Have a little animal-lover in your life? A birthday is a perfect time to make them say, “AWWW!” It can be difficult during this time of COVID-19 to come up with unique ideas to celebrate your kids. Butterfield Acres Farm will hopefully be opening in July 2020 and they normally have a wide variety of birthday party options to celebrate a special day. In the meantime, check out these original options.
Butterfield Acres has a plan to come to you for your birthday, with front yard visits! One of the farmers will come to your front lawn for a 15-minute visit, while maintaining physical distancing. You can choose a Pony Visit, and for an extra-special surprise, you can book the Unicorn Sparkles! Or, choose a Goat Visit! Two goats will come to your front lawn.
If you have older kids, you might want to consider sponsoring a farm animal. Your animal lover can pick a favourite animal to support from home! They will receive monthly updates in the mail that include information on the animal, such as what they eat, what the farmers do to take care of them every day, and some fun farm stories about what they’ve been up to! Monthly updates will also include a new photo of your animal and a small farm-themed surprise item. All proceeds from your sponsorship go directly to the care of the animals, including the costs of food and veterinary care. Sponsorships are available in 3, 6, or 12-month timeframes.
Another option is to get a shout-out from the farm! The farmers at Butterfield will send someone you love a 30-second
video featuring a farm animal of your choice! They will email it to you and share it on their Facebook and Instagram Stories.
Plan now, party later! While you’re waiting for traditional birthday parties to come back, keep reading to discover some possibilities at Butterfield Acres.
Parties at the farm are available from April through September. There are four different party options to choose from (they can also be customized to meet your needs) and parties last for 3 hours. With special add-ons and the option to bring your own food or order more, birthday parties at the farm are fun for the kids and easy for the parents!
- The Basic Party Animal Package: With admission for up to 8 children and 3 adults, each child guest will receive a chop’n cone to feed to the animals. Check the schedule for the goat milking lessons and the wagon rides (both included in the package, incorporated with public visitors) and the birthday child will be invited for a photo-op in the tractor driving seat! Public pony ride tickets will be available for purchase, tickets are $2 each or 4 for $7. Spend an hour in either the Tipi or the Birthday Barn. You are able to bring your own food and drinks, and the package includes one 14″ pizza, either pepperoni or cheese. The Birthday Child will also receive a special gift from Butterfield Acres!
- Deluxe Birthday: Get everything the Basic Party package has to offer – with the addition of a PRIVATE WAGON on the tractor ride!
- Horse Crazy Party: Get everything the Basic Party package has to offer – with the addition of a PRIVATE PONY, yours for a full half hour! (You can also add a special “unicorn” upgrade.)
- Ultimate Blowout Birthday: The real deal – get everything the Basic Party package has to offer, with admission for up to 16 children and 6 adults, up to 16 chop’n cones for feeding the animals, 2 pizzas, and BOTH the private wagon on the tractor ride AND the private pony for 30 minutes!
Have a winter birthday or don’t want to head to the farm? The farm can come to your party year-round! The animals at Butterfield Acres have done some remarkable things, and they can help celebrate your birthday, too. There are four different party options.
- Mini Farm: 2 goats, 2 lambs, and 4 bunnies will come along for an hour of fun! (The combination of animals may vary depending on the weather/season.) Or, if you’d prefer, 8 of the softest bunnies will be brought along to be adored for that hour instead.
- Birthday Pony Rides: The Butterfield Acres official Birthday Pony comes to the party for a full hour (clean up included and “unicorn” upgrade available). Rides are for children weighing under 27 kg (60 lbs).
Book the Mini Farm and the Birthday Pony Rides together at a reduced rate!
- My Little Pony: An hour of grooming and picture-taking for those who are too big or a little less excited about jumping on for a ride! Perfect for children over the 27 kg (60 lbs) limit.
- Farm Corral: For larger functions, and a minimum of 2 hours, Butterfield Acres will bring even more animals! With portable fences, they’ll set up a pen for you to interact with the animals, getting up close and personal.
Give the gift of cute, fuzzy, and fun for your next family birthday! Book your birthday party online now; you will find all of this information (and more) on the Butterfield Acres website.