Family Farm Tours at Dakin Dairy Farms

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Looking for things to do in Sarasota & Bradenton FL?

Our Farm Tour is a unique attraction to the Sarasota and Bradenton area, offering an experience that creates lifelong memories. Learn "Where Milk Comes From", learn how milk travels from the cow to the bottle, then taste the difference of truly fresh Dakin milk.

Come For a Tour

Tour the Milk Parlor and get a first-hand look at how a cow is milked and see where all the yummy milk is stored. Then follow the flow into the Plant itself and learn about pasteurization, bottling, and cheese-making. Take a HAYRIDE around the farm and through the free-stall barns. Tour perks include tasting our Chocolate and Whole Milk and making your own butter. Also, you'll get to feed the resident livestock while learning about calves, goats, and sheep.

 

Educational Resources For Your Visit

For Homeschoolers and others who wish to further enrich their visit:

"The Cow Book"
A Written & Ready Curriculum

*Dakin Dairy Farms offers a written and ready workbook called "The Cow Book" satisfying 32 of the Florida State S.T.E.M. requirements for social studies, science and math.

Learn More about
"The Cow Book"

Dakin's Rules for a Safe Visit

  • NO Outside Food or Drinks Please
  • Children MUST be supervised by an accompanying adult
  • Please stay within designated public areas
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Pets
  • Shoes & Shirt Required - Closed toe shoes recommended
  • PLEASE, NO Climbing - Our trees are so inviting to climb, BUT unfortunately liability issues prohibit climbing

Dakin Dairy Farms is a real working dairy with tractors and heavy equipment moving within the farming area. Check Website frequently for Events & Schedule changes.

Pavilion rental available.
Call for more info at 941-322-2802 x303.

What Will My Tour Include?

On the Dairy Tour...Your actual tour (about 1-1/2 hours) includes a hayride through the freestall barns, see where our mama cows are milked and where all the yummy milk is stored before it’s bottled. Feed the baby calves while learning about goats' and sheep's importance to agriculture. Get a first-hand look at how a cow is milked. You will also visit the Processing Facility. Children will learn how milk gets from the cow to the processing room, bottled, packaged and to the grocery store! Tour perks include (but not limited to!) tasting our delicious whole or chocolate milk.

When Are The Tours?

Tour days and times vary! Make reservations online now. Check the CALENDAR for dates and times available. Then contact us including your name and the number of children and adults attending, your phone number, and the date that you are requesting. Food orders can be ordered in advance. School tours not bringing a lunch need to order all food in advance. Click on the menu to see the food options.

Who Is Invited?

Families, large and small groups (and individuals, too!) are invited to come out to Dakin Dairy Farms and learn about when farming was a way of life for most of our ancestors. Everyone should learn that their food, including milk, is produced on a farm.

How Much Does It Cost?

Public Tours:

Courtyard Pass: $5 per person (ages 2 and over)
Farm Tour $10.70 (tax included) per person

School Tours:

Only $10.00 per person (one teacher per class free)

Farm Market Hours:

Tour Season Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Public Farm Tours

See Calendar for Available Days

Where Is Dakin Dairy Farm?

We are just a short country drive away from you in Myakka City, Florida, in Manatee County. Click on the map below for directions.

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