Groups & Schools

Groups and Schools

What you need to know before you book

Please Note

 If the temperature reaches 94 degrees or higher (including the heat index) we will NOT have wagon rides. Keep this in mind as you may need to come earlier in the day to get on a wagon. If in doubt, just give us a call anytime!

Drive Through Pricing

Cash or NC check No Debit or Credit Cards Adult $15.00 Children (2-11) $11.00 Seniors (60+) $11.00 Feed $3.00 (64oz bucket) Drive Through: Open everyday! Feeding from the car is OPEN! Walk Through: Open everyday with the exception of a few smaller bird exhibits.

Wagon Ride Pricing

Cash or NC check No Debit or Credit Cards Call for Reservations Adult-$21.00 Children (2-11) -15.00 Seniors (60+) -$15.00 Price includes admission Monday - Friday: Call to make a reservation at 704-663-5100 Saturday - Sundays: Wagons are first come, first serve from 9am-4pm on Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 9am until one hour before sunset, arrive by 5pm Sunday 12pm until one hour before sunset, arrive by 5pm

Groups at The Lazy 5

We welcome all types of groups and school field trips at the Lazy 5 Ranch. For students, it's a one-of-a-kind opportunity that provides hands-on, face-to-face education. We've also found that senior citizen and family reunion groups enjoy the wagon rides as much as the kids. Our wagons are not wheelchair-friendly, however. Please keep this in mind as you plan your trip. We also welcome church groups, scout groups, daycare, and summer camps. – GROUP PRICING FOR WAGON RIDES – 15 or more people including all ages 2 & up – $15.00 per person. School Groups - For every 10 students, 1 teacher gets in free. To book your field trip please call 704-663-5100.

Birthday Parties

What could possibly be a more memorable birthday than feeding a giraffe to getting slobbered on by a water buffalo? We have a large picnic shelter with tables underneath as well as many other tables in the woods for you to set up your perfect party. Picnic shelter and table use are first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. Wagon rides for your party can be reserved by calling 704-663-5100.


Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your reserved wagon ride time. This will allow time to check in and bathroom breaks. Check in: Please have the exact number of children, parents and teachers upon arrival. This will ensure a smooth check in process. Please remind those parents driving separately to arrive 45 minutes prior to ride time.


Please make arrangements prior to your arrive. Options for payment are check, purchase order or cash. Parents and guardians who ride the bus to the Lazy 5 should pay the school prior to arrival while those who drive separate should pay at upon arrival.

Water and Food

We do not have water fountains. Please plan ahead to make sure students are hydrated. We do have a Gift Store where water can be purchased. The Lazy 5 only carries light snacks, drinks and ice cream (seasonally), so please plan to bring a lunch or arrange for meals elsewhere. Catering can be arranged from vendors such as Chic-fil-A, Pizza, or Lancaster's BBQ.


Because we have a limited number of bathrooms, please only use them for potty breaks. There are hand sanitizing and hand washing stations located by the horse barn and picnic shelter.

Allergies & Medical Needs

Please take any medical devices or medicine on the wagon ride. The wagon rides last about 45 minutes to an hour. It could be difficult to get back to the buses in time to retrieve the appropriate medicine. Also, the animal feed DOES NOT contain peanuts. Please email us if you would like a copy of the feed ingredients.

What others are saying

"Good day trip for the family! You do get the chance to feed the animals during an open wagon ride so be prepared to get hands dirty (hats too!). The guides will tell you in advance what to expect so be ready. Lots of laughter and just a good way to spend the day! Cash only!”
Sarah N.
Google Reviews
“We did this adventure on a whim, not really knowing what to expect.. WOW we had so much fun making animals friends. Slobbery hand kisses and head shot selfies are a must with this critters. Thanks for a fun day and letting us enjoy your critters!”