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Event Details
Date & Time
Saturday, June 2
10AM-2PM

Cost
Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Child: $10;
Become a Trustees member at the farm on the day of and come for free!

Contact Information
978.356.5728 x4117
kjacoby@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

Directions to Appleton Farms

Category
Family Fun, Farms & Food

Hay Bale Hangout

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Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast sheep will run for their morning helping of grain? Join us for our weekend Hay Bale Hangout and spend the day at Appleton Farms. Stop by anytime between 10AM – 1:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets! Hands on activities start at 10AM and run every ½ hour. Greet our goats, make a wool bracelet, cuddle a calf, farm story time, collect chicken eggs and more! In between activities hang out in the Carriage Barn and explore our all-day learning stations or picnic outside in the Stone Paddock!

Activities may change depending on what’s happening at the farm, but a typical schedule will include: 

10:00: Feed the sheep

10:30: Brush the Goats

11:00: Spin wool bracelets

11:30: Collect chicken eggs

12:00: Farm story time (feel free to bring a snack from home!)

12:30: Spin wool bracelets

1:00: Meet a bunny

1:30: Brush the goats

Please check in at the entrance of the Carriage Barn to pay and receive your hand stamp. Become a Trustees member at the farm on the day of and come for free! Once you’ve paid, stay for an hour or all day! Cash only please. No additional cost for adults. We will do our very best to accommodate everyone, but some activities are first come, first serve.

We have picnic tables, bathrooms, water, and plenty of stroller friendly walking paths for you to enjoy. Parking available the Visitor Center for a shorter walk or at the Farm Store for a longer stroll through our vegetable fields.

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