Maplewood Farm

Farm in North Shore

This popular farmyard attraction includes plenty of hands-on displays, plus a collection of more than 200 birds and domestic animals. Your wide-eyed kids can pet some critters, watch the milking demonstration and feed some squawking, ever-hungry ducks and chickens. The highlight is the daily round-up (3:30pm), when hungry critters streak back into their barn for dinner.

The top 'extra,' though, is the behind-the-scenes tour where your sprogs can learn what it's like to be farmer, from grooming to egg collecting and getting the feed ready. Book ahead: these hour-long tours are popular.