Our spring field trip educational tours focus on how strawberries and other plants grow on the farm. Strawberries send off runners each season which bear the fruit the following season. During the strawberry lifecycle presentation, your class will learn how strawberries are different from produce grown from seeds. We reinforce Virginia SOLs as your class learns in age tailored presentations. Students discuss seeds, water cycles, and solar energy in our greenhouse where they plant seeds to take home to grow. Tours are available Tuesdays-Fridays
The wagon ride tour of the farm features visits to our spring plantings, including the strawberry fields for more education on how strawberries grow. Students don’t pick their own strawberries due to the short growing season, timing, and capacity, but we have a pre-packed half-pint of strawberries for each participant to take home.
Don’t forget to exercise those gross motor skills by visiting our 5 acre play area! Our 2800 sq. ft. Jumpin’ Pillow, Double Barrel 80-foot 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 go for a romp in our Corn Bin.
The Strawberry Field Trip (April-early June) is $9/student and includes:
- Strawberry lifecycle presentation
- Greenhouse tour & sunflower planting kit
- Compost Your Lunch Soil Station
- Wagon ride tour of our spring plantings and strawberry fields
- Half-pint of pre-picked strawberries to take home
- Gross motor work-out in our farm play area after your tour
With each of our educational tours, one bus driver and one 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 available to protect your group from inclement weather.
Let us provide hotdogs for lunch so you can save time and enjoy your field trip and educational experience!
Please being water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups.
You can also combine this tour with our GEM TOUR for only $14 per person. We recommend a minimum of three hours to complete a combo field trip.
CSA/Fan Memberships, Military ID and Promotional offers are not applicable for school tour admission.