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Butterfield Acres Farm

Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary, Alberta T3R 1A6, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
Phone Number: (403) 547-3595
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Ranked #140 of 354 things to do in Calgary
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Pearland, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were visiting Calgary over the weekend of our Son's 3rd birthday and decided to take the kiddos to Butterfield Acres Farm. The kids enjoyed it very much, but the farm was missing some key farm animals like cows, and dogs...which were two of the animal my toddler wanted to see. We did the hay ride, which was short and... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We visted Butterfield Acres in Auguest with friends. In total five kids (10, two x 7 and two x 4). They all enjoyed the day immensely. We spent four hours having close encounters with a range of farmyard animals. There were also playgrounds. The whole farm is "rustic". There are hand washing facilities at every turn and at present the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went to the farm today, I heard so much about it and we decide to try it for ourselves. It was not the farm that we expect to see, there were better farms that we've been before, a more organized farm, anyways, my daughter loved the pony ride that she went twice for it. There is also a park... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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208 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Four of us went on a Sunday morning and it was fairly quiet with few other visitors. We went into all the various animal enclosures and my granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed herself. She also loved the pony ride. A little expensive but a nice day out for the kids.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We have annual passes to Butterfield Acres, and made it there for the first time recently. We went on a Friday afternoon. There are lots of hand washing stations, and while some were low on water - there is always another one nearby and if you alert someone to the low water level they will move quickly to fill the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

For its simplicity, it is overpriced. So try to find a coupon or two before heading out. Otherwise, it is a great outing with your kids. If you are the type that is worried about germs or you are overprotective of your child, this is not the place for you. It is awesome to be in the pens with the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I work at a kindergarten and take our children to Butterfield acres every year. I also went to Butterfield acres over twenty years ago as a child. The children at my school love it, I have very fond memories of it as a child too. I'm not quite sure what people are expecting. It's a petting zoo not a working... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I fully accept that this children's petting farm in Calgary, is intended for families with young children, who can fully interact with the animals. Yes, that's a great idea. However, what is inexcusable, are the disgusting conditions in which the animals are kept, and whilst young children might not see (or especially care!) about this, to us as adult visitors... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have taken my children here on a couple of occasions, and each time we have left disappointed and feeling robbed. For $37.77, you get admission (1 adult, 2 children) to see a few animals, goats (so many goats), cows, a couple of horses, chickens, and some pigs. There are a few other smaller animals, but you get the point.... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have been there about 4 times now with our 2,5 year old boy. He loves it there every time we go. It is nice you can touch the animals. There is only outhouses but hey, it's not like you are paying big bucks to go to one of the huge 5 star amusement parks. It's a FARM, nothing needs... More 

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