Registration for Spring Family Programs now open!
This spring, Slide Ranch will offer an exciting range of family programs, including Toddler Days, Family Farm Days, two Family Campouts and our beloved Spring Fling.
These popular programs often sell out quickly once our registration goes live. Here are 2 ways to get first dibs:
Become a member for early access to these quick-to-sell-out programs. Slide Ranch members enjoy a range of fun benefits, including early registration to family programs - with the chance to snag their tickets ahead of the crowd.
Join our email list to be the first to know when registration for these programs goes live to the public.
Family Farm Days
Fee: $35 per person; children 35 months and under are free.
Family Farm Days are exciting four-hour programs from 10:00am - 2:00pm featuring a variety of nature exploration, craft, farm and cooking activities related to the day's theme. Discover Slide Ranch's feathered, furry and wooly friends with your whole family.
Ocean Exploration: Sat, 3/16
Sheep Shearing Day: Sat, 3/23
Farm Animal Frolic: Sat, 4/6
Spring Fling: Sat, 4/27
Fee: $30 per person; children 23 months and under are free.
A popular day at the farm for families with toddlers and babies!
Toddler Days offer families with young children a special opportunity to meet farm animals, explore our garden, and take part in simple, hands-on cooking and crafting. During a sensory-rich Saturday morning, 9:30-12:00, your young children will discover textures, tastes and smells, and observe the wonders of nature! 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.
Each Toddler Day is from 9:30am - 12:00pm.
Spring Toddler Days
Toddler Day 1: Saturday, 2/16 Toddler Day 2: Saturday, 2/23
Toddler Day 3: Saturday, 3/9
Toddler Day 4: Saturday, 5/25
Additional dates may or may not be added - please join our email list to receive all the latest updates!
Fee: $95 per person; children 35 months and under are free.
Our Family Campouts offer the very special opportunity to pitch your tent at our campsite overlooking the ocean, have a campfire and wake up on the farm at Slide Ranch. 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 breakfast buffet, morning farm chores, and preparing homemade treats harvested from our organic garden.
Campout begins at 10:00am on Saturday and ends by 1:00pm on Sunday.
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.
Spring Family Campouts
Honor Mother Earth and all mothers, as we celebrate Mother's Day weekend, appreciating the gift of life and nature’s wonders. Celebrate this Mother’s Day weekend camping out together as a family at Slide Ranch.
Cob Oven Pizza Campout, Sat, 5/18- Sun, 5/19
Join the garden pizza party and celebrate farm-to-table cooking and eating! We will fire up the cob oven, harvest vegetables and herbs, make farm cheese, and eat pizza together as part of a very special family camping weekend.
Fee: $35 per person in advance, $40 per person at the gate; children 35 months and under are free.
Our beloved Spring Fling is a day-long celebration, 10am-4pm, featuring the fun variety of hands-on activities typical of a day at Slide, plus special workshops, additional guest educators, performances, delicious farm fresh food for sale and much more. Mingle with the herd of goats and sheep and milk our five lovely does and observe a sheep shearing demonstration. Feed the flocks of chickens, ducks and turkeys and enjoy their squawks, quacks and gobbles. Observe the buzzing bee hives and step into a beekeeping suit. Get crafty and dip your own candles, use natural dyes, and craft with wool from our sheep. Thresh seeds in the garden and make seed balls and garden herb tea bags to take home. Look out for whales and dazzling ocean views on our coastal trails or venture down to the tidepools. Dance a jig to live music and enjoy an organic, farm lunch. This special family day is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. We hope you’ll join us for a festive Spring Fling in this glorious green pasture, wild flower season on the coast.
Please follow signs that will direct you to park in the large pull-outs, before and after Slide Ranch, where a shuttle will take you to the ranch. Please wear layers, a sunhat and sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and bring your own water bottle, dish and silverware. We are trying to host a zero waste event!
We welcome drop-in registration at this extra special event, so please encourage all your friends and family to join. We have so many fantastic activities planned, wonderful music, glorious weather, and delicious food which will all make for a truly spectacular day here at Slide Ranch.
Thank you for joining the celebration and supporting Slide Ranch!
Saturday, April 27