Family Days will be available again in 
May 2022.

Family Days

Let the kids see a real farm-and all the baby animals- in a safe country space.

Families will enjoy the farm in their own family bubble on a self-guided tour.

Distancing and fresh air make this a safe and fun outing.

Limited capacity.

Booking required

We are open most

Fridays and Saturdays

in May, June and July.

We are currently closed.

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What can we do at the farm?

- hold a baby chick

- cuddle baby kittens and bunnies

- pet baby goats

- have a pony ride

- see a sheep sheared

- milk a goat

- see a cow with her calf

- watch the pigs roll in the mud

- take a hayride through the pasture

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Each station will accommodate a family group and

all visits will be self-guided.

The farm will close at 3. 

Activities (rides, shearing, milking) will end around 2:00.

 

Admission

The cost for the day is

$10 pp weekdays

$12 pp Saturdays/holidays

Payment upon arrival.

Tickets are required for each person.

(babies under 12 months are free

and do not require a ticket) 

All activities included in admission.  

Hours

OPEN 10 - 3

 

Arrivals are at 10 am and 12 noon.

Location

Morning Sound Farm is located near Sanford, just southwest of Winnipeg.

Far enough away from the city to be in the country, not so far that you hear "Are we there yet?" a dozen times.

 

Our Facility

RAIN or SHINE

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Lots of indoor activities make your day fun no matter what the weather, so we will be open!

ACCESSIBILITY

There are level grass and gravel walkways and an accessible washroom stall with a large change table, as well as close parking if requested.

Flush toilet stalls, running water for handwashing and bottle filling water taps with drinking water will keep everyone happy and hydrated.

We don't sell any food, so bring a picnic.  Picnic tables and blankets are provided close to the playground with a sheltered alternate area for weather.

There is no smoking anywhere on the property, so plan to walk out to the road if you need to smoke.

Loose chickens, enough said!

LUNCH TIME

NO SMOKING

FLUSH TOILETS

NO PETS

Frequently asked questions

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What ages are the tours appropriate for?


Because our tour is very hands-on and conversational in nature, we adapt to suit the needs of each age group. For a preschool class, we present answers to the questions they have in an engaging and brief way. For elementary students, we expand the answers to challenge their thinking about food, animals and agriculture. High school students and adults will always learn something new about the world of farming. "I love that every year I learn something new. Your continuing self education is evident." E. M., parent group organizer (2018) Our Family Days are also perfect for the very youngest children and are self-guided.




How long is the tour?


The tours usually run from 10 am to 2 pm on weekdays. We are flexible if you need to start a little later or end sooner- we can adjust the amount of time each segment needs so you won't miss anything. Each segment can run 30-45 minutes.




When are tours offered?


We offer tours on weekdays, May through July. The farm is closed August through April. We’re also closed Mondays in July. Our Family Days are open to the public and are on weekends or holidays.




Can anyone come on a tour?


All tours must be pre-booked and are for groups only. A group is approximately 30 people or more and a group minimum charge will apply. Call 204-736-3460 or email info@morningsoundfarm.com to book ahead. If you don't have a group, you can sign up for our email updates below, and we'll let you know when we have an Open House tour that does not require a group. Our Family Days are open to the public and do not require a group or pre-booking.




When should I book my field trip?


Since we fill up early, you can book a date as soon as you like for the following season. To get a good selection of dates, it is recommended to book for May and June by March and for July by mid-May. However, it is still worth calling on short notice, since there are sometimes last minute openings.




What is the cost?


The cost is $8.00 per person, which includes GST, for both children and adults. Infants up to 12 months are free. This is our group rate, since we only take bookings from groups.




What is the tour schedule?


The tour has four parts and each takes 30-45 minutes. Your group will have two parts before lunch and two parts after lunch. Lunch break can be from 11:30 to 12:30, depending on circumstances. These are the four tour parts: Mr. Farmer’s tour– You will see Mr. Farmer shear a sheep and you can ask him questions about their wool, then he will milk the goat before giving everyone a chance to try it for yourself. Mrs. Farmer’s tour– We will feed the chickens and learn about eggs, then we will wind through the cattle chute, see a big cow and her calf. In the big barn, we all have a chance to pet lambs and goats, and to hold chicks. You will see the mother rabbits and and sometimes newborn baby rabbits. The Small Barn– Enjoy the barn where you see the piglets, hold chicks, and the climb to the hayloft to cuddle the other baby animals. And this is when you get your very own pony ride. The Hayride– Ride on a wagon with bales pulled by a tractor to see the pastures and herds of the farm. This is weather permitting and will be substituted by another activity if there is rain.




