Four children eating snacks during the Little Farmers preschool farm education program

Kid's Farm Programs

Farmer’s Helpers offers authentic, hands-on farm education programs to help children develop confidence, build community, and learn to become better stewards of the land and environment. 

 

Programs, including school vacation and summer classes, goat yoga and kids events, are tailored to each age group’s needs and interests. As you review the options, select the button for class availability and pricing as classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Please check back often for new classes, or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

 

We look forward to learning and growing with you through fun, safe and educational farm experiences.

Toddler Programs

These farm experiences are catered to ages 1-3 years accompanied by parents, caregivers and siblings under 1 year. 

A toddler and their mother petting a baby goat during a Farmer's Helpers Goats & Giggles program

We meet the animals, explore the farm, and play outside together. After each class families may enjoy the farm at their own pace, browse the farm store, or search for the friendly farm cats!

 

Class length is 1 hour. Parents, caregivers and siblings under 1 are welcome at no additional cost. 

 

View classes and register HERE.

Toddlers and preschoolers will play, run and cuddle with our curious and playful baby goats. The farmers provide goat treats and an outdoor space to pet, hold, and take pictures. ​ After each class families may enjoy the farm at their own pace, browse the farm store, or search for the friendly farm cats! 

 

Class length is 1 hour. Parents, caregivers and siblings under 1 are welcome at no additional cost. 

 

View classes and register HERE.

Preschool Programs

These programs offer a full sensory experience for children, ages 2.5 –  5 years. These are drop-off classes but parents & caregivers are welcome to join in!

Preschooler plays with 'Nigerian x' Fainting goats at Farmer's Helpers summer program.

Little Farmers learn about farming through stories, games, crafts, and real farm work. Help care for baby goats, cows and our miniature horses! When chores are done, we play outside on the farm and in the surrounding fields and forest. 

 

Classes are 3 hours and meet weekly for 4 weeks.  This is a drop-off class -  parents & caregivers are welcome to join in.

 

The registration link below is via the Bedford Recreation Dept. You will need to register on that site to complete check-out. Residency is not required.

 

View classes and register HERE.

Join us for a yoga class that features our friendly baby goats. Led by a certified instruction, move, stretch, explore animal poses and play with the goats! Goat treats and cuddle time are also provided. Classes take place outside, so please dress for the weather and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

 

Class length is 1 hour. Parents & caregivers and siblings under 1 are welcome at no additional cost. 

 

View classes and register HERE.

Toddlers and preschoolers will play, run and cuddle with our curious and playful baby goats. The farmers provide goat treats and an outdoor space to pet, hold, and take pictures. ​ After each class families may enjoy the farm at their own pace, browse the farm store, or search for the friendly farm cats! 

 

Class length is 1 hour. Parents & caregivers and siblings under 1 are welcome at no additional cost. 

 

View classes and register HERE.

This is an introductory class for ages 2.5 - 5 years that teaches horse safety, how to approach a horse, grooming, leading pony rides and horse decorating.

 

Classes are 1 hour in length and meet weekly for 4 weeks. This is a drop-off class - parents and caregivers are welcome to join in.

 

The registration link below is via the Bedford Recreation Dept. You will need to register on that site site to complete check-out. Residency is not required.

 

View classes and register HERE.

Grade K-5 Programs

Experience life on a real working farm! Participate in farm chores, help feed the animals and care for baby goats, cows, and our miniature horses.

A Bedford youth is licked by a friendly cow during Farmer's Helpers Hired Hands program

Participate in farm chores such as feeding and caring for the animals and searching for chicken eggs. Learn about the farm through hands-on activities, crafts, games, stories and cooking projects.

 

Wear work clothes and old sneakers or boots and be prepared to get dirty! Classes meet rain or shine. Bring a snack for the half day, and a snack and lunch for the full day program. 

 

Half-day session is 3 hours, full day is 6 hours. The registration link below is via the Bedford Recreation Dept. You will need to register on that site to complete check-out. Residency is not required.

 

View sessions and register HERE.

Participate in farm chores such as feeding and caring for the animals and searching for chicken eggs. Learn about the farm through hands-on activities, crafts, games, stories and cooking projects.

 

Wear work clothes and old sneakers or boots and be prepared to get dirty! Classes meet rain or shine. Bring a snack for the half day, and a snack and lunch for the full day program. 

 

Half-day session is 3 hours, full day is 6 hours.

The registration link below is via the Bedford Recreation Dept. You will need to register on that site to complete check-out. Residency is not required.

 

View sessions and register HERE.

In this after-school program kids learn about the farm through hands-on activities, crafts, games, stories, and cooking projects.

 

Wear work clothes and old sneakers or boots and be prepared to get dirty! Classes meet after school, rain or shine.

 

Classes are 2 hours & meet weekly for 4 weeks.

 

The registration link below is via the Bedford Recreation Dept. You will need to register on that site to complete check-out. Residency is not required.

 

View sessions and register HERE.

Join us for a yoga class that features our friendly baby goats. Led by a certified instructor kids move, stretch, explore animal poses and play with the goats! Classes take place outside so please dress for the weather and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

 

Class length is 1 hour

 

View classes and register HERE.

Children ages 6 – 12 will play, run and cuddle with our curious and playful baby goats. Farmers provide goat treats and an outdoor space to pet, hold, and take pictures. ​ After each class families may enjoy the farm at their own pace, browse the farm store, or search for the friendly farm cats! 

 

Class length is 1 hour.

 

View classes and register HERE.

This is a class for grades K - 5. It begins with horse safety, how to approach a horse, grooming, leading pony rides and horse decorating. We then learn obstacle courses, horse walking, horse education, and pony cart driving.

 

Classes are 2 hours in length and meet weekly for 4 weeks.

 

The registration link below is via the Bedford Recreation Dept. You will need to register on that site site to complete check-out. Residency is not required.

 

View classes and register HERE.

Pop-up & Virtual Events

We offer pop-up farm and virtual events throughout the year, including No School Day programs.  Check back often and follow us on social medial to learn about and register for these fun activities.

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Pop-up events are scheduled (including No School Days) to allow children and families to experience unique seasonal events on the farm.

 

The events are announced via this website, email and social media. Be sure to like and follow Farmer’s Helpers on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date event information.

 

Events are offered through the Bedford Recreation Department, or through Eventbrite.

Virtual events provide your family, school or group with unique farm experiences via videoconference.

 

The events are announced via this website, email and social media. Be sure to like and follow Farmer’s Helpers on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date event information.

 

View classes and register HERE.