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Best New Jersey Kid Friendly Farms
and Farm Summer Camps

Kid Friendly Farm

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New Jersey Kids Friendly Farms;
Discover NJ farms that have special programs that cater to families with kids

The Best Kid Friendly Farms and farm summer camps feature New Jersey working farms and living history farms that provide locally grown farm fruits, vegetables, and grass fed, free range animals that welcome kids and their families.

Many of these farms offer fun and educational activities for kids, including pick your own produce, farm animals, events, school trips, birthday parties, and summer camp farms for kids.

Northern Jersey Kid Friendly Farms and Summer Camps

Abma's Farm
700 Lawlins Road
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A 30-acre farm dates back to the 1790s. The out-buildings have been well-preserved, kept in their original state, and the Dutch-style barn, one of the few 200-year-old barns still standing in Bergen County, converted into a thriving retail market with a "scratch" bakery and a gourmet kitchen. Hormone and antibiotic free homegrown turkeys  are available, fresh-killed, throughout the year For kids, farm means farm animals, so while parents shop in our greenhouses or market, children can go over to the barnyard and pet and feed our animals. From May to September they offer pony rides on Saturdays and host Kids birthday parties with pony rides. Kids (and moms and dads, too) love to visit our petting zoo, pet the sheep or cow, feed carrot greens to the rabbits (supervised by our staff, of course),there are baby chicks, fancy birds, goats, ponies, donkey, calf, alpaca, and their llama.

Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (Old Route 24)
Chester, NJ
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For kids they have pony rides and moonwalks, birthday parties and summer day camps. This is a great opportunity to experience life on a working farm!
They offer pick your own strawberries, black raspberries, purple raspberries,  Green and Pink Gooseberries, Currants, Blackberries, Yellow raspberries, Red Raspberries, Peaches, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, Pumpkins, Indian corn, Gourds, and Apples.

Brookhollow's Barnyard
301 Rockaway Valley Rd
Boonton, NJ 07005
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They are a farm with plenty of farm animals including alpacas, goats and bunnies.
They offer summer camps for kids ages 4-8 years, field trips, and tractor & train rides.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ
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This living history farm has been under cultivation since the eighteenth century. The 200-acre farm offers educational activities and demonstrations of turn-of-the-century - 1920s farming methods and life. Experience farm-life as it was in the past with family fun and history for kids and adults. Visitors are encouraged to participate in various farm-related activities whenever appropriate at this National Register Site. They can churn butter, crack corn and feed it to the chickens, and tend the garden. They perform a daily regimen of farming and domestic chores and raise livestock and crops by historical methods.

Ort Farms
25 Bartley Road
Long Valley, NJ
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They are a 400 acre working farm that offers a Farm Camp for Future Farmers
This program provides your child wirh an opportunity to explore the outdoors and life on a working farm! Throughout the week, children will have the opportunity to plant and harvest crops, care for our farm animals, participate in crafts and activities with other children, and enjoy the outdoors! They learn the connection between the farmer and consumer, healthy eating habits, and the daily life and struggles of working on a farm.

Central New Jersey Kid Friendly Farms and Summer Camps

Argos Farm
1250 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
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They offer a Farm Camp for kids ages 7 - 13 years. Its a unique opportunity for children to learn about farm life while having a great time in the great outdoors!
The campers will experience the farm in most of its aspects, getting their hands dirty, pitching in on chores, and learning alongside our farm staff. Activities include planting, weeding, and harvesting. They will interact with all the animals, feed them, groom the ponies, hold baby chicks, visit Bessie the cow, & more!

Fulper Farms
281 Rocktown Lambertville Rd.
Lambertville, NJ
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They have a strong passion for youth and strive to provide an unforgettable, rewarding, and refreshing hands-on farm experience for each child. They offweer Farmstead Adventure Camp for kids ages 8-13.
They will learn where dairy products come from, the daily activities that take place on a family farm, and how to take care of their own calf while having a blast!

Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Hopewell Twp, NJ
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The farm offer's many activities for kids to get involved. Since the 1730s, just about every type of farming situation has occurred here. They offer Summer on the Farm program for kids. Children will learn what life would have been like for kids living on a farm in 1900 – pumping water for the animals, bedding the barn with straw, and meeting the horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens up close. Once the work is all done, participants will try 19th-century games on the farmhouse lawn, and finally relax and watch the fields roll by from their seats on a hay-filled wagon.

Von Thun's Country Farm - Barnyard Buddies Kids Program
519 Ridge Road (Route 522)
Monmouth Junction, NJ
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A 90 acre farm that offers a special Barnyard Buddies Kids Program. This fun hour-long program was designed forآ kids ages 2 & upآ who have an interest in farm life and love to spend time outside. Each week has itss own farm theme. They start each session playing in the Activity Area, then have a quick lesson on the topic of the week, followed by a visit to our barnyard or enjoy a short hands-on activity.

Southern New Jersey Kid Friendly Farms and Summer Camps

Duffield's Farm Market
Greentree & Chapel Heights Rds
Sewell, NJ
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A farm with over 130 acres that grows over 35 varieties of vegetables and fruits, including peaches, strawberries, nectarines, Jersey sweet corn and tomatoes. They offer a Kids Summer Camp for ages 4-10. Kids will learn what its like to live and work like a true farmer! They will have personalized hands-on learning experiences that will last a lifetime. Hayrides, crafts, and even an inflatable water slide!

Fernbrook Farms Education Center
142 Bordentown-Georgetown Road
Chesterfield, NJ
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A 230-acre working farm with over 60 acres of woods, two streams and two ponds is an educational farm providing hands-on educational experiences for people of all ages by exploring the complex interconnectedness of our natural world.
They provide year-round programs for families, kids summer camps, public and private schools, home-schooled, children and scouting groups.

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford, NJ
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A pick your own farm with an animal barnyard. They offer a Discovery Barnyard & Animal Farm program for kids to enjoy a hands-on farm experience!