A farm in the middle of the city
Did you know you could find a charming 1930‘s working farm in the heart of Bellevue?! Kelsey Creek Farm provides a glimpse into country life and is an automatic hit with young children and their parents alike. Based upon its location and lack of weekday crowds it is one of my favorite spots to come for a couple hour outing in the middle of the day. You can visit pigs, goats, sheep, ducks and bunnies, play in the sand box with oversized trucks, explore nature trails and even play on a tractor playground equipment when you finish at the farm. Kelsey Creek Farm is located in downtown Bellevue and is owned by the City of Bellevue and maintained by the Parks Department. I often forget Kelsey Creek Farm exists because it is tucked back in a residential neighborhood on a quiet street. However, it is the perfect place to spend a quiet morning surrounded by farm animals minus the crowds and commercialism of other places.
Kelsey Creek Farm is a picturesque farm, but it is also educational. During our last visit, I learned goats are actually very finicky eaters. Who knew?!
Aside from the animals, they have a sensory garden full of sights and smells to teach young children plant identification.
Jasper was frightened by the sound of a noisy rooster and then fascinated by the hens pecking at a head of lettuce for lunch.
No matter the weather it always feel good to get outside and stretch our legs even for an hour or two. Dotted throughout the farm are these educational questions like "Do brown cows produce chocolate milk?" or "Why do pigs roll around in the mud?" Jasper loved running around to each sign and lifting it up to discover the answer.