My three year old daughter loves animals of all kinds. A couple of times a month, we take her to the lake that's down the street from our house to feed the ducks bread and crackers. However, whenever we want to treat her to an entire day of fun, we like to ride out to Huber's Farm in Starlight, Indiana, to go to the Children's Farm Park and Petting Zoo. She adores feeding the animals, and there's plenty for adults and older kids to do as well. Besides, going to the petting zoo is a good excuse to buy a bottle of wine from the Huber's winery.
Huber's Farm Children's Farm Park is located in Starlight, Indiana, approximately 45 minutes to an hour outside of Louisville. Getting out there isn't too bad, though some of the roads are narrow and very curvy. However, the way to Huber's from the main road is marked out very well with signs, so, even though it's in the middle of nowhere, you would have a difficult time getting lost trying to get there.
There are two different sections of Joe Huber's Farm – the farm and restaurant and the orchard and winery. Huber's Farm and Restaurant are the first part that you will come across, and you have to pass that to get to the orchard, winery, and petting zoo.
Things to Remember:
The Children's Farm Park and Petting Zoo at Huber's Farm is open from May 1st to October 31st every year. The area is uncovered, so you'll want to make sure you bring sunscreen if your family is susceptible to sunburn. The Children's Farm Park also only accepts cash, so you'll want to make sure to stop by an ATM on the way down so that you don't have to worry about being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a useless debit card. General admission to the park is $5, though some activities have additional costs. Remember to bring quarters so you can buy food for the animals.
Popular Children's Farm Features:
- Petting Zoo – Huber's Farm has more than 100 animals that you can pet and feed at their petting zoo, including rabbits, deer, goats, geese, cows, peacocks, and alpacas.
- Jumping Pillow – Kids of all ages love to bounce around on the 50 x 70 foot pillow trampoline.
- Ice Cream Shop – The ice cream shop is around the corner from the Children's Farm Park, but it is a great place for a snack after a few hours at the petting zoo.
- Mountain Slides
- Rope Maze
- Tile Maze
- Goat Walk
- Bamboo Maze
- Miniature Tractor Rides
- Pony Rides
- Pedal Karts