We attended a birthday party at Blue Bird Gap Farm in Hampton, VA this weekend. It was such a fun afternoon for all the kiddos – from toddlers to my oldest. They ran around climbing, looking at animals and just pain enjoying being crazy kids for an afternoon.
I used to go to Blue Bird Gap Farm with my aunt as a child, so it was nice to be back after all these years. Even though a lot has changed, it still brought back great memories. I enjoyed getting to share the farm with my children all these years later.
Where is Blue Bird Gap Farm?
Blue Bird Gap Farm is located just off I-64 near the Hampton Coliseum. If you’re traveling along I-64 near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel then it’s a great spot to let the kids out to stretch their legs and have a bite to eat. It’s only about 3 minutes to the farm once you jump off the interstate.
What to See and Do at Blue Bird Gap Farm:
The 60-acre farm has about 150 animals, both domestic and wild. You’ll find deer, tortoises, racoons, goats, birds of prey and my personal favorite – PEACOCKS just to name a few.
There is a large playground with a big playset for big kids and a smaller set for little ones. You’ll also find an ample amount of swings to accommodate lots of kids.
After you play, take a walk around the nature trail and make sure to visit the barn and feed the goats. You’ll also want to take a peak at the Hampton Master Gardeners’ Display Garden and Arboretum. It’s a pretty little area full of flowers and plants.
Another nice feature is that the farm also has restrooms that are surprisingly well cared for and clean. Going to public restrooms on a farm can sometimes be pretty gross. Is it odd that the restrooms are one of the things I remember most?
If you’re hungry there are snack and drink vending machines, but I advise bringing your own food. Have a picnic (or just a few snacks) on one of the benches, picnic tables or simply spread a blanket of the grass near the Azalea trail or the pond.
The best part? It’s FREE to enjoy the entire Blue Bird Gap Farm!
Having a gathering such as a birthday party is fantastic at this location. There are so many things to keep the kids busy and you don’t have to pay a rental fee! Since you can’t reserve a spot, make sure to come early. Our party was held back near the tortoise and rabbit enclosures. It really is the perfect spot for an event. You’re tucked away from most of the crowd, have picnic benches and a huge tree to provide shade. Plus it’s only about a minute walk to the playground and the barns.
Bring lots of quarters to feed the animals. The goats will eat right out of your hands! Watch for peacocks – they run around everywhere. They’re nice but it’s kinda scary seeing them staring at you from on top of the bathroom.
Visit the park website HERE for information on hours (closed Tuesday).
Have you been to Blue Bird Gap Farm? Share with us your favorite memories.
Have you even gotten home and realized you’re missing a ton of pictures? I took 10 (at least) of the kids feeding the goats. Where are they? I took a couple shots of the entire playground and a peacock on the restroom roof. Nope. Don’t have those either. I’m sticking with I have not lost my mind and my camera ate my pictures.
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You can rent a spot not through sandy bottom. It has a cover and will hold 100 people. We were told it is $50 for 1/2 day. We will be snagging a table like the party you sent to because we will not need that large of an area.
Dana Zeliff says
Have a great party!!!
Jenna @ Green Global Reviews says
I can’t believe the farm is free! That’s great–sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon. I would love to see the peacocks and walk through the arboretum!
Dana Zeliff says
The peacocks definitely make it interesting!