Petting zoos make it possible for people to see how animals interact with their environments and for animals to see how people interact with their weird, hairless babies. Witness the wonders of nature with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $35 for one semi-private riding lesson for one ($70 value)
- $99 for three semi-private riding lessons ($210 value)
- $149 for five semi-private riding lessons ($350 value)
- $150 for two-hour mobile petting zoo party ($300 value)
- $325 for three-hour mobile pony party and petting zoo ($650 value)
Pastorino Farms partners with Friendly Pony Parties to offer mobile pony parties and petting zoos that come right to your house. Both the one-hour and three-hour shindigs include a menagerie of chickens, ducks, bunnies, and goats; the three-hour party also includes one handled pony. During semi-private riding lessons, a pair of students learn to ride ponies around Madonna Creek Ranch.
More than 50 years ago, Italian-born Enrico Pastorino and his wife, Lorraine, established Pastorino Farms in the Half Moon Bay region. The farm first operated as a wholesale flower nursery, but it later expanded to include a seasonal pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and gift barn. Today, Enrico and Lorraine’s son Hank—along with the third generation of Pastorinos—maintains the family farm, which still sells plants and flowers year-round. Each October, the farm transforms into a harvest wonderland, replete with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, face painting, and scarecrows modeling the season’s hottest overalls.