South Jersey Toddler Activities with Animals


Vets in Training Preschool Class: Our Pre School Class provides students the opportunity to learn about and interact with our animal friends in a warm, supportive, small-group environment. Our teachers tailor the lessons to the students' needs and abilities. During this session of classes your Pre Schoolers will learn all about the silly things animals at Vets in Training do. We will play games and activities to discover the fun and interesting ways each species survives in the wild.

  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • When? Wednesdays from 10-11am, Spring Session 1 runs from 3/20 - 4/24
    Spring Session 2 runs from 5/8 - 6/5
  • Where? The Rancocas School House at 201 Main Street, Rancocas, NJ 08073!
  • Cost? $95 per session
  • Website: Learn more and register here
  • Thoughts: Not yet attended

Muddy Paws Farm Rescue Monthly Storytime: Muddy Paws Farm Rescue is dedicated to rescuing farm animals who are neglected, abused, bound for slaughter, or for other reasons, need a new forever home. They host open houses on Sundays, monthly Storytimes, family visits to collect your own farm fresh eggs, and more!

  • Ages: Toddlers/preschoolers
  • When? Once a month on Wednesdays at 10:30am
  • Where? 17 Retreat Rd, Southampton Township, NJ 08088
  • Cost? $10 per child, adults free
  • Website: Learn more and register here
  • Thoughts: We had so much fun at this Storytime event! We loved interacting with the animals, feeding them, petting them, and exploring the fun.

Read to Bindi the Therapy Dog at the Moorestown Library: Meet Bindi from Angel on a Leash Therapy Dogs, give her a pet, and read her a short story. No registration required.

  • Ages: All ages
  • When? One Saturday per month at 11am, review calendar for future dates
  • Where? Moorestown Library: 111 W 2nd St, Moorestown, NJ 08057
  • Cost? Free
  • Website: No registration required
  • Thoughts: Not yet attended


Wags & Wiggles- A grown-up & me class: Wags & Wiggles is a grown-up-and-me style class for children ages 2-4. This program will teach our littlest animal lovers about animal safety, kindness and compassion. Each class will last 45 minutes and includes instructor-led storytime, a craft, and developmentally age-appropriate activities focused around creating our next generation of compassionate animal allies. It’s never too early to encourage young animal lovers to learn about safety and how to treat all living things with kindness!

  • Ages: 2-4 years old
  • When? Select Tuesdays at 11am
  • Where? Animal Welfare Association Voorhees, 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
  • Cost? $12 for 1 parent and 1 child
  • Website: Learn more and register here
  • Thoughts: Not yet attended


Duffield's Farm Storytime: This twice a month event includes story and song time, a hayride around the farm, craft and play time in the Learning Barn, and more!

  • Ages: Toddlers/Preschoolers 
  • When? Two Fridays a month at 10am
  • Where? Duffield's Farm: 280 Chapel Heights Rd #9355, Sewell, NJ 08080
  • Cost? $15.99 per child - only 1 adult can attend
  • Website: Learn more and register here
  • Thoughts: Not yet attended

Hidden Hill Farm Storytime: Hidden Hill Farm is a privately owned farm with alpacas, sheep, mini cows, mini donkeys, and goats. About once a month, they host a themed storytime where you'll get to meet farm animals after enjoying a story on the farm!

  • Ages: None listed
  • When? Select times once per month, usually at 10:30am
  • Where? Hidden Hill Farm: 690 Woodbury Glassboro Rd., Mantua, NJ
  • Cost? $12 per child, adults free
  • Website: Learn more on Facebook and sign up here
  • Thoughts: Not yet attended

Margaret Dombrosky Library (Swedesboro) FURever Friends Reading Program: Come read to an adorable therapy animal. This program will now be held upstairs on the main floor. There will be 10 minute slots available to have a child or tween/teen read to a certified therapy animal. Call 856-467-0111 to schedule a time or just drop in. Permission slips will be given at the time of the event.

  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • When? Every other Monday from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Where? Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library, 1442 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
  • Cost? Free
  • Website: Register here
  • Thoughts: Not yet attended

    Logan Township Library FURever Friends Reading Program:  A group of volunteers bring their specially trained therapy dogs and cats to libraries. Readers will have a chance to read and spend time with certified therapy pets. Registration and permission slip required. Please register and fill out permission slip at circulation desk.

    • Ages: All ages welcome
    • When? Every other Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm
    • Where? Logan Township Library - 498 Beckett Rd, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
    • Cost? Free
    • Website: Register here
    • Thoughts: Not yet attended

    Mullica Hill Library FURever Friends Reading Program: "Read" to a specially trained certified therapy animal provided by Silent Mentors in Literacy Education. Contact Youth Services to register for a 15-minute time slot.

    • Ages: All ages welcome
    • When? Every other Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm
    • Where? Gloucester County Library - Mullica Hill Branch: 389 Wolfert Station Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
    • Cost? Free
    • Website: Register here
    • Thoughts: Not yet attended