Spring Fling 2017
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Spring Fling 2017

  • Slide Ranch

Join us for a day-long celebration featuring animal encounters, nature exploration and farm discovery, guided hikes, fascinating workshops, live music and performances, arts and nature crafts, gardening activities, cooking activities, delicious food, special guest teachers and presenters, food and goods for sale, and so much more! An iconic event fun for all ages!  Click here to register.

Mother's Day Family Campout
May
13
May 14

Mother's Day Family Campout

Our Family Campouts are an amazing, hassle-free way to camp for the whole family. This special overnight program features food, nature, crafts, and camping at our coastal farm.

On Saturday, join Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration. At night, gather for a family potluck dinner, a cozy campfire and camping under the stars. Sunday morning, enjoy a continental breakfast in our yurt, then everyone has a chance to help with farm chores before preparing homemade treats harvested from our organic garden.  Click here to register.

Please Note: Participants must bring their own camping equipment (including tent and sleeping bags), a bagged lunch for Saturday and a dish to share for Saturday night’s potluck dinner.

Ocean Exploration Family Campout
May
20
May 21

Ocean Exploration Family Campout

Our Family Campouts are an amazing, hassle-free way to camp for the whole family. This special overnight program features food, nature, crafts, and camping at our coastal farm.

On Saturday, join Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration. At night, gather for a family potluck dinner, a cozy campfire and camping under the stars. Sunday morning, enjoy a continental breakfast in our yurt, then everyone has a chance to help with farm chores before preparing homemade treats harvested from our organic garden.  Click here to register.

Please Note: Participants must bring their own camping equipment (including tent and sleeping bags), a bagged lunch for Saturday and a dish to share for Saturday night’s potluck dinner.

Toddler Day
May
27
9:00 am09:00

Toddler Day

A popular day at the farm for families with toddlers and babies!

Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm, freshly-laid chicken egg, and hearing the baa of our sheep, as we use all of our senses to explore the farm during this family-friendly farm day.  Click here to register.


Toddler Day
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Toddler Day

A popular day at the farm for families with toddlers and babies!

Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm, freshly-laid chicken egg, and hearing the baa of our sheep, as we use all of our senses to explore the farm during this family-friendly farm day.  Click here to register.

Sheep to Shawl Family Farm Day
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Sheep to Shawl Family Farm Day

Did you know that our clothing comes from animals and plants? Learn about the whole process of how wool eventually becomes a sweater! Watch a live sheep-shearing demonstration led by Blair from Hidden Villa Farm, and join local wool expert Christie and others from Spindles And Flyers Spinning Guild for wool crafts galore in the Slide Ranch yurt. Everyone will get a chance to spin wool and take home some soft memories of the day!  Click here to register.

Toddler Day
Mar
11
9:00 am09:00

Toddler Day

A popular day at the farm for families with toddlers and babies!

Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm, freshly-laid chicken egg, and hearing the baa of our sheep, as we use all of our senses to explore the farm during this family-friendly farm day.  Click here to register.

Spring Birds Family Farm Day
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Spring Birds Family Farm Day

Learn about the many birds that live at Slide Ranch, from the majestic Great Horned Owls and delicate Hummingbirds to our free-range chickens and ducks. Through guided hikes and activities your family will enjoy this rich coastal ecosystem while learning about and interacting with our feathered friends. This program also includes milking the goats, meeting friendly farm animals, exploring our organic garden and more.  Click her to register.

Family Farm Day - Give Thanks to Food
Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

Family Farm Day - Give Thanks to Food

We celebrate food and where it comes from! This family farm day will take you on a journey through the full cycle of seed to meal, and exploring crops from the Slide Ranch garden and food traditions from around the world.  Help us fire up the cob oven to bake bread and make butter from scratch. We'll also learn about the rich history of dairy farmers in Marin.

Fee: $25 per / person; children 35 months and under are free. 

Register here.

Fall Toddler Day #2
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

Fall Toddler Day #2

Bring your toddler to Slide Ranch! 

Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm egg from a chicken, and listening to the baa of the sheep. There are many tastes, colors, and smells living in our organic garden, and we use all of our senses to explore the farm.   

Activities are toddler appropriate, but all ages are welcome on this very friendly day.

Fee: $25 per / person; children 23 months and under are free

Register here.

Halloween Toddler Day
Oct
29
9:00 am09:00

Halloween Toddler Day

Celebrate Halloween with your toddler at Slide Ranch! The ranch will host special tricks and treats during our special Toddler Day edition of Slide Ranch’s Halloween Family Farm Day.  Activities may include making costumes with recycled materials, face painting, taking a spooky tour of the Slide Ranch garden, investigating our worm compost, and cooking up some tasty treats in our outdoor kitchen. Toddlers will get a chance to practice trick or treating around the ranch. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.

$25 per / person; children 23 months and under are free.

Register here.

Friday Night Slide - Creatures of the Night
Oct
7
5:00 pm17:00

Friday Night Slide - Creatures of the Night

Come to Slide for an evening of fun and experience the farm as a creature of the night! We will be focusing on the animals that set the stage at night: the raccoons, owls, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes. Upon arrival, help feed our goats and sheep, put the chickens to bed, make a mask to wear of your favorite nocturnal creature, and embrace your inner animal in fun nature awareness games. Enjoy a catered dinner overlooking the ocean and finish the  evening off with a guided night hike or howl at the moon with us at the Campfire Circle.

