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.


  • Jan

    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.

  • Feb

    Shelburne Winterfest

    Saturday, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMSpecial Event

    Come enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities during this annual FREE, family-fun event! Sledding Horse-drawn rides with Thornapple Farm ($2/person) Dog sled rides with Thesewoods Kennels...

  • Feb

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

    Saturday, Anytime 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

    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...