Family Programs

register-online-buttonCheck out our NEW program line-up! We hope you will join us for these fun and educational family-friendly activities throughout the seasons. Be sure to check back frequently as more programs and details are added!

PLEASE NOTE: These programs are not suitable for groups. If you represent a group or school and would like to schedule a program with us, please visit our Group Programs webpage.

Birding for Beginners
Are you interested in taking part in the worldwide, life-long scavenger hunt known as bird watching? Are you eager to learn but not sure how to get started? In this program you can join one of our educators on a walk around our beautiful farm to learn tips and tricks to improve your bird-watching and identifying skills. Bring binoculars if you have them and be prepared to walk through our woods. Please note: Dogs are not allowed on the program.
Dates: Saturdays, September 9 & 23
Times: 8:00-9:00 AM
Fee: Free!
Ages: This program is for ages 10-years-old and up (parent/guardian participation required)
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Farm Explorers
Come down to the farm and help us explore the fascinating wonders of farming! This is a great chance for our youngest group of farmers (ages 3 and under) to explore the barn. This program will be structured as an exploration of our working farm, making it the perfect venue for a morning play date with friends. Each week we will focus on sensory play. Sensory play is a wonderful base for all learning and understanding. What better way to explore a farm than with hands-on, messy, fun play! Since we are a working farm, we ask that parents remain with their young farmer(s) at all times and that kiddos are dressed appropriately for exploring our open-air barn. Please note this programming is not ideal for older siblings.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
Times: 9:00-9:45 AM
Fee: $5 per child (cost includes admission for 2 adults). Each additional adult costs $3.00.
Ages: This is geared for families with toddlers (ages 3 and under) (parent/guardian participation required)
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Farmer for the Morning
Pre-K kiddos (ages 4-5) get a chance to see our working farm in action! Each week our program will have a different theme with a variety of hands-on crafts and projects, and the opportunity for our young farmers to engage in farm chores. This is a great chance for families to come explore the farm and learn about our livestock! Come join in on the fun of farming! Since we are a working farm, we ask that parents remain with their young farmer(s) at all times and that kiddos are dressed appropriately for our open-air barn. Please note this programming is not ideal for younger siblings and that our activities depend on the season and what is happening at the farm.
Dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Times: 10:00-10:45 AM
Fee: $5 per child (cost includes admission for 2 adults). Each additional adult costs $3.00.
Ages: This is geared for families with preschoolers (ages 4-5) (parent/guardian participation required)
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Goat Hike!
Join the goat herd! Led by one of our educators, we’ll meet at our Wishcamper Livestock Education barn and browse the trails through the woods with a few of our dairy goats, including inquisitive, bouncing goat kids! Since we are a working farm, we require parents remain with their children at all times. Please note this program is weather dependent. Dogs are not allowed on the program.
Dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting September 3
Times: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays; 1:00-2:00 PM on Thursdays
Fee: $5 per person
Ages: Recommended for individuals and families with children ages 6 and up (parent/guardian participation required)
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Afternoon Milking
Come watch our dairy herd in action! Witness 30+ cows go through the organic milking process in our unique dairy parlor. In this program you will meet some of our dairy apprentices and learn more about the Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program we offer at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. This is the perfect opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at our milking herd in action and learn about what goes into organic dairy farming in Maine! Please note: To ensure biosecurity and your safety, all participants must wear closed-toes shoes and stay within the designated areas for observation. Leaving these areas will result in immediate removal from the barn and the program.
Dates: Thursdays and Saturdays
Times: 4:00-5:00 PM
Fee: $5 per person
Ages: Recommended for individuals and families with children ages 6 and up (parent/guardian participation required)
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Wagon Ride to the Past
Climb aboard our haywagon and travel through time as you hear stories of the ship captains, fishermen, farmers, teachers, and homemakers who have lived on Wolfe’s Neck over the past 250 years! Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a unique saltwater farm with over a half-century of raising food and growing community. The Farm and its surrounding countryside are explored in our new history tour, where the work of the Farm today weaves through the story, connecting past and present. This program is weather dependent.
Dates: Saturdays June 24, July 22, August 19, and September 16, 2017
Times: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fee: $5 per youth (ages 12-18) and $10 per adult
Ages: Recommended for tweens through adults (parent/guardian participation required)
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Pumpkin Hayrides
Take a scenic ride on our haywagon past pastures and views of Casco Bay. This ride includes a brief stop at our vegetable production fields with an opportunity to choose your own pumpkin. Bring the whole family along and enjoy an autumn day at Wolfe’s Neck Farm!
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, September 30-October 29
Times: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fee: $5 per person (children 3 and under are free). Small pumpkins cost $3 each.
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PLEASE NOTE:
All of our educational programs begin and end at the Haze Hut and red livestock barn closest to the road, at 184 Burnett Road in Freeport. For your safety and our farmers’, please park on the same side of Burnett Road as the barn and farmhouse. Please bring a water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing. Hayride and tours are on an open haywagon and we may run our tours in light rain, though we will cancel in more extreme weather and refunds will be issued within 3-5 business days. Due to staffing preparations and logistics, refunds will not be provided in the event of customer cancellation.