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Visiting Info For SocalMiniPigs
- 29279 Stargaze Ln, Valley Center, CA 92082
- Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am or 12pm
- Age 10 and up $25, Age 3-9 $20, Age 2 and under are free. Book online. By appointment only.
- 20% Discount Code: LOYAL20
- Free parking on their dirt lot.
- Time spent:
- 1 ½ hours
- Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. A hat is recommended if you book the 12pm time slot. Best to wear closed toe shoes.
- What we packed:
- @larocheposayusa sunblock, @okeeffescompany lip sunscreen, @suds2go cap, snacks, fruits and water.
- Pet allowed:
- Stroller friendly:
- Yes but you will need to carry it up some steps.
- Porta Potties. Our @suds2go portable hand wash was a must for this trip.
- What we observed:
- The owners Sandra and Wes are so kind and knowledgeable. We got to spend time with mini pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, roosters and a mini horse. Mini pigs are available for purchase for $800 each. Great place for adults and kids.
- Birthday party rentals:
- Gift Certificates:
- Other places to visit in the area:
- @batesnutfarm (6 miles away)
- Recommended itinerary:
- 9am Bates Nut Farm
- 12pm SocalMiniPigs
What We Said In Our SocalMiniPigs Video
If you’re looking for a place to pet pigs, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better spot than SoCal Mini Pigs in Valley Center, CA. The owners, Sandra and Wes, are incredibly welcoming. We felt their kindness the second we walked up to the entrance.
Once inside, you’re given a quick safety talk on approaching the animals and what to expect. After that, you’re allowed into the main pen for an hour-long hang-out with the little piggies.
We were initially there for the kids, but it only took a minute to realize petting mini pigs is fun for everyone. We were all smiles making friends with the youngest piglets in the pens. While the piglets were a bit skittish at first, the second you get in a solid belly rub, they stop what they’re doing, plop over, and let you give them a good rub. It’s honestly the cutest thing to see, and it helped Kairi overcome her fear of touching animals. She’s always loved seeing animals, but touching was generally off-limits until today.
All the pigs, big or small, were friendly to us, with most coming up to give our hands a good sniff before returning to their business. We were given handfuls of lettuce to feed the pigs at a few different times of the hour-long session. Even the most reluctant swine would give us some attention with greens in hand.
Other animals, like chickens, sheep, and goats, shared the pen with the pigs, which enhanced the experience. But the real nonpig standout was a white mini-horse named star. She’s a little feisty, not afraid to let you know when you need to move, but her bright blue eyes will draw you in for a nice little headbutt or nip if you aren’t paying attention. But even with that, she was still down for a solid rub.
During our session, Wes even let me hold a pig. While I can’t recall his name, he was a big boy by mini pigs standard, but his background as a rescue made him a fan of being held. Not wanting to turn down the opportunity to hold him, he had my arms burning as he posed for pictures with us.
We got nothing but kind things to say about SoCal Mini Pigs. The girls love it, we love it, and think you might too.
While you’re out there, the areas got a few solid farms to visit like.
We’ll see you again soon with more for Kids around California.