Testimonials

 

“We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Little Farmers. Our instructor Katie did a wonderful job choosing activities that were age-appropriate and fun! The pacing was also great, not too long or too short for each activity. My son especially enjoyed helping cook his own snack each week and playing in the barn. It was nice to have a focus or theme each week and to see different animals each time. We packed a picnic and enjoyed the Steckle grounds after class on a couple of occasions. Thank you!”
– Anita

“I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful birthday party we had. Allie was so friendly and was great with the kids and the activities were just right for the kids! Although it ended up being a small party everyone had a great time! All the guests mentioned that it was a great birthday party. Even my son keeps saying that it was the best birthday party and it was “so fun”. Thanks for your help arranging the party and I will definitely be recommending Steckle Heritage Farm to my friends. ”
– Michelle

“I just wanted to let you know that R, and all of our guests, children and adults included, had a blast at the party yesterday! … [It] was really the perfect mix of activities/structure to keep the kids busy and engaged, and downtime for socializing and having snacks. All of our Toronto guests said they didn’t have anything like it at home, which is saying something! The look on R’s face when everyone was in the tractor and it began to move was totally priceless-he was in heaven! He was also very excited to see your turkey again, as he loved meeting her last summer. Thank you so very much for everything!”
– Sarah

“We just wanted to thank you SO much for making O’s Birthday such a fantastic day. We really appreciate all of your efforts to make it a huge success, in spite of the bumps the weather created. We love the farm so much and all that it stands for, so thank you so much for allowing us to share that with O and his friends.”
– Jessica

“We just wanted to say thank you to Steckle farm and Julia for a great birthday party for M and R. Julia was wonderful with the kids. We can see how she will be a great teacher. We also owe a thank you to the animals for letting us visit with them! We all fell in love with TeeTee who stayed with us for most of the tour and allowed us to pet her often. Have a great summer and thank you again.”
– Tonya and Kristina

“The two weeks that A was at camp (with K) were the best of our summer as she was so happy and loved every minute of it. She will be back in October, AND definitely next summer. I am hopeful she can be a junior leader (in training?) if she has matured a bit more. I think she would thrive.”
– Kathy

“N had a great birthday party on Sunday! Everyone had a great time. It was fun and educational, so parents also enjoyed it too. We will come visit your farm again in the near future!”
-Sophia

“I would like to thank you both for a wonderful day. By all accounts, everyone had a great time. And your respective staff were both professional, and in the case of Steckle, engaging for the children. The casualness of the day was very relaxing for me having organized the event for my company, but also for our staff and their families.”
– Karin (Corporate event)

“We had a fantastic experience and I would recommend this program to other people. My child had a wonderful time petting the animals, learning about farm life, and riding the wagon!”
– Arug (Little Farmers)

“Thank you for such a great hands-on experience on the farm. C just loves the farm and we will see you at Open Tuesdays through the rest of the summer. Keep up the good work.”
– Lindsay (Little Farmers)

“We had a fabulous 8 weeks at Steckle. It truly is one of my favourite places to come and explore with the kids. Lorie did a fantastic job with the kids. We all enjoyed her engaging, kind nature. She always had great activities planned and really took the time to get to know the kids. Thank you so much for a great session!”
– Sarah (Little Farmers)

“Thank you for an amazing evening–you and your team put together an amazing event…all in the midst of tornado warnings! The games, Erik Traplin, and the food were amazing–it was a lovely way for us to spend our daughter’s 3rd birthday! ”
– Tracy (Farmers Picnic)

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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