I grew up in the country, but have lived in cities my whole adult life. My kids, on the other hand, are born and bred city kids. One time, we went to a corn maze and one of my children (who will remain nameless to protect the ridiculous) exclaimed, “I didn’t realize it was actually corn!” Sweet mercy. Whether your kids are country kids or city kids, we have a list of places your family can get outside and experience fun on the farm. And just maybe, learn something new.

Butterfield Acres (Family Fun Calgary)Butterfield Acres

A day spent outside on the farm is good for the soul, and Butterfield Acres is Calgary’s home for fun on the farm. Right on the NW edge of the city, it’s easy to bring your city kids to experience a taste of farm animal life from spring to fall. You can visit the animals every day from April to September for fresh air and family fun, or even have the animals come to you.

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Granary Road (Family Fun Calgary)Granary Road

What does a day trip to Granary Road look like? It looks like doing a little shopping from Fridays to Sundays at the upscale market where you can find staple items and unique offerings. It’s laughing with your kids as you race down a slide or get nuzzled by a goat. It’s connecting with your teens as you play a round of golf on the Yesteryear Mini Golf Course. It actually looks a lot like connecting with friends and family for the good things in life!

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No matter the day, no matter the farm, the most important part is spending time with your family. From getting lost in the corn mazes to gently petting the softest bunny, you’ll be enjoying the fresh air and making the most of the moments you have.

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