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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Holmdel Park and Longstreet Farm

What: Holmdel Park and Long Street Farm

Where:44 Longstreet Road
            Holmdel, NJ

Who: Everyone

Our view:  Long Street farm is a 1890s farm recreated in Holmdel, New Jersey. It is a working farm with  horses, cows, chicken, pigs and sheep. It is nice for small children because it is not very big, and you can see the entire thing in not more than a few minutes. It is also nice for older children because they can learn about how life was lived on a farm back in the 1890s. Children that are not afraid of animals will also enjoy the ability to get as close as you possible can to the animals without actually being able to touch them. Parents don't have to worry either, however because there are fences between the animals and the visitors. Long Street Farm is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 9:00 am to 5:00. pm. Admission is free. There are, however, frequent special events and programs offered some of which require a fee and/or reservations and some of which don't. Special events offered, include an 1890s Independence Day Celebration, music, and various demonstrations including a blacksmith demonstration or a woodwork demonstration. A highlight of the year is the Harvest Home Celebration a recreation of an 1890s country fair. The Harvest Home festival includes the exhibition of products, wagon rides,games and live music. This year the Harvest Home Festival will be held on September 29 from 11:00 to 5:00. There is also a parent/child chores program offered at the farm on the first Saturday of each month available to ages 4 and up. The program includes milking a cow, collecting eggs and feeding livestocks. The fee for this program is $15.00 per each parents and child pair and $5.00 for each additional participant.  I would recommend checking in advance to see what park programs are available on what days and times and if they require a fee and/or advance registration. Just up the hill from Long Street Farm is Holmdel Park with play areas for kids of all ages so even if you do not spend a long time at the farm, there is still plenty to do in the immediate vicinity.

And that's our view. For more information, on Long Street Farm go to monmouthcountyparks.com. For more information on Holmdel Park go to http://www.holmdel-park-nj.medgrip.com/.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.