Pineland Farms' 5,000-acre property offers an inspiring classroom for people of all ages. Much of the learning takes place in our forests, fields and farmyards. Through hands-on participation visitors will have the opportunity to explore their connections to natural and agricultural resources and the community of Maine.

Family Programs

Photo © Erika Hemphill

Family programs at Pineland Farms engage children and adults of all ages in fun-filled educational opportunities throughout the farm.


Programs are $5 per person. Please purchase your tickets at The Market and Welcome Center. All programs are at the Education Barn at the Family Farmyard, unless stated otherwise. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to buy tickets and get to your program. Program participants receive a 10% off coupon to The Market and Welcome Center.

Winter 2015 Family Education Programs
Fall 2014 Family Education Programs

Ask about our season passes for only $100! (for families of up to 4)
Enjoy unlimited participation in family programming and self-guided tours.


5th Annual Family Farmyard Opening
Posted: 01/02/2015

Saturday, May 23, Noon–5:00 PM (Rain date: Sunday, May 24)
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Trolley Ride to the Family Farmyard

Les Bijoux Folk Fiddlers
Music and Family Dancing
1:00 PM–2:00 PM
3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Ongoing Activities
• First Annual Farmers Olympics: Farm-Themed Relay Races and Obstacles
• Face Painting
• Plant Sale

Scheduled Activities
• Collect Eggs
• Milk a Cow
• Brush a Bunny


STORY HOUR
Posted: 05/18/2015

Every Monday, 10:00–11:00 AM (ending May 25)
Open to all ages
Location: The Market/Welcome Center
FREE

Join us for an hour of good books and meeting new friends. We will provide a light snack.


FROGS, FISH AND WIGGLES
Posted: 05/26/2015

Tuesday, May 26, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: The Big Pond
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Explore life around the farm pond looking for amphibious friends and learning about their habitat.


PLAY DAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 05/27/2015

Wednesday, May 27, 10:00–11:00 AM
Open to ages 2–5
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per child (adult chaperone or parent required)
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Join us for a family play date. We will open our classroom, share some hands-on activities and give children and their caregivers a place to enjoy each other’s company in self-guided play.


CHATTY CHICKENS
Posted: 05/28/2015

Thursday, May 28, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Meet our chickens and learn how to feed and care for them. We’ll collect some eggs and have a look inside to see where chicks start out.


FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 05/29/2015

Every Friday, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Explore life here on the farm. We'll collect eggs, milk a cow, and help feed the farmyard animals.


STORY WALK
Posted: 06/01/2015

Every Monday, 10:00–11:00 AM (starting June 1)
Open to all ages
Location: Meet at The Market/Welcome Center
FREE

Join us for a 1-mile stroll on our trails stopping to read along the way.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.


FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Posted: 06/06/2015

June 6, 9, 17, 25, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Meet the Farmyard animals up close and personal, and learn how we care for them. We’ll feed the pigs, goats and cows and collect eggs from the chickens.


ICE CREAM MAKING
Posted: 06/11/2015

June 11, 23, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Let’s learn how to make ice cream! First, we’ll visit our dairy cows and learn where the milk comes from to make this yummy treat.


TRACTORS AND TRUCKS
Posted: 06/24/2015

Wednesday, June 24, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Join us to learn all about the types of machinery we use to feed and care for our animals at the Valley Farm.


SALSA MAKING
Posted: 06/30/2015

Tuesday, June 30, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to ages 3 and up
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

We will harvest fresh veggies and herbs from our garden and learn how to make a farm-fresh salsa.