Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a great chance to get close to our Appleton Farms stars in a relaxed and educational setting.

Come play with Angora rabbits Violet and Vanilla, Nubian goats Merlin, Maeve, Morgan, and Mordred, and our friendly flock of heritage chickens! Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience that lets you and your family approach our barnyard buddies under the guidance of a professional farm-based educator. Join us for a new activity every half hour.

Activities might include:

  • Petting the Angora rabbits and carding wool
  • Collecting eggs from the chicken coop
  • Brushing the goats in their pasture

Please note: You must purchase a ticket to participate in this event intended to engage children and families. One ticket admits one child and one adult. You are welcome to explore the Carriage Barn and view the animals from outside of their pens anytime during Carriage Barn Open Hours (noon-6pm on weekends and noon-2pm on weekdays).

COVID Notice: Participants will be asked to follow Covid-19 related guidelines, including wearing face coverings and maintaining social distance. If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not attend the event.

Space is limited for this event and pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins welcome!

When: 
Saturdays & Sundays through November, 2022 1-4pm
Excluded dates: June 26, July 2 & 3, September 10, 11, 17, & 18, and October 29 & 30, 2022
Location: 
Prices: 
TTOR Member: Adults: Free; Children: $5
Non-Member: Adults: Free; Children: $10
Children under 3: FREE
Phone: 
978.338.1126
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