Frequently Asked Questions about our Birthday Parties.

Q: When are your parties?

A: We currently offer parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Our available party times are 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.

Q: How many kids can come?

A: As many as you'd like! Our party packages include 12 kids and we charge per additional child. Participating children are counted in the grand total for your party. Adults are not counted, but we do ask that if there are a lot of adults, they visit together while party hosts take the kids around the farm for animal interactions. Infants/littles that do not participate in the main activity are not counted.

Q: Is the party package the same price if there are less than 10 kids?

A: Yes, any amount of kids up to the 10th one are including in the $385 base package price. Any kids past 10 guests are $15 each.
 

Q: What do you do in cases of rain/bad weather?

A: Farmers work in all kinds of weather! We always expect guests to dress accordingly for being outside, on a farm, in rainy/wet/muddy conditions as it calls for. In light rain, we still walk to see all of the animals. In heavier rain, we bring animals in the barn for interactions. Picnic tables are in the barn for food/cake. The craft activities and gem mining activities can also be done whether it is raining or not.

Q: Can we bring food/drink?

A: Any food/drink is permissible on the farm. Alcoholic beverages are allowed (wine or beer). If you are getting food delivered, we recommend that the delivery arrives one our into the party, as that's usually when we begin to eat.

Q: What is the flow of a party like?

A: Our parties begin with a guided farm tour wherein we will visit each of our animal pastures. Children and adults will be able to feed and interact with the animals. We will then wash our hands and begin the main activity of your choosing- Gem mining, Craft, Fishing, etc. When we are done, you will have about 45 minutes left to eat cake and celebrate the birthday guest!

Q: What is provided?

A: We provide plates, forks, napkins, cups, lemonade and water for the kids in attendance. Two gallons of water and one gallon of lemonade will be provided.

Q: What animals do you have?

A: We have ponies, donkeys, alpacas, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and pigs! Guests will get up close and personal with our animals and have a real hands-on experience.

Q: Can Pony Painting be substituted for the main activity?

A: No. Pony Painting and Pony Rides require additional staff and are not interchangeable with the other activities.

Q: How do people decorate?

A: This is all up to you! You can get as wild or as natural as you want. There are standard picnic tables for seating and you are welcome to bring tablecloths. If you bring decorations to hang, please bring the proper tape, string, etc. to hang. We do not allow balloons at 1870 Farm!

Q: How do I book a party?

A: Send us an email with the date and time that you are interested in and we will send you our party brochure to start the booking process and let you know availability!

OldMillFarmDurham.com

8913 NC Highway 751 South

Durham, NC

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8794 NC Highway 751

919.241.3340

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