Birthday Parties are offered April through October

on Sunday afternoons 2:00-4:00 pm. 

Nookside Birthday Party groups are given 2-hours of fun at Nookside!


2:00-3:00 is for meeting the pony, ages 2-10 riding the pony and enjoying the Nookside playground.


3:00-3:45 is for your outdoor picnic. Tables and paper products are provided but Nookside is not providing the pizza and drink this season. We highly recommend Parma Pizza (717-898-3707) which is just a 1/2 mile from the farm and they will deliver for you. Mention “Nookside” when you call for your pizza discount. We suggest asking for a 3 pm delivery as that gives you plenty of time to set up while the children are getting pony rides. 


3:45-4:00 – conclude your party with a tractor & wagon ride farm tour. The wagon holds 18-20 people.


  • Call or email us and our birthday coordinator will return your call to answer any other questions you may have.
  • Supervison and staffing: we recommend you have at least 2 adults to help supervise the children while they are not riding ponies. Nookside provides 1 staff person who is the combined birthday coordinator/pony guide.
  • Parties are weather permitting and your deposit will be refunded if  another date or time cannot be scheduled.

Request A Party Reservation!

Reserve your birthday party date on-line. A $150 non-refundable deposit will be requested with the balance due at the time of the party. Refunds will be given only for inclement weather or if you cancel 30 days in advance. You may process with a credit card (you do not need a PayPal account) – simply look for the “Process with my Credit Card” text on the page the PAY NOW button takes you to.

We would love to host your Birthday Party at Nookside!

Picnic, Playground & Ponies!  Grab some photos of the Birthday Party guests in our Hayloft, on your Pony Ride or in the famous “I Survived” photo booth.


  • 2 hours of fun at Nookside Stables!
  • Up to 10 children; ages 2-12 can have multiple pony rides as time permits. Extended family is welcome to watch and enjoy.
  • 1 cowboy/girl hat for the birthday child (additional hats may be purchased at time of arrival for $5 each)
  • Group wagon ride around Nookside for children and adults (18-20)
  • picnic tables and paper supplies for your food, drink and cake.



Additional options:
* cowboy/cowgirl hat for guest’s children – $5 each payable at time of arrival

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