Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Visit The Gentle Barn - California

Come Visit Us on Sunday!

We are located just 40 miles north of Los Angeles!

Come hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn!

To ensure that our smaller animals in our upper barnyard don't feel stressed or overcrowded, we allow groups to go into the upper barnyard at 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 (times subject to change without notice), after a presentation by our founder about how The Gentle Barn got started, what we do here during the week and our vision. And for our regular visitors, consider a Season Pass. For just $50, you can get a season pass and skip all the lines! No waiting to get in the front door and no waiting to get into the upper barnyard. You will also get free water and popcorn. Season passes can be purchased online or at the entrance on Sundays.

Come fall in love!

[1]"at gate" = Pre-sale closed. Tickets may be purchased at the gate.

Please purchase tickets in advance.

Closed Sunday 12/25 and Sunday 1/1
(Christmas Day & New Years Day)

Pricing: Adults $20, Kids $10
Hours: Sunday 10am - 2pm.
Address: Our sanctuary is located at:
15825 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Rain check available upon request.

Directions from the South (L.A. and the Valley): Take 405 North (or 210 West) to 5 North to 14 North (Lancaster/Palmdale) Exit Sand Canyon Rd and turn Left Go over the Canyon and turn right on Sierra Highway. The Gentle Barn is located about 1.1 miles on the Left.

You will receive an email immediately following the purchase of your tickets. Please check your spam folder if it does not appear in your inbox. This email will act as your ticket. Please bring this email or a copy of your receipt on the day you visit. There will be no physical tickets mailed to you.

Out of respect for the animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring any dairy, egg, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property. The Gentle Barn is an outdoor farm environment, therefore we strongly recommend all visiting guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your group!

Jackie's Fund

A few years ago at The Gentle Barn, one of our office assistants took a call from a mother and daughter who had nowhere to go for Thanksgiving and couldn't afford to come to our Gentle Thanksgiving event. Before we learned about it, Jackie had paid out of her own pocket to help this family come to the event. Jackie didn't say anything about it to anyone and it would have gone unnoticed, had the woman not said something to us later at the event.

Jackie's generosity is the spirit of The Gentle Barn and what we are all reaching for here. So in Jackie's name we have decided to start a fund, to help pay for families to come share in the unconditional love and hope at The Gentle Barn, when they cannot afford to come. Please donate towards this fund and allow others the opportunity to experience the magic of The Gentle Barn who cannot afford it, so we can continue Jackie's legacy to help people come celebrate love and life with us!


2 Hour Private Tour Back To Top

Want to have the barnyard all to yourself? Book a Private Tour during the week!

You will get an intimate 2-hour experience on either our main Gentle Barn property or our Sun Chlorella Healing Center up the road (which is not open to the public). We will share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, pet the goats, hold the chickens and cuddle the turkeys. It is an experience unlike any other!

Private Tours also make a great gift! Surprise someone special today!

  • Donation: $400 (Due 1 week prior to booking date and is non-refundable)
  • Maximum of 20 people
  • All events are tentative until the full payment and signed confirmation are received at The Gentle Barn.


Contact us for more information on booking a Private Tour.
(Events canceled due to extreme weather may be rescheduled.)


VIP All Day Tour with Ellie Back To Top

Want to have the barnyard all to yourself and eat lunch with Ellie? Book a VIP Day Tour during the week!

You will get an intimate 6-hour experience as we share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals on both of our CA properties, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, pet the goats, hold the chickens and cuddle the turkeys. It is an experience unlike any other!

VIP Day Tours also make a great gift! Surprise someone special today!

  • Donation: $1,000 (Due 1 week prior to booking date and is non-refundable)
  • Maximum of 5 people
  • All events are tentative until the full payment and signed confirmation are received at The Gentle Barn.

VIP Day Tour Itinerary

  • Arrive at The Gentle Barn 10am.
  • Main Property tour from 10am - 12pm.
  • Lunch with Ellie will be provided 12pm - 1pm.
  • Healing Center tour 1pm - 3pm.
  • Return to Main Property for goodbye and goodnight to all the animals 3pm - 4pm.

Contact us for more information on booking a VIP Day Tour.
(Events canceled due to extreme weather may be rescheduled.)


Have A Party At The Gentle Barn! Back To Top

Private Party - For a $400 donation, you get a private party for up to 25 guests.

You and your guests will get an intimate 2-hour experience as we share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, pet the goats, hold the chickens and cuddle the turkeys. It is an experience unlike any other!


Sunday Party With The Public - Sunday parties are held during our normal public hours (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m) and you can enjoy the animals and picnic area along with our other visitors. The donation we ask for Sunday parties is the same as all other Sunday visitors.

Please note that all guests will need to enter through the designated front entrance along with the public. Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and early entry will not be permitted.

Contact us for more information on booking a Private Party.


Have A Special Event! Back To Top

Have your next Special Event at The Gentle Barn! We host Corporate Picnics, Graduation Parties, Reunions, Engagement Parties, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Baby Showers, and more!

Contact us for more information on booking a Special Event.


Let Us Host Your Next Field Trip! Back To Top

A visit to The Gentle Barn provides children from any background a great opportunity to learn about farm animals with their unique features and personalities. Scout troops, home school groups, school classrooms, church groups or any other group of children are all welcome to have a field trip here.

Your group will get an intimate 2-hour experience as we share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, pet the goats, hold the chickens and cuddle the turkeys. It is an experience unlike any other!

We ask $10 per child with a minimum commitment of $200 per visit with a maximum of 25 kids. You can bring as many chaperones / parents as needed at no extra charge.

Contact us for more information on booking a Field Trip.