It’s become tradition to have a fall field trip at the Applebarn . The fresh autumn air and dazzling display of seasonal colours is not to be missed.
For over 20 years, the Taves have been working with teachers to provide a first-class educational tour. Not only will the children learn about the life cycles of apples, pumpkins and honey bees, they also get to hug the goats and pet the bunnies. The old fashioned apple-sorting machine is another unique feature of our tour where kids watch how yesteryear apples were sized from small to large. A slice of a crunchy farm-grown apple and a cup of freshly pressed pasteurized cider is always a welcomed treat after viewing how cider is made!
It’s educational and best of all, a lot of fun! Here is a comprehensive activity list:
- Dwarf orchard tour and pictorial discussion of apple trees in each session
- Viewing of the cider press and explanation of the cider market
- Viewing and discussion of an old fashioned apple-sorter
- Visit to the petting barn filled with friendly goats, sheep and bunnies
- Pick out a pumpkin
- Pictorial discussion of pumpkin life cycle
- Glass observation bee hive and pollination talk
- Apple and Apple Cider samples
*The tour takes about 1.5 hours, but, if time allows, the children can enjoy an addition 15-30 minutes on the playground and jumping pillow with permission.*
Pricing (GST not included)
For 15 students or more, it is $6.48 plus GST (total of $6.80) for the Apple Tour, which is only available in September.
In October, we offer the Apple and Pumpkin Tour, which is $7.48 plus GST (total of $7.85) per student. Each student will also bring home a pumpkin!
The adult rate is $3.24 plus GST (total of $3.40), but for adults that are accompanying four children, admission is free.
A minimum charge will be applied for groups of less than 15 students*
Siblings of students (3 years and older) will be charged the regular student rate and may also take a pumpkin.
To check availability and inquire about times, please choose from our reservation calendars below.