Farm It Out: Best Barns for Birthdays in Atlanta


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Planning a birthday bonanza for your wee ones can be enough to drive you to the funny farm. Get back to basics and farm out the fun to one of these Atlanta-area barns. With a moo-moo here, and a cluck, cluck there—you are sure to see lots of smiles all around. Yee-haw!

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Southern Belle Farm
Southern Belle Farm is 330-acre working farm located in McDonough, GA. As a unique twist, Southern Belle offers seasonal parties; berry picking in Spring and Summer and in the Fall, activities like a pumpkin patch and corn maze. A visit with farm animals is optional. Each party comes with two hours in an open-air barn. Stop by “Mimi’s Kitchen” for farm favorite foods at great prices. Good to note: they don’t allow any outside food except for cake and ice cream. 1658 Turner Church Rd., McDonough, GA 30252


The Art Barn
You little farmer will be thrilled to celebrate their birthday at the Art Barn. Your two hour party will include petting, holding and brushing friendly farm animals, an art project, refreshments and hayride. No need to bring decorations, the tables will be set with linens and center pieces.  Don’t let the rain stop your partying, they have an amazing indoor heated barn for those rainy days. They can also do personalized invitations and handled pony rides for an extra fee. 208 Roper Rd., Canton, GA 30115

Rancho Alegre Farm

Rancho Alegre Farm
Literally meaning happy farm, Rancho Alegre Farm is the perfect place for your little one’s  themed birthday party. They have wonderful packages to choose from.  Most include pavilion rental, pony rides, moonwalk access and food. For added fun the pavilion also has a play area with swings. Don’t forget to add an extra to your package! They offer sacks for sack races, horse shoes, sno cone, popcorn and cotton candy machines for an extra fee. 222 Givens Rd., Dacula, GA 30019

Kid on tractor

Little Red Barn
Interested in throwing your animal-obsessed little one a farmed themed party from the comfort of your own home? Little Red Barn will come to you! They are family owned, operated and all of their animals are hand raised. Little Red Barn’s most popular party package is the Pony with Petting Farm. They bring a miniature cow, donkey, horse goat, sheep, rooster, rabbit, plus a pony to ride.  Check out the Enchanted Pony Party for your little princess.


Have you taken the tots to one of these spots? Share with us in the comments section below!

—Jessica Obenschain

Photos courtesy of Southern Belle’s Facebook page, Rancho Alegre Farm’s Facebook Page, The Art Barn’s Facebook page, Olaf  Gradin on Flickr creative commons, and Tammra McCauley on Flickr Creative Commons

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