Petting & Mini Zoos
HayLoft Candles…Ice Cream & Petting Zoo
99 South Groffdale Road
Leola, PA 17540
HayLoft Candles is an enjoyable destination for the entire family. The showroom floor and loft contains 4,000 square feet of attractively arranged displays…featuring candles in every available type, style, size, and color. Stop by their Ice Cream Counter which features some of the creamiest homemade ice cream in Lancaster County. Step outside and enjoy HayLoft’s Petting Zoo, which hosts a variety of friendly farm animals and several exotic animals. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy spending time in the gazebo by the pond.
The Lil’ Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm
246 Paradise Lane
Ronks, PA 17572
Located on a local Amish farm near Strasburg, The Lil’ Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm is a place of discovery and fun for every age. From the famous homemade root beer & home-grown blackberry juice to locally made quilts and crafts, their country store is filled with delicious treats and captivating gifts. Step into the Stoltzfus woodworking shop and observe where all their custom frames are made. Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of the clean and easily accessible barn that is home to their friendly miniature horses that love to be petted. Saddle and cart rides are available.
The Petting Zoo at The Pretzel Hut is a family fun destination that awaits your happy visit. Stop by for the awesome eats and ice cream at The Pretzel Hut, then come around back to the see the well-maintained petting zoo, filled with furry and feathered animals that call the peaceful woods of Furnace Hills “home.” From the stoic peacock to the grunting pot-bellied pig, you and the children in your life will appreciate the fun at this hidden gem, located at the northern most tip of Lancaster County on Rte 501.