Old McFaye's Farm, Castle Hayne

Farm · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
McFaye's Farm is the perfect place to have your little farmers birthday party, have your church group or family gathering, bring your school class for a field trip, have a family photo session or just come out and enjoy feeding the animals and a hay ride on our open farm days!


Birthday Party Packages start at $250. For two hours, the farm will be yours to enjoy! This price covers animal feed, hay rides and pony rides for up to 20 children. Extra children more than 20 are $8 per child. We have several picnic tables and a serving table for you to use. You will need to bring all food, tablecloths and decorations. A deposit is required to hold your spot.

We do offer separate add on features, such as:

~ a hot dog roast over the fire pit

~ search and find hay hunt

~ pictures with the pony

~ art projects (farm, birthday or seasonal related)

You will need to call for pricing on extra features and for booking.


For a small fee of $30/hour you will have private use of the farm. Plan on having your family photo session done at Old McFaye's! If you love the outdoors and animals, its the perfect place. Please call for booking.


What better place to bring your class to explore, learn and have fun! Field Trips are $10 per child. We do offer "centers" for the children to be split into groups. Please feel free to bring your own center activities if you wish. Also, enjoy your snack or lunch right here on the farm under the trees. Call today to book your group trip to the farm!

(PreSchool groups and Mothers Groups are included in this category)


Planning a potluck or family cookout? Why not have it at the far! For a flat rate of $150 (2 hours), have private use of the farm for your church group or family to get together in fellowship and fun! This price will include hay rides, feed for the animals, tables and tablecloths. Pony Rides can be added to your event for children at an additional cost. Please call for details and bookings.


We plan open farm days randomly in between class trips and other functions. Please subscribe to events and you will be notified of any upcoming events. Open Farm Days are $10 first child/$8 each sibling. Parents and non-walkers are free. Price includes animal feed, hay ride and one pony ride per child.

We hope to see you at the farm soon!


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  • Went here last week with my daughter, grandson and granddaughter for Open Farm Day. It was a great experience for the kids who are 3 and 2. Each child is given a small bucket of feed for various...  more »
  • I have been many times with my grandchildren,they never want to leave! We live just 20 mins away,and it's the most educational and fun place for families in the Wilmington area ! (budget friendly)  more »
  • Open farm days are great for the kids
  • Pigs, chickens, goats and peacocks! A great family outing! Bring boots in case it's muddy.
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Duration: 30 minutes