A Guide to Visiting Grant’s Farm in St. Louis

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If you live near the St. Louis area, Grant’s Farm is definitely a trip worth making with your young kids. I went when I was a kid, and I was excited to take Camden there. After our visit, here’s my guide to visiting Grant’s Farm in St. Louis.

The Animals

goat bottle feeding

First and foremost, Grant’s Farm is a great place to visit the Clydesdales, those huge horses from all the Budweiser ads. But they have tons of other animals, too. When you arrive, you can visit the Clydesdale barn right near the parking lot. After you’re done visiting these gentle giants, you take a tram from the parking lot to the farm. On the way, you’ll see all sorts of animals up close, like emus, deer, Highland cattle, etc.

Once you get to the farm, there are even more animals to walk around and see. We saw water buffalo, lemurs birds, goats, camels, tortoises and more! The kids were fascinated with the lemurs because they had a playset that was bigger than theirs at home.

The Activities

Goat Feeding: You can feed the goats typical pellets of food, or you can bottle feed the goats! Camden and my niece and nephew LOVED bottle feeding the goats, because we’ve never been anywhere else that you can do that. {$2}

camel rides t Grant's Farm

Camel Rides: The three kids loved this so much. Camden talked about it for a long time! The ride is short – two times around the enclosure, but enough that the kids get the experience and enjoy it. It’s definitely one of the pricier activities, but it is neat! {$10}

Parakeet Feeding: We didn’t do this activity – I’m not much for birds up close, haha. But you can go into the parakeet enclosure and feed them with a feeding stick. They do warn you that the birds may poop on you, and I saw two girls get dropped on! {$3}

Animal Show: The animal show happens a few times a day and it’s free entertainment! {free}

Carousel: This is the same as any other carousel at any other park. Camden enjoyed it, but he’s 3 – he enjoys everything. It’s fun, but if you’re on a budget or picking and choosing, this isn’t a must-do activity by any means. {$3}

The Food

There are a couple different food options at Grant’s Farm. Tiergarten Treats had just hot dogs and chips and snack food, so it’s a great on-the-go option.

The Brathaus has actual meal options, and the food is good. I had a salad with chicken, feta, cranberries and nuts – it was huge and delicious. My mom had the grilled chicken, which came with cheese and grilled onions and peppers. The kids had hot dogs and pb&j. The prices were reasonable – obviously more than you’d spend outside of a theme park, but not ridiculous. The kids’ meals were $5 or $6, and my salad was $9.

Tips and Tricks for Visiting Grant’s Farm

boy running through Grant's Farm fall fest 1

Parking: It’s free to park, and the parking lot is easy to get to and large.

Cost: The farm is free to enter, and the animals and tram ride are free to see and ride. The other activities have costs associated with them – see the activities section above.

Getting Around the Farm: If you have little kids, you’ll definitely want a stroller or a wagon. When you get on he tram, they’ll take your stroller up front and when you get off the tram, your stroller will be there waiting for you! I had a double stroller and it was easy to navigate it around the farm. Everything is paved and the paths are wide.

Outside Food and Drink: Outside food and drink is not allowed inside the park. There are picnic tables near the Clydesdales stable, close to the parking lot, so you can eat outside food before or after you go in.

Extra: Fall Fest

kids on top of pumpkin spider hay bale

We went in October, when Grant’s Farm was having their fall fest. They also do a Halloween nighttime drive through experience, but we didn’t do that part so I can’t speak to that.

The Fall Fest was $8/kid (no cost for adults or kids 2 and under), and it took place out by the Clydesdale barn. There was a huge corn bin with tons of tractors, construction vehicles, and shovels. They had a huge sand pit to dig in, as well as bags games, inflatable ax throwing, hay bales, pumpkin checkers, a small corn maze and a couple of other games.

For an extra cost, you could go on a hayride ($10/person) and buy pumpkins ($15/large), but we found those to be outrageous prices so we passed on those.

Honestly, the Fall Fest wasn’t THAT exciting, and I don’t know that I would do that part again. You get an armband and can come and go as you like, and it probably appeals most to the preschool-7 year old range.

Want to know more about our favorite St. Louis places? Check out how much we love the Magic House here! And for holiday fun, read my review of the St. Louis Botanical Garden Holiday Glow.

We love to travel! Check out our favorite Cincinnati places here!

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