What started as a horse farm in the Tampa Bay community, HorsePower for Kids, Inc. is now an farm animal sanctuary. The sanctuary is a non-profit organization that offers a farm experience and petting zoo to the public, organizing several fun and educational camps as well as activities like bonfire ranch parties, horse camps, horseback riding, critter camps, group field trips, and a petting farm for adults and children aged 6 years and older.
HorsePower for Kids, Inc. strives to share its passion for animals by organizing extensive animal interaction events that also benefit the community. Interacting with animals builds one’s emotional quotient while caring for animals teaches responsibility and respect towards vulnerable creatures. The farm prides itself on its impeccable social responsibility towards its community; the farm houses rescued animals and raises donations for the betterment of underprivileged children in the Tampa Bay area and to care for their animals.
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Petting Farm - Hands-on interaction with farm animals, including feeding and petting every animal. The session also includes a group discussion and a Q&A session.
Pony Ride - Height-appropriate ponies are led by experienced staff while the visitor gets a chance to sit in the saddle.
Train Ride - A guided train ride around a pond, providing a view of farm animals on one side of the train.
Parties & Services - Celebrate a ranch-themed party with the animals on the farm or arrange for the animals to visit your party location.
Pet Boarding Service - Let the farm take care of yourbeloved pets while you enjoy your holidays. Prices are charged by the day.
Fun on the Farm Program - A free event organized once a month that offers free entrance to their petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, playground, and crafts, and offers lunch when scheduled.
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2.Plan your Visit
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· Children and adults are charged at $7 (per person) and the ticket includes a train ride
· Children under 12 months visit the farm for free
· Pony rides are charged an extra $3
· The farm offers annual membership that is valid for a year. Membership for a family of 2 is $50 and $100 for a family of 4.
The farm accepts donations of any amount as they believe no donation is too small. All their proceeds from fundraisers and donations go into taking care of their animals and helping the Tampa Bay community with scholarships and financial aid to underprivileged families.
They accept donations made in person at the farm or online donations via credit card and you can even support them while you shop online at specific sites.
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HorsePower for Kids, Inc., 8005 S. Racetrack Rd. Tampa, Florida 33635, website, Phone: 813-855-8992
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HorsePower for Kids Inc. in Tampa, Florida