Activities & Resources
The Urban Farm at Stapleton254in Denver, CO 80239
about The Urban Farm at Stapleton:
The indoor teaching barn hosts numerous classes, and kids love the Children's Garden with a greenhouse, as well as the horse paddocks and small livestock enclosures.
TUF's signature program, Embracing Horses, is a very popular program in which children (ages five-18) learn to care for and ride horses. A skills-based program, children progress through a variety of levels of riding and horsemanship. The program includes opportunities for kids to ride once a week, as well as opportunities for youngsters who are interested in becoming accomplished equestriennes and in competing at local, regional, or even national levels.
TUF also offers several 4-H clubs in the state, making it possible for city kids to participate in traditional livestock projects.
TUF offers tours to classrooms; customized tours can also be arranged. Birthday parties are a big hit here: Kids can spend two hours taking a farm tour, hay ride, and pony ride. Parties start at $175 and are best suited to children ages four to nine.