2017 Summer Fun for Kids & Family at
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Family Nights in July
Toe Jam Puppet Band
July 12, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, performance begins at 5:30 pm
Josh & the Jamtones
July 19, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, performance begins at 5:30 pm
The Children’s Hour with Lisa Willow Dunne
The Land of Enchantment
Saturdays from July 8 – August 19, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Craft projects for children ages 4 -9
Admission $5 per family
Join Lisa for a fun filled hour of crafts and stories inspired by our summer exhibitions.
July 8: Wand Making 101
July 15: Fairy Wings and Gnome Hats
July 22: Tiny Worlds
July 29: Nature Looms
August 5: Pirates and Mermaids
August 12: Teacup Fairy Gardens
August 19: Fairy Tea Party
Fairy Garden for Children and Caregiver
Now offering two classes for this ever popular program.
Spend a special morning with Anna creating your own miniature fairy world with natural materials. We’ll begin with a short walk to collect woodland items. Moss, fairy house, container and special fairy trinkets will be provided. This is one of our most popular classes, so enroll early!
Children’s Week Long Programs with
Sally Egan & Lisa Willow Dunne
We have five weeks of kid’s summer drop-off programs this year, offerings include week-long full day, morning and afternoon drop-off programs for children varying by program from ages 5 – 12. These popular programs embrace Highfield’s educational goals to foster creativity, instill awareness and appreciation of the natural world, and to help children discover a sense of wonder in a joyful, caring and safe environment. Programs are designed to encompass the history, architecture, art, landscape and the expansive woods that make Highfield Hall & Gardens the most unique educational environment in the area. Please contact Jennifer Nemec for questions regarding any of our children and family programs, 508-495-1878, ext 303 or email.
Please click on program title to register.
With an eye to an elegant tea party that we will host for family and friends on Friday, we will work in the kitchen and gardens of Highfield to create some very fancy food, flower arrangements, and place settings. Fairy bread? Strawberry soup? Lavender stuffed raspberries? Who knows what amazing and ethereal confections we will practice making. This is not a straight cooking class as has been offered in past years. In this class we will craft, write, draw and find inspiration in the exhibits as well as spend time in the kitchen as we experiment creating a menu for Friday’s party. We might even find time to fashion wands and crowns for our hosting duties!
We will spend a week crafting exquisitely detailed fairy journals. We will use watercolors and hand made paper. We will sew pockets to hold the nature treasures we find in the gardens of Highfield. Each day we will search the grounds around the Hall for fairy mailboxes. Did you know that Highfield has its own Sparrow Post, the fanciest form of air mail?
Can we sew fairy frocks from Spider silk, and Queen Anne’s Lace? Probably not, but we will find the sheerest silks, cottons and organzas and the loveliest laces and ribbons and create gowns fit for moonlit dances in fairy rings. We will also make jewelry and hair accessories. Maybe even fairy shoes.
We will look to the fully realized worlds created by Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor and other great writer/illustrators for inspiration. Then we will make our own books that open to create our imagined worlds. Fairies, animals and magical forests will spill from the pages of our hand bound books. Collage, mixed media.
Spend a week outdoors with new friends. We’ll navigate the grounds of Highfield Hall, seek out hidden spots, explore the nature trails of Beebe Woods and discover the plants and animals that live there. We’ll spend time hunting for bugs, playing games and even build a fort! A little bit of everything including a picnic among the fairy houses.
Explore the Land of Enchantment this week. Discover the world of fairies, gnomes, pirates and mermaids. Come look for buried treasure, create tiny worlds and other delightful crafts and activities. Join us for fun with the wee folk, including a fairy tea party, make a gnome crystal garden and attend a mermaid boat race.
If you have questions about the programs please call Jennifer at 508-495-1878, ext. 303.
Before the beginning of your child(ren)’s session you are required to complete an emergency authorization form and registration form.
Please click below to print these forms and mail to: Jennifer Nemec, Highfield Hall & Gardens, P. O. Box 494, Falmouth, MA 02541, or e-mail: email@example.com.
REFUND POLICY: If a request is received 10 business days prior to your class beginning a 50% refund will be made. Refunds are not given for sick or absent days. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to low registration with full refund for any registered participant. Decisions about enrollment will be made no later than one week prior to the beginning of class.