Private Tours & Parties

Private Parties and Tours - Hackettstown, NJ
Do you have a special event coming up? Donaldson Farms is available for an array of private parties; anniversaries, milestone surprise parties, family reunions, baby showers and more! Contact us and tell us what you are looking for and we’ll help you create an event that your guests will remember for years to come.

Children’s Birthday Parties

What a treat! Your child will love inviting their friends to the farm for their special day! Farm Birthday Parties are perfect for groups of friends from school and/or parties for the entire family. All age groups will have a ball!

  • We’ll help you create the perfect party for your child’s age group and interest.
  • We can make the party educational and fun with stories and lessons about the farm, what we grow, what kinds of animals we have and how the farm works.
  • Depending on the season, we’ll pick strawberries, pick pumpkins, apples or create a planting project for each child to bring home.
  • We’ll take an interactive hayride tour of the farm and of course, your child is the guest of honor on the wagon!
  • You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks or we’ll cater it for you.
  • We have party additions that you may choose from pony rides, face painting, goody bags and more!
  • It’s your turn to relax, enjoy the day and let our farm party hostess do the work!

We promise that you’ll be just as thrilled with the party as your child will be! Sit back, enjoy the day and let us do the work!

Group Tours

All tours include:

  • Pre-tour planning to create a trip that meets your group’s unique needs
  • A private tent for your group to gather
  • A farm tour guide dedicated to your group
  • Educational lesson on the fruit or vegetable you are picking
  • NJ Core Curriculum Compliant – ask us for our Educator’s Guide!
  • Story time (age appropriate – if desired)
  • Interactive hayride tour of the farm; includes stops for discussions of the different crops and current farm activity
  • Fruit/Vegetable picking – each participant picks a pre-determined amount of the available fruit or vegetable (crop permitting – if crop is unavailable, a planting project will be substituted)
  • A healthy snack is served to each participant
  • Time to visit with our farm animals
  • Tours last approximately 1½ hours

The weather can be unpredictable here at the Farm depending on the season, don’t forget to bring sunscreen, jackets or sweatshirts, gloves, and comfortable, sturdy shoes!

Pumpkin & Apple Picking Group Tours

Available from late September – October
Pumpkin Picking Tours include pumpkin picking (everyone takes home a pumpkin), an educational lesson on pumpkins, an interactive tractor hayride tour of the farm, time with our farm animals and an apple and some fresh apple cider to enjoy for a snack!

Strawberry Picking Group Tours

Available in June
Strawberry Picking Tours include an educational lesson about strawberries, an interactive private hayride tour of the farm, a pint container to pick your own strawberries, a refreshing snack at our picnic area, and an opportunity to spend time with our farm animals and enjoy the beauty of Donaldson Farms!

We also offer raspberry, peach, and corn picking tours. Contact us for details!

Contact us now to book your group’s date and time! Group Tours are perfect for schools, camps, church groups, girl and boy scout troops, mom’s groups and family gatherings!

Corporate Events / Private Parties

Private Parties - Hackettstown, NJ
Do your employees deserve a special day? Do you want to treat your clients and their families to something unique? Donaldson Farms is available for your organization’s yearly picnic or other special gathering. Give us a call, tell us what you are interested in and we’ll create a unique event that’s just right for your group!

Weddings on the Farm

Weddings at Donaldson Farms
Beautiful memories are made on the farm! Book your wedding at Donaldson Farms for a wonderful event. We offer several options to make your event perfect! Please email for detailed information regarding our wedding packages.

When contacting us about wedding details, please include phone number with your inquiry.

Specialized Group Tours

Available from May – November
Does your group desire a different type of event or tour of Donaldson Farms? We can tailor any party to your specifications. We offer exciting and fun options like pony rides, face painting, catering, and more! Feel free to call us, tell us all about your group and we will create a program that is ideal for your age group and learning needs!


We offer full, local catering options to help take the stress out of planning your party. Contact us for a list of catering options or stop by our farm market (in season) to pick up pricing info and party options.

Reservations / More Information:

Please call (908) 852-9122 or contact us for more information or to reserve your desired date and time. We promise to create a farm experience that your group will remember for many years to come!