Connolly Ranch’s family programs are for children birth to four years-old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each program provides nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development.

We offer year-round opportunities, and all programs operate rain or shine.
If you have any questions, please contact our Early Childhood Education Director, Katie Hackett 
at or (707) 224-1894.

Sounds of Nature

Ages Birth to 2 (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Weekly Classes on Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am
10-12 week sessions

Sounds of Nature is a guided program designed specifically for infants to 2-year-old children. It is a time for parent and child to follow their natural sense of wonder as they explore the farm together. 

Session Dates
WINTER: January 8th - March 12th

Nature’s Play

Ages 2-3 (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Weekly Classes on Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am
10-12 week sessions

At Nature’s Play we engage together in the great outdoors. The trees, gardens, trails and animals at Connolly Ranch provide an array of experiences allowing all ages to play and learn together in nature.

Session Dates
Winter: January 10th - March 14th

Farm Fridays

All-ages (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Singles Classes each Friday, 11am-12:30pm

Established in 1917, Connolly Ranch is a rich reminder of Napa's agricultural past and a gateway to learning about life on the farm. We'll visit the animals, explore the gardens and discover something new each week. Bring a lunch and unwind as we picnic in one of our favorite natural spaces. This hands-on experience is perfect for one-time visitors or weekly friends of Connolly Ranch. Each person must be pre-registered. 1-year and under free.

Second Saturday – Little Farmers

(once a month)

Ages Birth to 4 (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Single Classes on the Second Saturday of each month, 9:30-10:45am

Bring your little one and join the fun visiting the animals, exploring the garden, playing in the Grove or getting creative with a different seasonal activity each month. Discounts given when signing up for 4 or more months at the same time.

2018 DATES:
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8


CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel a registration, a refund may be issued – minus a cancellation fee – provided cancellation takes place at least 8 days before the start date of the program enrolled in. Alternatively, we can transfer the amount paid – minus a lesser cancellation fee – to a new registration or hold as a credit for a future Connolly Ranch program, again provided cancellation takes place at least 8 days before the program start date.

If cancellation takes place 8-14 days before the program start date, the cancellation fee for refund is 50%, and for credit is 25%; if cancellation takes place 15 days prior to the program start date or earlier, the cancellation fee for refund is 20%, and for credit is 10%.

If cancellation takes place less than 8 days before the program start date, no refund will be issued.

Click here for information about our Farmer Thom Scholarship Fund.