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 - Tennessee

Come Visit Us on a Sunday!

Come hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, spend time with the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn! Meet Worthy who was born with a leg deformity, but now lives happily with her mom Indie, and Brother Chris!

Location Sponsorship Information

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Open To Public Sundays

Tickets must be reserved in advance

Donation: Adults $20, Kids (2-12y) $10, Under 2y Free

Hours: Sunday 10am - 2pm

  • Our program is at your own pace, so feel free to arrive anytime but understand that we close promptly at 2pm;
  • Times are all CENTRAL times.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

The barn is located in Christiana, Tennessee. Additional information about barn location will be provided with your reservation.


Regarding Financial Hardships for Sunday Visits

If you are unable to afford the requested donation amount, please contact us.

The Gentle Barn is a non-profit organization and no one will ever be turned away for an inability to donate.


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!


Season Passes Available

We have passes for individuals, families and their guests, starting at just $60. A donation towards a Season Pass can be placed online or you may upgrade your already reserved ticket when visiting on Sunday.


Cow Hug Therapy Back To Top

Need a hug? Feeling sad, lonely, stressed out and scared from the last year? Come heal with us! Get hugs and unconditional love from our therapy cows. Meditate with them, hug them, and let them reassure you, fill you up, and love you. Put your worries down and leave renewed. We and the cows are here for you.

Attention Caregivers! Cow Hug Therapy is not just for your clients, or the people you help, it is also for you! The last year has been extra challenging for all of you teachers, social workers, caseworkers, and caregivers who have been there for everyone else. Our cows and The Gentle Barn want to be here for you! Yes, even the healers need healing! Don't suffer compassion fatigue, you are not alone!

Book a Cow Hug Therapy Session and let everything go when you hug a cow, close your eyes, breath in and out deeply, and feel grounded, centered, and recharged!

  • Available at All GB Locations!
  • 1 hour sessions
  • 1 person private session [1][2]

We will meditate with the cows, spend time hugging them, and cuddle with them. By the end of our time together you will feel more hopeful, inspired, and deeply connected to yourself and the world around you.

  • Donation: $200 (Due prior to booking date and is non-refundable)
  • All events are tentative until the full payment and signed confirmation are received at The Gentle Barn.
Contact us for more information on booking.


[1] 1 person private sessions, but 1 additional guest is allowed if you prefer to bring someone with you. Due to the intimate nature of this experience, no more than 2 guests total are allowed for Cow Hug Therapy sessions.

[2] This is meant to be a soothing and healing experience with calming energy, and without distractions, so we ask that if you are bringing a child, they are 14 years of age or above in order for us to provide the most benefits from this experience.

Hug A Cow, Today!


2 Hour Private Tour Back To Top

Want to have the barnyard all to yourself? Book a Private In-Person Tour!

You will get an intimate 2 hour experience. 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. It is an experience unlike any other!

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

  • Donation: $400 (Due prior to booking date and is non-refundable)
  • 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 In-Person Private Tour.

2 Hour Private Tour

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


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, and hold the chickens. It is an experience unlike any other!

We ask $20 per person (children & adults) with a minimum commitment of $400 per visit with a maximum of 25 people unless otherwise pre-approved. All guests attending count toward the total number unless they are under 2 years of age. If there are babies under 2 years of age, we do not require additional donations for them.

**Possible Grant Funded Discounts for Public Schools

Contact us for more information on booking a Field Trip.