Underwood Family Farms, Moorpark
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Underwood Family Farms is a large farm with tons for families to do! On weekends it's packed with people enjoying the idyllic atmosphere.
Included in your entry fee is a hay ride to the veggie and strawberry fields. You fill plastic containers with produce you pick yourself and then pay for your harvest at the front store.
The grounds at Underwood Family Farms are meticulously maintained and there are things to inspire kids' imaginations everywhere- a tower of hay blocks to climb, harvester tractor to pretend to drive, tunnels under hills, slides down tractor shoots, long wooden trains to climb, a shaded sand pit, a Percheron draft horse to greet, and female Scottish Highlander cows with the most beautiful horns. There are animal shows featuring cows, pigs, and chickens kids can touch. The best animals at the farm are the pygmy goats that balance with their cloven hooves on ramps above your head, like tightrope walkers! Kids can feed the pygmy goats via a pulley. Plaques with information on the animals are posted throughout the farm. The scenery surrounding the farm- hills, orchards, and strands of trees- is pretty. You can spend hours here so make an afternoon of it!
If you're hungry, drive back on Highway 23 to Janss Marketplace for a meal in a beautiful outdoor mall with musical water fountain.
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Exit Highway 101 at Highway 23 north. After 7 miles, take the exit for Tierra Rejada Rd. Turn left on Tierra Rejada Rd. Turn left on Sunset Valley Rd. The farm will be on the left and there is plenty of parking in the parking lot.
Open 9am-6pm daily March-Thanksgiving (end of November), open weekends only from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Closes one hour earlier when daylight savings ends (November 6).
Admission is $3 per person weekdays, $5 per person on weekends, $12 per person during Fall Harvest Festival days. Children under 2 years old are free.
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