Welcome to Sensory-Friendly Open Barnyard at Weir River Farm!
This program offers a dedicated hour with a reduced number of guests and quieter sensory friendly environment. Any family that would benefit from a limited capacity visit is welcome.
During the Sensory-Friendly Open Barnyard series, you’ll have the opportunity to experience life on one of the last working farms on the South Shore. In the barnyard, meet our ponies, llama, and potbellied pig. Have a chance to interact with our goats, sheep, and chickens. See if you can find our herd of black and white belted Galloway cattle in their pastures. On your way down to the barnyard, enjoy the beautiful StoryWalk™.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Children 2 and under are free.
Resources available to prepare for your visit include a Social Story Guide available online, here. A special sensory kit and visual story guide are available in the barnyard. You may borrow noise-reducing headphones and sensory items from the staff in the barnyard for easier access during your visit. Please note that we have a limited number of sensory kits and headphones available and strongly encourage participants to bring anything they expect to need.
Please contact South Shore Engagement Manager, Elyssa Scheck, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or special requests.