Looking for school field trip ideas? All Seasons is located in Woodstock, IL and would love to welcome your class for a fun filled, educational field trip experience. Bookings for the 2016 season will start in March 2016.
We have three different tour options. Each tour provides students with hands on learning opportunities as they explore the orchard, corn maze or pumpkin patch. Afterwards the education and fun continues as students play in our Barnyard Activity area.
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“Every year our preschool program looks forward to the educational fun we enjoy at All Seasons. In addition, our tour coordinators have been wonderful!”
Field Trip Options
|Tour||Included items||Price per person|
|Pre-picked apple tour||Hayride, outdoor classroom, Barnyard activities including petting zoo and bunny village. Each student receives petting zoo feed, cider donut, 4 pre-picked apples.||TBD|
|U-pick apple tour||Hayride, apple picking, outdoor classroom, Barnyard activities including petting zoo and bunny village. Each student picks 4 apples off the tree and receives petting zoo feed, cider donut.||TBD|
|Spookley/pumpkin tour||Outdoor classroom, walk through the corn maze and learn Spookley’s story, Barnyard activities including petting zoo and Bunny Village, 1 classroom pumpkin. Each student receives petting zoo feed, cider donut, 1 pre-picked pumpkin.||TBD|
Outdoor classroom topics are customized according to the age group of the students. Classroom teachers are free. Adults and children are charged the per person fee above.
Field Trip Details
Apple Orchard Field Trip
- Pre-pick and u-pick tours are available. Students in the pre-pick tour receive 4 pre-picked apples. Students in the u-pick tour pick up to 4 apples off the tree.
- A hayride is offered for both apple tour types
- Educational presentation about the apple orchard
- Nutrition, growth cycle and harvesting
- Soil composition and photosynthesis
- Bees and pollination
- Admission to barnyard activities, including petting zoo and bunny village
- Each student receives petting zoo feed, cider donut, 4 apples
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Field Trip
Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention. Spookley’s story illustrates the importance appreciating the differences in all of us. We are delighted to be partnering with PACER National Bullying Prevention Center and farms across US to raise awareness for bullying prevention.
- Outdoor classroom presentation on pumpkin growth cycle, harvesting and pollination
- Walk through the corn maze and learn Spookley’s story
- Admission to barnyard activities, including petting zoo
- Each student receives petting zoo feed, cider donut, 1 pre-picked pumpkin. Each classroom receives a classroom pumpkin.
How do I book a field trip? Is a deposit required?
Field trip bookings for the 2016 season will start in Spring of 2016. A $50 deposit will be required to secure your date. The balance will be due upon arrival on your field trip date.
When are field trips given?
Field trips take place Tuesdays through Fridays in September and October. Tours start September 1.
How long do field trips last?
The guided portion of the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. After the guided portion is over, your class is free to explore the barnyard activity area.
What is your cancellation policy?
We allow the rescheduling of tours up to three weeks in advance without penalty. A penalty will not be assessed if cancellation is due to weather and an alternate date is booked.
Is there a minimum to book a field trip?
Yes, we have a minimum charge of $100.
What is your policy on teachers and chaperones?
Classroom teachers are free but will need to present a school ID. Any additional adults and children will be charged the price of the field trip.
What forms of payment are accepted?
A $50 deposit is due at the time of reserving your field trip. The balance will be due upon your arrival at the orchard. To make payment, please bring cash or credit card (Visa/Mastercard) with you on the day of your visit. The entire group must be paid for in one transaction. Official school checks will be accepted if necessary and should be made out to All Seasons Farm.
Will the children be able to go into the orchard to pick apples?
Children on the u-pick apple tour will be able to pick up to 4 apples. Children on the pre-picked tour will receive 4 already picked apples.
What are barnyard activities?
After your guided portion of the tour is complete, your class will be free to explore the Barnyard Activity area. Your time there will be unguided and your class is free to enjoy all the activities we have available. Our barnyard activities include the petting zoo, goat bridge, giant tube slide, pedal carts, mini zip line park, jumping pillow, spider web and hay mountain. Please note that barnyard rides and some barnyard activities may not be available all field trip days.
When should we arrive?
Please arrive at least 15 min before your scheduled time and head to our admissions window for check in. Please provide us with your final student and adult number count so that the balance can be settled. We reserve the right to shorten your guided tour if you do not arrive on time.
Can we eat our lunches there?
We have outdoor sheltered picnic tables set up for school field trips. They are available on a first come first serve basis.
Do you have water fountains?
We do not have water fountains. Please encourage your students to bring their own bottles of water. Alternatively we also have cases and bottles of water that can be purchased.
Where can I find more information on Spookley the Square Pumpkin?
Additional information and teaching materials for bullying prevention can be accessed at PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Website. Teachers can also download free Spookley-themed activity sheets and lesson plans by registering online at the Holiday Inn Farm website.
Where are you located?
All Seasons is located in Woodstock, IL in McHenry County. We are approximately an hour away from the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Click here for directions.
“One of the goals at Alexander Leigh Center for Autism is to create experiences for our students that allow them to enter into the community to practice their skills and have some good old kid fun. The staff at All Seasons were accepting of the special needs of our students and made sure that they felt welcomed. The kids had a blast! We are grateful for the partnership we have built with All Seasons and we look forward to this season.”