Belkin Lookout Farm & Petting Zoo
Other Ideas: Brooksby Farm; Massachusetts Farm & Orchard Guide; Connors Farm; Parlee Farms; Parkers Maple Barn
Among the animals you can expect to see are you are deer, llama, bison, and ostriches. Certified organic - you can pick your own apples - with 11 types to choose from as well as Asian pears.
Belkin Lookout Farm invites you to take part in the New England apple picking tradition! Each harvest season at Lookout Farm offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a spectacular autumn day while you pick your own apples, Asian pears, peaches, berries and more.
Train Rides - Farm-themed Children's Play Area - Face Painting - Live Children's Entertainment - Hay Pyarmid - Caterpillar Rides - Burlap Maze - Farm Animals - Moon Bounce - Busy Bee Learning Center.
Can you find your way through this handmade burlap maze? This challenging attraction is sure to be a hit, and your friends and family can watch from atop the Hay Play Pyramid to see who’s winning the race.
Let the kids take a spin on the Caterpillar Ride, a rubber–tire train that takes you along a scenic path around the Children’s Play Area. This is perfect for 3–10 year–olds. Each ride takes about 5 minutes, and they’re held at the children’s play area daily (except for the occasional Wednesday).
Hay is for horses. But this hay is for anyone who loves to climb! This safe play area, made out of 400 hay bales, is located near the petting zoo, pony rides, and bee observatory, and is open during our Fall U-Pick season beginning September 1 through the end of October. To make it even more fun this year, you can watch those making their way through the new burlap maze from the tip top of the pyramid!
Our trains transport happy customers through our acres and acres of fruit daily during U–Pick season, and on the weekends beginning in the late spring. These unique, environmentally friendly rubber–tire trains were imported directly from a company in Italy. Trains board at the U–Pick station, and our conductors announce the different stops and what’s pickin’. You can get on and off as often as you’d like; see our map for the train route.
Children's Play Area
Tag — you’re it! From the slide to the seesaw sheep to the climbing area dubbed the “Wiggley Worm,” there are hours of fun at to be had on this playground for the kids. Stop by the concession area to grab a snack, then enjoy a little relaxation on one of our cozy picnic benches while the children have the time of their lives.
The Petting Zoo
Our petting zoo is located by the children’s play area and is open whenever our trains are running. Our animals are all very friendly and love to interact with children. Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy spending time here! Meet and pet our rabbits, sheep, goats, and even our pot–bellied pigs.
Admission: $8.00 per person - children under two are always free
U-Pick fruit is $2.50/pound
- Be prepared to pay an entrance fee, and a la carte for most activities. The entrance fee and additional costs are new since the farm changed ownership.
Belkin Lookout FarmIt's good for small children but incredibly expensive for the experience! If it was priced right, people would return...
A Little Pricey For A Large FamilyWe went apple picking here on Columbus Day. It was $14 for each of the two adults and my son is 2 so he got in for free. He had a fantastic time. We weren't charged extra for anything as it was a holiday (not sure if they do this for other holidays as well.) He loved the train ride to the play area and to the orchard. There were lots of families there and we did have to wait in a few lines. Everyone on staff was very friendly, especially with my son. His favorite activity was the tree house slide but he also liked the petting zoo and the caterpillar train. He's still too squirmy for the face painting but the designs we saw on other kids were cute. There was even a magic show. The picking season started early this year due to the weather so many of the trees were picked clean. We had to walk a bit but ended up with 11 pounds of Jonah Golds. We ate several while picking and they were so yummy. We picked out some nice big pumpkins on our way out and took lots of pictures of our day. We'll definitely go back again next year.
Way Too Overpriced, Nothing SpecialIt was $14 for adults and $12 for kids = $52 for my family of four JUST TO GET IN!!! A bag of apples also cost us an addition $25 which I could've gotten at the grocery store for maybe $10. My kids are 7 & 11 and were bored with all the little kiddie stuff. The bee house is nothing but some informational posters on the wall, the maze took us 5 minutes, the hay pyramid took my son 3 steps to get to the top, i made them play in the playground longer than they wanted for how much we paid, i waited in line for 20 mins for the facepainting, TWICE so my daughter could get one on each cheek (thats the rule), we looked at the cute animals for 5 minutes, the food was too expensive to buy ($4 for a hot dog, $7 for a burger!!). The orchard was beautiful to look at, but when walking through we saw more rotten apples on the ground and bees sitting on them then apples on the trees for picking. All in all i thought it would be a nice family outing for us instead of always doing the usual movie theatre or indoor thing - and it costs us $90 for 2.5 hours and nothing spectacular. If you have money to waste, then great, you'll have a little bit of fun, otherwise you'll wish you spent the money on groceries or went to the movies instead.
