Saturday, October 5, 2024

Adult Cow Connection at Appleton Farms

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About Adult Cow Connection at Appleton Farms

Come meet, cuddle, brush, and sit with our hand-raised cows at Appleton Farms! The mild heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone. Visit our scenic and historic farm and enjoy an hour-long Cow Connection session with our two Jersey Dairy Cows, Gray and Jasmine. Enjoy both the scientifically-proven physiological benefits as well as the relaxing effects of being outside in the open air on our scenic historic farm.

Not only can you enjoy the amazing benefits of Cow Connection, but Gray and Jasmine will also benefit from the love and affection you provide. This will help in their training, handling, and temperament, making them amazing educational cows for all of our programming. The capacity of this class is small to maintain an intimate personal experience. Do you like to paint, take photographs, meditate, practice yoga, or just visit cows and learn about them? Let us know and we can tailor the class to you.

Book now to relax and destress with our beautiful cows! Preregistration is required to guarantee your spot. This program is for adult attendees only.

Ask us about how to buy a private cow connection class for your next group outing or celebration.

Cow Connection will still take place on rainy days, but will be cancelled in heavy rain and thunder and lightning. You will be notified in advance via email in case of weather cancelation.

Saturdays 3-4pm

$44 members/ $55 nonmembers

This is an adult program for ages 14 and up.*younger audience please see our Family Cow Connection class*

This class takes place in the cows’ environment. Please wear boots or sneakers that can handle muddy terrain. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • 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 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.
  • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Education Farmyard, Camp & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices. Overflow parking is located along the drive leading up to the farmhouse between the trees before you cross the 4-way bridge intersection. Please be mindful of roped off areas and no-parking signs. The group will meet at the Carriage barn across the stone paddock.
  • Membership Lookup: Click here to find your membership number.
  • Need to see an existing order? Click here to see your current orders.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at
  • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email for more information.

While you’re here: Don’t forget to visit the Farm Store open daily Tuesday- Sunday

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