The fields and forests of summer invite you in to explore! Appleton Farms invites young naturalists to join on a monthly birding hike for kids. Explore the grasslands, forests, and ponds of Appleton through hiking and birdwatching. Young naturalists are inspired to connect with nature around them through connecting with the birds that call Appleton Farms home. Kids will come home with stories of adventure, a deeper understanding of where the land and creatures around them, a sense of responsibility for the land, and memories made with new friends.
This drop-off program is designed for children ages 7-11. Pre-registration is required and parents/guardians are required to complete a drop-off form before children attend this program.
This program is a great alternative to our Summer Camp program for families looking for smaller group options or not able to attend a full week of camp.
Summer Program Dates:
4-6pm Thursday July 16, and or Thursday August 13
Choose the days that work for your family or both dates!
Can't join us this summer? Check out our early-release Wednesday Kids Appleton Afternoon Adventures program starting in September.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Please book in advance: All attendees MUST book in advance join a program. Many classes sell out so we recommend booking at least two (2) weeks in advance. If you’d like to join a wait list for a class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Program Confirmations: We do not have physical tickets for our programs. You will receive a confirmation receipt after purchasing the class and we will email you 1-2 days in advance with additional information. There is no need to bring a printed confirmation to class.
- Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact email@example.com at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.
- Directions to the Farm: On 1A South, farm is about two miles south of downtown Ipswich. When you see Presbyterian Church on your right, it’s a little more than a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your right. If you reach downtown Hamilton, you have gone too far. ON 1A North, farm is about four miles north of downtown Hamilton. When you see Entering Ipswich sign on your left, it’s about a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your left. If you reach downtown Ipswich, you have gone too far. Once you’ve turned off IA, drive to the first fork in the road and then bear to the left, following signs for the Farm Store, where you will park.