Animal Farmyard in Hillcrest takes kids’ parties and outings to another level

Animal Farmyard

Animal Farmyard and Tea Garden is a delightful kids’ party or family outing venue in the Hillcrest countryside. It’s a great place to interact with a wide selection of farm animals – the big and the small.

The venue, which also does school excursions, is owner-managed by Jenny Bamber. Together with her welcoming staff, they have made Animal Farmyard and Tea Garden a paradise for kids and the animals that call the farm home.

Animal Farmyard is home to ducks,  chickens, geese, turkeys, tortoise, rabbits, horses, donkey, sheep, pigs, goats, guinea fowl, birds, guinea pigs, Jersey cows, Nguni cattle among other animals.

Because the farm animals are tame, your kids are able to feed and pet the animals. There are opportunities to milk a cow – this depends on the availability of cows/calves; ride a pony/horse, have a tractor ride, play on the jungle gym swings and slides and for the little older children. They even have a Zipline ride (Foofy slide).

You also do not have to worry about bringing food as Animal Farmyard has a tea and coffee shop offers light lunches, breakfast, cakes and beverages in a lovely setting overlooking the farms on the opposite side of the valley.

They allow you to also make use of their picnic and braai area where you can bring your own meals and supplies.

Parties can also make use of the Animal Farmyard’s in-house catering or bring their own eats and treats. The farm is open to the public from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 – 16:30 – including on school and public holidays.

While the kids have their fun, parents also have a chance to let their hair down and enjoy the fresh country air.

Reviews from people, who have been to Animal Farmyard

“Really enjoyed our morning at the Animal Farmyard – food is basic but tasty, friendly atmosphere, the feel of a farmyard with the animals all around! Some lovely people with well-behaved kids as fellow visitors – play area clean and safe!! We’ll be back!” wrote Renette Van Der Merwe on their Facebook page.

Mark Truter added; “First time there with the kids and loved it. Very welcoming staff. From the feeding of the animals to the milking of the cow – they enjoyed the horse ride and it was a day well spent.”

“Love it that you guys are open every single day. So much fun for the whole family. Kids are so amazed and that’s the most important thing,” said Roshentha Pillay.

Animal Farmyard is located at 3 Lello Road, Assagay 1000 Hills, Botha’s Hill (turn sharp left into Lello Road, 1km after Kearsney College continue 200m down, they are second gate on the left). For more information, call 031 765 2240 / 082 979 6030 or email Visit them online at Here is their location on Google Maps.

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