O’Keefe Ranch open for Mother’s Day today

  • May. 8, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day today at the O’Keefe Ranch’s official opening for the 2011 season.

Kick start the day with the inaugural SunFM Little Wrangler Pancake Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., or book your Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at the Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant, and spend the entire day at the ranch.

“There will be lots to see and do for everyone,” said the ranch’s special events coordinator Alicia Kay.

Visitors can tour the O’Keefe Mansion, the Greenhow Museum, the North Okanagan Model Railway, or get some heritage candy from the General Store.

There will be kid’s crafts, colouring stations and mural painting, a kid’s bouncy castle and slide, tractor rides, model railway displays  and much more, said Kay.

Kids can also pick out a gift at the Mother’s Day used book sale or at the O’Keefe Ranch Trading Post, where moms will get a 15 per cent discount for the day.

Families can top off the day with a visit to the animals to see the new baby lambs, or grab a pony ride for the kids.

An old fashioned photo booth will also be set up for the day.

“A day at the ranch would make for the perfect Mother’s Day outing. There is truly something for everyone,” said Kay.

Family rates for the day are $20 (two adults and two children) or $6 per person. (Not all activities are included in the general admission.) Call 250-542-7868 or visit okeeferanch.ca for more information.