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.


  • Oct

    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

    Moonlit Wagon Rides

    Saturday, 5:15 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:30 pmFamily Program

    Celebrate a magical autumn moon with a horse-drawn wagon ride. Enjoy light snacks and activities at the McClure Education Center before or after your ride.     

  • Oct


    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,...

  • Nov

    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

    Winter Gifts

    Saturday, Two sessions: 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. You'll have fun and be inspired to make more handmade gifts!...

  • Jan

    Shelburne Winterfest

    Saturday, 12pm - 3pmSpecial Event

    Please check this web page for weather related updates.  If necessary the alternate indoor site will be the Shelburne Town Gym. Enjoy wintery activities, indoors and out! Sledding, sleigh...