What you'll do
Hug and brush the cows, give the pig's tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, hold chickens, hear their stories of resilience and enjoy a beautiful day at The Gentle Barn on Sunday between 11am-1pm! We have a gift shop, snack shop and offer delicious plant based hot dogs for lunch.
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
Caring expert hosts
Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner
Ellie and Jay are the founders of The Gentle Barn founded in 1999, a national organization that is home to hundreds of animals and has hosted over 400,000 visitors. Ellie and Jay both struggled as children and were strengthened and inspired by the love of animals. With their first hand knowledge of the healing power of animals, Ellie and Jay wanted to dedicate the rest of their lives by paying it forward, saving animals and healing people. They love animals so much that they've been vegan for 20yrs and work hard everyday to instill that same passion for nature and animals and the hearts of the people that visit. Ellie and Jay would love to invite you to come experience The Gentle Barn and their wonderful animals.
About the organization
The Gentle Barn
The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick, scared to be adopted into homes. The Gentle Barn's mission is, "Teaching kindness and compassion to animals, each other and our planet". It is open to the public on Sundays for guests to hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, hold the chickens, and hear their stories of resilience.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Gentle Barn.
Where you'll be
The Gentle Barn currently has 3 locations around the US, and we will meet in Dittmer, just outside of St Louis, MO. Head over to hug a cow, help brush them and learn their stories!
If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sun, Oct 27 From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
$28 per person
8 of 10 spots left
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Out of respect for the animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring any dairy, egg, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property. The Gentle Barn is an outdoor farm environment, therefore we strongly recommend all visiting guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen.
Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey MO
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