We look forward to seeing you at Fox Farm!
To make reservations or if you have questions you can contact us to at
803-356-4052 (must include area code when dialing) or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please make sure you contact us to make an appointment before visiting so that we can accomodate you. We stay very busy most Saturdays and only have extra staff available to show you around our activities during specific times of the day.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can we bring treats for the horses?
Sure, the horses love apples, carrots and sugar cubes. Our other farm animals will enjoy the extra treats if you are interested in feeding them also. A staff member will be happy to help you.
2. Is there a refrigerator and freezer available?
Yes; just let us know when you arrive and we'll be happy to keep things cool for you.
3. How many picnic tables are available in the picnic shelter?
There are three 6foot long picnic tables under the shelter. There are two additional tables available for presents or serving food. Let us know ahead of time if you need more and we will try to accommodate.
4. Can parents ride the horses?
Sure; either with a child or on their own.
5. Can we bring our own food if we do not want to do the weenie roast?
Yes, you are welcome to bring any food, drink or decorations you want. Please do not bring confetti as part of your decorations.
6. Can we come early to set up?
You are welcome to come 15minutes prior to the start of your party to set up.
7. What if it rains?
If it is light rain or drizzle we can still complete all of our activities. (As long as you don't mind getting a little wet.) If there are scattered showers we can try to rearrange our activities to work around the showers if possible. But, if it is a storm or heavy rain there isn't a whole lot we can do since all of our activities take place outdoors. With heavy rain the kids are welcome to sit on the horses in the barn for pictures and we can take a covered hay ride. If you prefer not to get wet, and want to cancel you must let us know at least 2 hours prior to the start of your party and we can refund your deposit.
8. Do you have a grill?
Yes, we do have a grill available for rent for $5. Make sure you tell us if you want to use the grill when you reserve your party.
9. What is the layout for a basic birthday party?
Parties begin with 30-40 minutes of horse rides, followed by a hay ride and a visit to our petting zoo. These activities typically take no longer than 1hour 15minutes. The remaining time is for you to do cake, gifts, etc... at the picnic shelter. Parties are scheduled for 2 hours. Please try not to exceed 2 hours as we usually have other parties scheduled to use the picnic shelter later in the day.
10. What if we need extra time for our party?
Extra time can only be added to parties starting at 2:15, 3:00 and 4:00. You must let us know when you reserve your party that you want extra time. The cost is an additional $30 per 30 minute increment added to your 2 hour party. If you need extra time and your party starts earlier in the day, just let us know and we can storten some of the activities to allow you extra time at the picnic area. We will be as flexible as possible without imposing on other parties on the farm.
11. Why don't you plant flowers with the flower pot painting activity any more?
We no longer operate our nursery so we do not have flowers available for planting.
12. Can we bring our family to visit the farm?
Yes, Please call or email us to set up a time to come visit if you are interested in bringing your family.
Unfortunately if you show up and we are not expecting you we may not have staff or time available to show you around the farm. Our animals stay in their pasture when we do not have groups scheduled to visit and are not available to be pet or fed by the public at other times.
The cost is $6.00 per child for a horse ride, hay ride, and visit to our petting zoo. Horse rides are only available on Saturdays.
We are only open on Saturdays, unless you are visiting during the week with a group who has scheduled a visit in advance with us.
13. Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept credit/debit cards, cash or check. (Credit/debit cards do have tax added to them through the program we use. Cash&check do not have additional tax.)
14. What times do you offer parties on Saturdays?
We offer parties at 10:00, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00 and 4:00. We are not open on Sunday.
15. Do you offer discounts?
Sorry, no we do not offer any discounts.
16. What days of the week are you open?
We offer birthday parties on Saturday mornings and afternoons. We are closed on Sundays. We are open during the week for groups (minimum of 10kids) who wish to come out for a field trip. You must schedule your trip with us in advance (email@example.com) because we only have staff available when a group is scheduled to visit the farm. Horse rides are not available on weekdays unless specifically requested by a group when the field trip is scheduled.
17. When do we need to pay?
Please pay the $30 deposit when you confirm and reserve a date/time for a party with us. This ensures that your party date/time is saved for you. If your deposit is not received within 7days of booking your reservation will be cancelled. We will notify you when your deposit is received. If you are do not receive notification or have questions please contact us asap. You can pay the rest of the payment on the day of your party.
If you are with a school group, mom's group, etc...(not a birthday party), you can pay your full payment on the day of your event.
Please do not pay anything until you have a date and time reserved with us over the phone or through email. 803-356-4052 or firstname.lastname@example.org
18. Do your animals stay in the small enclosures they are in all of the time?
No, all of our animals seen in a small pen (sheep, bull, horse, donkey and llama) are only there when we have visitors on the farm. They all stay in a larger fenced in area when the farm is not open.
19. Are your animals vetted?
Yes, all of our animals are regularly vetted.
20. Is there a minimum or maximum number of attendees at a birthday party?
There is no minimum or maximum; you may bring as many or as few people as you like.
21. Why do you not offer the discounted picnic area any longer?
We have added an additional covered picnic area and no longer need the open area.
22. Are electrical outlets available at the picnic areas?
Yes.there are electrical outlets available if you need to use them.
23. Do horse riders at your farm need to wear any specific clothing or gear to ride?
No, you are welcome to wear regular clothes. The horses are led by a lead rope in a slow walk along a short trail. No need to special attire.
24. Is there a minimum or maximum age to ride the horses?
No, there are no age requirements. Small kids are welcome to ride double with an adult or another child if that makes them more comfortable. Adults attending birthday parties are welcome to ride the horses as long as time allows.
Important Information for Field Trips
Unfortunately, when groups arrive late it inconveniences the groups that follow. In an effort to provide the best field trip possible for all, we have had to institute ‘late arrival fees’ as stated below.
0-15 minutes late –No Fee
16-30 minutes late - $10 Fee
31-45 minutes late - $20 Fee
46 or more minutes late – Trip Cancelled $30 Fee
Please allow plenty of travel times to insure you arrive on time
To schedule a trip – Please call us at 803-356-4052 or via e-mail at email@example.com .
Check the Map/ Directions page to view directions to Fox Farm.
We hope to see you soon!!
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