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Charmingfare Farm, Candia

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Home to both classic barnyard creatures and some of the continent's most famous wild residents, Charmingfare Farm combines kid-friendly outdoor activities with a traditional zoo. Visit the farm and get to know bears, Bactrian camels, foxes, owls, goats, oxen, and more as you explore the grounds. Hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage, where you can both see the power of these working animals and get a comprehensive tour of the other exhibits. For something even more exotic, you can join a hike accompanied by one of the complex's hardy llamas. Be sure to check the farm's website for special offers and web-only discounts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Charmingfare Farm and many more Candia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Candia road trip tool .
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  • I recently took some of my grandchildren to the Farm, in order to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. As always, we weren't disappointed. The kids enjoyed hunting for eggs, riding on the horse-drawn w...  more »
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  • Charmingfare Farm is very clean and peaceful Their animals are clean and we'll feed and very friendly The staff are there for any questions you have and very respectable My 5yr old grand daughter has special need and bringing her to a country setting being with animals does her so good, she loves it.
  • Charmingfare Farm is split roughly into two sections, the farm/petting area and the "zoo" portion. The prices are pretty high at $19pp, $10 for the small container of animal feed, and items in the store are marked up quite a bit. Overall, the farm area is pretty well kept and the animals seem pretty happy. There were numerous employees wandering around the farm, tending to the animals. The "petting area" had sheep, goats, mini horses, a cow, donkeys, and alpacas. The farm also included horses, potbellied pigs, a few chickens, baby chicks, and some rabbits. All of the above animals had decent enclosures, and although I'm sure they wouldn't mind more room they had similar space to other farms. Onto the "zoo" portion of things. It's kind of a nightmare, but has potential if they just spread things out a bit. The animals do not have adequate room IMO. I'm sure they meet minimum regulations, but I would think that is in regard to temporary enclosures. But these wild animals LIVE in these small environments. They are surrounded by woods, I honestly don't understand why the enclosures are so small. All of the animals they keep are used to hunting and walking in large areas and they don't get that here. Leaving them to pace about anxiously. Additionally, the zoo area is only appeared to have mild upkeep, if that. The ponds were full of scum and super thick with debris. Trees were overgrown into the paths. The grass was super tall. Water troughs were full of debris and hardly any water (on a nearly 90 degree, super humid day). You will need bugspray as the mosquitos and horse flies were intense and put for blood (not odd since you're walking through woods attached to a farm, but just a tip). Its honestly just sad and not worth the trip, money, or heartache. It they resumed the wild animals, they would really have something here since the petting zoo and farm are pretty nice. And they could be nice if the employees didn't have to attempt to make the zoo area passable. Just a thought.

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