Petting farm De Ridder
Petting farm, de Ridder is located in a traditional North Holland stolp farm. Surrounded by an orchard, grazing meadow and the Leeghwaterpark, this is a wonderful place for a day trip. Outside there is a grazing meadow, a chicken coop, rabbit burrow and duck pond. On the farm itself, there are various animals to see and pet, like ponies, donkeys, calves, rabbits, sheep and goats. Hurry over to the hugging corner!
The petting farm as it is today, as well as having a living area, consists of a stable with different breeds of animal, a hugging corner and a barn that is used as a stable or delivery room, an educational area/classroom where cheese making demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions are organized, a staff area and a large hay loft. Outside there is a grazing meadow, chicken run, rabbit hill, duck pond, apiary and an orchard with various types of apple, pear and plum.
During the week there are several people from the Prinsenstichting on the petting farm. They help with all sorts of jobs on the farm. Children from in and around Purmerend also do social internships on the petting farm.