Naturalys educational farm
- € 5.00 half day including tasting of produce
- € 8.00 half day including a light snack (e.g. a tart with fruit juice)
- € 15.00 whole day including sweet and salty snacks prepared on the farm
Activity period and intended recipients
The activities are realized all year long (diversified following the season) and are dedicated to infant school and primary school children, to pre-school aged children accompanied by parents and to young people of the secondary school. For the opening times, please contact the farm directly.
The farm welcomes groups of minimum 10 people; in case of bad weather it can host a maximum of 20 children.
NaturaLys is a family-run mountain farm specialised in bee-keeping and growing fruits and vegetables, situated in Gaby in the Lys Valley.
Acacia, chestnut, rhododendron and mixed mountain flower honeys are produced and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, courgettes, cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, French beans, lettuces, etc.) and small fruits (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, currants and blackberries) are grown. In the summer, these are sold fresh in the shop and or transformed into jams, juices and other delicacies produced without using additives, preservatives, or colourings in farm workroom. Naturalys is also a holiday farm where you can taste sweet or salty snacks prepared daily with the extra-fresh raw material from the farm.
The spacious outdoor area is equipped with a wooden playhouse for the children, which contains a wooden toy kitchen and all what children need to play.
Vegetable gardens, fields of potatoes and small fruit patches surround the farm, which is entirely flat ground, and can easily be visited.
Inside there is a television room to project videos and photos, and a guest bathroom.
1. Honey and the life of bees: for discovering the fascinating life of bees and production of honey, to understand how much work there is in a jar of honey, on the part of the bees as well as on the part of the bee-keeper.
2.Growing vegetables and small fruits: aiming, in particular, to explain to children where the food that they eat comes from; discovering all the stages of growth of the plant, from the seed to the vegetable, and all the attention it requires. In this context, the tasting of the fruit and vegetables is an experience of particular significance.
3. A mountain farmer’s day: the children will spend a day learning about life on a mountain farm, learning the secrets of the thousands of different tasks that a modern-day farmer has to carry out daily. The experience includes preparing and eating a meal on the farm, mainly using what has been collected by the children themselves.
How to get there
Exit the Torino-Aosta motorway at Pont-Saint-Martin; follow signs to Gressoney for around 15 km. A few metres from the farm there is a bus stop of the Pont-Saint-Martin / Gressoney line managed by V.I.T.A. The farm has a large car park; it is also possible to park in an unattended, public car park situated a few metres from the farm.