Every Friday through July 27, Yesteryear Village at the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds, in suburban West Palm Beach, is offering “City Kids on the Farm” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yesteryear Village and the Florida Department of Agriculture are cooperating to provide fun and educational Fridays through the rest of June and all of July. This summertime program is engaging and interactive.
Kids will learn about agriculture
Activities include making seed necklaces, creating a “salsa” garden, learning about animal care and horse grooming, and enjoying other ag-related activities.
Step back in time and enjoy old-fashioned games, candle-making, blacksmithing and more. Other activities include fishing clinics, water-play, clogging and even baking in a hand-made oven.
Make a reservation
Call 561-795-3110 to make reservations and to verify daily activities. Some activities do not take place every day, and plans are subject to change during inclement weather.
June 22, July 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Eat a Bug, Entomology and Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects).
June 29, July 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Barn Owls in Our Community and How They Help Farmers.
Groups of 10 or more receive a guided tour. Groups of nine and fewer can take a self-guided tour to experience Yesteryear Village and participate in hands-on activities. Bring a picnic lunch.
Costs: adults: $10 (12 and up); seniors: $7 (65+); children: $7 (6-11); kids 5 and under, free.
School groups of 10 or more: $5 for students (one teacher free for every 10 students); $10 for accompanying adults.
Directions to the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds
The fairgrounds and Yesteryear Village are at 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Take Southern Boulevard to Sansbury’s Way (west of Florida’s Turnpike). Go north to Gate 3 and enter. Go to the Archway Gate.