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Wake Forest - Winterpast Farm

12936 Ghoston Road

WINTERPAST FARM is……..a place to be outdoors with family and friends A ten acre family farm near Falls Lake (formerly a tobacco farm, a Christmas tree farm, and a horse farm)

An animal sanctuary where llamas, goats, sheep, emu, two mini donkeys several types of duc klings, peacocks, a goose, pigs and lots of bunnies and chickens all co-exist peacefully.

WINTERPAST FARM is….home. Farmer Mary and her two sons, Ben and Thomas, moved to Winterpast Farm from downtown Raleigh the summer of 2003. Two years later they adopted Elizabeth and Alex from Stavropol Russia.

A place for families, students (pre-schools, public school groups, home schoolers) any anyone else who wants spend time outside enjoying nature and learning about animals and their behaviors

A campground for Scout and church groups which includes bonfires, rocket launching, fresh eggs from the barn for breakfast (and occasional really early wakeup calls by roosters all named Bob)

A unique place for fur children (usually dogs, but we’ve kept chickens and rabbits and birds) s of all sizes to spend the day or spend the night (or spend several weeks!) living in a family environment while their own family is away or busy

A place where kids can stomp in the mud, make noise, pile up rocks, bang sticks on fences, roll down hills in a huge plastic tube, ride a pony, search the barn for chicken eggs or the pasture for enormous emu eggs.

A popular place for birthday parties for cowboys and cowgirls from ages 3-10. Farm birthday parties are great for all ages. Farmer Mary can also bring animals to your home if you prefer to host your party there.


Mathew Sulentic

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Great place to bring little kids, you will get to touch and play with a bunch of different farm animals. Family owned and they even have the food buckets ready if you did not bring your own. Loved it and so did my 1 year old daughter

Heather Nobling

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Farmer Mary and Her daughter Elizabeth are amazing. Their passion for the animals at the farm is very evident in all that they do. We love it there. The animals are great and friendly. We will continue to go again and again!


Friday, April 6, 2018
Me and my family went to this farm . The owner Mary is nice . Its alot of different friendly animals . But however the daughter in the petting area has a very nasty attitude. Thats very unprofessional. We will not visit again because of that.

Sarah Bowers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Cute place to visit. Make sure to read all instructions before arriving for your visit.

Elesha Pittman

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Winterpast farm. Farmer Mary treats you like family, personally shows you around, and all her animals are well cared for, well behaved, and loved. Great for all ages! You can even rent an animal for a week so your kids can see what it takes to care for a critter. Will definitely return!

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