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Children S Farm

Children’s Farm

Children’s Farm opened

in May 1997 as a part of Sharjah Desert Park, which is under the Environment and Protected areas Authority.

It was established to raise children’s environmental awareness and cultural knowledge, and provide a comprehensive picture of the local domesticated animals. Visitors will also be aware of the importance of local animals and can familiarize themselves with their characteristics and advantages, through awareness-raising activities, programs and workshops. The farm offers an interesting experience to interact with the animals and birds, under a supervision of guides who provide a detailed explanation.

The children’s Farm has two separate enclosures – indoor and outdoor, the indoor section organizes educational and environmental programs.

They hold informative discussions about each animal in The Farm. Recycling used products to create pictures of the farm’s animals. Environmental Awareness Programs are also conducted. The indoor section of Children’s Farm has a small library which contains reading material such as books and magazines and a screen shows documentaries and environmental films. The outdoor section houses live domestic animals such as dromedary camels, donkeys, an Arabian horse, ponies, cows, goats, sheep, and a number of different kinds of poultry; chickens, Mallard and Muscovy ducks, Grey geese and Indian peafowl. Children get to interact with the animals in a positive way by feeding them, as well as riding ponies and camels.

Sharjah Desert Park encompasses three attractions: the Sharjah Natural History and Botanical Museum, the Children’s Farm, and also the Arabian Wildlife Centre.

The Wildlife Centre is one of the most popular attraction, with a zoo, aviary, and also a breeding centre that houses numerous endangered species. The Children’s Farm is a fun petting zoo for children on holiday in Sharjah. The Natural History Museum has five main exhibition halls: A Journey through Sharjah, Man and the Environment, A Journey through Time, The Living Desert and The Living Sea. Sharjah Desert Park is also home to the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife.

Hours: Sun to Thurs: 09:00 to 17:30 Fri: 14:00 to 17:30 Sat: 11:00 to 17:30 Tue: Off

Contact: Childrens Farm 173 Sheikh Zayed St Al Batayeah – Al Dhaid Road, Interchange 9 Sharjah – United Arab Emirates. Tel.: +971 6 531 1127 Fax: +971 6 531 1126 e-mail: childrenfarm@epaa.shj.ae Web: www.epaashj.ae

Photo courtesy:  www.epaashj.ae

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