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Weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm at Southlands Heritage Farm starting Oct 21, 2019
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Weekends from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Southlands Heritage Farm starting Oct 19, 2019
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Pony Camps

Spring Break Pony Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$450

Our half-day camps are geared towards never-been-on-a-horse riders or beginner riders ages 6-12.

Children will get to actually ride a horse/pony for about 45 minutes every day, and the rest of the time is spent in groups of 4 learning about and caring for ponies.

Older children, or those who can already canter, might prefer our private lessons -- or try our Farm Camps.

Many children spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and at farm camp half the day.

Summer Pony Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$475

Our camps are geared towards never-been-on-a-horse riders or beginner riders. Older children, or those who can already canter independently, might prefer our private lessons -- or try our FARM CAMPS.

Many children spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and farming half the day. (We do not advise doing more than 1 pony camp per day.)

ALL 2022 Pony Camps are now FULL. Please email info@southlandsfarm.ca to be placed on our waitlist.


Preschool Camp

Spring Break Pony Camp (for 3-5 year olds) CAD$360

A smaller pony camp, for preschoolers -- just 2 hours a day, for 3 days. From day one, though, your child will be riding a pony!

About 20 minutes each day is spent on horseback, with the rest of the time in a group with 3 other campers learning about and caring for ponies.

Summer Pony Camp (for 3-5 year olds) CAD$360 Purchase required to enroll

Preschool pony camp runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All campers will experience hands-on learning of how to feed and care for "their" pony (stable management), as well as the basics of horseback riding. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.



ALL 2022 SUMMER PONY CAMPS ARE FULL. Please email info@southlandsfarm.ca to be placed on our waitlist. Thanks!


Farm Camps

Spring Break Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$299 Purchase required to enroll

This isn't your typical day camp. It is a real, rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate.

Children will spend time learning about animals and enjoying a multitude of outdoor activities -- may include archery, survival skills, crafts, fire building, carving, map-making, and lots of fun and games.


Summer Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$299 Purchase required to enroll

This isn't your typical day camp. It is a real, rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate.

School Programs

Kids Farm Club CAD$69 per class From CAD$55 per visit with Kids Farm Club - 10-Week Package pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

A drop-in program for children ages 5-12 to develop a deeper connection to the life cycles of the earth in a farming environment.

Although most kids come every week, you're also welcome to come just once or twice.

Our program includes experiential learning through crafting, games, and exploring. We make learning fun and inspire a connection with the natural world, this land, and our communities (human and non-human) -- there will be bonfires, singing, and games!

Farm Visit Free No purchase required to enroll

Bring your family to visit our goats, chickens, ducks and horses. Play on the tire swing, have a picnic in the orchard, or gather around the fire pit.

Admission is by donation.

"Spaces Remaining" indicates how many groups we have room for - register only one person per group! Groups of more than 10 must register through the office - info@southlandsfarm.ca

Teaching Horsemanship

Group Horsemanship (Groundwork) CAD$20 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

A chance to work with one of our horses on the ground, and learn Parelli methods. Must wear close-toed shoes and a helmet. All ages and abilities welcome.

Summer Camps

Camp Lunch-time Supervision (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$25 Purchase required to enroll

Supervision from 12:00-1:00 pm for Campers

Register for lunch supervision if:
  • your child is enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps
  • you would like to drop off your child early for afternoon camp (12 noon)
  • you would like to pick up your child late for morning camp (1:00 pm)

  • Note this is for supervision only, and does not include food -- please send your child with a packed lunch. A hot lunch option will be provided for some camps at an additional charge -- details will be sent out the week before your camp.

    Teaching Riding

    Introductory 60-min Private Riding Lesson CAD$120 per appointment

    An introductory riding lesson includes 20 minutes of instruction on how to groom and tack up your horse, a 30-minute private riding lesson, and 10 minutes of learning how to un-tack and put away your horse after your ride.

    Because the focus is on learning, this is for older children and adults.

    20 min Little Riders Private Riding Lesson From CAD$55 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 20min Little Riders (5% discount) pass

    Book a 1-time ride, or a weekly regular lesson. Spots available most days, by appointment only.

    30 min Private Riding Lesson From CAD$74 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 30min Private Lessons (5% discount) pass

    Learn to ride or improve your riding skills. We teach riding using a fun, safe, holistic approach and can tailor lessons to your specific riding goals.

