Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

"The best petting zoo and animals hands down!"Katie G.

Petting Zoo

Lucky Ladd Farms is home to the largest petting farm attraction of it's kind in Tennessee featuring hundreds of friendly farm animals and exotic livestock. You will learn about a variety of domesticated farm animals and enjoy unique live encounters. Our interactive approach is fun for young and young-of-heart alike!

Souvenir cup of feed available for $6.00.

Pet and feed the animals at Lucky Ladd Farms located near Nashville TN

Pony Rides

Activity Fee: $6.00 Per Ride

Let your little one enjoy this classic form of entertainment that children have loved for years. Over 20 miniature horses, donkeys and ponies are proud to call Lucky Ladd Farms their home; and they're eagerly waiting for your doting affection. So let's get saddled up for ride that's sure to be a highlight of your child's day!

Ride Restrictions

  • Riders must be under 4' tall and weigh less than 75-lbs.
  • Attraction operates on timed schedule.
  • Attraction is weather dependent.


Healthy animals and bugs may naturally carry diseases that can make you sick. These are known as zoonotic diseases. Some of the most common zoontic diseases include:

  • Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which you can get from a tick bite.
  • West Nile virus, which you can get from a mosquito bite.
  • Salmonella infection, which you can get after handling a baby chick, chicken, duck, turtle or snake.
  • E. coli infection, which you can catch if you touch areas in a petting zoo or animal exhibit where some of the animals are infected.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your children from zoonotic diseases.

  • Closely supervise children in animal areas.
  • Avoid putting things in your mouth in animals areas.
  • No food, drinks, baby bottles, pacifiers, toys, or strollers should be in animal areas.
  • Always wash your hands for 20 seconds after being around animals.
  • Hand-washing stations can be found at the entrance/exit-ways of Lucky's Barnyard and at nearby restroom facilities. Additionally, hand-sanitizing stations can be located throughout the farm.
  • Properly sanitize any personal belongings such as shoes, strollers and clothing to kill germs that might have been transferred through contact with animals, their bedding or surroundings.
  • Protect yourself from bug bites by using repellent on skin not covered by clothes or shoes.
  • Check for ticks after you've been outdoors.

It's important to remember that anyone can become sick from a zoonotic disease, including healthy people. However, some people may be more at risk than others and should take steps to protect themselves or family members. These people are more likely than others to get really sick, and even die, from infection with certain diseases. These groups of people include:

  • Children younger than 5
  • Adults older than 65
  • People with weakened immune systems