If you’re looking for a slice of farm living right here in Jacksonville, then make plans to head to Celestial Farms. Located on the north side of town, Celestial Farms has farm animals, gardens, playgrounds and fun for kids of all ages.
One of the best parts about a visit to Celestial Farms is a chance to get up close and personal with some farm animals. From ducks and chickens to horses and pigs, as soon as you arrive on the farm you’re surrounded by a wide assortment of animals.
In addition to all the fun farm animals, Celestial Farms has some fragrant and even delicious gardens you can explore.
Celestial Farms is open daily for visitors and they also offer birthday parties, field trips, homeschool days, special events and summer camp.
If you visit Celestial Farms pack some water and snacks for the day, you can even bring a lunch and eat at one of their picnic tables. Be sure to check their facebook page for upcoming events and they request that you give them a call before stopping by so they can let you know if there’s anything going on that day.
Celestial Farms is free to visit, but they do request that you make a donation to help care for their animals. In addition to visiting the farm you can also sign up to volunteer and help out. Kids are welcome to come and volunteer too as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.