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School Field Trips

Thanks for your interest in setting up a field trip at The Great Pumpkin Patch. The objective of our family farm is to provide a safe, educational experience for children and adults while exploring many aspects of rural farm life. Our working farm setting offers school groups the opportunity to discover nature’s diversity.

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Your Field Trip Includes:
  • One softball-sized pumpkin per student.
  • One coloring book per student.
  • 1912 Center School presentation.
  • Admission to the straw bale maze, mini maze, and sunflower maze.
  • Admission to Wanda’s “Haunted” Crib.
  • Access to the rest of the 200 Acres including our farm animals, the U-pick patch, gardens, displays, natural play area, a picnic area and more!
Here's How We Roll

Field trips are available Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 29 – Oct. 31 at a cost of $5 per student. School personnel are admitted at no charge.

Reservations are required at least one week in advance of your trip. Field trips at the Great Pumpkin Patch are self-guided. Our admission team will direct you to the Center School and any other activities you have chosen (i.e. wagon ride or corn maze). After this, you and your class are free to explore the 200 Acres at your own pace! Chaperones are required, see details below.

Click here to download our field trips flyer

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Field Trip Tips

Watch the weather.
If it has rained or is muddy, please prepare to deal with muddy shoes and do not pull wagons into the patch. If it is too muddy, the patch may be closed and corn maze and wagon rides may not be available.

Whose pumpkin is whose?
Bring a permanent marker to write the names or initials on each child’s pumpkin and consolidate them into one wagon. One wagon will hold a ton of pumpkins. We can hold it for you at check-out.

Don’t forget your coloring books!
Be sure you stop by checkout to get your coloring books before you leave. We’ll have them ready for you!

What’s next?
Follow up your visit by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also share updates on what your class is doing to extend your experience on our Facebook page or by emailing thepatch@the200acres.com.

U-Pick the Upgrade! Add special activities for your group.

Corn Maze
Let your class find excitement in our one acre Corn Maze, getting the full view when you climb the lookout platform. $2 per student. (You can do both corn maze and wagon ride for $3 per student.)

Wagon Ride
Your class will be driven on a 15-minute wagon ride through our Great Pumpkin Patch. $2 per student (20-student minimum). Advance reservations are required. (You can do both the wagon ride and corn maze (there is an extra space here)for $3 per student.)

Snacks
Order ahead and enjoy in the shade outside the 2-Mile Sweet Shop! (All orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Same day cookie and cider orders will be filled based on availability. Same day cookie orders will be frosted pumpkin cookies at current retail pricing).

  • 1 dozen Unfrosted Pumpkin Cookies: $8.00
  • 1/2 dozen Unfrosted Pumpkin Cookies: $4.00
  • 1 Gallon Apple Cider: $8.00 (cups and napkins provided)
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Chaperone Policy

Chaperones are required for the safety of students. Pre-K through 3rd grade – 1 chaperone required for every 5 students. 4th grade and older – 1 chaperone required for every 10 students. This policy will be enforced.

Field Trip Guidelines

You are responsible for the children in your group and from your school.

We are a working farm.
Keep all children away from and off of potential hazards (farm equipment, golf carts, fences, vehicles, rocks, etc.)

No climbing.
Do not climb on anything (including the mazes, displays, rocks, fences and tables). Do not touch the displays or remove anything from the displays.

No feeding the animals.
Do not feed the animals. Please be aware that the animals may bite.

Help keep our farm clean.
There are garbage and recycling cans all over the farm.

No eating in the parking lot.
For the safety of your students, please eat at the picnic tables provided outside the 2 Mile Sweet Shop. Wagons are available to help transport lunches.

 

Click here to download a copy of our field trip guidelines

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