Baby Goat Play Dates with optional Bottle Feeding
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UPDATE 11/22: We had 5 Newborn Baby Goats over the weekend!
45 Minute Baby Goat Play Dates with optional bottle feeding!
Playdates make a great present or outing if you are looking for something unique to do with your children, grandkids, co workers, church sunday school class, girl or boy scouts, etc!
Time Allowed: Each goat play date with or without a added bottle feeding is 45 minutes. This gives each family time to leave before another family or group arrives for their goat playdate. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your baby goat playdate.
Scheduling: We offer private (only your family and us) or General Admission baby goat playdates, bottle feeding and goat classes. We schedule them Monday - Sunday. Typically we offer them at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm unless prior arrangements are made. Our weekends fill up very fast. We are currently booked 3 weeks in advance for a Saturday or Sunday. You will get 45 minutes in our goat pasture with our Mini Nubian milk goats and baby goats. You can add bottle feeding to your playdate for an additional charge. Please call Stacey at 704-941-7944 to schedule a date and time that works for your family!
How many people can visit at once? We limit our General Admission playdates to a group of 12 because we are trying to make sure we are social distancing due to Covid. We can be creative to allow teachers, students, church groups, classes, Girl Scout groups, Boy scouts groups etc to visit. For instance, we had a teacher schedule for 31 children and parents. We allowed a group of 10 at 11am, another group of 11 at 12 pm and the last group at 1pm. The teacher stayed for each playdate. We are happy to get creative! Private Playdates can have more people.
Pricing: General Admission is $30 for first 2 people and $10 each additional child or adult! No charge for children under 12 months.
** Bottle feed 3 baby goats for an additional $20.00
** Make it a PRIVATE Playdate for $50. - Only your family will be in the pasture!
Please Note: We do not have restrooms, snacks or drinks so please come prepared. If it has been raining it will be muddy, please be sure to dress accordingly with old clothes and shoes! We recommend wearing long pants all times of the year. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver prior to entering the pasture for your play date.
More Information: Get your baby goat fix at Cotton Bean Goat Farms in quite Mt. Pleasant, NC. We are excited to offer a variety of goat farm tours, classes and baby goat play dates throughout the year. We are happy to customize a goat farm tour, class or play date to fit your needs. We are not a petting zoo but we raise and breed some really cute Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boer goats. You can meet our working AKC Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd's. See our working dogs in action around the farm with the goats, chickens, peacocks and cats. You may also see them napping during the day. Our team of lgd’s are much more active during the night when local predators such as coyotes are on the prowl. There is always something to fun to see and do on our goat farm.
We are only open by appointment ONLY: We are NOT open to the general public and a prepaid goat class, tour or play date is required to visit Cotton Bean Goat Farms. We love to share our farm and goats in a small private setting. We do not have restrooms, snacks or drinks so please come prepared. Maximum time allowed for your goat class, tour or play date is 45 minutes unless other arrangements are made prior to booking.
We are conveniently located 30 to 45 minutes from Charlotte, Concord, Harrisburg and Monroe, NC. We are about an hour from Gastonia, Belmont, Statesville, Mooresville NC and Pageland SC. If you want to get away from the city with your family and pet some baby goats, schedule a time to come visit us.
Grandparents if you are looking for something to do outside with your grandchildren this would be the perfect outdoor activity. As I tell my son, we are building up James's immune system when he visits the farm! lol Our sweet grand boy gets to do so many things that he does not get to do in the Charlotte, NC area. We also enjoy opening the goat farm up to groups of school children who want some real life farm exposure and meet some goats. If you are homeschooling your children this is a great way to re-enforce what you are teaching them.
Meet our Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boers goats
Play with the cute baby goats - They are very curious and will approach you. Once they are comfortable they may climb in your lap for snuggles and jump our of your arms. The baby goats have even been know to run with or follow human kids to play.
Depending on the time of year you may see a goat giving birth
Depending on the time of year you may get to bottle feed a baby goat
Do you want to milk a goat? We may be able to arrange this
Our adult goats are super friendly. They enjoy snuggles and neck scratches.
Why do goats EAT everything: Mini Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf and Boer Goats observe and learn about the world just like a toddler, they put everything in their mouth! This may include your clothes, hat, sunglasses, fingers or elbows if they can manage it. They have a bottom row of teeth that they use to chew on things. It is rumored that goats eat anything. This is NOT true! They are very picky eaters, just ask Farmer Jason about our monthly hay bill and how much they waste just because they don’t like it.
If you have questions just ask! We are still figuring all of this out. We are just trying to share our love of goats with other people!
**Our baby and adult goats have horns! Please be aware of this when interacting with them.
Zen with Zay & the Kidz - Coming this Spring. Our 11 year old daughters version of Goat Yoga geared towards families! Come have fun with Zay and the goats. Grandparents bring your grandchildren.
We are working on getting our on-line booking setup.
If you don't see what you are looking for, call Stacey at 704-941-7944!