Ioka Farm is not too far from Wyndham Bentley Brooke and a great place if you have younger children. We were a little perturbed to find that the most expensive admission was for kids at $7.50 and when we said our grandson was 2 years old, he was charged that price . . . nowhere did it say what age a kid had to be. As seniors we paid $6 and our daughter was charged the adult price of $7. The old lady who was at the admissions desk seemed annoyed we were trying to get a discounted price; she made a calculation error and rather then give us a refund, handed us a cup of animal food.
There were a number of other kids and they were riding these wiggle carts. Our grandson got on one and found he could ride quite nicely. He took it down the hall where the same old lady told him and us in no uncertain terms that these carts are to stay on the wooden floor and there was a sign. I said he did not read at two and she said it was our job to pay attention. Our daughter agreed with her but said she did not need to be rude. The woman responded that she had seen too many kids running amuck and wrecking the wheels. We certainly understand that one must respect property, however there is a nice way to impart that information.
Once we got outside the old lady’s turf, we were able to relax a bit and enjoy our visit. There were adorable sheep and goats . . .the babies were absolutely delightful. There were pigs, turkeys, chickens, big black Angus bulls, llamas and rabbits. One could feed most of the animals. There were play structures and toys in sand type pits, which were filled with a sand/fine stone mix which was kind of dirty. There were little tractors to ride and some other carts to drive on a track. One of the staff took a little train of wagons around. It was a very enjoyable visit.