Open Tuesdays

Visit with our farm animals, make a fun farm-themed craft or activity, explore the gardens and enjoy the site!

Time: Gates are open from 5pm – 7pm every second Tuesday from May to October! Register online then come for the full 2 hours or just for a short visit.

Entry Fee: Only $7.50 per person! Friend of the Farm members are free!

Please Note: Smoking and alcohol are not permitted on our property. Registration closes at 12:00PM on the day of Open Tuesday.

 

For any questions regarding our Open Tuesdays, please feel free to contact us at events@stecklehomestead.ca.

October 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to show proof of vaccination to participate?

Provincial restrictions are constantly evolving, but as it stands now, you are not required to present proof of vaccination to participate.

We have modified our Open Tuesdays so the entire event is held outdoors.

What COVID-19 restrictions will be in place?

Covid-19 social restrictions are in place and need to be adhered to by all visitors. Visitors exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms are requested to refrain from visiting the farm.

Visitor numbers to the Farm and limited, and booking is mandatory. No visitors will be allowed entry to the farm without a booking.

Do you require advance notice for visits from larger groups?

For parties of 10 or more planning to attend on one of our Open Tuesdays (May through October), please call the day before your visit.

If you would like to schedule a group tour on a different day, please call for more information.

Will I be able to explore the barnyard and paddock areas?

Absolutely! We ask that you respect fencing and not go into the animal pens. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

May I bring my dog when I visit?

Please leave your furry friends at home. We do not know the vaccination history of your pet, and don’t want to take the risk of anything being introduced to the farm.

If you do come with a dog, we will not allow access to the farm until your pup is returned home safely. We do not tolerate animals being left in vehicles in the parking lot!

Service dogs with proper vests and identification are welcome on-site, but may not enter animal paddocks.

What is appropriate footwear for my visit?

You will be in a barnyard setting with loose animals, and you may encounter wet and/or uneven terrain. We suggest that you wear closed-toe footwear.

Will I be able to feed the animals?

There are opportunities to feed the animals with the supervision of staff. However, please do not attempt to feed the animals unless instructed as they are each on special diets.

Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site