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Weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm at Southlands Heritage Farm starting Oct 21, 2019
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Preschool Programs

20 min Little Riders Private Riding Lesson From CAD$53 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 20min Little Riders (5% discount/lesson) pass

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

School Programs

Kids Farm Club - Fridays CAD$325Purchase required to enroll

A 6-Week program geared to homeschoolers, un-schoolers, and distance-learners, this democratically-led program is for those wanting to learn about and play with plants & animals, and otherwise get their hands dirty in a fun environment. An opportunity for students ages 5-12 to develop a deeper connection to the life cycles of the earth in a farm environment.

Make learning fun: there will be lots of bonfires, singing, and games.

Kids On The Farm - Sundays CAD$69 per classFrom CAD$59 per visit with Kids Farm Club - 10-Week Package passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Drop-In Program, Sundays 11am to 3pm

An opportunity for children ages 5-12 to develop a deeper connection to the life cycles of the earth in a farming environment. Our program will include experiential learning through crafting, games, and exploring. We intend to 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!

Custom Kids Camp - Ages 4-8 CAD$350Purchase required to enroll

Why Our Camps? (Because they're so much fun!)

  • Horses are incredible creatures with so much to teach us.
  • They live in the present and can help us stay grounded.
  • They accept without judgment and can help us be authentic.
  • They communicate with their bodies and can teach us about boundaries.
  • They work together and can teach us about relationship.
  • They are sensitive and can teach us about empathy.
  • Finally they are FUN and can teach us how AMAZING life can be!
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.

Spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and farming half the day!

Summer Camps

Summer Pony Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$425Purchase required to enroll

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 YOUNG FARMER CAMPS.
Many children spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and farming half the day. Lunch time supervision is available.

Summer Pony Camp (for 3-5 year olds) CAD$350Purchase 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. On the last day of camp parents are invited to join in the fun.

Summer Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$299Purchase 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.

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

    Riding Lessons

    Introductory Riding Lesson (60 minutes) CAD$110 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.

    30 minute Private Riding Lesson From CAD$70 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 30min Privates (5% discount/lesson) 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 minute Private Riding Lesson From CAD$93 per visit with 8 Lesson Package: 45 min Lessons (5% discount/lesson) 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 classPurchase required to enroll

    Roughly 5-minute trail ride through our orchard, led one-on-one by our instructor. Perfect for children 2 to 7.

    Farm Field Trips

    Pumpkin Patch Farm Experience (October 1 - 31)

    $17 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 minutes

    $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.

    Full Day Farm Field Trip (Gr. 4 to 12) - 5 hours

    $45 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 2 specific topics: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change or Baking. (3h)

    - Lunch around a campfire and free time (1h)

    - Includes hands-on component.

    24h Farm Field Trip A hands on u-pick experience for classes Gr. 4 to 12 No purchase required to enroll

    • - 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. (1h30).

    • - Focus on 2 specific topics: Compost and Soil Sciences, Bee Keeping and Pollinators, Animals Husbandry, Agriculture and Climate Change, Horsemanship and Barn Management or Baking. (4h)

    • - Participation in farm projects and/or daily chores.

    • - Free time and/or time for your own activities.

    • - Night at the farm & campfire!

    • - Fraser River is nearby and a great opportunity for a nice walk!

    • - Includes hands-on component.

    Chicks in the Classroom - Set-Up Visit CAD$350 per appointment


      Our farm educator will come to your classroom with an incubator, a brooder, and some fertilized eggs. In the presentation the students will learn about the realities of chicken farming, with information appropriate to their age level. We set up the schedule so that the eggs should hatch on a school day, and then the chicks are placed in a brooder. You keep them for about a week, and then you will bring them to the farm for a hands-on field trip, with further learning about hens, roosters, and eggs. They will also tour the farm and learn about the goats, sheep, horses, bees.
      Hatching chicks in your classroom can be such a rewarding experience! We have seen countless students who are typically disengaged in a classroom setting suddenly feel real responsibility and pride in their new role as a farmer.
      Hatching chicks is typically done in Grades k, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 to meet the Life Sciences learning objectives, but it goes over well in any grade, and high schoolers even benefit from the fun, seriousness, deeper thinking, teamwork, and mentor-ship that can be incorporated into a chicks in the classroom program. We are super enthusiastic and keen to make this an incredible experience for your class, and an easy experience for you.

    Birthday Parties

    Farm Party - 15 kids. 2 hours 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.