At Good Pickin' Farm, we have experiential hands on activities and education for all ages.
- Mornings on the Farm (age 18 months - 5) is a care-giver + child class for age 18 months to 5 years that runs Monday to Wednesday at 10am for an hour. Drop in for $12 per class or sign up for the whole session for $10/class! Each day is something different around the farm - it could be planting in the garden, or reading a story about goats and going for a mini goat hike, yoga on the farm, or doing a bunny art craft in the bunny pen and playing with the bunnies!
- Acres of Fun (age 2.9 - 5) is an EEC licensed nature-based preschool program, for ages 2.9 - 5 years. Choose between 1/2 day or full day programs for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week. At Acres of Fun we believe that children are born naturalists with an innate curiosity and eagerness to learn about themselves and the world around them. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to the people who love and care for them. Children learn best when they are interested and engaged, while accompanied by warm, stable and caring educators and caretakers. We believe children have the right to an education that fosters respect for nature and each other.
Good Pickin' Farm Schools:
- The School House is a multi-age micro school with an indoor/outdoor classroom meeting all of the state academic requirements for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. School work is cross-disciplinary and project-based with the children learning from each other in addition to their teachers. Along with academics, day-to-day activities include animal care, art, music, nature and goat hikes, yoga, and more. This is the perfect learning environment for the curious and active child who wants more than a traditional school can offer. School runs Monday - Friday 9am-3pm and follows the Westford Public Schools calendar.
- Fascination for Farming is our after school program. It's like summer farm camp all year long! Classes run after school - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. Each day the children will get to snuggle with the animals and participate in farm chores, play in the natural playground and more! Sign up for one day at a time, or the whole session. Transportation is included from Westford Public Schools, on our cow bus Mootilda!
- Farm to Forest, our homeschool drop-off program for ages 5-13 is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - sign up for 1-4 days per week! At Farm to Forest, they days will be primarily outdoors, experiential, hands-on and multidisciplinary. Our curriculum can be one day projects or multiple weeks as children dive deeply into different experiences around the farm and in nature.
Weekend Fun on the Farm:
- Come to Fall Farm Days for PYO pumpkins, hayrides, animals, apple cider and more!
- Harvest Fest & Cow Poopapalozza at Good Pickin' Farm will be held September 16th with hayrides, petting zoo, face painting, music and more!
- Come to Oktoberfest October 14th for PYO pumpkins, pony rides, vendors, food, petting zoo, bonfire, hayrides, tours and much more!
- You won't want to miss Not-So-Haunted Halloween Family Farm Day on October 29th. Activities include treat hay rummage, music, petting zoo, costumed animals, costume parade, prizes, scavenger hunt and bonfire!
- Save the Date: Holiday Lights Fest November 25th and Farm Festival of Lights: November 26th - December 17th !!!
- Visit the farm for a private, up close Barnyard Brush farm tour and meet the farm animals!
- Check out our other activities on our website!
Good Pickin' Farm
5 Gould Rd
Westford MA 01886
Please mention Macaroni Kid!
“As the mom of a toddler we go to A LOT of farms, and many of them are great, but this one is by far the best. They have so many animals, and a variety of simple but really cool preschool activities (goat hikes, holding baby chicks and goats, petting therapy alpacas, planting basil in the green house, etc.). The staff are so kid friendly. This farm is easy to get to, in a beautiful location.” - review from Facebook
“We had my son's birthday party at Good Pickin' Farm, and it was wonderful. We had a hay ride, which even the kid who was initially scared at the idea came to enjoy, and then the kids got to pet and feed the chickens and ducks and look for eggs, pet and hold bunnies, and visit with goats and sheep and alpacas and a pony. We brought cupcakes and snacks and had them under a picnic shelter, and the kids also played in a great sand pit.
Everyone was super nice, the setting was beautiful, the kids loved the animals. It was, as one of the parents said, a "refreshingly normal" birthday party after a year of not really being able to do things like that. Our son was with his pod, so we weren't so concerned about distancing, but it is all outdoors and could be done safely even in a more mixed group.” — Birthday Party Review on Google
“[Partner] and I wanted to express our gratitude for the wonderful programming you provide all year, particularly the Summer Camp at Good Pickin Farm. We can't thank you enough for the welcoming, inclusive environment and appropriate staff to camp ratios that enable [child] and [child] to thrive.
We love the adventures they take in nature (and how well they seem to do when they fall and get scrapes), the non-competitive atmosphere, the flexibility and freedom for them to explore the grounds, and the innate therapeutic benefits (among others) of visiting and caretaking of the animals.
Historically, we've struggled to find programs that truly fit them and their needs, given their disability. Good Pickin Farm has been the exception--your camp enriches their experience of the world while providing holistic opportunities for them to see themselves as leaders. I never imagined the latter would be possible for them in a fully inclusive setting. This week, [child] proudly declared he was nicknamed the duck catching king, and helps younger kids catch ducks while [child] was excited to share her growing knowledge of native plants and animal husbandry. She was also excited to share the joy she felt when offering a preschooler in the program a chance to hold the bunny she had.
Thank you for finding the right mix of structure and supervision AND letting kids explore freely while experiencing farm life front and center.” — Summer Farm Camp Review via email