FIELD TRIPS

School, Home-School, Church, Play/Mom Groups, etc....

Darby Acres Farm & Darby Safari are not open to the General Public.

A prepaid reservation is required to visit our private property.

*Your scheduled tour time may not be changed without a minimum of a 24-hour notice and must be approved by our scheduling department.

 

*Please do not arrive early or late in hopes of joining another tour time.

**We kindly ask that you do not show up to our private property without a prepaid appointment. 

We could be caring for an animal in need, entertaining a scheduled event, working with an already scheduled pony ride or tour, etc.

We regret that we will have to turn away anyone that arrives without a prearranged-prepaid,

scheduled appointment.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Darby Acres Farm y Darby Safari no están abiertos al público en general.

Se requiere una reservación prepaga para visitar nuestra propiedad privada.

Darby Acres Farm and Darby Safari consist of (2) separate locations to visit.

*Darby Acres Farm - Home to our Farm Animals

  Hutchinson Ln., Charlotte, NC  28216

*Darby Safari - Home to our Exotic Animals

  Kelly Rd., Charlotte, NC  28216

* VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ! –

 

Darby Acres Farm & Darby Safari are separate, PRIVATE, locations and are NOT at the same address.  Our private gates remain closed, except for scheduled appointments.  Please refer to your e-mailed appointment confirmation for the correct address to arrive at for your tour.  Please do not google or use the internet to find the address for our Darby Safari location or you will end up at the wrong location. You must open your e-mail confirmation for "The Darby Acres Farm & Safari Rules, Policies & Address". If you arrive at the farm for a safari tour, you will be late to your tour! 

(*Refunds & Reschedules will not be given for late arrivals.)

EVERY VISITOR TO THE FARM OR SAFARI MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER, INCLUDING TEACHERS, CHAPERONES, & BUS DRIVERS.  CHILDREN UNDER 18 WILL REQUIRE A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEIR LEGAL GUARDIAN. IF YOU WILL BE BRINGING CHILDREN TO THE FARM OR SAFARI, AND YOU ARE NOT THEIR LEGAL GUARDIAN, YOU MUST ARRIVE WITH A SIGNED WAIVER FROM THAT CHILD'S LEGAL GUARDIAN. LIABILITY WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE PRINTED FROM OUR WEBSITE FROM THE LINK BELOW.  THOSE THAT ARRIVE WITHOUT SIGNED WAIVERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FARM OR SAFARI ACTIVITIES.  *THERE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE.*   

 

NOTE:  ONLY A WAIVER FROM THE CHILD'S LEGAL GUARDIAN WILL BE ACCEPTED.  TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, ETC, MAY NOT SIGN WAIVERS FOR LEGAL GUARDIANS.  CHILDREN WITHOUT A FULLY COMPLETED WAIVER FROM THEIR LEGAL GUARDIAN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PET, FEED, TOUCH OR INTERACT WITH ANY ANIMALS.

We recommend taking a look at

THE WEATHER FORECAST

prior to finalizing your reservation.

If there has been recent rain, it will likely be muddy and wet throughout the farm, so don't forget your rain/mud boots!

**NOTE: PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR A VISIT

TO THE FARM AND/OR SAFARI **

Please keep in mind, when you are choosing your boots/foot attire and dressing yourself, and/or children, that you are visiting animal grounds. It is recommended that you check current weather conditions to help properly prepare for your visit. Comfortable closed toe shoes (Please NO Flip-Flops), layered clothing, hats, sun block, water cooler, water bottles, and hand wipes are some of the items that you may want to consider when preparing for your visit.  There are no sidewalks or ramps located on property. Grounds consist of dirt, gravel, and mulched areas.  If there has been recent rain, it will likely be muddy or wet throughout the grounds. We recommend not wearing any attire that you are worried about getting dirty.

**Please note, "Field Trip" pricing is only available for group field trips from an educational facility, church, or organized group for 15 or more people. 

