Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm and Petting Zoo in Mount Denson
Disclosure: Our family received a pass to visit the farm in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are our own.
“That was the best day ever!”
“I never wanted to leave!”
Those were the first words out of the boys’ mouths when we left the Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm and petting zoo in Mount Denson.
We first learned about Dragonfly Haven from an article in the Advertiser, and the Grapevine.
Knowing how much our boys love animals, it was actually my husband who suggested that we go check it out.
When we arrived, the owner Charlotte met us and gave us a tour and introduced us to all the animals. We were then free to spend as much time as we wanted, playing with the animals.
There is a wide variety of farm animals on site including rabbits, goats, guinea pigs, mules and pigs. There is a also a miniature horse and a miniature-dwarf pony!
Charlotte said all the animals have been carefully selected to make sure they are not only good with children, but that they are also as small as possible. The idea is for kids not to be intimidated when approaching the animals.
The animals are definitely hands-on, and guests are invited to climb right into the enclosures to visit with the animals.
There is a lot of research to show that being with animals is therapeutic. It helps to lower stress and anxiety, and is a great conduit for healing.
With this in mind, Charlotte offers one-on-one 90 minute therapy sessions for $25 an hour (subject to change) for people to book in with the animals. You can contact them for details. All animals are certified as support animals.
What makes Dragonfly Haven great is the small touches, and the well-thought out area. There are lots of non-animal activities to do on site.
There is also a shady seating area where parents can sit and watch their children. We highly suggest bringing a coffee and making an afternoon of your visit!
Dragonfly Haven also offers birthday parties, either on site or at your location. Contact them for details.
You can even go on your own horsey ride!
Hours and Location
They are open to the general public as a petting farm from Monday- Thursday 10am- 3pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am- 6pm.
The cost is $7 per person with under 3s are free.
(subject to change).
Get off Exit 8 Hantsport/ Mount Denson exit on Highway 101. Go to the end of the road and turn right towards Mount Denson.
They are the first house on the left past the tracks. The farm sign is on the lawn.
5 Aberdeen Beach Road.