Due to concerns and the uncontrolled risks associated with our Community and Covid-19 transmission, Comox Recreation will suspend operations of the Hands on Farm until Spring 2021. This has not been an easy decision, but with advice from the Environmental Health Officer and following public health guidelines, we feel this is the best decision to keep our families and human and animal friends safe this Summer. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in June 2021.

The Hands on Farm will remain closed for the season, see you in June 2021!!

The Hands on Farm is operated by the Town of Comox and opens for the season starting  June 10, 2019 and will be open daily from 10:00 – 4:00pm (rain or shine).

Visit the official Hands on Farm webpage or follow the Farm on Facebook for all details.

Talk With the Animals…

Walk, grunt, squeak and squawk with the animals! Welcome to the Hands on Farm, Comox’s very own petting zoo for animal lovers of all ages! Located in the beautiful Filberg Park. We are excited to be having a variety of unique and cute animals living at the farm for the summer as well as a few animals will be making a cameo appearance!

It is also a great setting for your child’s next birthday party – celebrate your child’s special day with a farmyard full of instant friends! Contact Finn at 250-207-FARM (3276) or farmer1@comox.ca to book your event.

Note: Filberg Park, including the Hands on Farm, will be closed July 30 to August 1 for Festival set up and closed August 6 & 7 for the Festival take down. Contact the Farm at 250-207-FARM (3276) for more information on the closure and Filberg Festival for information on the festival.

2019 Daily Admission Rates:

$1/children under 6 years
$2/youth and adults

 2019 Summer Pass:

$30/family for the entire summer!

*Occasionally, some animals do not get along with other animals in the farm. Although we always hope to have the animals as advertised, it is possible that they will not be out and available to be seen or played with. Please call the Hands on Farm at 250-207-FARM (3276) if you want to know what animals are guests with us. All animals are on loan for the summer and returned to their owners at the end of the summer. Thank you to all the local farmers that make this attraction possible!

*Please note: Although popular in years past, we may not have rabbits on site for the 2019 season due to hemorrhagic disease unless they are vaccinated.

2019 Annual Summer Barn Yard Fundraisers

Join us at the Hands on Farm for a farm-tastic good time to raise money for the farm and its animals. Each year we raise money to go towards the care and well-being of the animals as well as give our guests the opportunity to learn more about our furry farmyard friends. Enjoy Barn Yard Bingo, hot dogs by donation and plenty of FUN!

Saturday June 22 & July 27 (12:00-4:00pm)

Regular Admission Applies.

Are you or your local business interested in sponsoring an animal at the Hands on Farm? Contact Finn our Farm Supervisor and learn more about sponsoring a large or small animal and how we can show case your business. All funds go to supporting the health and wellness of the animals over the summer.

This Years Sponsors Include:

  • Courtenay Family Chiropractic
  • Top Shelf Feeds Inc.
  • Duncan and Company

Join the list of local businesses!

If you cannot make it down but would like to donate, please contact Finn at the Farm: farmer1@comox.ca

$35 supports a small animal and $75 supports a larger animals.

Farm Club

Do your kids have an interest in playing with and caring for animals? Are you looking for something different for a summer camp opportunity? Register for our special camps for preschoolers and children who want to learn about the farm, caring for animals and assisting the public while at the farm. The camps run Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 12:30pm and/or 1:00 – 4:30pm.

Click for more information; call 250-339-2255 or visit the Comox Community Centre to register your child.

NEW – Register online at http://comox.ca/modx/online-registration

 Contact the Farm:

Phone: 250-339-3276 (FARM)
Email: farmer1@comox.ca