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Fosterfields Farm in Morristown NJ

Since 2008 we’ve scoured NJ for playgrounds and places to bring the kids to have fun, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm has been in our list for quite some time, but we just never got a chance to go.

Well, finally the day had come, I took my 11y, 9y and 7y to this Morris County farm that delighted and engaged the kids despite the hot summer sun. The staff is dressed in the time period of the early 1900s, and were extremely friendly and even allowed us to perform some of the chores like watering the herb garden, churning butter, and if we got there earlier we could have picked the eggs, or milk the cows!

Update: Talked to Joan today and she mentioned that the typical schedule was the corn cracking (feeding chickens takes place at 1:30pm & 2:30pm, egg collecting happens at 3pm.

August 2016

13th- 1030-11:30 & 1-2pm  – Dig Spuds (digging up potatoes)

21st- Butterflies at the Cottage

27th- Meet the Irish Servant at the Willows- cooking on a wood stove

28th – Handcranking ice cream on Sundae- little sample for the kids!

Another family enjoyed hand washing clothes and putting them on the line, I have to say it was a great escape from the digital age, and the kids were enamored with the 1 week old piglets.
Definitely recommend this trip to our friends, the staff are friendly and although not a petting zoo, my kids really enjoyed seeing the animals, and plan on coming back in late October to hopefully see a baby calf. Check out our pictures from our trip. Thanks to Linda and Jane (Sorry if I got one of the names wrong!)

Hours and Admission to Fosterfields Living Historical Farms:

All persons must register for a tour at the reception desk and receive a separate ticket. Regular Farm Admission (including The Willows): $6 Adults; $5 Senior Citizens (age 65 and up); $4 Children ages 4 -16; $2 Children ages (2 & 3), and Free for children under age 2 and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill members with current membership card. Special event fees apply. Call 973-326-7645 for more information.

April 1 through June 30, 2016 Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and closed Sundays and Mondays. July 1 through October 30, 2016 Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Last admittance to the farm is at 4 pm. Except for certain special events, the site is closed November through March.

For more information go to their site: http://morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/fosterfields/

Special Tips:

Don’t go mid afternoon, the events start as early as noon/1pm, and you can see demonstrations which we missed.

Shaded Picnic areas are there, also patriots path to walk around, too sunny for us today!

For the Pokemon Go traveler, the Fosterfields Visitor Center is a Pokemon Gym.  See last photo below for map.

 

Fosterfields Morris County

Fosterfields here we come!

Fosterfields Farm

Fosterfields’ Visitor’s Center

Inside the Visitors Center at Fosterfields.

Inside the Visitors Center at Fosterfields.

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Beautiful farm

Beautiful farm

Why hello there!

Why hello there!

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Churning butter!

Churning butter!

The highlight for my kids on our July 2016 visit to Fosterfields, were these 1 week old piglets.

The highlight for my kids on our July 2016 visit to Fosterfields, were these 1 week old piglets.

Baaaaaa!

Baaaaaa!

Pumping water for the herbal garden

Pumping water for the herbal garden

Family doing the laundry

Family doing the laundry

fosterfields pokestop map

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Visitor Center is a Pokemon Gym

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