If you’re in Southern California and you haven’t visited The Gentle Barn yet, you must go! It’s located in Santa Clarita, about 50 minutes north of Los Angeles, and is open on Sundays from 10am-2pm. The farm is home to 170 animals from llamas to goats and pigs to cows, all of which have been rescued from abuse, neglect, or abandonment. On top of running the sanctuary and educating the general public, Gentle Barn hosts programs for at-risk-youth and special needs children that are rooted in connecting with the animals.
When I went with Bear we liked feeding the horses carrots and brushing the cows!
Something that looks really fun to attend is their Gentle Thanksgiving event on Thanksgiving day. You can spend the evening feeding cranberries to the turkeys, eating gourmet veg food, and cozying up to a bonfire with the option to participate in a Native American Drum Circle. Registration is now open, so if you’re interested reserve today!
This past spring they opened a second location in Tennessee. Have any of you kind lifers in Tennessee been yet? Share photos from your adventure with me on Instagram (@aliciasilverstone) or Twitter (@aliciasilv)!
What animal sanctuaries do you love to visit?
Photo Credit: Gentle Barn Instagram! Follow them to get photos like these on the reg.