BREVARD STAYCATION! Plan a Summer Day Trip to Obloy Family Ranch on Merritt Island

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Obloy Family Ranch on Merritt Island has something for just about everyone

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: From interactive animal encounters to wine tasting – Obloy Family Ranch has something for just about everyone.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – From interactive animal encounters to wine tasting – Obloy Family Ranch has something for just about everyone.

After many isolated weeks at home throughout spring and early summer, it’s a safe bet many of us are feeling a bit stir crazy.

If you’re looking for something easy, outdoorsy and entertaining to do this summer that keeps you close to home and won’t break the bank, consider heading to North Merritt Island for a visit to Obloy Family Ranch.

From interactive animal encounters to wine tasting – the Ranch has something for just about everyone. Obloy Family Ranch features includes:

■ A fully interactive petting zoo with a big “animal family” of friendly farm, exotic, and rescue animals who love visitors
■ Horseback trails and friendly, well-trained horses visitors can ride
■ VIP animal experience tours
■ Hayrides, tractor rides, train rides & monster truck rides
■ Country Cabin rentals for overnight stays
■ The Obloy Saloon for tasty BBQ & Barn Stall Winery for a wide selection of local wine
■ Full-access, well-stocked freshwater fishing (equipment available for rent, if needed)
■ A mechanical bull & large, outdoor playground
■ A beautiful event barn designed to host all sorts of get-togethers
■ Birthday parties, field trips, weddings and other special events…and lots more

From interactive animal encounters to wine tasting – Obloy Family Ranch has something for just about everyone.

Admission to Obloy’s interactive petting zoo is only $5 in July (be sure to mention JULY 2020 in person when purchasing tickets).

Additionally, to celebrate the tireless work of first responders and teachers, the Ranch is offering FREE ADMISSION to professionals listed below. You must mention this offer and present a valid work ID when purchasing tickets.

Included First Responders: EMT, Firefighters, Paramedics, Police Officers, Nurses

Included Education Professionals: Teachers, teaching assistants, VPK teachers

Saturday, August 29, Obloy Family Ranch will host the second Rise & Shine Ranch Yoga experience. This class will be held inside the Ranch’s spacious wedding barn.

Participation is limited to ensure at least 10-feet of socially-distanced personal mat space. Certified instructor Lauren Thew will lead a 60-70 minute Vinyasa-style flow class suitable for all levels.

Enjoy the delights of a simpler time, and some good, old-fashioned summer fun at Obloy Family Ranch.

■ Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
■ Website: obloyfamilyranch.com
■ Phone: 321-848-2486
■ Facebook/ Instagram: @ObloyFamilyRanch

The Obloy Family Ranch is located on a historic property in Merritt Island, which dates back to the 1890s when it operated as a navel orange grove and later transitioned to become one of Florida’s first gator ranches.

In 2015, the Obloy family purchased the ranch and helped transform the property into a wildlife sanctuary and farm, adding horseback riding trails, restoring and restocking freshwater ponds, and adding a new event venue, the Barn Stall Winery & Wedding Barn.

“We focus on wildlife preservation and value education on conservation, culture, and history,” said Samantha Skinner.

“We love our animals! They are the best, friendliest and the most unique bunch of furry, scaly, and feathery friends we could ask for. Through a lot of tender loving care given to these animals, they are healthy and capable of giving love while living a stress-free life on the ranch.”

THE OBLOY FAMILY RANCH is located at 165 Gator Drive on Merritt Island. For more information, call 321-848-2486 or email ObloyFamilyRanch@gmail.com

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