White Post Animal Farm of Melville

White Post Animal Farm of Melville

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Today is Sunday, February 25, 2024

Festival tickets include the Animal Farm.

Use code FFSUMMERSALE at checkout
to receive $10 off each Fall Festival Ticket


*If redeemed after October 1 Customer must pay
the difference for the full price ticket

Following the CDC guidelines and Governor Cuomo’s mandate: Any patrons whom are vaccinated do not need to wear a mask, as per the CDC children 2-11 who cannot be vaccinated do not need to wear a mask unless they are in an indoor environment.

If you are not vaccinated please continue to wear a mask. Children under 2 do not require a mask.

Animal Farm Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

The Animal Farm is open every day. 10am – 5pm Stay until 6pm. On Fall Festival days admission opens at 9:30am-4:30pm.

How do I get there?

Please see our contact page for directions.

How much is admission?

For the current admission please see our Event Calendar.

Can I bring my own wagon or stroller?

Yes, outside wagons and strollers are allowed on the farm. You may not bring strollers or wagons into our bird aviaries.

Are you handicapped accessible?

We are for the most-part handicapped accessible. Most areas are flat and paved.

Do you have any coupons?

No, there are no discounts or coupons at this time.

How do I pay for admission?

If our ticket links are available you may pre-purchase online with a credit card. You will get a confirmation e-mail. You may print your ticket or show on your mobile device. You may also purchase in person at the admission booth but with cash only. Online tickets are only for weekday animal farm tickets. Festival admission is not available or pre-purchase.

What is your ticket policy?

ALL PREPURCHASED TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDAABLE. No cancellations, no refunds and no rain checks. Activities are subject to change without notice due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control. 

What ages pay for admission?

Anyone 16 months and older pay the regular admission price. We do not have different admissions for different ages.

Is there a charge for adults to ride the train?

Yes, there is a charge for each child and each adult that choose to ride the train. Children under the height of 36″ must ride with an adult. Both child and adult must pay for rides. Train rides are cash only.

Is there a charge for pony rides?

Yes, there is a charge for each child who rides a pony. Pony rides are cash only.

Can I bring outside food in to eat while at the farm?

Yes, you may bring in outside food unless you are at one of our birthday parties. Depending on the time of year our pond concession as well as our farm market may be available if you want to purchase food as well. We have sitting areas throughout the farm for eating at.

Do you take in unwanted pets or other animals for your farm?

No, we do not take any outside animals for our farm. 

Is there a charge for parking?

No parking is FREE. We have multiple lots. 

Are dogs allowed on the farm?

Dogs are not allowed on the farm for the safety of our other guests and our animals.

Does the Train still operate when it rains?

No. The Train is not available when it is raining.

Do you have apple picking?

No, we do not have apple picking.

Do you have a corn maze?

No, we do not have a corn maze.

Do you have inflatable bouncers?

No, we do not have any inflatable bouncers at this time.

Where do I send a request for a donation for my organization?

For all donation requests please send an e-mail to office@whitepostanimalfarm.com

Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions

What packages do you offer?

Please refer to our birthday party page:

Weekday Package B available Wednesday-Friday
Weekend Package C available Saturday-Sunday and select Holidays
Fall Hayride Party Package available Wednesday-Friday during October Only (restrictions apply)
Fall Festival Party available Saturday-Sunday in October Only and Columbus Day (restrictions appl

Can you hold a date for me?

Yes. We do 24-hour courtesy holds with no deposit required. Your hold expires after 24 hours.

How do I book the party?

You may book over the phone or come into our party office. We take a $400 non-refundable deposit
over the phone or in person. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Cash for the deposit.

When do I pay the balance of my party?

At the end of your party the party manager with go over the final invoice and you will pay at that time.

What happens if it rains?

Your party still proceeds as planned. Pony rides are done in our indoor pony coral and the hand feeding, bottling feeding and holding of a baby animal activities are all done in the covered animal
farm area.

Is the birthday child free?

No. The birthday child is not free. They are included in the final count of all party guests.

At what age do you charge for birthday party guests?

Children between the ages of 1-15 years old are considered party guests and included in the party
Children between the ages of 16-20 will pay the animal farm admission price.
Anyone 21 & over is included in party package price as an adult

Is there a fee for NO SHOWS?