Unbelievably OverpricedThis is the disneyland of you-pick-'em spots: with a family of four, you're out ~$50 just to get past the parking lot, and it's definitely institutionalized apple picking, from the 'train' that takes you to the various orchards to row after row of stunted trees. If you're looking to pick fruit, go to any one of the other orchards around Massachusetts; if you want the zoo, go to Franklin Park.
Over Priced And Not Worth ItWent to the farm with my sisters and their children. I could not believe the admission prices $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for children under 2. If the children wanted a pony ride or camel ride it was an extra $5.00 per ride. You would think with a $12.00 admission price the pony and camel rides would be free. I paid $7.63 for 5 Red Delicious Apples (YES, 5 APPLES). They will never see me there again.
Belkin, A Beautiful Spot For People Who Have Money To Burn...We went apple picking today with friends who suggested Belkin Farms. Althought the drive there and the place is beautiful, it's for people who have money to burn. Admission alone is $14.00 per adult and $12.00 for each child over 2 yrs. Pony and camel rides are an extra cost. After you pick your apples, they weigh them and charge $2.50 per pound. That means that for a family of 4 with the entrance fee and if you pick 1 large size bag of apples , it will be 80.00 if you purchase nothing else while you are there! We will not be returning.
Cost And ServiceMy mother-in-law and I went last week knowing in advance it would be $8 a person for anyone over two. Luckily my kids were both under that age. Because of traffic we arrived at 4:30pm. They staff was rude in making us wait in line to pay, thus making our time there even shorter. They made us pay full price for 20 minutes of being there. My mother-in-law missed the train b/c she had to wait in line to pay for us and had to walk to the petting zoo. Once we were at the petting zoo for about five minutes, the only staff person there told us we had to leave. I couldn't believe it!! $18 for 5 minutes and a train ride. It just showed me that the owners are about the money, not the family fun they talk about and advertise. Suggest giving yourself plenty of time to get there and go on a weekday.
Chaos!I went to this farm with my two small children and it felt like I was being shuttled like cattle with all the waiting in lines. It was very expensive and not at all worth the money. I would not do this again. Perhaps if they lowered the prices it would be an option on a not so hot day, but I could go to Six Flags for the price that we ended up paying at the end of the day for everything. My kids would get more than a crowded train ride and a $6 apple.
Mix Review But In The End Very Expensive Trip!! $$$$$This was my first time apple picking as well as for my kids, so I didn't realize how much cheaper it is to go elswhere. Over all it was ok. I went during their fall harvest fair but by the time I got in because of the long line to get tickets then another line to get on the train we missed the festival. The orchards were a mess, hardly nothing was available to pick. Staff was not friendly at all, didn't matter the age or the position. They have a catapillar ride in the childrens area, that we waited to get on for 30 mins and then were told it was closed. Only to walk away and then it was reopened 5 mins later. Stood in line 2 more times for about 15 min each and was kicked out because it was closed. And yet a whole new group of kids on. No sympathy for the kids who had been waiting in line patiently in the hot sun for a long time. The food stand was dirty, flies everywhere touching every food container, plate napkin everything!! NASTY!! Trash barrells were over filled. And this is all in the food area!! The only positive thing there is the large children's area and petting zoo. Cost for apple picking was expensive, admission was expensive and their country store items were expensive. I get better fruit choices at my local grocery store then this. Next time I will research another family farm.
More An Amusement Park.I am not sure if this is a working farm. It cost almost 80.00 for the train ride and one bag of apples for my family of 4. The apples were not included in the fee to ride the train. The train was fun but we had a 40 minute wait. The trees are low so picking is easy. The orchard is a little dirty and lots of fruit and bees. It was ok. I am not sure I would go back. A little expensive for my family. You HAVE to pay to enter the orchard. You CAN NOT walk there.
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