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Butterfield Acres Farm

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Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary, Alberta T3R 1A6, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 547-3595
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A Fun Distraction for Young Children

The staff were friendly, but they seemed to be short a few. The animals are well cared for and it gives people a fair idea of life on a farm. Lots of hand washing stations and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
mightyelroy
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I live and work in the NW and I've always wanted to visit Butterfield Acres. Finally went there on a sunny Saturday. The place was quite small; only took me less than an hour to check everything out. The animals seem very well cared for. Lots of food and space. The highlight was definitely the baby goats. OMG they are... More 

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Thank Anne D
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A beautiful day with our young kids. The animals were fun to interact with and a great learning experience for our "city kids". The facilities are well kept and the staff super friendly. A great affordable way to spend a spring day. This is a gem in the city of Calgary.

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Thank EcoMom77
Canmore, Canada
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100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I was invited to go on an Easter Egg hunt with my grandkids and had a great day. I believe that the event is best geared for preschoolers. There is plenty of parking & is very easy to find. I would recommend going at this time of year as there were lots of baby animals and the barnyard smells were... More 

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1 Thank Terry_Barb
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We took our 2 grandchildren (21/2 years and 8 month old) for what we thought would be a fun day, it was not. First of all, it was very expensive and very little to see. There were lots of goats, some sheep, chickens, pigs and a few other animals. Most of the building were closed and the pens with signs... More 

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1 Thank Jean O
Calgary, Alberta
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Had Butterfield Acres come to the house for a birthday party with a mini petting zoo. The kids had a great time!! Max brought sheep, goats, bunnies and ducklings. The setup and take down was easy and made a special day even better!! Thank you!! Highly recommend.!!

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2 Thank payasaloca
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I feel like the day camps for younger campers at Butterfield acres would be fun. But not the older- ages 12-14 camps. I was a camper, the instructor was dull, boring, and acted as if she didn't like her job. The website said FIT was about "in depth" animal care. We mostly just petted animals like the preschoolers. I would... More 

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1 Thank kin y
Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have read both positive and negative reviews and from my experience I am with the positive side. Pricing: While it does seem a bit ludicrous to charge $11 for all kids that can walk. They do offer free parking, and they are a farm that has to capitalize on the summer season for revenue. As well in comparison to... More 

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2 Thank Kelly K
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Admission prices are what they are, but butterfield acres is a great place for young children to have a hands-on experience with animals that most kids don't get exposed to. I've read the reviews, and I just want to touch on a couple things: Hand washing: there are plenty of hand washing stations around the farm. People complain that there... More 

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6 Thank SarahLane138
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The staff were friendly, but they seemed to be short a few. The animals are well cared for and it gives people a fair idea of life on a farm. Lots of hand washing stations and lots to see. I would recommend that you bring a lunch, water, and good walking shoes (no sandles). This is great for younger kids,... More 

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Thank mightyelroy
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am writing this because of some of the negative reviews (ahem, two and a half year old "baby" wasn't free.. geez lady..). I brought a REAL baby (7M) and my TODDLER (3). The baby enjoyed snoozing in the stroller, and my toddler had a great time. I am a city girl through and through and wasn't at all shocked... More 

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