Wishing Star Farms in Calhan, Colorado, is about 30 minutes from Colorado Springs, and offers families a petting zoo and pony rides. During its Spring Fling event, mid-April to late-May, families can enjoy tire swings, wagons rides, duck races and barrel train rides. Animals to pet include rabbits, lambs, goats, calves, horses and pigs. During the farm’s Fall Festival, families can also pick and paint pumpkins, and play in the hay. Wishing Star Farms is open Friday through Sunday seasonally. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person.