Lambs Farm

14245 West Rockland Road

Our purpose and philosophy:

Founded in 1961, Lambs Farm is a premier non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. Lambs Farm has grown from a small pet shop in Chicago to a 72-acre campus located in Libertyville, Illinois where opportunity flourishes for the more than 250 men and women served.

Those with developmental disabilities served by Lambs Farm are provided the opportunity to advance in all areas of life through ever-increasing residential, vocational and recreational choices. Community partnerships allow them to experience a broader variety of activities. Activities focus on the enrichment of the people of Lambs Farm building their determination to lead full, satisfying lives. They gain independence by having the freedom to be as self-governing as possible and they accomplish all this with dignity, taking pride in all that they do.

Located in Libertyville, Illinois, Lambs Farm is a place that, most importantly, empowers an extraordinary group of more than 250 people with developmental disabilities to lead personally fulfilling lives. Uniquely, Lambs Farm is also a place where families gather to enjoy our many shops and attractions, where community groups hold meetings and picnics, where businesses have products made with care and where many others attend a wide variety of entertaining events.

If you are not already among our long list of friends, we invite you to join us as we build on the legacy left by our Co-Founders, Bob Terese and Corinne Owen. They saw the amazing potential of those with developmental disabilities back in 1961 and guided us to where we are today. Whether you choose to become a volunteer, make a donation or just visit our campus, your support helps make Lambs Farm a truly special organization!


Parm S

Thursday, June 21, 2018
It's not great. Its not bad either..Its actually a bit on nice side...Most of the infrastructure is from 1970s. still functional though. Staff dealing is nice. Does what they are supposed to do. Animals seem in good condition, not foul smelly either. the place location is close to highway so running cars is constant feeling reminding you you are not in countryside farm. A bit of cleanliness improvements, a grass cutting near Mini Golf would make this place earn one more star. Good job on trying to maintain the whole structure though! Edit: Making it 5 starts due to the dedication involved in keeping the place up and running. making some comments more positive.

Chris Cygnus

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
I personally love lambs farm! Some of there facilities (specifically the mini golf portion) are in need of some repair. But if you know anyone who likes farm animals (especially goats), this place is awesome. They have an enclosure where you can go play with about 20 goats and sheep, plus barns with a variety of other animals. It's a good price (especially for the adult tickets), and all goes towards a good mission.

madeline masters

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
I would rate higher but the place was disgusting. Poop everywhere and i mean EVERYWHERE. I love petting zoos and have been to many and never seen that much poop. The animals were friendly and my kid enjoyed it but we wont be going back due to having to scrub feces from our shoes for 3 days.

Mari Jane

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Fun place to bring your kids with pretty reasonable prices. The animals seem like they could use a little more care and a lot of the staff seemed like snobby teenagers, but I love what Lambs Farm stands for and does for the community. Definitely worth a visit on a nice day when you have nothing to do!!

J Ratajczak

Thursday, March 15, 2018
I was in the area so thought I'd take a look. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was 25% Senior Friday day. Hours later and many, many purchases I emerged happy I'd stopped. They support a good cause and I'm sure give purpose to their residents and helpers. The support staff did an above average job of helping me enjoy staying and spending more! My only request is to carve out a space to make it possible to try on clothing. The prices were so low I picked up a couple items of clothing anyway and was pleased they fit! I'd highly recommend this place if you enjoy a good resale shop and supporting a great cause!