Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford

4.7
#3 of 52 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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  • 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 »
  • A great place to take the kids (or adults) visit for an hour or the day. A large variety of wildlife for various areas. Kids of all ages will love the petting areas where you can get up close and pers...  more »
  • A bit of a drive from Halifax but really worth it. They have a wide range of animals and you get to be close enough to keep the little one interested. You get to touch and feed some of them. Very good...  more »
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  • Wow this is my favorite zoo to visit, friendly people and staff. I love seeing all the animals, especially the baby one cause their so cute. My all time favorite is all the Big Cats including the Bobcat (Jenga) and also Blueberry the Bear. I spent all day taking photos and walking around talking to the animals and owners Gail and Ron and the workers when they had a few minutes. Grounds are looking nice and well kept. Also had supper at the canteen which was good. Had a great day! :)
  • Brought my son here in May and had a lovely time. You can tell all the animals and the grounds are VERY well cared for. The staff seem hardworking and close-knit like family. My son had his first pony ride and saw lions up close. There are picnic tables throughout if you byo lunch but there is also a canteen, and there is a fenced playground area with picnic tables as well to contain! Entrance price super reasonable.
  • Great place to take the family or enjoy on your own. Lots of animals and you can tell that they're loved. Informative placards about each animal are on display and if you'd like to get even more close and personal the 6:00 pm feeding time allows for a guided tour of the big cats and other animals.
  • Great place to bring the whole family for the day. They have feeding time in the evening. You also might get the opportunity to have the staff let you hold little baby chickens or rabbits. They have information posted at each encloser. As well as staff sometimes have a show and tell. Picnic areas available. Gift shop as well as a cook house and ice cream parlor.
  • Loved the zoo, made it in time for big cat 🐈 feeding, absolutely worth it! Facilities were well kept, amenities were clean and canteen service was fast, staff were nice and helpful. Recommended!

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