    45 min Private Riding Lesson From CAD$98 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 45 min Private Lessons (5% discount) pass

    Stable Management (Grooming & Tacking Up) Private Lesson 30 min From CAD$37 per visit with 4 Lesson Package: 30 min Stable Management (5% discount/lesson) pass

    A whole lesson dedicated to learning how to properly groom and tack up / untack your horse.

    Recommended for beginners, for parents who wish to help their children tack up before the lesson, or for those wanting to improve their stable management skills to become helpers.

    Pony Rides CAD$15 per class From CAD$15 per visit with Pony Rides - Package of 8 (5% Discount) pass Purchase required to enroll

    A short (~5 min) ride through our orchard. Designed for children ages 2-7.

    * Bring a helmet if you have one
    * Please wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals).
    * Masks are optional

    You're welcome to visit the rest of the animals and farm during your visit, too -- no need to register for a separate farm visit.

    Farm Field Trips

    Pumpkin Patch Farm Experience (October 1 - 31)

    $18 per student (includes a pumpkin)

    An interactive and enthusiastic exploration of the farm for preschool and elementary classes! Chickens, goats, horses, orchard... there is so much to see and do at the farm. At the end students can pick their pumpkin from the Apple Orchard.


    Classic Farm Field Trips (K to 7) - 90 min

    $13 per student

    - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers.

    - Stimulating the 5 senses - experimental learning is the core of our pedagogy for all ages!

    - Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator can relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro- ecosystems, food systems and/or local & global ecosystems.

    Focus Farm Field Trip (K to 12) - 2 hours

    $20 per student

    - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers. Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator will relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro-ecosystems and/or food systems. (1h)

    - Focus on a specific topic: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change or Baking. (1h)

    - Includes hands-on component.

    In Depth Farm Field Trip (Gr. 8 to 12) - 3 hours No purchase required to enroll

    $30 per student

    - Fun and engaging introduction to the farm, its gardens, animals and farmers. Adapting to the age range and request, the farm educator will relate to “the bigger picture” in terms of farming technics, agro-ecosystems and/or food systems. (1h)

    - Focus on a specific topic: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change or Baking. (2h)

    - Includes hands-on component.

    Pumpkin Patch Visit

    Your registration includes how every many people you purchase tickets for, and there is no need to list everyone separately. Children under 2 y/o are free, but do not include a pumpkin.

    We will continue to follow all mandated COVID restrictions, but there are currently none that apply to outdoor events such as ours. Masks are optional, and we will not be requiring proof of vaccination. This will change if government mandates change.

    Birthday Parties

    Farm Party - 15 kids CAD$250 per appointment

    For up to 15 kids.
    2 hours on the farm.
    1 hour farm tour: a fun and engaging real farm experience lead by our competent Farm Educators. Explore the farm and meet the many animals that call Southlands Farm home. Meet the goats, collect eggs, harvest apples, taste honey straight from the bee hive - there is so much to do your group won't want to leave!
    1 hour for your cake, snacks and presents.

    Pony Party - 10 kids. 2 hours CAD$390 per appointment

    Spend your birthday in pony paradise! Your child and friends will spend an hour exploring Southlands Farm while meeting the sheep, goats, chickens, grooming ponies, and taking turns going for pony rides! We will have a horse for kids to have a fun mini riding lesson one at a time, adapted to their horse experience, while the rest of the kids will be engaged in exploring the farm and meeting and caring for the horses and farm animals. Leave your party planning in the hands of our Farm Educators and they will make sure to engage your group in an exciting series of farm activities. The second hour of your booking is for your group to relax, play games, open presents, and eat cake in either our Cob Shelter or Hayloft spaces.

    Pony Party - 15 kids, 2.5 hours CAD$500 per appointment

    Spend your birthday in pony paradise! Your child and friends will spend an hour and a half exploring Southlands Farm while meeting the sheep, goats, chickens, grooming ponies, and taking turns going for pony rides! We will have a horse for kids to have a fun mini riding lesson one at a time, adapted to their horse experience, while the rest of the kids will be engaged in exploring the farm and meeting and caring for the horses and farm animals. Leave your party planning in the hands of our Farm Educators and they will make sure to engage your group in an exciting series of farm activities. The last hour of your booking is for your group to relax, play games, open presents, and eat cake in either our Cob Shelter or Hayloft spaces.