Sweetwater Farms, 14412 Beatties Ford Road, in Huntersville, is just outside of Charlotte, but can feel like it’s miles away, with plenty of open space, gardens and a menagerie of rescued farm animals, including chickens, horses (including miniature horses), donkeys, goats and pigs.
It’s a natural oasis with a mission to empower and educate children. Besides interacting with the animals, kids can work in the garden, listen to stories, perform on the Sweetwater Stage, and relax around the campfire circle.
Sweetwater Farms has developed a curriculum that teaches empathy for animals, including kind and humane ways to care for them, social confidence, relationship building, gross motor skills and more.
Sweetwater Farms offers inexpensive field trips ($10 per child), special occasions like birthday parties, farm experiences for seniors, and team building.
But once a month you can experience the farm for free.
Sweetwater Farms offers A Day on the Farm, and it’s totally free.
You can bring the whole family, have a picnic, enjoy the peace and quiet, meet the animals and take a stroll on the paths.
Maybe best of all, kids have the opportunity for truly free play in a natural setting. There’s a tire swing, a see-saw, some musical instruments, and much more.
A Day on the Farm
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No alcohol and no pets, with the exception of service animals. There’s no food service, so feel free to bring a picnic.