WINTER PLAYGROUND
at retreat farm

FebruaRy 17th - FEBRUARY 24TH

 

Good news! We'll be open every day during February vacation week from 10am to 4pm.

Join us for family snowshoe walks, campfires with homemade marshmallows and bread on a stick, face painting, Abenaki storytellers, farm animals and more. See the daily schedule of events below for more details and to pre-register for our special events!

 

schedule of events

 

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Saturday, February 17th

11am - 2pm | Campfire with Homemade Marshmallows & Bread on a Stick
Gather around the campfire! Make bread on a stick and roast homemade marshmallows on the fire. After you're done, head up to the Barn to visit the animals.
Suggested donation: $1 per person


12pm - 3pm | Face Painting
Visit the Farm and get your face painted by local artist April Horton! FREE with admission to the Children's Farm & Forest.

 

Sunday, February 18th

5pm - 6:30pm | Black Moon Snowshoe
Celebrate the long weekend with an adult only evening snowshoe followed by a campfire with Tavernier chocolate charcuteries and libations! Snowshoes included. 

$15 non-members, $9 members
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.

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MONDAY, February 19th

10am - 1pm | Sheep Shearing Demonstration
Watch as guest expert Andy Rice demonstrates this technical farming skill. Shearing helps our sheep nurse their lambs more easily, plus we'll be using the wool for crafts this Summer.

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Tuesday, February 20th

CANCELED | Little Snowshoe Wanderers
Join us for a toddler snowshoe adventure in the woods! Liza Lowe of Wild Roots Nature School will guide parents and little ones through the woods on a whimsical snowshoe adventure. Infant siblings in carriers welcome. Snowshoes available for adults and toddlers.

$12 non-members, $6 members
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.

 


Wednesday, February 21st

CANCELED | Family Snowshoe Adventure
Young, old, small, tall -- this is a snowshoe adventure for the whole family! We'll venture out on the trails and return for a campfire lunch with hot dogs, veggie dogs, bread on a stick, marshmallows, apples, cheese, and hot cider. Snowshoes included.

$15 non-member, $9 members
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited.

 

 

Thursday, February 22ND

10am - 1pm | Sheep Shearing Demonstration
Watch as guest expert Andy Rice demonstrates this technical farming skill. Shearing helps our sheep nurse their lambs more easily, plus we'll be using the wool for crafts this Summer.

 

 


Friday, February 23rd

11am - 12pm | Abenaki Storytelling
Gather around the campfire to hear Abenaki storyteller Willow Greene share the cultural history of the native tribe and more. The turn out for this event was incredible last year - this something you don't want to miss!!
 

11am - 2pm | Campfire with Homemade Marshmallows & Bread on a Stick
Gather around the campfire! Make bread on a stick and roast homemade marshmallows on the fire. After you're done, head up to the Barn to visit the animals.
Suggested donation: $1 per person

 

 

Saturday, February 24tH

11am - 2pm | Campfire with Homemade Marshmallows & Bread on a Stick
Gather around the campfire! Make bread on a stick and roast homemade marshmallows on the fire. After you're done, head up to the Barn to visit the animals.
Suggested donation: $1 per person