Field Trips to Meadowlark Farm Orchard & Cidery
Field trips are available At Meadowlark Farm Orchard & Cidery on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 AM and 3 PM.
Field trip themes are associated with the prevailing crop or season and can be tailored to the educational needs of your group. for example, Summer: peaches, Autumn: apples, October: pumpkins and/or apples, Winter: orchard/farming & wildlife, April: Orchard blooms and bees, May: strawberries. We are open to other themes as well in coordination with your Educational goals.
Field trips will last about two hours, comprising:
- Arrival and simple orientation: 5-10 minutes (introductions, where are the restrooms, what are we going to do and where).
- Theme specific Story Telling or Reading: 20 minutes, includes an age-appropriate learning sheet that could include fill in the blanks/scavenger hunt/coloring. This can be filled out while they are on their adventure or when they return and are having their snack at the picnic shelter (visitors bring their own snacks).
- Walk to the orchard or pumpkin patch, ~ 45 minutes, Children will pick four or five apples or peaches, or a small pie pumpkin then return to the picnic shelter for snack time
- Snack time & play on the play set, ~ 45 minutes, complete the learning/coloring sheets, question & answer, meet and greet some of our goats.
Thematic options: peaches, apples, cider making, pumpkins, vegetable planting, strawberries, wildlife. We are open to other themes as well in coordination with your educational goals.
$125 per visit for 10 children or less, up to 4 accompanying adults are free
$200 per visit for 11 to 20 children, up to 6 accompanying adults are free
$ 275 per visit for 30 to 21 children, up to 8 accompanying adults are free
- Maximum 30 children per visit.
- Limited number of adults and chaperones are free. We recommend 1 adult per 5-6 children.
- More adults are welcome but will be charged the $2.50 entry fee.
- All are welcome to pick extra fruit for the regular price.
Meadowlark Farm provides:
- A tour guide who will meet your group, lead the story-telling/reading, lead the group to the orchard, pumpkin patch etc, and provide formal and informal educational content.
- Age appropriate worksheet/coloring sheet for each child with content that elaborates on the theme of the field trip.
- a sturdy paper picking bag for each child to pick fruit into.
- 4-5 pieces of fruit, or one small pie pumpkin
- Sole usage of the main picnic shelter for the duration of your visit.
How to book your field trip:
Send an email with:
- Your preferred and alternate date and time for your field trip to email@example.com. Dates should either be on a Tuesday or a Thursday.
- Provide anticipated numbers of children, age range or education level, anticipated number of parents/chaperones.
- Thematic interests and other program interests/requirements.
The field trip coordinator will respond to you by email to finalize the dates, theme of the field trip, learning sheets, etc.