Field Trips

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Looking for school field trip ideas? All Seasons is located in McHenry County, IL and would love to welcome your class for a fun filled, educational field trip experience.

In addition to our popular apple orchard field trip, this year we will be offering the nationally recognized Spookley the Square Pumpkin program. Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month in October through a partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. You can learn more about Spookley on PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Website.

If you would like to schedule a field trip for Fall 2014, please contact us at tours@allseasonsorchard.com or (815) 338-5637.

“Every year our preschool program looks forward to the educational fun we enjoy at All Seasons. In addition, our tour coordinators have been wonderful!”
Amy Krawchuk, Little Hands Home Daycare & Preschool

Field Trip Options

Tour Included items Price per student
Apple orchard Students pick 4 apples from the orchard or 4 pre-picked apples (1), hayride, outdoor classroom, apple doughnut, barnyard activities $9
Spookley Navigate through the corn maze to learn Spookley’s story, hayride, students take home one pre-bagged pumpkin and gourd or 1/4 peck pre-picked apples (2), barnyard activities $8

(1) Subject to teacher preference.
(2) Pre-picked apples will be given to field trips before Sept 22. Pre-picked pumpkins and gourds will be given to field trips on/after Sept 22 or as soon as they are available.

Add a donut ($1.00/person)
Add animal feed ($1.00/person)

Field Trip Details

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Apple Orchard Field Trip

  • Hayride to orchard for outdoor classroom and apple picking (or pre-picked apples per teacher preference)
  • 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
  • Cider doughnut

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin Field Trip

Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month in October. Spookley’s story illustrates the importance of acceptance and appreciating the differences in all of us. We are delighted to be partnering with Spookley, PACER National Bullying Prevention Center and farms across the country to raise awareness for bullying prevention.

  • Hayride to the corn maze and through pumpkin patch
  • Walk through the corn maze and learn Spookley’s story
  • 1/4 peck pre-picked apples (before 9/22) or one pre-picked pumpkin & gourd (after 9/22) per student
  • Admission to barnyard activities, including petting zoo

FAQs

Will the children be able to go into the orchard to pick apples? 
Yes, if you select our orchard field trip the teacher can choose to have children pick their own apples. Alternatively we can also pre-bag the apples and have them waiting for your class at the end of the tour.

When are field trips given?
Field trips take place Tuesdays through Thursdays in September and October. Apple orchard and Spookley field trips start September 2.

How long do field trips last?
The guided portion of the tour (hayride, outdoor classroom, apple orchard or corn maze) lasts approximately 30-40 minutes. After the guided portion is over, your class is free to explore the barnyard activity area.

What are barnyard activities? 
After your guided portion of the tour is complete, your class will be dropped off in 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.

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.

How do I book a field trip? Is a deposit required?
Please email us at tours@allseasonsorchard.com or call 815-338-5637.  A $50 deposit will be required to secure your date. The balance is due upon arrival on your field trip date.

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?
We allow 1 free admission for teachers per 15 paid students. Any additional adults and children will be charged the price of the field trip.

When should we arrive?
Please arrive at least 20 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 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.”
Kelly Weaver, Alexander Leigh Center for Autism