Seeking E-I-E-I-Os

petting-zoo-1.jpgLiving in close proximity to the beach means our kids will know the difference between sand dollars and starfish, herons and pelicans, but will they be able to tell a baa-baa from an oink-oink? Enter the beauty of the petting farm.

SouthernMamas is on the lookout for petting farms that are within a day’s drive. Our first find: a little known, free petting farm at Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive in Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island. All the typical animals you’d expect are there from bunnies to burros. Kids can also take pony rides. For those 8 and older, there are trail rides through the nature preserve and riding lessons. Open seven days a week. Call for trail rides availability and reservations. (843) 671-2586.

Know about other petting farms in our area? Tell us about them. Email

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