Bowers Farm Winter Park review, pics, and info for snow tubing, ice skating, farm kitchen, and more winter family-friendly fun at Bowers Farm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Bowers Farm is a non-profit that provides teaching and learning activities for Bloomfield Hills Schools K-12 programs.
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On January through February weekends Bowers Farms hosts Winter Park, sort of a mini Winter Festival held each weekend. Activities at Winter Park include browsing the farm store, FREE ice skating on the pond (weather permitting), dining at the farm kitchen, and snow tubing down the sled hill.
Bowers Farm Winter Park Bloomfield Hills Hours / Cost Info 2023
- Wednesdays 1/11/23 through 2/22/23 from 4p-9p
- Thursdays 1/12/23 through 2/23/23 from 4p-9p
- Fridays 1/6/23 through 2/24/23 from 4p-10p
- Saturdays 1/6/23 through 2/25/23 from noon-10p
- Sundays 1/6/23 through 2/26/23 from 12p-9p
Cost to visit is $5. Ice skating is FREE, snow tubing hill is $17 (per 50 minutes of sled time)
Bowers Farm Winter Park Bloomfield Hills Snow Tubing
The star of these events is the giant sled hill with snow tubes. For a fee (the price of the rental tube), you can race down the hill for a 50-minute block of time. The sled hill is divided into lanes separated by hay bales and they’re lit up with festive LED light arcs as you race down the hill. Bowers Farm recently installed layers of a “synthetic snow” snow carpet which enables fun on the hill even when the snow conditions for sledding aren’t great.
The cost for tubing is $17 per person and it’s a hot ticket that often books weeks in advance. You have to reserve your times slots for snow tubing and GA Winter Park tickets in advance here. Tubing age “recommendations” are for ages 5+ and 46+ inches tall.
FREE Ice Skating
Winter Park at Bowers Farm also a scenic pond that’s perfect for outdoor ice skating. Ice skating is FREE but you have to sign a waiver before hitting the ice. Skate rental is $8. The Ice rink is “chilled” so people are able to skate even when the weather is above 32 degrees outside.
You can head to the warming fires to eat after a visit to the farm kitchen. They serve pizza, cocoa, s’mores essentials, popcorn, and other nibble foods to enjoy during Winter Park days.
Bowers School Farm
1219 E Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304
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Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays through February 26 (Thursdays 4p-9p, Fridays 4p-10p, Saturdays noon-10p, Sundays noon-9p
Bloomfield Hills Winter Fun – Bower Farms Winter Park
Bowers School Farm (1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, 248-341-6475, schoolfarm.org)
Skating – Weather permitting and bring your own skates. Admission is $5. Skating is FREE, skate rental is $8. Winter Park has much to offer including tubing and $17 glow tubing (appointments required), ice skating (weather permitting, bring your own skates), hot cocoa, bonfires, food at the Farmers Kitchen and more. Tubing (unfortunately) isn’t FREE (it’s actually quite expensive) and you have to pre-register which takes the starch out of a spur-of-the-moment experience.
PIC CREDITS – Bowers Farm Facebook Page (they take much better pics than I did)
For more info on Bower Farm Winter Park Bloomfield Hills, visit schoolfarm.org.
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