We took Sadie out to Lookout Farm in Natick this morning to run around and visit the animals. It’s a great hour or two to spend on a sunny Saturday morning. Make sure you get there early, though. We arrived at 10 and it was fine. By 11:30, when we left, it was packed.
Once you arrive, you take a train out to the orchards and the children’s play place. The train’s a little bumpy, so you need to hold on tight.
They have a small zoo, with ostriches, llamas, a cow and a pig. They also have a petting area for Sadie to walk around with the sheep and the goats. She liked that.
They have a fairly small playground on site, but it does the job. Sadie was a big fan of the red slide.
They also have a large straw ziggurat which is just a little too big for Sadie to climb — as if that would prevent her from trying, of course. Too bad getting down wasn’t as easy as getting up.
It’s $12 an adult to get in (not counting fruit, if you want to pick some yourself), but it’s a decent place to kill a couple of hours letting the toddler run around and look at the animals.
(Meta note: These photos were taken with the iPhone. They’re obviously not as good as the ones I take with the SLR, but definitely better than any other cameraphone I’ve had.)