Yes, a fee of $9.95 will be added to your final invoice if a child that was to come does not show up.
You will not incur the additional participating guest fee, only the no show fee of $9.95.
If you know at least 24 hours prior to your party that a participating guest will not be attending, Call
the party office to let us know so that the guest can be moved from participating to non-participating.
You will not be charged the additional guest fee you will only be charged for the favor that was made.

Can I purchase extra favors for babies who are coming to the party but not participating?

Yes. On the party confirmation sheet (you will be given this sheet when you book your party) there is a place to let us know about these favors.

How many hostesses do I get for my party?

Monday-Friday one hostess supervises and on Saturday-Sunday two hostesses with additional helpers throughout the party.

In what order do the party activities happen?

First, the children start off with pony rides. As each child takes their turn, all the children cheer each
other on.
Next, we go on to hand feeding the animals. At this point the hostess takes out a large bucket of
animal feed and continuously gives it to the children as we walk throughout the farm.
After hand feeding the children wash their hands and return to the party room to have their pizza and
juice (bagels for 10:00 party) and any adult food you have ordered will also be nicely displayed.
The second half of the party begins with the children sitting on our bench where they will hold a baby
animal. Either a baby bunny or a baby goat.
The fourth and final animal activity is bottle feeding. Each child will get a milk bottle and feed the
goats and sheep.
Lastly the children will wash their hands and return to the party room for the birthday cake

Is an hour and a half enough time for all the activities?

Yes. The party activities are well planned out. All children are given ample time to complete each activity.

Can the order of the party be changed?

No, we do not change the order. Each activity is scheduled so that other parties do not conflict with your party activities.

Can I change an activity?

Party activities cannot be changed. Each activity is scheduled so that other parties do not conflict with your party activities.

Is the animal farm open to the public when my party is going on?

Yes, it is, however, the party hostess keeps the party together as it moves from one activity to another.

Can I change the date and/or time of my party after I have booked it?

Yes. You can change your date and/or time based on what is available (within 30 days).

Can I bring my own food to the party?

No. We do not allow any outside décor, banners or paper goods.

Can I bring balloons?

We provide balloon bouquets on the party tables. You may bring in balloons for centerpieces only.
We suggest bringing balloons already blown up. We do not have helium on the premises. Balloons are not allowed out of the party room.

Can I bring my own birthday cake to the party?

Yes, you make bring your own cake. If you choose to bring your own cake we offer four
complimentary beverages in its place: for example two cold and two hot beverages.

When is the food served? When do the children eat?

Food for party guests, child or adult, will be served approximately 30 mins after party has started.
Usually when the first two activities, pony rides and hand feeding with the animals, are completed.

Can I set up a dessert table?

No. No outside food, deserts or drinks are allowed.

What if a child has a food allergy?

If a child has a peanut or dairy allergy, the parent may bring a food item for that child only.

Is the birthday cake peanut free?

The birthday cake is not made with any peanut products, however, the bakery kitchen does use peanut products. We suggest that the parent bring a food item safe for their child.

Can I add the Train Ride to my party?

Yes. You will circle yes on the party confirmation sheet to let us know you would like the train ride.

How does the Train Ride affect my party?

The Train Ride adds about 5-10 minutes to your party time.

Is there a charge for adults to ride the train?

Yes, there is a charge of $2.50 for each child and each adult that choose to ride the train.

Does the Train still operate when it rains?

No. The Train is not available when it is raining. You are not charged for the Train if it rains.

Can I extend my party time?

No. Our party times are set up so that there is time to clean up and set up between parties leaving no extra time for making parties longer.

Can my guests come to the animal farm earlier?

No. Party guests can only arrive 15 min prior to the party start time where they will be greeted by a party hostess. Guests arriving earlier enter through the animal farm admission and will be asked to pay the admission fee.

Can we go outside during winter time parties?

All winter time parties are held indoors. We provide an enclosed heated area for all activities; pony rides, hand feeding, bottle feeding and holding of a baby animal. Access to the outside playgrounds are only weather permitting. No access when there is snow, ice or maintenance is being performed.