With over 25 years of farm field trip experience and a capacity to schedule camps to come all at once, Great Country Farms is the place to meet Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements and enjoy every minute of fun on the farm (download full list of SOL fulfilments here).
On our real working farm, 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 educational field trips are seasonally based with a focus on the bounty of the season. Our summer tours feature summer fruits or vegetables such as peaches, blackberries and green beans. You can choose from three summer educational tours that we offer. Click on the tour below to find out more!
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 school trips, 1 camp counselor 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. Tours are available Tuesdays – Fridays.
Please bring water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups.
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.
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Field Trip FAQs
- How long does the field trip take?
Tours take about 1 to 1.5 hours to rotate through all the field trip stations. This does not include 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 Combination Tours.
- How do you charge for camp groups?
We welcome camp groups and recommend afternoon tours as the farm is less crowded. One parent/counselor per 15 students is free with a field trip.