Looking for something new AND fun to do with your kids this summer? Try the dairy farm!
DISCLAIMER: if your children are dairy-free, lactose intolerant, or allergic to dairy then this probably isn’t the right field trip for you.
I’ve decided to go through my own list of things to do outside of the house, and document how they went! Read on for our adventure to the local dairy farm, #3 on the list!
Traditional kid-friendly farms get most of the attention, but for an equally (if not more) fun experience, check out
the nearest dairy farm in town! We are lucky to have one less than 30 minutes away, that also houses a little cafe. This is the best way to entice
little explorers into excitement – just offer chocolate milk. I’m a HUGE fan of chocolate milk, not only for my girls but also for myself. It’s a great way for them to get protein, vitamins including Calcium and vitamin D, and I feel better about giving it as a “treat” instead of candy or just plain chocolate.
Even better, this trip can be as long or as short as you want to make it! Do what works for your schedule and your sanity 🙂
Depending upon the day and the hours of the farm, you may be able to get a short tour. If not, see if you can walk around yourself to visit the cows, take a look at the equipment, and get a bit of exercise running around the open space. If your kids are older, this is a great opportunity to teach them about where there milk, yogurt, or ice cream comes from. You can teach them about the different smells and sights on your drive to more rural countryside.
We ended up buying a small jug of chocolate milk, so we could bring some home. They also offered cheap refills for the next time we stop by the farm. Our little ones couldn’t get enough of the fresh vanilla ice cream, so make sure to bring bibs, wipes, and be prepared for a sticky mess!
We enjoyed the [chocolate] milk so much, we’ve already been back twice to fill up! It’s more of a drive than to the grocery store, but we value supporting our local dairy and using it as a fun learning experience every time we stop by.
Got milk? Drink up!