We just LOVE animals at Family Days Out, and we love it even more when we find attractions that the family can visit that are filled with adorable rescue animals - and that's Broken Shovels Farm!
Broken Shovels Farm work with local rescue center to help house neglected, abused or homeless cats and dogs, as well as farm animals. They also rescue themselves, giving a new life to a host of animals such as goats, chickens, cows, ducks, pigs, and even a donkey, a goose and many bunnies and roosters!
Spending time here will give kids an invaluable lesson on why it's so important to look after animals, and help those who are vulnerable and less fortunate, especially in the animal world!
Broken Shovels Farm offer private tours where you can share the magic in what they do every day. The staff have full schedules as you can imagine, so the private tours take up extra staffing so it doesn't take away from the animals care, so the tour cost is probably more than you might have initially thought.
However, you know that the animals are well looked after, the kids gain an invaluable insight into the inner workings of the farm, and they can even take part in activities such as milking and chores! You can even join them for an evening by the fire with a cheese plate or picnic that you bring yourself!
So really, it's well worth it, and you can look into the eyes of all the animals that you are helping make happy in their forever homes!
Broken Shovels Farm is a beautiful way to spend your family day out in Denver, and it's really an experience that kids won't be forgetting in a long time. They will leave with a whole host of new friends that will never forget them either!
Private Tours only at $100.00/hr with 2 hour minimum
Same as adult
They are committed to community involvement, education projects and sustainability, with their animal housing and fencing made mostly from repurposed materials saved from landfill, and they are working hard on grey water and solar additions too!
You can bring a picnic for the private tours to enjoy (and parents you can bring a bottle of wine too!)
If you want to contribute more, you can even sponsor an animal. Talk to staff if you're interested!
You can pick up some fun merchandise!
They welcome school groups, homeschool groups and families wanting to learn about the inner workings of a small farm. They can tailor our presentation to specific areas of study too!
Speak to staff to ask about the accessibility of the tours, they will be happy to discuss it with you.
Keep an eye out on the website for events they hole across the year!