SCHOOL/EDUCATIONAL GROUPS AT BRAEHEAD FARM!
We are currently booking field trips for 2016/2017! Year Round field trips are $5.00 per person (except for strawberry picking field trips and Fall pumpkin picking field trips.)
2017 May/beginning of June is strawberry picking field trips…receive a 1/2 pint handled container of strawberries! $6.00 per person.
In 2016, Fall pumpkin patch field trips will be $8.00 per person and also includes a pumpkin to take home and hayride!
Braehead Farm welcomes school, day cares, home school, and moms groups to join us! Reserved school groups can arrive at the farm as early as 9:00 (before the general public).
Bring your group of 3 year olds and up (2 & under are welcome to come along!) to receive:
- Meet with staff to learn a lesson about seasonal produce plant life cycle, (spring is Strawberries, summer is a variety of veggies, and fall is pumpkins) ladybugs and honey bees and how they are all related to the season!
- Learn how to properly pick without hurting the plant!
- A visit through our farm market to see our GLASS BEE OBSERVATION HIVE!
- “Wake up” the chickens! A lesson about hens and eggs and a chance to peek inside a mobile chicken house to see where the eggs come from! Learn about Free Range Chickens!
- Meet with the Braehead Farm Bee Keeper and learn about Beekeeping here on the farm! See his bee suit!
- Feed to give to the Nigerian Pygmy Goats!
- See rabbits, pigs, horses, alpacas, sheep and cows! A lesson about each animal and their habitats, food and care to include recycling of animal “droppings” for compost and fertilizer!
- Play in the “Play-Grounds of the Barn Lot”! Hay barns, swings, corn pit, bikes and trikes, sand piles, “steer head” roping, tunnel and more!
- Use of a barn or picnic tables for lunch or snack!
Group Discount: Our normal daily admission to The Play-Grounds in the Barn Lot is $5.00 per person. Your school group receives all of these special enrichment lessons AND access to The Play-Grounds in the Barn Lot” for a discounted group rate (Braehead Farm Season Passes are only for a daily play in The Play-Grounds of the Barn Lot. This special group offering is not included in the Season Pass.)
During special seasons such as strawberry or pumpkin, we include picking and learning about these seasonal items! We can also customize our offerings and schedule for your group! We have found that the younger groups may just want to pick berries and play! Just let us know if we can adjust this offering for your group!
* Employed Teachers of the group who are required to attend are free !! As always, 2 and under are free! All others attending pay the group individual rate. Those paying receive strawberries, or pumpkins, depending on the season. Free teachers and 2 and under do not receive free produce but can tour for free and have free access to the Family Playgrounds. Bus Drivers who want to tour and receive the tour produce, pay the tour fee.
Just call us at 540-899-9848 to reserve your group! Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know the size of your group, the age of your group, and the time you will arrive so we will be prepared! Groups can arrive as early as 9:00 AM. Due to our field trips being staff led and educational/hands on, we require at least 15 paying guests (or a minimum of 15 field trip payments) to make a group. If you do not have 15 guests or a minimum of the 15 guest payment amount, you are welcome to come, pick produce (purchased by the pound), bring your lunch or purchase lunch, and play in The Family Playgrounds which is $5.00 per person, age 2 and under free!