Avila Barn with a Cute Petting Zoo near Avila Beach

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Kids Love The Petting Zoo At The Avila Barn

Little kids enjoy seeing the animals at the Avila Barn.  They have cows, ponies, peacocks, and rabbits.  They supply lettuce and other vegies to feed the animals.
Little kids enjoy seeing the animals at the Avila Barn. They have cows, ponies, peacocks, and rabbits. They supply lettuce and other vegies to feed the animals.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at the Avila Barn

Avila Barn

The Avila Barn is nestled near the Avila Hot Springs on Avila Beach Drive. It's part farmers market with fresh produce and baked goods. Locals often stop by the barn to pick up a berry pie. Folks from out of town, drop by with the kids to see the farm animals. From goats to peacocks, the kids can get up close to pet and feed the animals.

The petting zoo is by far the biggest hit with the kids. Pick up some of the fresh greens from the barn and have the kids go around to each stall and feed the animals. They'll love it!

The ice cream parlor at the Avila Barn

The Avila Barn serves SLO Maid ice cream which is fantastic.  This barn is a recent addition.  They also serve fudge.
The Avila Barn serves SLO Maid ice cream which is fantastic. This barn is a recent addition. They also serve fudge.

Fresh Produce and Pies at the Avila Barn

In the large main building, they have the fresh baked goods and produce. The pies and coffee cake are big hits.

In the side building there is an ice cream parlor and candy shop. They also serve sandwiches that can be eaten on the picnic tables outside.

In the ice cream parlor there is homemade fudge that is absolutely delicious!

Treats from the Avila Barn

The fresh fudge and chocolates are tasty at the Avila Barn
The fresh fudge and chocolates are tasty at the Avila Barn

Have a Picnic at The Avila Barn

Bring a sac lunch or pick up sandwiches inside the ice cream parlor and then eat them over looking a field. On a hot day, sit under the umbrellas or under the patio that's been covered in grape vines.

Have a picnic at the Avila Barn

There are many picnic tables, some with good views of a vineyard at the Avila Barn.
There are many picnic tables, some with good views of a vineyard at the Avila Barn.

Local Tip

The Bob Jones trail starts at Ontario road (just up the street from the Avila Barn) and ends in Avila Beach. Ride bikes from the barn to the beach on trail that is free from cars. Our four year old daughter was easily able to peddle herself all the way. This makes a great family activity.

Directions to the Avila Barn

A marker560 Avila Beach Dr San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 -
560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA
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The Avila Barn is part farmers market, part candy and ice cream, and part petting zoo. It's a place where the family can spend a few hours.

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