Family Programs

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.


 

  • Jan
    5

    Play Date! Winter on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30AM and 1:30PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Explore lots of theme-based, indoor activities at your pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Seating and tables...

  • Jan
    19

    Winter Wildlife Detectives

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program

    Learn about animals that are active in the c-c-c-cold Vermont winter in our cozy, indoor, wintry forest.  Then, we'll bundle up and go on an outdoor exploration for signs of those animals all...

  • Jan
    26

    Bake & Shake: Bread & Butter Making

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program, Youth Program

    Come make your own bread and butter to eat and explore other fun things we can create with flour (like playdough)! For ages 4 and up with accompanying adult.

  • Feb
    2

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

    Saturday, Any time between 9:30AM and 1:30PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms!  Enjoy lots of indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions.  Become a farmer and...

  • Feb
    9

    Shelburne Winterfest

    Saturday, 10:00AM–1:00PMSpecial Event

    Come enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities during this annual FREE, family-fun event! Sledding Horse-drawn rides with Thornapple Farm ($2/person) Live birds with Outreach for Earth...

  • Feb
    23

    Forester for a Day

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program

    Put on a hard hat, watch a forester fell a tree, and learn the importance of trees in our lives.  Then, work in the woodshop to make a wood product for your home.  For ages five and up...

  • Mar
    2

    What Do Owls Eat for Lunch?

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program

    Have you ever wondered what owls like to eat? Let’s dissect owl pellets to find out! We’ll make masks and meet a live owl, too! For ages five and up with accompanying adult.