Explore Nature and Discover Farm Life
Immerse yourself in nature and learn about life on a working farm at the 55-acre Sunflower Farm near Longmont. As an educational demonstration farm, the property welcomes families and children to learn, laugh, play, jump, dream, and interact with animals. The list of activities at Sunflower Farm is nearly endless so you and your kids won’t get bored easily. With programs, events, and camps, there’s always something new to discover at Sunflower Farm.
Sunflower Farm Kids Programs
Education is at the heart of Sunflower Farm’s mission and has been since 2005. The programs are geared toward early-childhood and school-age learners and help kids better understand and appreciate the natural world. The Sprouthouse Preschool for kids ages 3-5 gets children acquainted with farm animals for the first time, teaches them about compost, helps them harvest sunflowers, and much more. The school-age farm program for kids 5-8 is also primarily outdoors, but lets kids start to carve their own path on the farm. It’s a self-directed program that lets children pursue their interests and dive deeper into life on a working farm.
Although Sunflower Farm is an educational farm, there are hours set aside for the public to visit on weekends. People of all ages can interact directly with goats, sheep, llamas, cows, alpaca, chickens, and horses. Visiting the farm animals is enough to tempt most people, but that’s not all Sunflower Farm has to offer. There’s a John Deere tractor and an old airplane to explore, sandboxes, tire swings, bicycles, and haybales. During colder months you can toast marshmallows by a bonfire and in warmer months you can enjoy water activities. Farmfest at Sunflower Farm is a great way to get outside and experience the best nature that Longmont has to offer!
Plan Your Visit
Sunflower Farm is located at 11150 Prospect Rd, Longmont, CO 80504, on the southern edge of the city of Longmont. The kids’ programs and camps at Sunflower Farm are seasonal, so you’ll have to check the website to see when registration opens. If you want to attend the public Farmfest, you have to reserve a spot in advance on the website as well. The Farmfest sessions run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, usually on Saturdays and Sundays. If you go to Farmfest, note that pets aren’t allowed and you should bring your picnic lunch with you, as the farm doesn’t serve food.