Dalby Farm is an educational, interactive adventure, open every year from May 1 – October 31. It’s great for day trips, scouts, camps, church or any group that is interested in animals or history. Our material is tailored to fit any age group.
In addition, we have many fun- filled seasonal activities to offer you:
Spring Hatch Eggs-travaganza, offered only during May and part of June
Informational Guided General Animal Tours
2-day ‘Life Cycle Enrichment Program‘
The Dalby Farm Experience Summer Learning Program for children entering K-8th grade
Pre-K Encounter Summer Learning Program
Spring Hatch Celebration and Mother’s Day Sale
Autumn Craft Adventure offered during September and October only.
Dalby Farm Country Store
Country Christmas Fair, usually the first Saturday in December and held at the farm in our Country Store.
Session 2: July 24-27, 2017
Dalby Farm Birthday Parties
Come relax and enjoy some old-fashioned fun! Book your birthday party today; dates fill up fast! We organize, set-up, clean up, and orchestrate everything for your birthday party. Just use the invitations that we give to you to invite your guests, show up and have a good time! Take advantage of a unique opportunity… learn about, meet and interact with farm animals. Find out all the options here
The Dalby Farm Pre-K Encounter summer learning program offers an educational and fun first chance for kids to meet and learn about the many animals on a fully functioning farm. Most children of three or four have very little experience interacting with animals – except for maybe the family pet! But for young kids, these kinds of interactions are what lay the foundations for them to be conscientious participants in our global ecosystem. Children that have positive experiences with animals early in life are more likely to develop respect and understanding for the many creatures that rely on human caretakers (and that people rely on themselves).
Through an age-tailored combination of stories, songs, crafts, hands-on activities, free play and interaction with animals, participants will learn about the different farm animals at Dalby Farm. Multi-sensory and engaging activities keep children entertained and reinforce learning! The Farm’s capable and experienced staff will work closely with your child to help them develop a better understanding of and appreciation for farm animals in a light and fun way. Our primary objective is to have every participant not only finish the program with a positive experience and a better understanding of farm animals but also for them to like animals and want to nurture them; not to fear them.
The Pre-K Encounter is open to all potty-trained three and four year olds and is the perfect stepping stone for the ‘Dalby Farm Experience’ summer learning program, which is geared for children entering grades K – 8. Regster here
The Experience Summer Learning Program
‘The Dalby Farm Experience’ is an interactive summer learning program for children entering K-8th grade. Our farm provides an ideal environment for children to ‘experience’ learning through hands-on farm and nature activities, games and crafts.
‘Family Picnic Day’ is on the last day of each session. The participant’s families are invited to pack a picnic lunch and visit the farm. Each child is encouraged to show their family around the farm and to introduce everyone to their new animal friends as well! You will be amazed at how willing they are to share all of the new information that they have learned! Certificates of Achievement are awarded to each participant at the end of the picnic.‘The Dalby Farm Experience’ offers a different theme every day. The presentation, activities, and crafts are designed to reinforce and coincide with the presented subject matter so that the child has fun while learning. Each day of the program covers different material so that the participant can partake in both sessions without repetition.
By attending ‘The Experience’, summer learning program, children will enter a world of discovery and through this, will learn to appreciate the value of conservation and preservation of nature’s wonders. It is Dalby Farm’s hope that each program participant will leave with an increased knowledge and understanding of nature, plants and animals. Our role is not necessarily growing crops and animals but rather raising awareness of the critical role that nature plays in our world.
The Experience is offered to children entering grades K-8 . The program is divided into 3 groups, by grade levels, and is offered, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Extended day programs are available. Ask us for our rates if you need additional coverage. Pre-registration is required.
2018 Program Dates!
Session 1: July 16-19, 2018
Session 2: July 23-26, 2018
2018 Program Dates!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
June 18th, 20th, 22nd
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Upcoming Special Events at Dalby Farm
Dalby Farm Open Farm Days:
Are you hoping to spend some relaxing, quality time with your children and family this Summer? Take advantage of ‘Open Farm’ Days at Dalby Farm!
The first Sunday of every month from either 10:00am-11:30am or 1:30-3:00pm (the time varies month to month to accommodate all ages and schedules), you can drop by the farm at any point in that time and visit with the animals! For just $5.00/person, you can casually browse the farm at your own pace and get to know the animals. A Farm-based educator will be available to answer any questions you may have!
59 Grove Street