$60 per/adult and $40 per/child, includes catered dinner

Register on our Fall Family Programs page.

Silver Trowel 2016
Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

Silver Trowel 2016

Join us at the hottest new event space in San Francisco for a spectacular night of fun!  We will drink and dance on the rooftop of The Pearl, with a special performance by a surprise musical superstar.  A delicious farm-to-table interactive feast will be provided by one of the finest restaurants in California, Meadowood of Napa Valley.

Silver Trowel will honor JC Curleigh, EVP and President of the Levi's Brand at Levi Strauss, who pioneers conservation and environmental protection efforts at Levi Strauss and in the apparel industry.

Learn more and buy tickets.

Family Campout
Sep
24
Sep 25

Family Campout

A Slide Ranch campout is an educational, fun, and low-stress way to camp for the whole family! This special overnight program features food, nature, crafts and camping at our coastal farm. Help us celebrate the 2016 centennial of the National Park System and National Public Lands Day with a bunch of fun and important stewardship projects.  We will explore both farm and coastal trails on the 134 acres of Slide Ranch that are part of the National Park System.

Learn more about Slide Ranch's family campouts and register on our Fall Family Programs page.

$80 per / person; children 23 months and under are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday Night Slide - Owls
Sep
16
5:00 pm17:00

Friday Night Slide - Owls

Come see what evenings are like at Slide Ranch.  We will celebrate owls and other nocturnal friends here at our coastal farm. Help feed our goats and sheep, spot majestic Great Horned Owls, make wool crafts, print owl patches, and find hidden gems in our Fennel Forest Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy a catered dinner overlooking the ocean and finish the evening off with an Owl Trail night hike or songs at our Campfire Circle.

$60 per/adult and $40 per/child, includes catered dinner

Register on our Fall Family Programs page.

Beekeeping Workshop for Adults
Jul
30
11:00 am11:00

Beekeeping Workshop for Adults

Join Marin Coastal Bee Co expert Mike Turner to learn about the specifics for maintaining honeybees at Slide Ranch in a coastal climate. Learn about two different types of hives: the Top Bar, and Langstroth, understand the history of beekeeping and participate in a live “hive dive." Bring a veil and suit if you have it (it's ok if you don't!), and dress in light colors. This workshop is only open to people 18 years and older.

$25 per person

Support Slide Ranch when you shop at Whole Foods in Mill Valley!
Jul
4
Aug 14

Support Slide Ranch when you shop at Whole Foods in Mill Valley!

Feed Our Kids when You Feed Your Kids

Mill Valley Whole Foods stores are offering Slide Ranch 10¢ for every reusable bag you bring for your purchases through August 14th! Every Whole Foods run can help fund maintenance, repairs and upgrades to keep Slide Ranch around for children to visit for years to come. Please bring your reusable bags and tell the cashier to donate your dime to Slide Ranch.   

Toddler Day #1 - March 5
Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

Toddler Day #1 - March 5

Many tastes, colors, and smells live in our organic garden, and we use all of our senses to explore the ranch during this popular day for families with little ones. All activities are toddler age appropriate, but all ages are welcome. 

We have three Toddler Days this spring on Saturday, March 5, Saturday, April 9, and Saturday, May 28, 2016. Each Toddler Day is from 9:00am - 12:00pm. 

$25/person; children 1 year and under are FREE

Register online here >>

"Give Thanks to Food" Family Farm Day
Nov
21
10:00 am10:00

"Give Thanks to Food" Family Farm Day

  • Slide Ranch

Discover the wonders of the food cycle from seed to meal. Help us fire up the outdoor cob oven to bake bread, learn about different food traditions, explore our organic garden and harvest vegetables, milk our goats, make butter and more.

Fee: $25 per / person; children 35 months and under are free. 

We'll be launching our Spring Family Programs in January--book early to reserve your place!

Harvest Celebration
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

Harvest Celebration

  • Slide Ranch

Bring your family and friends to Slide Ranch on Saturday, October 17 to celebrate the bounty of fall at our annual Harvest Celebration. Not to be missed!

Online sales are now closed, but tickets will be available at the gate for this no-sell-out event

Fee: $25 / person online registration; $30 / person at the gate; kids 2 years and under are FREE.

Fall Family Campout (SOLD OUT)
Sep
26
Sep 27

Fall Family Campout (SOLD OUT)

  • Slide Ranch

Our special overnight program features food, nature, crafts and camping at our coastal farm!  It's a fantastically fun, hassle-free way to camp for the whole family!

Fee: $75 per / person; children 2 years and under are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We'll be launching our Spring Family Programs in January--book early to reserve your place!

Toddler Day #1 (SOLD OUT)
Sep
19
9:00 am09:00

Toddler Day #1 (SOLD OUT)

  • Slide Ranch

There are many tastes, colors, and smells living in our organic garden, and we use all of our senses to explore the farm on this special day just for toddlers and babies.

Fee: $25 per / person; children 23 months and under are free. 

We'll be launching our Spring Family Programs in January--book early to reserve your place!