Now booking for spring parties!
Duke Petting Farm and Carriage Company, Temperance, MI
YOU come to us or we come to YOU
Now booking for spring parties!
YOU come to us or we come to YOU
HORSE RIDING | PONY PARTIES | PETTING ZOOS | PONY CAROUSELS | CARRIAGE RIDES
We accept cash and credit cards only. If using a credit card a service fee of 5% will apply.
Come visit our farm animal family. Our farm is run on community of volunteers who donate their time and we are always excited to show you around. The kids will enjoy our small animal petting area and chasing the ducks and goats in the outdoor animal area. We have a new bunny 'Rabbitat' for the kids to play in. Our pony rides are only $3 and run by volunteers- so please remember to tip. Enjoy your lunch at the pavilion while watching the kids play in the playground.
This is a perfect event for school field trips, scouts, play-days, church youth groups, corporate groups and more. Tours are 2 1/2 hours (included is a 1/2 for lunch that you bring along). Your visit will be filled with fun educational facts and hands on experience with our farm animals.
Whether you have been riding for years, or has never set foot in a barn, we have a place for you. You will have one on one coaching based on your skill level; we focus on building a solid foundation while having fun. You will spend time in the barn, growing comfortable handling and caring for our wonderful horses. You will have a lesson plan tailor-made to suit your level of ability. Safety is our first priority, but we also have fun! call 419-410-7193 for reservations.
NOW BOOKING PARTIES FOR THE FARM
Our animals are very friendly and love to be fed and touched. Learn about chickens, hens, rabbits, goats, donkeys, alpacas, Llamas and more. Imagine hands-on learning with our animals as your teachers. Children are able to ride a pony and hand lead some of the other animals. Don't forget your camera because our critters love getting their picture taken.
Our farm has a main playground for smaller children as well as a mid size animal play area where boys can be boys! They can run and jump on the hills and chase each other around our pond. Play in the log cabins and chase a duck.
Our cabin is open to the public and also used as a theme for holiday parties, You may see Santa on the porch or the Easter bunny hiding eggs. Great for family pictures and holiday get togethers. Bring the kids and have lunch under the pavilion. Read a book by the water or hold a bunny- it is up to you!
Our colorful and well-behaved ponies are trained and nurtured by our kind volunteers. The ponies can accommodate most kids under the age ten. Pony rides at the farm are only $3 per pony.
Add a Unicorn Pony or Horse Rides
Imagine the look on your child's face when the magical unicorn enters the party. She will be dressed in white complete with her very own unicorn horn and magic rainbow colored mane and tail. (can be any theme i.e. cowboy, fantasy, rainbow, etc.)
Duke Farm has both a large and small interactive mobile animal center that provides a FUN relaxing environment to make your event an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. Packages include: Alpacas, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, goats, ducks, assorted chickens and bunnies. All themed to match your event!
Horse-drawn carriages available for family reunions, weddings, hayrides, hitch rides, store promotions, parties, sweet 16 parties, advertising and film promotions. On and off the farm.
Who doesn't love a carnival? We will provide a red and white game tent with additional carnival games and a clown to help with face paint and balloon animals. Small prizes are provided for the children.
Dressing up, clowning around, and taking pictures will be the highlight of your event and one of the main things your guests will remember from your party! We have exciting props and dress-up outfits. We supply the props and you take the pictures.
Add “a Clown”, “The Easter Bunny” or “Maggie Moo” our MASCOT cow character to your petting farm or event for more photo opportunities. Add bunny, clown, or cow costume to any package $75 per hour. Bunny, clown, or cow only $150 per hour.
Let your children be taken on a magic ride around our Live Pony Carousel. Real Ponies for your pony party or event are available for hire.
Rent a horse for an hour or a day! We have an indoor riding arena and 30 acres to ride in! Need a Handler to help you? No problem, we supply lessons. We also do organized trips to the local horse parks...ask for detail.
Mini Pony and Cart:
Duke Petting Farm and Carriage Company in Temperance has pony carts! Kids love the small pony and cart! Just the right size for toddlers and small children to ride together and great photo opportunities for mom and dad. Will hold two to three small children. We offer Pony Rides in Toledo, and surrounding area.
Planning a Llama Party? Whether it's for a birthday, baby shower, or other special occasion, you'll love our adorable Llamas, Tony and Bahama!
Dressing up, clowning around, and taking pictures will be the highlight of your event and one of the main things your guests will remember from your party! We have exciting props and dress-up outfits. We supply the props and you take the pictures. From cowboy hats to crowns we have it all!
Enjoying the holidays at Duke Farms is always an incredible time! Whether it Valentines, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday, your'e sure to have so much fun celebrating with us. Visit our website and watch our Facebook site for community activities.
Tired of the same old humdrum reunion? Is the family reunion dropping off in attendance? Plan something new and exciting. They’ll be back year after year! Looking for somewhere unique to hold your class reunion where the classmates’ entire families can attend? Duke Farm is just the place.
What better way to discuss God’s natural influence in our lives than on a farm? Want it at the church? We can bring the farm to you!
With today’s deterioration of the family it is refreshing to have a clean, wholesome place the whole family can visit that is void of electronics, gadgets and fancy do-dads as a distraction. A farm visit is a place the church family can spend FUN, QUALITY time together. Ask us about our live Nativity TO CELEBRATE THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS!
Duke Farm is home to Little Blessings Veteran and Community Outreach which is a nonprofit organization that uses unique environments, integrative wellness programs and a variety of animals offering self-reflection, restoring faith, giving hope, and promoting a healthy future for our Community, our Veterans and their Families.
We love our guests, so feel free to visit during normal WINTER business hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
44 Samaria Road, Temperance, Michigan 48182, United States
OPEN- Friday, Saturday and Sunday
To schedule open riding or lessons please call 419-410-7193 for an appointment