Maybury Farm in Northville
Maybury Farm Location
We are loving the spring weather here.. spending as much time as we can outside. We recently visited Maybury Farm in Northville. The farm is located at 50165 8 Mile Rd. which is between Beck and Napier and just a few minutes from I96 and I275.
The Working Farm is operated by the Northville Community Foundation and is a 501(c)3. Even though Maybury Farm leases the 85-acre property of farmland and forest from the State, they receive no tax dollars from the State to operate. Guests do not need a state park pass to visit the Farm, they just pay the farm admission (subject to change).
Maybury Farm’s Mission
Maybury Farm’s mission is to connect the community to animals and agriculture. Their goal is to help students and families understand where their food and fiber comes from and as well as give them opportunities for hands-on experiences. To meet their mission goals, this working farm offers educational tours for homeschools, traditional schools, scout groups and childcare centers (and also some senior groups!). They also host 8 sessions of Farm Camp annually and will start offering preschool programming later this summer.
What we loved about Maybury Farm were all the opportunities to interact with the animals. Not only is it exciting to be able to pet goats, bunnies, horses, sheep, and other animals, but it also gives children a chance to really connect with the animals and create an understanding of how to treat them well.
This is Roger the Kid. He lived with one of the employees and was bottle-fed, so he is super friendly and loves people. Consequently, we spent a good deal of our time watching him and the girls all loved petting him.
Some of the pens were marked as available for visitors, which means that we were able to join them in their space to interact with them. During our visit, we were able to visit with the sheep and goats. Surprisingly, the goats were super friendly.
Maybury Farm also offers a play structure, hayrides, picnic areas and a small lake (where we spotted thousands of tadpoles).
Finally, the farm store offers a wide variety of toys, books, snacks and much more. The girls enjoyed wandering around looking at all they had to offer.
Farm Hours and Cost:
(Updated August 2019)
Maybury Farm is open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily membership is $3.00 per person. Children under 2 are free.
Regular Membership Fee – $60.00 for a family of 4 plus $5.00 for each additional family member. (Valid one year from the date of purchase)
Enhanced Membership Fee – $120.00 includes access to the farm and all events. (Valid one year from the date of purchase)
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