Take a Tour at a working dairy farm in Paradise, Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania. There are three kinds of tours available at Farmland
Fun, depending on the time you want to spend and the depth of
skills you want to learn. Guests become a part of the working
farm during their stay, so activities can vary depending on the
season and daily farm schedule.
Tour Schedule (Nov 1 - 30, 2013): Saturdays only
Tour Schedule (Dec 1, 2013 - Feb 28, 2014): Closed
Farm and Barn Tour
Milk a cow, feed a calf, collect eggs, take a guided tour of the farm and interact with rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, cows, and sheep; learn how cows turn feed into milk, why our cows wear earrings, and tour our large barn.
Approximate duration: 1-hour
Fee: Adult $8 & Child (ages 3-12) $5
Ride & Farm Tour
Enjoy a Farm & Barn tour (described above), plus join an excursion
by tractor and wagon through fields of corn, hay, and other crops
waving in the fields. See the verdant view of up to 20 miles,
learn about Amish and "English" ways, ask a farmer about farm
life. If you're lucky, you might even have the chance to see a
cow giving birth to a calf!
Approximate duration: 1-hour, 20-minutes
Fee: Adult $11 & Child (ages 3-12) $7
Farmer's Apprentice is a skill-based learning experience for those
who would like a more in-depth experience on the farm. The tour
includes the Wagon ride, Farm and Barn tour, and skill-based learning
activity. Activities are seasonal, and some only occur at certain
times of the day. One activity per class.
Here is a sampling of the Farmer's Apprentice activities:
- Make a batch of artisanal cheese
- Seasonal popcorn picking: Throughout the month of October,
pick your own ears of popcorn from the field, and watch a demonstration
on how to prepare it. Take your own popcorn home for $2 per
ear or $10 for 6 ears.
- Groom a baby calf and get an in-depth lesson on how we care
for the small animals
- Collect eggs from the farm chickens and poach, boil or make
- Try your hand at making homegrown popcorn and butter
- Make ice cream from scratch
- Quilt your own hot pad
- Plant, tend, or harvest vegetables in the garden
- Prepare your favorite from Ginny's 300 recipe Sharing our
- Make your own preserves with seasonal fruit or vegetables
Approximate duration: 1-hour 45-minutes to 2-hours
Fee: Adult $15/Youth $15/Child $15
All activities are weather dependent. Closed Sunday. Reservations
requested. To make a reservation, please call 717-687-7353.
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