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Overview

65775 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI 48096 – Map Me
(586) 752-5932

Hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day

A Metroparks Vehicle Entry Permit is required to visit.

About

Meet the animals on the 250-acre working farm. Wolcott Mill is the only known public farm in the state of Michigan where all six heritage breeds of dairy cow, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, Milking Short Horn, and Holstein, reside year-round. In addition, the farm features a wide variety of other animals, including miniature and draft horses, multiple species of sheep and goats as well as a wide variety of farm fowl. Visit the greenhouse and gardens or, when available, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the crop fields.

Birthday Parties

Option #1:
Classroom Rental = $50 per hour (45 max people; 2 hour $100 minimum)

  • Use of Farmhouse classroom anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Option #2:
Birthday Party = $13 per child (Min. 10 Children; Max 45 people)

  • Farmhouse classroom for three hours
  • Inflated birthday cake sign
  • Drinks (fruit punch or 2% white milk)
  • Goodie bag (pencil, stickers, etc.)
  • Lunch (pizza & breadsticks)
  • Add personal guided farm tour ($3 per person for 45-60 minute tour)

Option #3:
Birthday Party = $17 per child (Min. 10 Children; Max 45people)

  • Farmhouse classroom for three hours
  • Inflated birthday cake sign
  • Birthday cake w/child’s name (1/2 sheet – not specialty cake)
  • Drinks (fruit punch or 2% white milk)
  • Packaged frozen treat (ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, push-ups)
  • Goodie bag (pencil, stickers, etc.)
  • Lunch (pizza & breadsticks)
  • Personal Guided Farm Tour (45-60 minutes)
  • Add additional tractor drawn wagon ride (20-25 minutes, $3 per child and $5 per
    adult) Check for availability

NOTE: Pavilion rental is $225 per day, check for availability.

Contact Info: (586) 752-5932

Classroom Rental

The Farm Center is offering our classroom, which is located in the farmhouse for rental. The classroom can seat approximately 40 people and is wheelchair accessible. Children must be accompanied by adult supervision at all times. Reservations can be made by calling the Wolcott Farm Center at (586) 752-5932.

Amenities

Tables and chairs are available for your group; we will do a standard set up and ask that you arrange them to your liking. There are 6 tables-8 feet long, 2 – 6’ tables, 3-12’ tables and 50 chairs available. Please specify the number of tables & chairs your group requires in advance. The classroom also offers a small kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and microwave. Be prepared to carry your items from the parking lot to the classroom, the classroom is approximately 250 ft from the parking lot. Vehicles are not permitted to drive up to the farm center. We suggest bringing a wagon or dolly to transport your items. Restrooms are located inside the farmhouse.

Rates/Availability

Day rate – $50 per hour between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (2-hour minimum); evening rate – $75 per hour for the 1st 2 hours between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., $60 each additional hour after the 1st 2 hours (2 hour minimum). All day (8-hour rental) $200. Reservations are required.

Housekeeping

Please refrain from attaching any decorations to the walls or ceiling in the classroom. You may decorate the tables and chairs, but it is YOUR responsibility to clean up the classroom when you are finished for the day. The reserving individual will be held financially responsible for damage to the classroom beyond normal wear and tear. You will be allowed ½ hour set up time before your event starts and ½ hour clean up time once your event is finished. Again, it is the responsibility of the renter to clean up the classroom when you are finished with your event. This includes picking up all trash, taking down all decorations and cleaning up the kitchen area. Please ask an employee to check the room before leaving if you are concerned about being charged for additional clean up costs.

Cancellations

Groups may cancel their reservation at any time and for any reason, however, the site fee is nonrefundable.

Catering

Our exclusive caterer, Kosch Catering, can provide for all your catering needs. You may provide your own food if renting an event site, however other caterers are not permitted in the park. Please contact us for more information.

Scout Programs

Please contact for more details.

Contact Info: (586) 752-5932

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