Shaker Village hosting spring family events

Published 12:10 pm Friday, April 8, 2022

Every spring Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill expands it’s  “farmily” with the arrival of new baby animals. This year the Village is celebrating these new  arrivals with special Saturday events in April. These events are designed for families to get  outside, have fun and make memories.

Family Farm Days and Brunch with the Babies will be held on Saturday April 9, 23 and 30. The  Family Farm Days portion of the event runs from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with purchase of a daily  admission ticket onsite at the Welcome Center. Guests will meet lambs, kids, chicks, piglets,  calves and many more baby animals. The event will also include activity stations, sheep  shearing, hay wagon rides, a hay bale maze, scavenger hunt, pony rides and other surprises.

Guests looking to include food with their experience won’t be disappointed as The Trustees’  Table restaurant has the popular Brunch with the Babies option. This kid-friendly brunch buffet  or continental breakfast includes admission for Family Farm Days. Additional food options will  be available onsite at a grab-and-go breakfast stand, and takeaway sandwiches, salads, chips  and sweets will be on offer at the Post Office Shop.

Easter Egg Hunts are returning to the Village on Saturday, April 16 for kids ages 12 and under.  Egg hunters will search for the golden egg while collecting candy along the way. In addition to  the hunt guests will meet baby farm animals, make crafts and take a pony ride. Food trucks will  be on hand and the Shaker Village Bar will be open for adults. Purchase tickets in advance  online for $7-$14, ages two and under can participate for free.

Also, in April, spend time with the newest Shaker farm animals by learning about their bedtime  rituals at Bedtime with the Babies. Guests will gather in the barn from 6-7:00 p.m. with a warm  drink to hear a bedtime story as the animals get ready for bed. Tickets may be purchased online for $10-$15, and are available on Fridays and Saturdays in April.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Ky. is located just 40 minutes away from  Lexington, and 80 minutes outside of Louisville. To plan your visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant  Hill, or to learn more, visit shakervillageky.org or call 859.734.5411.