We have decided, as a business, not to offer school tours at this time.
With over 25 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.
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 cherries, peaches, and green beans.
We are excited to include “Compost your lunch leftovers”as part of our Greenhouse Station(excludes the Pollinator Tour & Pumpkin 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-mid Sept)
- Pollinator Tour (June-mid-Sept)
- Pumpkin Tour (end Sept-Oct)
- Strawberry Tour (April-May)
*Tours available Tuesday thru Fridays
Each of our educational tours is $12 per student or parent chaperone. Complimentary admission is not applicable for children(3ys & older) of CSA/Fan of the Farm Members, and Military ID Holders for School Tours. Promotional offers are not applicable for School Tours.
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, 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 teacher is free for every 15 students with a minimum of 15 students.(Bus drivers are complimentary) We are here rain or shine, and there are several covered areas during the tour to accommodate your group.
Purchase our hotdog lunch so you can save time going back and forth from the bus and spend it enjoying your field trip and educational tour experience!
~Please being water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups.
Field Trip FAQs
- When are your tours available? We schedule tours Tuesdays thru Friday. First available start time is 10am for April – late May, and 9am June-October
- How long does the field trip take?
Tours take about 90 minutes to rotate through all the field trip stations. Be sure to plan for time in our 5 acre play area. Groups normally spend 3 hours on the farm to get the full experience.
- How do you charge for home school groups?
We welcome home school groups, and recommend scheduling afternoon tours as the farm is less crowded especially for fall tours. With your group, 1 parent/teacher is free for every 15 paying students with a minimum of 15 students.
- Do you have a water fountain?
No. Please bring water for all – we recommend a large cooler of water with cups for your group. We sell water bottles in our farm market.