Field trip pricing is not available to individuals or birthday parties.

Please click HERE for regular tour scheduling or if you group is less than 15 people.

Darby Acres Farm - FIELD TRIP

“Farm Friends Walking ” Tour”

**Minimum - 15 People / Maximum - 50 People**

 $7/ Adult Chaperone (18 years +)

$5 / Ages 12 months to 17 years old (Does not include feed bucket)

$4 / (1) FARM Feed Bucket

Child to Chaperone Ratio Requirements

Ages 0 to 4 years old = 2/1

Ages 5 years old - 7 years old = 3/1

Ages 8 years old - 11 years old = 5/1

Ages 12 years old - 17 years old = 8/1

Join our Tour Guide on a 1-hour walking tour of the farm! 

Meet, pet, and feed the animals! 

Some of our farm family that you will be introduced to, on your walk may include, but are not limited to: Horses, Alpaca, Emu, Scottish Highland, Zebu, Water Buffalo, Camel, Mini Donkey, Mini Horse, Llama, Goat, Pigs, sheep and more!

 

$50 /Also available, with an additional add-on charge, is our 30 minute exotic animal experience.  We will bring four (4) animals from Darby Safari, to the Farm, for guests to have an up-close encounter. Animals that may be included in the exotic animal encounter may include, but are not limited to Kangaroo, Wallaby, Brazilian Porcupine, Fennec Fox.

(Please note:  Animals in the exotic animal encounter are subject to change without notice.)

 

 

(Maximum time allotted for tour = 1 HOUR  + time for pre-purchased add-ons.

Pony Rides are not available with fields trips.

 

AFTER CLICKING "SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT" PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR APPOINTMENT SOFTWARE TO LOAD.......

*YOU MUST SELECT A MINIMUM OF 15 TICKETS TO SEE FIELD TRIP AVAILABILITY.

DARBY SAFARI- FIELD TRIP

“Safari Friends Walking ” Tour”

**Maximum - 25 People**

Children must be 5 years or older to attend this Tour.

$9/ Adult Chaperone (18 years +)

$9 / All ages 5 years - 17 years.

Children must be 5 years old older to attend/participate in Darby Safari Field Trips.

Child to Chaperone Ratio Requirements

Ages 5 years old - 7 years old = 3/1

Ages 8 years old - 11 years old = 5/1

Ages 12 years old - 17 years old = 8/1

Join our Tour Guide on a 1-hour walking tour of the Darby Safari Zoo! 

(Includes petting of (1) animal of Handler's Choice.

Some of our farm family that you will be introduced to, on your walk may include, but are not limited to: Kangaroo, Wallaby, Lemurs, Fennec Fox, African Crested Porcupine, Patagonia Cavy, Captybara, Camel, Zebra & more!  Some of our farm friends visit the safari too!

 

$50 /Also available, with an additional add-on charge, is our 30 minute exotic animal experience.  We will bring four (4) animals out for guests to have an up-close encounter. Animals that may be included in the exotic animal encounter may include, but are not limited to Kangaroo, Wallaby, Brazilian Porcupine, Fennec Fox.

(Please note:  Animals in the exotic animal encounter are subject to change without notice.)

 

 

(Maximum time allotted for tour = 1 HOUR  + time for pre-purchased add-ons.

Pony Rides are not available with fields trips.

Feeding the animals is not available for Darby Safari Field Trips

AFTER CLICKING "SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT" PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR APPOINTMENT SOFTWARE TO LOAD.......

*YOU MUST SELECT A MINIMUM OF 15 TICKETS TO SEE FIELD TRIP AVAILABILITY.

If you are interested in scheduling a larger group, please call our scheduling department at 704-930-3048.

While we make every effort to maintain the website to ensure the accuracy of our prices, prices are subject to change without notice. 

*Please be courteous, and arrive to start the tour on time!

ALL SALES ARE FINAL; there are no refunds given.

Refunds will not be given for late arrivals.