Down on the Farm returns to the Darien Nature Center this Saturday to offer old-fashioned fun for the entire family to Darien.  The event is from 10 to 2, and the fee is  $10 child; $5 adult. Advanced tickets are available online. No refunds in case of inclement weather. Tickets also available at the door.

Rain date is May 28.

Whole Foods Market will be serving a picnic barbecue lunch. Pony rides, a petting zoo, climb aboard a tractor, “travel to the treetops”, scavenger hunt on the trails, a photo booth, old-fashioned picnic games, face painting and more!

Tickets for this year’s raffle are $10 each and available at the Darien Nature Center.

  • Free pony rides, barnyard animals and petting zoo, featuring sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys and ducks, will be sure to thrill children.  Lots of farm equipment, donated by Fox Hill Builders, will also be on hand for climbing and exploring.

  • Almstead Tree and Shrub Care will oversee the popular “travel to the treetops” which will hoist children up high above Cherry Lawn Park. Children will get a bird’s eye view of their favorite park from the branches of the trees next to the Darien Nature Center.

  • Extreme Farmer Games will get children active and busy with some exciting outdoor exercises on the lawn.

  • Live DJ and dancing will keep the party hopping.

  • Facepainting will surely bring smiles to children’s faces.

  • Trail maps and guided tours of the Darien Nature Center trails will delight children with an exploration of nature’s beautiful treasures tucked right within their own back yard.

  • Children of all ages can join us in creating patriotic Memorial Day crafts which will decorate the Darien Nature Center parade truck.

  • Pop up shops by Lulu’s Pies and Neat.

The drawing is Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. during the Down On The Farm event at Cherry Lawn Park.

More info: dariennaturecenter.org