The Gentle Barn, Santa Clarita

Farm · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Gentle Barn Foundation is home to over a hundred animals rescued from abuse.

The Gentle Barn is host to abused children, kids recovering from substance abuse, kids on probation, foster kids, and children and adults with mental, emotional, and physical challenges.

Through the interaction with animals, the kids learn forgiveness, courage, strength, leadership skills, trust, empathy, and kindness. The healing that takes place when the kids get together with the animals is miraculous.
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  • They beat you over the head with a depressing narrative, and micromanage the entire experience. You can't even see the animals until you have sat through a 30 min propaganda speach. Not for...  more »
  • The people at the Gentle Barn are absolutely amazing and they are an example for the rest of the world of how to treat animals. I would take my kids to the Gentle Barn at any age and on any day...  more »
  • After standing in a long line and paying a fairly hefty compulsory entry donation, we were ushered into a small crowded place to wait for another good 30 minuets. Then we had to listen to the rules...  more »
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  • Really great place to visit with your family and friends. A great organization to help out by your visit. Great to get up close and personal with animals, learn a bit about then and what they go through on a day to day. We have visited here a couple of times and always really enjoyed our visit. Parking is easy and the staff is friendly, helpful and informative.
  • Great place to take the family. Also, a nice reminder why my wife and I are vegetarians. We totally support the vision and cause. Keep up the hard, but great work!
  • This place puts a lot of love back on the animals. The human interaction seems like something these animals really enjoy and the staff is very committed to each of their special needs. A great place for all ages
  • I've been following the Gentle Barn for years now and I finally got to visit. The staff and volunteers were amazing, as were the animals of course. The Gentle Barn is an amazing place for people of all ages to visit, have a great time, and support an outstanding cause. I hope to visit the other two locations and plan to continually support the GB for years to come.
  • Nice people to be around with. Very peaceful and open air environment. Gentle Barn is helping animals in need. So its always a good thing to visit them and show your support.

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