School Tours

Educational School Tours are available weekdays during October.

Come experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the farm!
Join us for a tour out in the country and learn about the ABC's of farming!

Your class will enjoy a wide range of hands-on activities that will help them gain an understanding of farming and the important role that agriculture plays in all our lives.

Each group will be accompanied by one of our friendly and knowledgeable farm guides. Our tour provides students with firsthand knowledge of farming and ties it into the school curriculum appropriate for your class. Your students will also enjoy some down-on-the-farm fun!

All Farm Tours Include:

  • A friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • A wagon ride through our fields and along the scenic Niagara Escarpment.
  • An up-close look at life on the farm, from fields to furry friends!

Different Programs For Different Ages:

Once again we are pleased to offer agricultural tour programs of our century farm to suit every age range.

Preschool & Jk:

  • Your little farmers will have a chance to make believe in the Machinery Shed where toy farm machinery is housed in sand tables filled with corn meal.
  • Jump & tumble in clean loose straw in the ever-popular Straw Fort or get lost amongst ten thousand balls in our Corn Bin.
  • Snack Time! In one of our picnic buildings the little farmers can take a break and enjoy a snack of juice & cookies before they head back to school. Class Snack Packs are included in the admission price for Preschools, JKs & SK. Snacks are offered during the first two weeks in October.

Sk & Grade 1:

  • Your students will visit our greenhouse & vegetable garden where they can examine a variety of common & not so common vegetables plus learn the basic needs of plants & how they grow. In the Fall, the greenhouse activities will be used in case of rain, but in the nice weather, we will head to the pumpkin patch to go over the life cycle of a pumpkin!
  • In the Machinery Shed learn about the farm machinery we use to till the soil & plant our crops.
  • Next stop the Straw Fort. In October your class also has the option of visiting the Spook Hut as well.

Grade 2 & Up:

  • Visit the greenhouse & vegetable garden & get a close up look at different types of plants. Parts of a plant, the life cycle of a plant (including germination, photosynthesis & pollination) plus seasonal effects on plants will be discussed. In the Fall, the greenhouse activities will be used in case of rain, but in the nice weather, we will head to the pumpkin patch to go over the life cycle of a pumpkin!
  • For some good ol' country fun, we'll stop at the Straw Fort or Spook Hut (October tours only) - where your class is sure to leave behind any excess energy!

Everyone Gets...

  • Each student that visits the farm receives their own mini pumpkin.
  • In October each class receives a pumpkin suitable for carving.
  • A wagon ride through our fields and along the scenic Niagara Escarpment.

Price for children and parents

1.5 hour program * $7 + HST

* Minimum 20 per group. 3 free parents for every group of 20

Times

AM Program 9:30 am- 11:00 am
Noon Program 11:00 am-1:00 pm (bring your lunch)
PM Program 12:45 pm- 2:15 pm

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