What happens in bad weather?


All of our tour dates go ahead rain or shine. We have lots of indoor activities that will keep kids and animals dry, allowing everyone to have a great time. On any day, no matter what the weather, it is extremely important to dress for the weather. Spending four solid hours outside requires planning ahead. On a cool, windy day, it is perfectly reasonable to wear parkas, mittens and touques. We also have a bin full of extra parkas available for kids who are underdressed. Adults are the most likely to be uncomfortable, since kids usually stay active. Please wear windproof clothing and lots of layers. On a rainy day, or after a rainy day, rubber boots are recommended. Since we don't make groups stand out in the rain, rain jackets and umbrellas are not as important as warm clothes. On a very hot day, we encourage frequent water breaks (we have excellent water available at a water fountain or from a bottle filler tap). We also make sure to keep our activities in the shade or indoors. Bringing along a spray bottle for misting the group is recommended.





Family Days 2021

What is the farm doing to stop the spread of COVID-19?


We are opening to a limited number of families. Each family will need to stay together in their 2m bubble and remain distanced from others for the whole visit. Each family group must be under the currently mandated group size limit. We will reduce high-touch surfaces and disinfect the necessary ones frequently throughout the day. No visitors or staff who are at all sick will be in attendance. As usual when handling animals, frequent hand-washing is encouraged before, during and after your visit. We have running water and soap stations throughout the farm.




What about bad weather?


All of our dates will go ahead rain or shine. We have lots of indoor activities that will keep kids and animals dry, allowing everyone to have a great time. On any day, no matter what the weather, it is extremely important to dress for the weather. Spending several hours outside requires planning ahead. On a cool, windy day, it is perfectly reasonable to wear parkas, mittens and touques. We also have a bin full of extra parkas available for kids who are underdressed. Adults are the most likely to be uncomfortable, since kids usually stay active. Please wear windproof clothing and lots of layers. On a rainy day, or after a rainy day, rubber boots are recommended. Most activities can be held indoors, so rain jackets and umbrellas are not as important as warm clothes. On a very hot day, we encourage frequent water breaks (we have excellent water available at a water fountain or from a bottle filler tap). We also make sure to keep most of our activities in the shade or indoors. Bringing along a spray bottle for misting is recommended.




What if I need to cancel?


Please pass your tickets on to someone who can use them. But if you cannot, please let us know as soon as possible, since most dates are in high demand or have a waiting list.




What will our day be like?


We offer around two hours of activities, including a pony ride, a hayride, many baby animals to hold, bigger animals to feed and pet, demonstrations of sheep shearing and goat milking and lots of space to have a picnic. We will send you a self-guiding map with all the details once you are booked in. You will need to choose an arrival time when you book to allow enough space for all the visits. The activities will be available until around 2:30 and the farm will close at 3pm.




Is it safe to be around animals during the pandemic?


The risk to both the animals and the visitors is very low. Only a handful of animals have contracted the coronavirus and there is no evidence of animal to human transmission. The low rate of community transfer in our province further reduces the possibility of infection. Even so, we will ask all visitors to wash frequently before, during and after handling the animals, which is always a necessary practice. Any visitors or staff with any symptoms will need to stay home.




What is a "family bubble"?


We would like each family (or group under the province's mandated group size guidelines) to visit the farm with an invisible two metre space between you and other groups. This would allow you to stay together at each activity in a pod or "bubble". We are planning LOTS of stations so everyone will stay busy!




How can we pay?


The admission cost is $10 per person on Thursday and Friday and $12 on Saturdays for all adults and children over 12 months of age. Tickets must be reserved online before you arrive to ensure space. Payment must be made upon arrival by cash, tap cards or e-transfer.




Why did the admission fee change?


This year, we will have to implement health protections, increase staff and limit the number of attendees on each day. These add up to significant costs, on top of a second year of no field trips, which is our main business. We are confident that your experience here will be even more safe, relaxed and enjoyable than ever.




Can I bring an extra person without a ticket?


One or two extra people joining a family group is fine. We will adjust your amount owing when you arrive.




Do babies need a ticket?


Nope. Only the paying attendees, anyone over 12 months old, need a ticket.




What about masks?


Masks are not required outdoors. Our staff will wear masks when working closely with the children. We will require masks in the barns for those over 5 years old. We will require masks on the hayride for those over 5 years old.