Walk, talk and squawk with the Hands-on Farm Petting Zoo

The Hands-on Farm at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox is officially open for another summer of family fun. The farm has delighted thousands of Comox Valley residents and visitors since 1992. Bring your family and friends to check out and learn all about the cute animals including chickens, ducks, goats, piglets and more.

The farm holds its annual Barnyard Fundraiser on Sunday, June 25 from noon-3 p.m. to kick off the summer season. Admissions are $1 for children six years and under, $2 for youth and adults, and $5 for a family. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going towards general upkeep of the farm and to offset the costs of caring for the animals.

The Hands-on Farm is located at 61 Filberg Rd. in Comox. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Aug. 20.

Looking for activities for children throughout the summer? The Comox Community Centre offers summer day camps at the farm for ages three and up, including the Farm Club geared towards nine- to 12-year-olds. This camp is perfect for children who are interested in tending to animals and assisting the public with their visit to the farm. For more information contact the CCC at 250-339-2255 or visit www.comox.ca

Birthday parties, and school and daycare trips are also available. To book, contact Jessika Trevors at 250-339-FARM (3276).