Nothing is as adorable and entertaining as watching a young child play with animals. Whether it is with the family’s puppy or a pony in a roadside pasture, even adults can recapture that sense of wonderment shining from their child’s eyes.
Lawton Stables has Hilton Head’s only small animal farm where your youngsters can meet and pet a beautiful and friendly collection of animals – goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, chickens, roosters, alpacas, miniature panda cattle, miniature donkeys, and Callie the deer who wanders the paths. This is in addition to the ponies, horses, and their Clydesdale named Harley, who waits by the road for an apple, carrot or even just a quick pet from a friendly passerby. It’s free and no reservations are required.
Treat your little ones to a gently led pony ride around the animal farm. There is a small charge for the ride and it is available only to children age seven and under. You can sign up for the pony rides at their welcome center, and while you are there, wander through their little farm store full of toys and books. For the older children and adults, Lawton offers escorted trail rides through the tranquil 603-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations are required for the trail rides.
Lawton Stables is open 7 days a week year around, with the exception of Christmas. It is located in the Sea Pines Resort at the corner of Plantation Drive and Greenwood Drive. You can’t miss the pastures with grazing horses where you’ll probably see families looking over the fence at these beautiful creatures.
For more information, contact:
Lawton Stables (843-671-2586)