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...

  • Oct

    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 Saturday at 1:00 PM until October 21st. Presentations will be at...

  • Nov

    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

    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

    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

    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...