Discovering White Post Farms

Last weekend we were invited to the birthday party of my friend’s son. I’ve known Ilan since we were like, 10? 11? We went to summer camp together and lived about five minutes away from each other. (And “dated” when we were 13 haha.) Now we both live out on Long Island and are married with kids! His son turned three and the party was at White Post Farms.

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Dave and I hadn’t even heard of this place before the party so we were eager to see what it was about and we were blown away!

First, we were shocked at how clean the place was. Granted the party was at 10:30 in the morning and the place wasn’t crowded yet, so I can only imagine how mucked up it must get during busier times. And there was so much to do and see!

Sadie got to go on a pony ride.

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Dave got close with a llama (and thought he was going to get spit on)

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And then we fed goats

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Pet a bull… thing? (I forgot it’s actual name.)

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Checked out some alpacas and a giraffe!

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And there were train rides and koi ponds.

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Not excited at ALL for the train ride.

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Did you think we were done? NO WAY! Sadie then got to pet a bunny AND feed goats out of a bottle.

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Sadie insisted this cow bench was only for kids.

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And after the party ended the place still wasn’t that crowded and we had a little bit of time before we had to leave so we headed into the bird sanctuary! Sadie was dying to go in. And it took awhile but we managed to get some little birds on the feed sticks!

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We couldn’t get over how cute White Post Farms was and how much there was to do – I doubt we saw half of the place! It seems like the place is hit or miss though – when I posted about it on Facebook, immediate comments from locals were that it was a great spot, but gets crowded and is very expensive if you don’t have a coupon. Yelp also has reviews about the same complaints and also that they don’t crowd control or control what the animals eat so you buy feed or milk bottles and then the animals don’t eat because they are full. I feel like there should only be certain times when food is available for purchase so you don’t 1) overfeed the animals and 2) don’t waste your money.

We will most likely go back… but I may wait until an overcast day or a day when not everyone is off from school. And definitely, go in the morning!

White Post Farms
250 Old Country Rd
Melville, NY 11747
www.whitepostfarms.com

Comments

  1. It’s a cute place – I’ve been for pumpkin picking, but super expensive. But honestly, and not to get too high horse here, but I have a real hard time supporting a place that keeps exotic animals like a giraffe in a tiny enclosure. I won’t go back for that reason.

    • I hear ya on that… they did say they have a big door where they let the giraffe out… not sure why she wasn’t out when we were there. And a great place for pumpkin picking is Schmitt’s Farm in Melville. Or even Harbes further out east.

  2. Looks like so much fun! I’m hoping we can do a family trip with my nieces to the zoo this year, they’re at an age where I think they’ll really appreciate it and hopefully not get too tired quickly. We used to have a small zoo not to far from where I grew up, things have changed a lot since those days and zoological societies are doing so much for conservation and education. They’re not perfect, but in many cases the good outweighs. I love the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago because it’s free — for some of these kids, it’s they only place in their lives they’ll see even things like a cow let alone penguins or African wild dogs and sun bears! Anyway… Looks like you guys had a great time! I love Dave’s faces with the camel!

  3. I wonder how far that is from my in-laws…I’m staying in NJ for like a month this summer and we need things to do! I love Dave’s llama faces, they cracked me up. Zachary’s middle name is Elan! With an E, but still!
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  4. What a great idea for a birthday party! Love the idea of kids getting outdoors.
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