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
    14 to 22

    Every Day at the Farm

    Sunday, times varyFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Events and opportunities to explore the Farm are happening every day, including: Property Tours Farmyard  Trails...

  • Sep
    23

    Orienteering

    Saturday, Clinic 9:00 AM -10:00 AM; Courses 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Orienteering is a sport that you use a map and compass to find your way across unfamiliar terrain. Whether you have been doing it for years or are interested in learning this important skill,...

  • Sep
    23

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from May 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017...

  • Sep
    30

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from May 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017...

  • Oct
    7

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from May 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017...

  • Oct
    14

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from May 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017...

  • Oct
    15

    Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

    Sunday, 10:00AM - 4:00PMFamily Program

    Check out our big farm machines in the Farm Barn courtyard.  From John Deere tractors to some of the trucks we drive – climb aboard and pretend you are the farmer for a day!

  • Oct
    21

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Come face to face with a live owl or hawk.  Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from May 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017...

  • Nov
    4

    Moonlit Wagon Rides

    Saturday, 5:15 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:30 PMFamily Program

    A moonlit evening is a great time to get outside and enjoy Shelburne Farms by horse drawn wagon ride!  Celebrate this magical time of year with lights snacks and activities back at the...

  • Nov
    11

    Hawks, Owls, & Falcons!

    Saturday, Drop-in anytime between 10:00AM - 1:00PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Hawks, owls, and falcons are all birds found right here on the Farm. Come meet some of these live birds of prey in a cozy, indoor setting.  Learn about each of their unique characteristics,...

  • Nov
    18

    Farm Craft: Past & Present

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

    Let’s dip candles, create felt pumpkins, and make bread and butter while comparing a young person’s life on the farm in the 1800s and today. For ages 5 and up.

  • Dec
    10

    Winter Gifts and Craftmaking

    Sunday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM & 12:30 – 2:30PMFamily Program

    Learn how to make easy handmade gifts and create “green” crafts with natural and recycled materials. You’ll have fun and be inspired to make more handmade gifts this season at home! For ages...