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Nature Birthday Parties

Valley Crest Farm and Preserve provides a unique opportunity to host an educational and fun birthday in a beautiful setting! With indoor and outdoor space for your use along with hands- on activities for the kids, we make your birthday party easy! A focus on nature, education and farming will have your party guests learning while having fun. Whether your birthday child loves crafts, farms or bugs they are sure to have a great time!

All parties will have the option to host festivities indoors or out. Most naturalist- led programs will head outdoors and onto the trails. Valley Crest will provide programming, tables and chairs while families bring decorations and food. If none of our party themes suits your needs or your child has a particular interest in another topic we are happy to work with you and create the party of their dreams!  Created for children ages 6-12 for parties up to 25, the nature birthday parties are led by the farm’s naturalist educator, Rachel McGovern.  Focus is on the environment and encouraging respect for nature.  A wide range of topics are available to choose from.

For a 3 hour party the fee is $250 for up to 25 guests.  One hour will be devoted to the nature program with 2 hours for the party, setup and breakdown.  Valley Crest provides tables and chairs and parents are responsible for decorations, food, drink, etc.   We also require a $100 security/damage deposit that is refundable after the party.  To book your party, email:  or call 908 238 9696.


Birthday Parties Available At Valley Crest

Nature Scavenger Hunt: Valley Crest Farm and Preserve is home to wildlife of all kinds. Head out with a naturalist for a special nature- themed scavenger hunt to search for plants, critters and the signs they leave behind.

Pick and Cider Making (Available September and October only): Pick apples from our beautiful orchard then bring them in to our cider press and learn to make real, fresh and delicious apple cider! (Extra cost of 40 dollars for materials)

Buggy Bonanza: Love insects and bugs? Work to search for insects in their natural habitat and learn about these fascinating critters. Examine insects up close and learn what makes them so special.

Nature Crafts: What better way is there to appreciate nature than through art? Choose between creating fairy houses or terrariums in your birthday party. Fairy houses are tiny homes that can be placed in a yard or wooded area as a beautiful decoration (and provide fairies a nice place to live!) Terrariums are little gardens in a glass jar or bowl where children plant greenery and decorate with their choice of figures provided. (Extra cost of 60 dollars for materials)

Farm Fun: Play fun, farm- themed games all around our beautiful farm. Explore the orchards, fields and farm features while learning about modern farming through hands- on activities. Did you know that planting an apple seed will not produce the same type of apple as its parent? Learn why and discover many more fun farm facts during your birthday party!

Take a Hike: Hike the trails of Valley Crest with Rachel and discover amazing facts about the wildlife you see along the way! Hiking through the woods and farming fields will allow us to search for a great variety of animals and plants. Red fox, White- tailed deer and others roam the Valley Crest property. Rachel will discuss the creatures we are lucky enough to find along our hike.

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve grows and donates fresh produce to help people in need, maintains its farm and forest for education and recreation, and encourages respect for farms and nature.

Valley Crest Preserve Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833 • 908-238-9696 •