Butterfield Acres is Calgary’s home for fun on the farm. Right on the NW edge of the city, it’s easy to experience a taste of farm animal life from spring to fall. Come for a visit during the drop-in times (the animals can be visited every day from April to September), book a summer camp or a birthday party, or check out one of the special events that happen every year!
There’s so much to do at Butterfield Acres, especially if your children love animals. Come for a visit with the goats, sheep, or bunnies. Take a pony ride and listen to what a donkey’s hee-haw really sounds like. In the spring you can adore the babies, with sweet little chicks and piglets. Don’t forget to feed the critters with some cones from the Chop ‘n Cones barn and hunt for freshly laid eggs. You can even try goat milking! Many of the animals can be visited right in their pens, or through the fence for the larger ones. Learning about the animals through the seasons can offer valuable lessons for kids, from love and respect to interesting facts.
Make a day of it on your next visit to Butterfield Acres. Pack a picnic and enjoy the fresh air. You can even book a fire pit for a hot dog roast! Besides animals, enjoy the tractor rides and the farmyard activity stations. There are on-site washrooms with handwashing stations, free parking, and a snack concession. There is wheelchair and stroller access to most areas with assistance, but please note that the pathways are not paved and the terrain is slightly hilly. Be sure to plan ahead for any daily activities your family would enjoy and remember that Butterfield Acres is a working farm that changes with the seasons!
From Spring to Fall, Butterfield Acres has special events designed for the little people in your family. In the spring, listen to the legend of the Easter Bunny and head out with your basket for the Legendary Easter Hunt. When fall comes, plan on the Harvest Pumpkin Hunt, where you can ride the tractor-pulled hay wagon to find the perfect pumpkin. In between, try a summer camp or book a birthday party. Butterfield Acres is closed in the winter, but if you’re missing the farm animals, they can come to you for your special event!
No matter the season, Butterfield Acres brings farm fun to city kids. Expand your children’s horizons beyond the city fences and discover life on the farm.
Season: April through September
Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW, Calgary, AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.