Just outside Pittsburgh, the Weatherbury
Farm in Avella, Pennsylvania, runs an
Official Weatherbury Farm Kid's Program for families staying two
nights or more. Packages include lodging, daily breakfast, an
educational packet about farming, participation in farm activities,
and taxes. Children will help out with morning farm chores,
including bottle-feeding baby animals, gathering eggs at the
henhouse, and pumping water for the animals. The property is
situated on 100 acres and has a swimming pool (open for summer
For two-night stays,
per-night rates are $110 for two-person families, $124 for three,
and $137 for four. For three-night stays, the per-night price drops
to $96 for families of two, $110 for three, and $123 for four.
Prices quoted are for rooms; suite accommodations are available at a
The Weatherbury Farm offers
a good value, with all "Kid's Program" nightly rates
coming in under $150, even for families of four. And the
longer you can stay, the better your per-night rate will
be, with three-night rates being especially reasonable.
The farm is open
year-round.* For reservations, call 724-587-3763. Read
more about the property on the
Weatherbury Farm website."
* Weatherbury Farm is
open May 13 through Labor Day 2010.