It was almost exactly a year ago that my family did the drive-through safari at Frog Pond Farm in Wilsonville, and I can remember all of us being excited for the safe and novel outing of driving through the farm (there were also free doughnuts). A year later, we were back for the newly opened Farm Walkabout, and happy for the chance to explore on foot, and see and feed the animals.

We visited on Sunday morning, and although the parking lot was filling up, there was plenty of room to spread out on the farm. The admission is $10 per person, and it includes a cup of animal feed. We saw llamas, alpacas, donkeys, horses, baby pigs, chicks, an ostrich and two camels. Feeding the animals was our favorite part, and we fed llamas, goats and sheep.

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In addition to the animal pens, there was a smaller-scale fun zone for the kids — tunnels, slides, picnic tables, a tetherball, hay stacks and more. The farm itself is five acres, and there was a lot to explore. It was fun to see and feed the animals and get up close to them, and it was also refreshing to be outside with plenty of space to roam. There were many families enjoying the farm and play structures, but it did not feel too crowded, and overall, there was a happy, mellow atmosphere. Most kids were five and under, but my 10-year-old enjoyed feeding the animals, taking pictures, and trying to teach me how to play tetherball. 

Since our last visit, it’s been quite a year. It was nice to be back at Frog Pond Farm again, outside and walking around, closer to the animals, and to other families, too.

Frog Pond Farm

2995 SW Advance Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am-4 pm
$10 per person
Tickets at gate; no reservations required

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