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
    10 to 19

    Every Day at the Farm thru Oct. 19, 2014

    Saturday to Sunday, times varyFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Tours, Farmyard, Trails.

  • Sep to Oct
    1 to 19

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Storywalk

    Monday to Sunday, All Day Family Program

    Follow the children's storybook, The Day the Goose Got Loose, displayed page by page along the trail. Your family can read as you walk and watch the story unfold with every step. StoryWalk is a...

  • Sep
    18

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Farmyard Storytime

    Thursday, 10:15 - 11 amFamily Program

    Come enjoy farmyard stories with all of the animals you’ll read about! 

  • Sep
    20

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Milk to Cheese Magic

    Saturday, 11:30 amFamily Program

    Milk our Farmyard cow at 11 AM, then go on a delicious milk to cheese journey. Meet our cheesemaker, taste some cheese and learn all about the cheese making process! All ages.

  • Sep
    20

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 - 1:30Family Program

    Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey: face to face.  

  • Sep
    25

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Farmyard Storytime

    Thursday, 10:15 - 11 amFamily Program

    Come enjoy farmyard stories with all of the animals you’ll read about! 

  • Sep
    27

    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,...

  • Sep
    27

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Milk to Cheese Magic

    Saturday, 11:30 amFamily Program

    Milk our Farmyard cow at 11 AM, then go on a delicious milk to cheese journey. Meet our cheesemaker, taste some cheese and learn all about the cheese making process! All ages.

  • Sep
    27

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 - 1:30Family Program

    Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey: face to face.  

  • Oct
    2

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Farmyard Storytime

    Thursday, 10:15 - 11 amFamily Program

    Come enjoy farmyard stories with all of the animals you’ll read about! 

  • Oct
    4

    Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

    Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 PMFamily 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!   Thanks...

  • Oct
    4

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Milk to Cheese Magic

    Saturday, 11:30 amFamily Program

    Milk our Farmyard cow at 11 AM, then go on a delicious milk to cheese journey. Meet our cheesemaker, taste some cheese and learn all about the cheese making process! All ages.

  • Oct
    4

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 - 1:30Family Program

    Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey: face to face.  

  • Oct
    9

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Farmyard Storytime

    Thursday, 10:15 - 11 amFamily Program

    Come enjoy farmyard stories with all of the animals you’ll read about! 

  • Oct
    11

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Milk to Cheese Magic

    Saturday, 11:30 amFamily Program

    Milk our Farmyard cow at 11 AM, then go on a delicious milk to cheese journey. Meet our cheesemaker, taste some cheese and learn all about the cheese making process! All ages.

  • Oct
    11

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 - 1:30Family Program

    Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey: face to face.  

  • Oct
    16

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Farmyard Storytime

    Thursday, 10:15 - 11 amFamily Program

    Come enjoy farmyard stories with all of the animals you’ll read about! 

  • Oct
    18

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Milk to Cheese Magic

    Saturday, 11:30 amFamily Program

    Milk our Farmyard cow at 11 AM, then go on a delicious milk to cheese journey. Meet our cheesemaker, taste some cheese and learn all about the cheese making process! All ages.

  • Oct
    18

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00 - 1:30Family Program

    Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey: face to face.  

  • Oct
    25

    Fall Farmyard Fun! - Milk to Cheese Magic

    Saturday, 11:30 amFamily Program

    Milk our Farmyard cow at 11 AM, then go on a delicious milk to cheese journey. Meet our cheesemaker, taste some cheese and learn all about the cheese making process! All ages.

  • Nov
    1

    Raptor Romp

    Saturday, 10 am - 1 pmFamily Program

    Enjoy a fall walk and meet Outreach For Earth Stewardship’s education raptors in their natural environment. OFES’s birds will “speak” through their interpreters to reveal...

  • Nov
    8

    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 light snacks and activities back at the McClure...

  • Nov
    15

    Farm Craft: Past & Present

    Saturday, 10am - 12pmFamily 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.  

  • Dec
    13

    Winter Gifts

    Saturday, Two sessions: 9:30am - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 2:30pmFamily Program

    Learn how to make easy, holiday goodies to give as gifts, and create "green" crafts with natural and recycled materials. You'll have fun and be inspired to make more handmade gifts!