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Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford
(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Aylesford attractions like Oaklawn Farm Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As a kid I've always dreamed on visiting the Zoo, for the first time in my life I got a chance to visit the Oak-lawn Farm. It was an unforgettable experience, I got too see all kinds of different kind...  more »
  • I visited Oaklawn Zoo, September 30th 2016 with a group of friends. I really enjoyed my experience, the animals looked healthy, and are very friendly. My only recommendation is in the next year puttin...  more »
  • Do not try to compare this zoo to a large city zoo - it will fall short. With that said, it's a great activity for families in an essentially rural area of the province. There are spots to feed the de...  more »
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  • I seriously love this place. It's so sad to see some of the larger animals in such small cages, but I understand with land and financial constraints, it's kind of turning into a small retirement home for a lot of older animals which is kinda great. :) still sad. But they do such good work here!
  • Awesome little zoo! Make sure you go when they feed the lions. I couldn't believe they have so many animals for such a small place that almost seem like the middle of nowhere. Great for a visit with the whole family
  • When I was at Oaklawn about 20 years ago, things were much different than they were when I went yesterday. The enclosures are absolutely TINY, the animals are stressed and many look depressed because there is next to nothing for them to do enrichment wise. The big cats are in ridiculously tiny enclosures that there is NO excuse for. Not only that, this zoo is also breeding their big cats (big cats that they do NOT have the room to care for properly). There were also many animals that looked like they were sick with bloodshot and oozing eyes, sneezing repeatedly. I will never set foot in this zoo again, and would love to see the animals they house here rescued and taken to PROPER sanctuaries where they are given more than maybe 30 by 30 feet of enclosure space when they should have MILES. If you truly care about animals, please do not support this zoo by giving them money.
  • For a small rural zoo this place was great. Cost is reasonable. My 2.5 year old loved it. The big big big big Tiger was a hit as was the very tiny horse with a itchy bum. There are a few spots where you can pet the alpacas(?) Goats and deer. There are also zebras, lions a bear, monkeys, and many more. Corn feed is 0.25 so bring some quarters.
  • Went twice this summer. Nice staff, and good way to spend a couple of hours. Plenty to see.. Enough shaded areas for the hot days, and priced affordable for a family