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Established in 1917, Connolly Ranch is a rich reminder of Napa’s agricultural past and a gateway to lifelong connections with plants, animals and the natural world.  At Connolly Ranch, kids and families learn about farm life, the role of animals, ecology, sustainability and an appreciation for nature. We teach organic gardening, the sources and benefits of healthy foods and knowledge of how nature works to sustain us.

Connolly Ranch serves over 9,000 people each year through classes, seasonal camps, field trips, serving many under served schools, and community events. With a mission of connecting kids and families to nature through farm-based education, Connolly Ranch aims to encourage the next generation of environmental stewards.

Birthday Party Information:

PARTY OVERVIEW Having your child’s birthday party at Connolly Ranch will be one to remember! Whether holding a chicken, milking a goat or swinging on an old-fashioned tire swing, celebrating with friends and family on the farm creates lasting memories. Led by one of our trained educators, your party begins by spending time in the barns and pastures visiting with and learning about our barnyard animals, followed by food and free time in the natural playground we call the Grove.

HOW IT WORKS You and your guests will have access to our picturesque 12-acre farm, including the animals, gardens, grove area, bathrooms, picnic tables and limited kitchen facilities. You provide any food and decorations. Connolly Ranch operates all of its programs on a ‘pack in-pack out’ basis, and therefore we ask that you take all leftovers, plates, cups and other trash/recycling with you. Compost may be left onsite.

TIMING Birthday parties are most commonly held on weekends from 10am-noon or from 2-4pm (times are flexible). Weekday afternoons are also an option. Parties last 2 hours, plus a half hour before and a half hour after for set up and clean up (3 hours total time).

COST A standard 2-hour birthday party at Connolly Ranch costs $350, and is for 15 or fewer children and up to 40 people total, including adults. This includes use of our facility, the farm tour and an educated host to ensure your family and friends feel comfortable and have a great time.

ADD ONS: If you would like to have more people, more time or a hands-on craft or garden activity at your celebration, these can be added for an additional cost. For an easy ‘all-inclusive’ experience where all you have to do is show up, we can also provide pizza, salad and cake or cupcakes. Please inquire about costs.

TO SCHEDULE To inquire about availability, get more information or schedule, contact info@connollyranch.org.

Camp Information:

Connolly Ranch Education Center hosts seasonal camps throughout the year whenever the kids are out of school. Fall, winter and spring breaks, including one-day holidays like Veteran's Day, MLK Day and President’s Day, are a great time for children to be active and having fun outdoors. Summertime on the ranch is an especially magical time for kids to unplug and connect with nature during our themed week-long camps that run all summer.

Generally groups are as follows: Junior Farmers (ages 3-5), Connolly Ranchers (ages 5-9), Connolly Ranch Stewards (Ages 9-13), Counselors in Training (Ages 13-15). Learn about specific camp activities and pricing by visiting our website: http://connollyranch.org/programs/all-camps/

We are proud to announce that Connolly Ranch is now accredited by the American Camp Association!