These family-friendly farms incorporate all the things kids love: animals and insects, local treats, and room to roam.
At the Maui Alpaca Farms, you can snuggle an angora bunny, feed the alpaca, and learn farm history while walking the grounds. The one hour Farm Visit is a perfect family outing or book the Panilo Picnic for a special occasion. mauialpaca.com • 505 Aulii Drive, Makawao • 808-870-3711.
Starting in February through May, Kula Country Farms opens their “U-pick” Strawberry Patch. Pick up a basket at the farmstand, collect delicious strawberries, and marvel at the sensational views. kulacountryfarmsmau.com • 6240 Kula Highway, Kula • 808-878-8381
Maui Bees offers tours crafted specifically for 3-6 year olds combining interactive games while exploring the gardens and farm animals. For 7-12 year olds, there’s an up close tour of beekeeping and farm practices. mauibees.com • 150 Pulehunui Rd, Kula • 808-913-1633
Fly with the butterflies at the Maui Butterfly Farm which moved this past year and is now located to the left of the Olowalu General Store. Their educational, hands on butterfly farm tours are now available to book at themauibutterflyfarm.com • 812 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina • 808-280-0506
Meet the goats and explore the farm at Surfing Goat Dairy with their Daily Casual Tour. They also offer an Evening Chore and Milking Tour where you can help out the farmers with their chores and learn how to milk the goats at the farm. surfinggoatdairy.com • 3651 Omaopio Rd, Kula • 808-878-2870
Did you say chocolate? Come visit the largest chocolate factory in Hawaii, the Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Factory. You will then go on a guided tour of the cacao trees, learn about the native plants of Hawaii, and of course, eat chocolate! mauichocolatetour.com • 78 Ulupono Street Lahaina, HI • 808-793-6651
The Maui Farm offers free farm tours on the second Saturday of each month from 9 – 11 am. Explore crop fields, a plant nursery, composting zone, and meet and feed their friendly farm animals including pigs, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Reservations are required. themauifarm.org • Makawao • 808-579-8271
With spectacular views, walking paths through gorgeous gardens, and fragrant lavender in the air, Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is perfect for all ages. Explore the gift shop too with a wide array of lavender culinary and lifestyle products. aliikulalavender.com • 1100 Waipoli Road, Kula • 808.878.3004