• Programs at Kelsey Creek Farm

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    Kelsey Creek Farm - The farm's programs emphasize its uniqueness, with children's recreational programs, seasonal camps, pony care and farm experience classes, farm-themed tours, and many volunteer opportunities. 

    Little Farmers

    Join us for hands-on fun in the barnyard with your 2-3-year-old. Classes will feature chickens, goats, barn chores, feeding, petting and taking a pony ride – all the fun is right here! Children team up with a parent/adult to actively participate in this class. Come dressed to play outside and get dirty! Siblings under two are welcome in front or back packs.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $50/resident and $58/nonresident
    • Ages: 2-3 Y
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    Farm Explorers
    Join us for a farm adventure featuring animal care, barn chores, a pony ride and baking yummy snacks. This drop-off program is designed for the independent 3-5 year-old. Curriculum is integrated with seasonal themes, arts and crafts, stories and animal interaction. Children must be potty trained.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $75/resident and $90/nonresident
    • Ages: 3-5 Y
    • Dates:
      • September 13–27, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.,  Monday  Register Here
      • September 15–29, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Wednesday  Register Here
      • October 4–18, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday  Register Here
      • October 6–20, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday  Register Here

    Private Trail Rides
    Your child will get to ride one of our adorable ponies on a private ride through the trails at Kelsey Creek Farm! Your child will learn the basics of horseback riding and experience the farm in a whole new way! Parents/guardians may choose to walk along, but no strollers allowed.

    Firs on the Farm
    The trees at the farm have a story to tell! In this class, we’ll learn about Kelsey Creek Farm’s most common tree, the Douglas-fir. We’ll learn about their lifecycle, why they’re important and how to plant their seeds. We’ll do a tree-themed craft and you’ll get to plant your own seeds to take home. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $25/resident and $30/nonresident
    • Ages: 4–8 Y
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    Apples for All
    Enjoy a fall morning on the farm in the company of our animals while learning about which animals love apples. Activities include animal petting, crafts and snack time with a story. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $30/resident and $36/nonresident
    • Ages: 4–8 Y
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    Giggles with Goats

    Our goats love to go for walks, and you can come with us! In this class, we’ll put leashes on the goats and go for a walk around the farm. Your child will have fun exploring the barnyard through the eyes of our goats. After our goat walk, we’ll come inside the barn to learn about goats and create a craft to take home. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $25/resident and $30/nonresident
    • Ages: 4–8 Y
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    Sheep and Pumpkins
    Sheep love pumpkins and we think you will too! Children get to make pumpkin treats, go on a scavenger hunt, do a craft and learn about which animals at Kelsey Creek Farm like pumpkins. Each child will pick out a pumpkin to take home. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $30/resident and $36/nonresident
    • Ages: 4–8 Y
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    Who’s Chicken
    Come make a chicken friend at Kelsey Creek Farm! We’ll meet the chickens, gather eggs and learn how to take care of chickens. We’ll also meet one of our ducks and we’ll compare the differences between ducks and chickens. Your child will get to create a chicken-themed craft to take home. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $25/resident and $30/nonresident
    • Ages: 4–7 Y
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    Painting with Chickens

    Create a painting in partnership with our chicken artists! Children will work with a chicken to create a fun, colorful piece of artwork combining your child's creativity with the footprints of one of our resident chickens. Children also get to pet the chicken artists and feed them some yummy treats. All activities will be inside, but dress warm because the barn is not heated. The nontoxic children's finger paint is washable, but wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $25/resident and $30/nonresident
    • Ages: 4–8 Y
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    After School Volunteers

    Assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with farm chores and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers will be working outside exposed to animals, hay, vegetation, and dust. Participants must be capable of understanding and following directions. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $10/resident and $12/nonresident
    • Ages: 12–18 Y
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    Saturday Morning Volunteers

    Assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with farm chores and learn responsible animal care. You need to have a tolerance for being outside and working in a farm environment, including exposure to animals, hay, vegetation and dust. Participants must be capable of understanding and following directions. Volunteers need to be able to attend the first two weeks of the program. Maximum of 1 day per week sign up per participant. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $10/resident and $12/nonresident
    • Ages: 15–18 Y
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    Adult Farm Volunteers

    This is an opportunity to learn about livestock care and farm maintenance, as volunteers assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with daily operations, animal chores and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers will be working outside, exposed to animals, hay, vegetation and dust. They will work independently and be physically active. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number.
     

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: none
    • Ages: 18 Y and up
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    Special Event Volunteers

    Assist with children's activities and other event tasks at our annual Farm Fair. Volunteers need to be able to follow directions, be comfortable in crowds and be on their feet in all types of weather. Participants must register by September 24, 2021 and be 18 or older. For more information, email us at kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov, or 425-452-7688. No day-of-event registrations will be accepted. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number which must be submitted by Sept. 24, 2021.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: None
    • Ages: 18 Y and up
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    Farm Animal Pen Pals

    Are you curious about what Kelsey Creek Farm’s animals are up to? Sign up for this program to receive a letter from one of our adorable farm animals! When you sign up, your animal will send you a letter and a photograph of him/herself. If you send a letter in reply to your farm animal, you will receive a customized letter in return. For each purchase, you will receive a picture of your animal, a self-addressed envelope, and up to two letters.

    Animal choices: Rascal the Pony, Jackson the Cat, Harriet the Bunny, Eleanor the Duck

    Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

    Bring your family to the Farm and enjoy our Fall Festival. Event features include tractor-pulled wagon rides, live entertainment, pick-a-pumpkin already gathered from the vine but in a farm pasture, farm animals, pony rides and much more. No entrance fee, cost varies by activity. Free shuttle service from Wilburton Park & Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park.

    Please note: no pets allowed on shuttle bus or in the barnyard areas.

    For more information call 425-452-7688 or e-mail kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: No entrance fees. Costs vary for food & activities
    • Ages: all ages welcome
    • No registration necessary
    • Date:
      • October 2, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday