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Family Fun Fridays

Join us on a Friday this summer with your family or friend group. Our staff will lead a program for up to six (6) people, allowing you to maintain your own social distancing group. At least one member of the group must be an adult unless all the children are 8-years or older. Since it’s just for you, any of the programs below can be shared on the Friday of your choice. Please note, space is extremely limited.

July 10
Morning Session
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. FULL, but taking a waiting list
Afternoon Session
1 – 3 p.m. FULL, but taking a waiting list

July 17
Morning Session
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. FULL, but taking a waiting list
Afternoon Session
1 – 3 p.m. FULL, but taking a waiting list
July 24
Morning Session
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. FULL, but taking a waiting list
Afternoon Session
1 – 3 p.m. FULL, but taking a waiting list

Each Program is:
$75 per member family or group
$90 per non-member family or group

Wetland Explorations
Tadpoles, dragonflies, diving beetles, water pennies, and frogs are just some of the fantastic creatures waiting to be discovered! Wear your water shoes, bring your bright eyes, and get ready for fun in our wetlands.

Native American Encampment
Come to our longhouse and hear stories about the family life of our area’s original residents. What did they look like, where did they live, and how did they survive without stores, cars, and computers? Learn about the lives of the Indian children, sample some of their traditional foods, make rock paint, and create one of their favorite games to play and take home.

Insect Hunt
Using nets and bug boxes, you will hunt for insects in our meadow, wetlands, and gardens. Discover what makes these creatures unique and learn about their life cycles. We will celebrate our pollinators while talking about our local Pollinator Pathways, and you will learn how to help insects in your own backyards!

Farm Animals
Spend time with our cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs! Learn about udders, eyelashes, hooves, and tails. Come into the dairy barn, brush one of our cows, find out what she eats, and where she sleeps. Then it’s off to the pasture to visit with members of our Romney flock, learn how their fleece keeps them dry in the rain and how it is turned into yarn. You will also have a chance to observe our smallest livestock members- our honey bees! Discover the differences between workers, drones, and even the queen!

To reserve a family program,
please email us at info@newpondfarm.org with your desired topic, date, and time.

All requests must be made at least a week in advance.

Parents, please read about our protocols before registering.

NPF Protocols



Until our general programs return, please take a look at some of the nature activities and videos we have put together.


If you would like to view samples of past programs, our past calendars can be found here