Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue
There are three things that make Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue so awesome. It’s fun…for the whole family…and it’s FREE. If that doesn’t catch your attention — I’m not sure what will.
Kelsey Creek Farm is located inside Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Park (410 130th Pl. SE). The well-kept 160-acre city park features hiking and jogging trails (click here for a map), picnic areas, playgrounds, wetlands, creeks, and a forest. But, the highlight at Kelsey Creek Farm is easily the animals.
You’ll find sheep, goats, pigs, cows, horses, rabbits, chickens, and waterfowl (like geese and ducks) at Kelsey Creek Farm. If the animals get close enough to the fence, you can reach out and touch them. That’s right — Kelsey Creek Farm is a petting zoo. The animals are on display from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. every single day, including weekends and holidays.
On top of interacting with the animals, Kelsey Creek Farm also offers seasonal camps, recreational programs, farm classes, tours, and much more. While there’s never a fee required, donations are gladly accepted by Kelsey Creek Farm. Click here for more information on camps, classes, etc.
Kelsey Creek Farm also has sandboxes, a playground, picnic tables, play fields, and two historic barns. Also on the property is the Fraser House, which is one of the oldest structures in Bellevue. Built in 1888 and moved to its current location in 1974, the cabin still keeps much of its original woodwork.
I honestly had no idea Kelsey Creek Farm even existed until a recent visit, but it’s a popular attraction. According to the park’s website, more than 200,000 people visit the farm every year.
What’s not to love about this place? It’s a real operating farm in the heart of bustling Bellevue. It’s perfect for kids and kids at heart.
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