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.


 

  • Feb
    1

    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...

  • Feb
    15

    How Now Winter Cow?

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

    Join us for a visit to our cows and sheep to see where they go and what they do during the chilly Vermont winter! For ages five and up; adult chaperone required.

  • Feb
    22

    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 with...

  • Feb
    29

    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 wintery, indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Romp around in...

  • Mar
    7

    Stories of the Seasons

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

    Enjoy wonderful tales of late winter as we read together from some of our favorite children's books. We’ll use each story as the basis for exploration, games, crafts, or songs that will bring each...

  • Mar
    21 to 22

    Maple Open House

    Saturday to Sunday, 10:00AM–1:00PMFamily Program, Special Event

    EXPLORE OUR SUGARBUSH Head up to the sugarbush to see the sugarhouse in action! Enjoy a taste of maple syrup as you learn about the journey of sap to syrup. Explore a sugarmaker’s tools, tap a...

  • Apr
    18

    Have You Thanked A Vulture Today?

    Saturday, 9:30–11:30AMFamily Program

    A family program for both vulture lovers and those who aren’t so sure! Through fun activities and craft, we will explore what makes these fascinating birds so unique and important. Meet a live turkey...

  • May
    3

    Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1:00–4:00PMFamily 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 then see the calves get their afternoon milk. This is a...