Fall Educational Tour
**Please note: This info is for Schools, Daycares, YMCA and group reservations only. If you are wanting to visit the farm for Family Fun please go to the link for Family Celebrations or Fall Festival for info for families without reservations! Monday thru Fridays are reserved for groups of 10 or more with reservations.**
Hello! It’s hard to believe it is that time of year again!
Here on the farm, summer sure seems to have flown by!
Fall will soon be here! Our Animal Tour is a wonderful way to celebrate it.
Tours begin on September 17th, 2019 and run through November 8th, 2019.
As the Fall season comes upon us, as the crisp fall leaves begin to fall…..
Country Lane Tree Farm is getting ready for Hay Rides, Bonfires, Corn Mazes, Farm Animal Tours and Corn Cannon Shooting!
“The Farm where Kids Learn AND have FUN!!!”
Fall Farm Animal Tours
Cost: $8.00 per student; teacher & 2 chaperones per class are FREE!
Additional adults: $5.00
TOUR OPTION 1
Recommended for Pre-K through 3rd graders.
Students interact with the full grown animals in their natural settings.
The highlight of this tour is MILKING OUR DAIRY COW!!! (Yes, she is a LIVE COW, not a replica!!!)
Students feed and pet our animals including: Our goat families, our sheep families, our farm pig babies and “Violet”, our pot-bellied pig.
They will feed the many chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, and peacocks that roam freely here on the farm. Our Fallow Deer families look forward to meeting the children.
The children will also be able to hold bunnies, and hold ducklings or chicks.
“Peaches”, our donkey looks forward to greeting the students with a big “EeeeAwwww!” (She believes she IS the star of the farm!)
Our Observation Bee Hive awaits the students as well!
Even a surprise animal or two will be waiting!
All along the tour the children will be taught educational and interesting facts about the animals, their habitats, and eating habits.
We have also added the “Discovery Barn”. This area allows the children to touch and feel feathers, various animal wools, fur & antlers; see & touch the crops native to Ohio and Michigan.
The children receive a Barrel Train ride!
For any “extra” time, our playground area awaits the children.
Each child will be allowed to choose any size pumpkin they can carry from our pumpkin patch at the end of their tour.
TOUR OPTION 2
Recommended for 4th through 6th graders.
This tour begins with Milking our Real Dairy Cow!!
In addition to the milking, the children will then try their hand at butter making!
They will get to sample the butter they have made on saltine crackers with honey at lunch time, along with a glass of apple cider!
The tour includes meeting and greeting our grown up farm animals and learning about their natural habitats and eating habits.
At the Observation Bee Hive Station the students will also get to spin honey out of a honeycomb in a hand crank honey extractor (Where the use of centrifugal force is explained).
Then the students will try their hand at pressing apples into apple cider using an 1890’s press (as in the olden days, before automated equipment!).
The tour then heads out to the field for an age appropriate explanation of the life cycle of the Pumpkin plant.
Students will learn all that is involved in the farming operation concerning the growing and selling of crops.
They will then head back to the “Discovery Barn” to view and identify the major crops of Ohio and Michigan.
Hands on animal items are in the barn as well.
If desired, students, teachers and chaperones may try to find their way thru our Corn Maze!
Finally, each student will take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick any size pumpkin they can carry to take home with them.
PUMPKIN PATCH ONLY TOUR
Pumpkin Patch ONLY Tour Cost is $6.00 per child. (this includes the cider and donuts). As always, each teacher and 2 free chaperones per teacher are free. Additional parents are $5.00
**Please note: no animal interaction is on this tour.**
Did you experience our farm tour in the Spring? Are you a half day school? Do you just want students to experience Fall at the Pumpkin Patch? Come to the farm this Fall for the Pumpkin Patch Tour! Each class will take a Hayride out to the patch where we will talk about growing pumpkins and why bees are necessary for them to grow (they will see the bees in our Observation Bee Hive). At the patch, everyone will pick their own pumpkin (Any size they can carry!) to take home with them. At the picnic area near the patch, cider and donuts will be waiting for your group. Approximate tour time 1-1.5 hours.
Teachers receive a free pumpkin. Chaperones do not receive a pumpkin.