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.


 

  • May to Oct
    9 to 18

    Storywalk

    Monday to Tuesday, All Day Family Program

    Follow a story, Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward, as it's displayed page by page, along the trails.   Your family can read along as you walk, letting the story unfold with...

  • Jul
    9

    Garden Tea Party at the Inn

    Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pmFamily Program

    Bring your family to enjoy the colorful, fragrant gardens at the Inn at Shelburne Farms! After we go on a treasure hunt adventure you will learn to make your own tea bags and enjoy some tea and tasty...

  • Jul
    15

    Bats In The Barn

    Friday, 7:30-9PMFamily Program

    Learn what makes bats so special with a colorful slideshow, then venture out with Barry Genzlinger from the Vermont Bat Center to watch the bats’ evening flight from the Farm Barn.  

  • Jul
    18

    Moonlit Campfire - Night Noises

    Monday, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFamily Program

    Enjoy sitting around a campfire on a warm summer evening, fun activities, s'mores, and a visit from live OFES raptors.   

  • Aug
    14

    Farm to Ballet Performance

    Sunday, Gates open at 5:00PM; Show at 6:30PMSpecial Event

    Kick off Open Farm Week (www.diginvt.com) with this full length performance that reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall.  Bring a picnic or...

  • Aug
    15

    Moonlit Campfire - Animal Defenses

    Monday, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFamily Program

    Enjoy sitting around a campfire on a warm summer evening, fun activities, s'mores, and a visit from live OFES raptors.   

  • Aug
    15 to 21

    Vermont Open Farm Week

    Monday to Sunday, All DaySpecial Event

    During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.  The greatest part about Open Farm Week is that...