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
    9 to 18

    Storywalk

    Monday to Tuesday, All DayFamily Program

    Follow a story, Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward, as it's displayed page by page, along the trails.   Your family can read along as you walk, letting the story unfold with...

  • Aug
    27

    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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Aug
    30

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    1

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    3

    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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    6

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    8

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    10

    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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    13

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    15

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Sep
    17

    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.  This event is held on Tuesdays, Thurdays, and Saturdays through September 17....

  • Oct
    2

    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
    8

    Orienteering

    Saturday, Clinic: 9-10 AM; Courses: 10 AM-12 PMFamily 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,...

  • Oct
    29

    Farm Craft: Past & Present

    Saturday, 10 AM - 12 PMFamily Program

    Let's spin wool, dip candles, and make butter while comparing a young person's life on the farm in the 1800s and today. Ages 5 and up. All children should be accompanied by an adult....

  • Nov
    12

    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...

  • Dec
    4

    Winter Gifts and Craftmaking

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

    Learn how to make easy holiday goodies to give as gifts, and create “green” crafts with natural and recycled materials. Some examples include - pine sachets, felted soaps, tree...