable price. Lots of parking, family washrooms & picnic tables throughout. A little canteen with ice cream at the entrance and a big grassy spot for the kids to run around. Gift shop and reptile room at admission. Some shade, but the animals are less active on a hot day. Regular animals and a few new ones, the animals are native to all over the world. There are a few machines with corn to feed the deer, etc. The bathrooms a nice and spacious (a stroller can easily fit into all washrooms) but it would be nice if there were a few more elsewhere in the park.
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