***THESE EVENTS ARE SOLD OUT***
Please check out our Events Calendar for additional Public Tour dates.
Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary public tour season runs year round, however dates/times become much more frequent from April through late October. Sanctuary tours typically last about 1 hour followed by a brief Q&A period. There are also several displays and areas on the farm that you can explore either before or after the tour. An average visit, including the official tour, takes approximately 2 hours. However, if you prefer to get down and dirty, there are also Volunteer Work Days in which you can come out and help on the farm. Our calendar below details upcoming dates for PUBLIC TOURS, WORK DAYS and SPECIAL EVENTS.
There is a chance that you may not see Esther. It is up to her and her agenda whether or not she is out visiting on a particular day. As this is a sanctuary, we strive to respect all residents and their need for privacy.
Just like with Esther, you may or may not see Steve and Derek. They are sometimes away from the farm for either work, or even for pleasure - which we do let them do once in a while!
We ask that you never feed our residents - we ensure they get lots of healthy, plant-based food that is nutritionally suited for them.
If you wish to bring snacks or a picnic, please do so, we just remind you that in respect for all of our residents all food on the farm is Esther Approved!
Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary welcomes everyone to visit us and meet our wonderful residents, and we know that for some people, this visit will include a registered service animal.
In order to ensure the health and safety of our resident animals, the visiting service animal, as well as our staff, volunteers and visitors, we would ask that you provide us with ample notice that you will be bringing a service animal.
In these cases we will do our best to ensure that your visit with us is as comprehensive as possible, but there may be certain areas of the farm where a service animal may not be permitted in order to ensure the health and safety of our residents. In all cases, service animals will not be permitted to have direct access with any of our residents, nor permitted into our barns or other enclosures.
Contacting us in advance to make arrangements for service animals is necessary. Service animals that we are not expecting may not be provided access to our sanctuary due to the high risk of airborne disease among certain animal species.
For their safety and the safety of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed on guide tours or on the shelter grounds at any time. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting as temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly even with windows open.
Get up close and personal with our residents!
We are happy to welcome groups of up to 25 people for a private tour of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary. And, if there is a specific animal, or animals, that interest your group, we can customize your tour to allow more time with those residents.
All proceeds from the group tours are donated to HEEFS for the care of our residents.
For up to 10 people - $250.00 flat fee
Each additional person, up to a total of 25 people - $20 per person
100% of all proceeds goes to Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.
Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, located in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, was founded in 2014. Happily Ever Esther is dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals. Our goal is to provide a safe, life-long home for all of the rescues and to educate the public about the true nature of farm animals through tours, volunteer programs and community outreach.
Help us help the animals with one time or monthly donations. Monthly donors provide peace of mind for the sanctuary's feed room and health fund.
"Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary" is a Registered Canadian Charity No. 807598578RR0001
"Friends of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary" is a Registered U.S. Charity No. 30-0951775
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