But now farm visits are now twice as fun! 1870 Farm is now happy to announce another historic community farm right here in South Durham, their sister farm Old Mill Farm – just a few miles from Southpoint Mall. Old Mill Farm will be offering educational workshops, visits with farm animals, children’s programs, fresh eggs, and year-round events for all ages!
Both 1870 Farm and Old Mill Farm offer toddler classes for parents and children ages 1-4 and amazing birthday parties for all ages.
Summer camp at 1870 Farm offers many enticing opportunities for kids to unplug and tune in to the natural world. They offer multiple one-week camp options for ages 3.5-13, as well as a CIT program for 14- and 15-year-olds.
To keep things fresh, each week brings new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. Campers will grow, learn, and play through creative hands-on projects, developmentally appropriate activities, and everything from hikes, crafts, games, gardening, cooking, gem mining, archery, exploring the forest, building forts, scavenger hunts, yoga, water exploration, and much more! Older campers even get an opportunity to participate in the Entrepreneurs Club to design, create and sell their wares on Family Farm Fridays! Summertime at the farm of course includes much desired hanging out with animals - animal care, finding eggs, making goat soap or pickles, or fishing in the pond!
With the weather warming up, you might be concerned about summer temps for an outdoor camp. Thankfully at 1870 Farm they know the summer can be hot, and are cognizant of making sure campers rotate in and out of our climate-controlled areas and have plenty of shade to relax under.
Spots are still open so sign up now! (And keep reading about more fun below!)
Farm and Fishing -In season generally April 15th to November 15th we offer a fishing birthday party. The time begins having fun with our farm animals, a chicken race (depending on the chickens moods), a trek with an Alpaca and then off to the pond for about 30 minutes of fishing on our stocked pond. We then head back to our climate controlled farmhouse, wash up and enjoy cake or whatever you wish to serve at your party.
Farm and Gemstones - A favorite birthday party that starts with playing with the farm animals, a chicken race, and a Alpaca Trek. We then go into our "mine" and each child will be given a bag to run through our sluices in hopes of finding and keeping interesting gemstones from all over the world. We then wash up and off to the Farmhouse to celebrate with cake or whatever you wish to serve.
Farm and Goat Soap - This party starts with our fun farm animals, a chicken race (mood permitting), an Alpaca trek. We then head into the farm house or barn to work on creating goat soap where you choose the colors and fragrance using our 100% goat milk soap. It then on to Cake or whatever you wish to serve.
Old Mill Farm - 8794 NC-751, Durham, 27713.
Just call 919.241.3340 or visit online at: www.oldmillfarmdurham.com
1870 Farm - 1224 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, 27517.
Just call 919-590-4120 or visit online at: www.1870farm.com