Have you wanted to take your kids to see how their food is grown – and maybe let them pick their own veggies? What if you could visit a farm, see all the animals, vegetables, and have family fun at the same time?
Underwood Family Farms is a terrific place for fun and to learn about life on a working farm. It’s like someone combined a petting zoo with an amusement park. There are lots of activities to delight children, plenty of shade, and delicious fruits and vegetables as a bonus!
This guide will give you all the info about visiting both of the Underwood Farms locations, including the hours, admission prices, what’s in season, and more. Did you know you can have a birthday party at Underwood Farms, and that they host special events throughout the year?
All the Fun You Can Have at Underwood Family Farms
A trip to Underwood Family Farms is super fun – and there are two locations to choose from. The Moorpark location is the bigger of the two farm locations, and it’s the place where you and your kids can see farm animals, ride the Bee Train, buy veggies at their farm stand, and even pick your own.
Underwood Family Farms – Moorpark Location
3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021
Underwood Family Farms – Somis Location
5696 Los Angeles Ave., Somis, CA 93066
Underwood Family Farms Hours – Both Locations
Underwood Family Farms is open every day from 9am – 6pm. They are closed on only three days: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Note that they close at 12pm on December 24th and December 31st.
Underwood Family Farms Admission Prices
|Weekend and Holiday Admission||$8|
|Kids Under 2 years old||FREE|
|Seniors, Military, Veterans and 1st Responders||$2 Discount|
|Special Events||Prices Vary, see website|
|Annual Season Passes (good for 1 year)||$45 each|
Animals at Underwood Family Farms – Moorpark Location
Probably the main reason kids want to come to Underwood Farms is to see the animals. The goats are popular, and seem to like to walk (and sleep) along an elevated ramp system that starts in their enclosure and continues up and over some of the walking paths. You’ll also see cows, chickens, pigs, alpacas, emus, turkeys, ponies, ducks, sheep, bunnies, and more.
There’s a petting zoo section, and you can purchase feed to give to the ducks.
Activities at Underwood Family Farms – Moorpark Location
There are swings and wooden play structures that kids will love. Walk through a (short) tunnel under a hill in the middle of the farm yard, slide down a giant (retired) Harvester – or a giant (retired) Combine, or climb up a step pyramid made of hay bales. Ride on the tricycle trail, or catch Farmer Craig’s Chicken Show, which is not to be missed.
You’ll also want to take a ride on the tractor-drawn wagon ride, big enough to carry your whole class, or the Bee Train ride, which passes through some of the crops in the fields. There’s a kid-sized electric train ride, and on weekends you can enjoy the Cow Train, the Grain Train, and horse-drawn wagon rides.
You can even pan for gold or try to find gems! There’s a supply of wagons so you can pull the little ones around the farm, available free on a first-come, first-served basis. And there are clean porta-potties and hand-washing stations for all to use.
Underwood Family Farms Special Events
Each year, Underwood Family Farms hosts several special events, and they’re super fun to attend. In the Spring, they host Springtime on the Farm to celebrate Easter, complete with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, and photo opps with giant eggs.
The Fall Harvest Festival takes place leading up to Halloween, and they always have a wonderful Pumpkin Patch along with fun activities. Christmas on the Farm is when you can see Santa Claus, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, and get great family photos. Plus they sell Christmas trees, too.
Special events at the Farm may have with different admission prices, and advance registration may be required, so consult their website for details.
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Underwood Family Farms Pick Your Own
Wondering what’s in season for U-Pick at Underwood Family Farms? They have a huge list of fruits and vegetables they grow and that are available for picking. Huge! Each month the list of what’s ripe and ready will change, so check out their awesome “Pick Your Own – This Week” tab, which is updated regularly. There you’ll find out what’s currently in season as well as the price per pound for each. So cool!
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Underwood Family Farms Sunflowers
Not only does Underwood Farms grow sunflowers, but they’ll let you pick your own if you want to. They also grow other flowers you can pick, like statice, stock, marigolds, zinnias, and snapdragons. What a beautiful bouquet they would make! Rather have the professionals do it? No problem, they sell cut stems at their farm stand, too.
Is Underwood Family Farms Dog Friendly?
The real question is: can you bring your dog or other animals to Underwood Family Farms? And the answer is no, unfortunately. There are health department rules against bringing in animals. However, there are exceptions for certain types of animals, like Service, Guide, or Signal Dogs. Those dogs are allowed when accompanying their owners. Please read the rules and check with Underwood Farms if you have any questions about that rule.
Can I have my Child’s Birthday Party at Underwood Family Farms?
The answer is yes! Underwood Family Farm is happy to help your child have an amazing birthday party experience. There are several price levels to choose from, depending on how large of a gathering you’re planning. Parties include a tractor-drawn wagon ride for the guests, access to some of the ticketed events on the Farm, and of course, all the playtime and fun. Activity options may change, based on the season, so call or check the website for details.
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Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder and Managing Editor of MomsLA.com.