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.


  • Feb

    Forester for a Day

    Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFamily Program

    Put on a hard hat,  watch a forester fell a tree (a big one! to allow for more sunlight so that our tiny trees can continue to grow and thrive), and learn about the importance of trees in our...

  • Mar

    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

    Maple Sugaring Celebration

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

    NOTE DATE CHANGE. Join us to learn about the sugaring process and see where maple syrup comes from. Our celebration includes a 4-H Pancake Breakfast, activities in the sugarbush (maple...

  • Aug

    Farm to Ballet Performance

    Sunday, Gates open at 5PM; Show at 6:15PMSpecial Event

    Enjoy a summer evening during Open Farm Week ( at the Farm.  Bring a picnic or purchase farm burgers and seasonal salads grown right here while you enjoy the Farm to Ballet...