Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Farmstead Story Hour

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About Farmstead Story Hour

Barnyard stories really come to life when you get to see the main characters in person! Bring the kids down to Appleton Farms for our farm fresh version of story time. Explore the farmstead, visit our learning garden, see our cows and rabbits, and find a spot to play under a shady tree in our stone paddock. This event is appropriate for infants – 4-year-old children.

No pre-registration required. Please park at the Farmhouse/Offices parking lot. The program begins at 10:30am at the Farmhouse with casual self-guided exploration and coloring pages. The group will gather at 11:00am to walk up to our learning garden for a story and barnyard visit.

Program Refunds/Cancellations: If 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 appletonfarms@thetrustees.org 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.

Directions to the Farm: On 1A South, the farm is about two miles south of downtown Ipswich. When you see Presbyterian Church on your right, it’s a little more than a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your right. If you reach downtown Hamilton, you have gone too far. On 1A North, the farm is about four miles north of downtown Hamilton. When you see the Entering Ipswich sign on your left, it’s about a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your left. If you reach downtown Ipswich, you have gone too far.

Where to Park: Once you’ve turned off 1A and entered onto the Farm property, continue following the road and bear to the right at the fork, following signs for the Old House/Offices.

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