With over 28 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 or mine for precious stones, 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 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)
- Pumpkin Tour (end Sept-Oct)
- Strawberry Tour (April-May)
*Tours available Tuesdays and Fridays
Each of our educational tours is $14 per student and parent chaperone. Complimentary admission is not applicable for children(3ys & older) of Farm Club 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. We are here rain or shine, and there are several covered areas during the tour to accommodate your group.
~Please being water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups. You are welcome to bring in a picnic lunch to enjoy in the farm-fresh air before you head back to school.
Field Trip FAQs
- When are your tours available? We schedule tours Tuesdays and Fridays. First available start time is 10am.
- 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.