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Date & Time
Saturday, August 11

Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Child: $10;

Contact Information
978.356.5728 x4117

Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

Directions to Appleton Farms

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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 – 12:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets! Hands on activities start at 10AM and run every ½ hour. Greet our goats, make a wool bracelet, 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! Also check our HAY RIDES new this summer!

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

10:00: Feed the sheep

10:30: Spin wool bracelets

11:00: Collect chicken eggs

11:30: Brush a goat

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

12:30: Meet a bunny

Please check in at the entrance of the Carriage Barn to pay with Cash or pay by Card in the farm store before heading to the Carriage Barn. 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! 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 Farm Offices for a shorter walk or at the Farm Store for a longer stroll through our vegetable fields.

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