With over 20 years of farm field trip experience and a capacity for the entire grade level to come all at once, Great Country Farms is the place to meet Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements or homeschool curriculum and enjoy every minute of fun on the farm (download full list of SOL fulfilments here).
On our real working farm, field trip children have the opportunity to see how produce grows, mine for precious stones, discover the importance of pollinators like honeybees, and the life-cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, all students will enjoy a wagon ride tour of the farm. Our field trips are seasonally based with a focus on the bounty of the season such as strawberries in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. Our summer field trips feature summer fruits or vegetables such as peaches, blackberries and green beans. You can choose one from six of the educational tours that we offer here at the farm or combine two together!
We are excited to include “Compost your lunch leftovers”as part of our Greenhouse Station(excludes the Pollinator Tour). Students will not only learn about compost, but will be able to add their fruit and veggie scraps to our composting bins. Your group is welcome to stay and enjoy the barnyard activities after your guided tour is complete, as your time permits.
Click on the tour below to find out more!
- Apple Tour (Homeschool Special! end Aug-mid-Sept)
- Garden Tour (June-August)
- Gem Tour (April-Oct)
- Pollinator Tour (June-mid-Sept)
- Pumpkin & Apple Tour (end Sept-Oct)
- Strawberry Tour (April-May)
Each of our educational tours is $9 per student or parent chaperone. Some tours may be combined for $14 per student or parent. CSA/Fan Memberships, Military ID and Promotional offers are not applicable for school tour admission.
Don’t forget to exercise their gross motor skills by visiting our 5 acre play area! Our 2800 sq ft Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, Triple Threat 100′ slides, pedal cart track and rope swings will make your heart race! You can become a Maze Master by challenging each of our 4 mazes. See who can climb up the Rubber Ridge tractor tire mountain the fastest or romp in our Corn Bin.
With each of our field trips, 1 bus driver and 1 teacher are FREE for every 15 students with a minimum of 15 students. We are here rain or shine, and there are several covered areas during the tour to accommodate your group.
Save time and purchase hotdog lunches from us so you can enjoy your educational experience and fun on the farm!
Please being water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups.
CSA/Fan Memberships, Military ID and Promotional offers are not applicable for school tour admission.
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Field Trip FAQs
- How long does the field trip take?
Tours take about 90 minutes to rotate through all the field trip stations. Be sure to add on some time in our 5 acre play area or time for lunch. Groups normally spend 3 hours on the farm to get the full experience. Allow an additional 30 minutes for Combo Tours.
- How do you charge for home school groups?
We welcome home school groups and love to spend more time with the children since home school schedules are often more flexible. We recommend afternoon tours for home school groups as the farm is less crowded especially for fall tours. With your group, 1 parent/teacher is free for every 15 home school students with a minimum of 15 students.
- Do you have a water fountain?
No. Please bring a large cooler of water with cups for your group.