Children love animals. While you are holidaying in the Malá Fatra region, why not take them to visit one of these local farmyards. They will surely be delighted to meet the farm animals there.
Next door to the Starý Majer restaurant in the Vrátna Valley there is a place where they raise animals. You can find rabbits, peacocks, hens, pheasants, ducks and sheep. There is also a beautiful trout pond.
Further information can be found on the website of Hotel Rozsutec.
Just a few minutes from the centre of Žilina, on Železničná Ulica Street in the suburb of Budatín, you can find ponies, rabbits, hens, turkeys, goats, several types of small pigs, baby goats, ducks, geese and other farm animals. In this farmyard you don’t just get to look at the animals, you can touch them too. Children can also take a ride on the ponies.
For more information and to book in advance, call: +421 (0)905 505 712.
At the Žilina Mini Zoo, everyone can find their favourite animal. There are guinea pigs, birds, porcupines, miniature pigs, coatis, turtles, iguanas. They even have some snakes. You can visit the zoo on one of its Open Door Days, which are organised every Sunday. Visits must be booked in advance.
For further information, visit the website: Mini Zoo Žilina .
This camp site, the only Slovak camp site to reach the top ten in the competition “Kemp roka 2011”, has a beautiful ranch on the grounds. It has sheep, goats, poultry and exotic birds. Braver children can ride ponies on site or, by agreement, in the surrounding countryside.
For further information, visit the website: Autocamping Belá – Nižné Kamence.
This wild boar reserve can be found in the Štefanová district of Terchová. There is a road to it that allows you to see the boars from close quarters. Besides being a local attraction, they help hunters when testing hunting dogs.
For further information, visit the website: Terchová pre všetkých.
Hotel Gold in Terchová hosts a miniature zoo in its Terchová Garden from May to September. Rabbits, sheep, goats, hens, geese and domestic and wild ducks are looking forward to your visit. You can ride a pony and try your hand at feeding the animals.
Further information can be found on the website of Hotel Gold .
The ranch is 5 km from Žilina in the village of Brodno. It is a pleasant place to relax where you certainly won’t get bored. You can ride ponies and horses, which you can also take out into the surrounding countryside. The ranch also has a miniature zoo and game reserve with sheep, goats, deer, a monkey and even a tiger and a lion.
For further information, visit the website: Ranč v Brodne.
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