Family Programs

Kitchen Goodies and Gifts Family Program Our Family Programs are designed for children with an accompanying adult to have fun and learn together about food, farming, and nature. Check out our upcoming offerings below and join us! 

Pre-registration required except where noted.


 

  • Mar
    21

    Play Date! Spring on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30am and 1:30pmFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Meet wiggly worms, burrow underground like a woodchuck, tap a sugar maple, and enjoy many other activities at your own pace and schedule....

  • Mar
    28 to 29

    Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

    Saturday to Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00pmFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us to learn about the sugaring process and see where maple syrup comes from. We'll have events and activities both Saturday and Sunday (check times below), including a 4-H Pancake Breakfast,...

  • Apr
    11

    Leaping Lambs and Shear Delights

    Saturday, 10am - 1pmFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us anytime between 10AM and 1PM to celebrate sheep and all that they provide us.   A day of working with wool (washing, spinning, felting), visiting some of our playful lambs,...

  • Apr
    25

    Having a Hoot with Owl Crafts

    Saturday, 10am- 12pmFamily Program

    Create your own raptor puppet or mobile, meet a live owl and hawk, and learn about these amazing birds. Ages 5 & up. Contact ...

  • May
    3

    Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pmFamily Program, Special Event

    Come on down to the dairy and meet our spring calves and their amazing moms in our Brown Swiss herd!! Take a wagon ride to see the pastures and watch the calves get their afternoon milk.  This...

  • May
    9

    International Migratory Bird Day

    Saturday, 7 AM - 1 PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    A morning bird walk for birders of all ages at 7 AM (ages 10+). Children's activities and visits with OFES live birds (10 AM - 1 PM).  Environment for the Americas...

  • May
    30

    Water Critter Fun!

    Saturday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmFamily Program

    Spring is a perfect time to explore the pond for life and all of the cool critters that live there. We will hike down to the pond and dip in to look for the animals that call it home, and discover...