Frequently Asked Questions
Can I visit Olivenhain Farms anytime or do I need a reservation?
Visits here are by reservation only and we do not share our address until an appointment has been made. Because the farm is also our residence, visits begin and end at your reserved time. We are happy to share our space with you if you'd like to come early or stay after for a picnic or more playtime and we can set that up for you with advanced notice.
What ages are best for visits to a farm?
We've got to say 0 to102 for this one. It's never too early to visit a farm. Not only do outdoor sensory experiences help with vision and brain pathway development, but studies show that farm animals and mud play boost the immune system and it's even been studied that children with exposure to farm animals at an early age were less likely to develop hay fever and asthma. A little more on that here. We have activities geared to all ages from private tours, to small group parent and child playtimes to drop-off camps. Something for everyone. Check out what we offer here.
How Can I Book a visit?
Our events and tour dates are opened on the website about a month in advance. It's the only way we've found to accommodate new visitors and also to leave future spots open for rainy day reschedules. We are working on a membership program to offer pre-booking benefits to farm members, details coming soon.
What happens if rain is expected on the day of our visit?
We will reschedule. I am more than happy to still give a tour in the rain, (animals need love in the rain too!), but I think your visit will be much more enjoyable dry. It's up to you! Some of the animals hide, it gets a bit muddy, and lots of our fun is spent in the garden playing and that's just not as fun in the rain.
What is your cancellation policy?
I am happy to reschedule any type of visit with 24 hours notice. Due to the crazy time we are living in, I also understand that nowadays a runny nose is cause to cancel last minute, so in cases like that, where you've canceled same day due to illness, I am willing to give you a 50% discount on a future sign-up. Every little bit counts for us around here to keep us going and growing, but we've all got this little extra thing to consider.