If you want a one-stop attraction to take your kids while visiting the Central Coast, Avila Valley Barn is the place to be! One of my favorite aspects about all these social media platforms is getting a chance to "meet" and connect with people from all over. Angel gave me the tip about the Barn, and after I looked it up, I knew we had to go. Thanks Angel!!
We went to the Barn first thing Saturday morning which was the perfect time since it was still pretty quiet. We purchased some goat feed for 50 cents, and fed the goats. Leah at first was terrified to get near them, but once she got the courage to do so, she kept saying "more! more!" It was the cutest thing watching her! After that we walked around to check out all the other animals.
Afterwards, we hopped on a hayride and got taken down to the farm to pick some berries and peaches. We put Leah in a carrier while we were on the ride to prevent her from wiggling or trying to jump off, and I was able to have my hands free to keep steady. This was my first time picking fruit, and it was so much fun! For some reason there is a sense of satisfaction looking for the ripe fruit to pick and being able to eat it later. Leah enjoyed herself, and we caught her with juice on her face a couple times. Sneaky hands! Our little basket of berries and 6 peaches came out to less than $3!! They were delicious too!
By 11:30, Leah was getting super tired, so we decided to go back to the hotel. When she woke up we were starving, and ended up going back to the Barn for lunch! It was packed by then! We got a delicious tri-tip sandwich and finished lunch off with an oatmeal chocolate chip ice cream shake. Yum! They offer a kids menu as well, which comes with fruit and a cookie!
I still have fond thoughts of this place, and hope to go back again. I heard they have fabulous pies as well!