As I've just returned from spending 5 days in Yucatan, Mexico, I had the bright idea to recirculate some of the old travel posts I've written about Mexico from my former travel blog, Happy Travels. I went to Mexico City in 2013 and it was such an amazing trip!
Tio Pepe’s Farm was one of my favorite locations in Mexico City. Outside of the hustle and bustle lies an educational farm that you’ll find both entertaining, educational and just plain old FUN! At Tio Pepe’s Farm, you’ll have the opportunity to feed the farm animals, animals, ride on sweet donkeys and horses, learn about planting and harvesting in their organic garden, as well as participate in ecological workshops, all with the help of an Environmental Educator Guide. The guides accompany you through the pens and farm areas, explaining the characteristics and care required for each of the animals, but they’re also there to promote an ecological culture of environmental care and protection.
As Tio Pepe’s Farm, every group of visitors is required to have an Environmental Educator Guide throughout their visit, and they have 20 full time staff as well as 20 back up staff available, so rest assured that you’ll never be left waiting at the gate for your turn!
If you call ahead, Tio Pepe’s Farm will make sure that there is an English-speaking guide available to you, otherwise, there may or may not be one available to your group.
Tio Pepe’s Farm isn’t just a farm, it’s a educational and recreation theme park that provides an unique experience – sure, anyone can visit a zoo, but where can your children hand feed ducks and hold baby bunnies while learning about the precious animals place in our ecosystem?
Tio Pepe’s Farm was established on three acres of land in Mexico City in the south-west area of Álvaro Obregón.
It takes a little while to get there from Downtown Mexico City, but it is well worth the drive!
How Tio Pepe’s Farm Was Established
In 1993 a group of veterinary animal scientists, educators, biologists, agronomists, musicians and administrators created the concept of Farm Teaching. In 1994, Tio Pepe’s Farm opened with the concept of bringing nature, fun and learning to children.
Uncle Pepe Jose Diaz De La Mora is Tio Pepe, and we were lucky enough to spend our time at Tio Pepe’s with Pepe himself!
Tio Pepe is a trained Veterinary Zootecnista, Trainer and Canine Psychologist, scholar of ethology, pioneer in Falconry, Colombofilia, Rabbit and canofilia in Mexico, a founding partner of the Center for Research and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Mexico, Founder and Director of the Canine Training Center, Founder President of the Mexican Association of Dog Trainers and CEO of the Didactic Farm Tio Pepe.
Tio Pepe is a man who knows his animals, and he’s made it his mission to engage, educate and inspire children to share that love and understanding of animals and nature.
During your visit to Tio Pepe’s Farm, you can feed the animals, hold the bunnies, learn about their care and feeding, as well as attend little workshops or spend time in the organic garden.
There is even a stage where they produce plays with the children in the farm that day!
Tio Pepe’s Farm Hours and Admission Information:
Open 365 days a year, 9:00 am to 6 pm.
No reservations required but do call ahead if you require an English-speaking guide to guarantee that one will be available to you.
Adults: $145 pesos
Children: $155 pesos
Tio Pepe’s Farm is located at Camino Viejo a Mixcoac 3515, Col. San Bartolo Ameyalco, Del. Alvaro Obregon, Mexico DF. You can find out more about the farm here.