Private and interactive tours provide families with the opportunity to get up close and personal with all of our farm animals. You can cuddle bunnies of all ages in our bunny burrow, bottle feed baby goats, pet and feed our pigs, goats, cows, chickens, and horses! Best of all, free pony/horseback rides! A one time donation of $50 includes the entire immediate family regardless of size and grandparents are always welcome to join in the fun at no extra cost! You can rest easy knowing there are no extra unexpected expenses as everything you need (including animal feed) is included!
*follow the Bel Laurel Farm page on Facebook for amazing discounts and holiday specials as well as upcoming special events!
Packages include a large covered barn with seating, food and beverage station (drinks provided) and access to the entire farm, petting zoo areas, and pony/horseback rides for two hours! You may decorate yourself in advance or ask about options to hire our amazing professional party planner to handle decorations, catering, and more for an additional fee.
$$ Costs/ Fees varies
New Years countdown (January 1st)
Valentines venue (mid february),
kids crafts (throughout year and by reservation)
Photo shoot mini cessions (March with photographers availabilities)
Spring fling/kids crafts and more! (April)
Easter egg hunt (reserved by group times)
Unicorn day (early May)
Mother’s Day brunch and farm fun! (May)
Father’s Day food and farm fun! (June)
Crafting, summer, and day camps (June/ July/ August)
Fall festival (September-early October)
Halloween trick or treating and costume contest (October weekends)
Christmas at the farm (weekends in December) with Santa visits and so much more!
*Special Events for most major holidays as well as ‘unicorn’ and craft days are often planned at very special prices (sometimes free!) and will be announced on the Bel Laurel Facebook farm page in advance. (Like and follow Bel Laurel Farm if you haven’t already so you don’t miss out on any fun!
Can be scheduled at anytime throughout the year. Many experienced local photographers have used our gorgeous property for some truly unique family photo sessions. Please contact your favorite artist or one of our preferred venders to schedule your next family photos anytime of year!
While we typically do not provide more advanced lessons l, we can refer you to nearby lesson programs with some amazing trainers. If you are interested in experience and riding opportunities after demonstrating basic riding knowledge (English or western riding) we do sometimes offer arena time with one of our resident horses for you to practice with at $40 per hour of ride time. Appointments required in advance. Dressage mirrors in arena and small cavaletti jump courses available as well as a few trails on property.
Twice a month Bel Laurel farm holds paint and sip events to help raise money for our nonprofit sanctuary. Dates to be announced. Your tax free donation will secure your spot in a comfortable barn receiving instruction from a very talented local artist to paint one of several farm animals. Art supplies, canvas, lots of sangria, refreshments, and even a sketches keepsake wine glass to take home along with your artistic masterpiece will be provided. A great time, and a great deal all while helping to support a worthwhile local nonprofit! Don’t forget, each event allows all the animal interaction you would like throughout the evening!
various cool farm crafts with instructions and supplies provided promise your youth a safe and wholesome experience expressing their artistic talent all while learning more about farm animals and having the opportunity to interact with and get to know some of our most loving resident animals!
Times and dates will be posted in advance on the farm Facebook page or private groups can be requested by contacting the farm at (757) 585-4143.
When school is out, and kids need unique day camps, look no further! Your child can pay for one day or a discounted weekly rate to spend time learning proper animal care at the farm. Sibling discounts and multi week discounts are available. Lessons include basic nutrition, grooming, and maintenance as well as horseback riding basics at the walk, trot, and canter as their abilities and interest allow! Staff supervision at all times allows inclusion of special needs children, younger siblings, and discounted (sometimes sponsored camp expenses! Your child will leave tired, dirty, strong, and confident after tremendous growth, understanding farm life as well the many benefits to the hard work involved in keeping and working a functional farm!
Proms, dances, weddings, family reunions, graduation parties, company team building events, and so much more have been hosted at the farm. Please contact Bel Laurel directly at (757) 585-4143 for more information about booking the entire farm for almost any event you can imagine. Our talented event coordinator and planner can help you determine the best and most affordable option for your specific needs.
Discount options for any large groups wishing to visit Bel Laurel Farm for tours and educational experiences. Staff will guide you and explain some of the many aspects involved in farm life. Get hands on experience in recycling, composting, animal care and resources, self-sufficiency, foraging, and so much more!