While the end of the school year didn’t end quite the way we expected, we hope the fall will be the beginning of a return to normality. We at the Applebarn are planning ahead anticipating the best. For us, the best means having you and your students back on the farm learning and laughing at one of our fall school tours.
In order to keep your students safe and socially distanced, we will be making a few changes to our school tours. There will be fewer time slots each day and there will be fewer groups booked into the remaining time slots. We will also be setting strict limits on the number of people permitted in each group. That and a whole lot of handwashing and sanitizing are just some of the ways we’ll be adapting this year’s tours! With these changes in mind, we encourage you to reserve your spot now so you won’t be disappointed later.
For those of you who prefer to stay a little closer to home this year, we are developing a virtual school tour experience that you’ll be able to use right in your own classroom. If you’d like more information about this choice, send us an email at [email protected].
We greatly admire and respect our community of educators and we hope to see you back on the farm soon! Thank you for being a part of our farm family.
FALL TOURS (Kiddie Corn Maze Tour in September and October)
KIDDIE CORN MAZE TOUR: $9.25 per student, which is only available in September.
KIDDIE CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN TOUR: $10.50 per student, which is available in October. Each student brings home a pumpkin!
We recommend that daycares and preschools choose to do the Kiddie Corn Maze Tour. This tour focuses on experiencing the fall on a more playful level as best-suited for younger children. It includes the following stations and is 1.5 hours in length:
- Pedal Carts
- Kiddie Corn Maze
- Farmville (a variety of farm animals for viewing including goats and bunnies for petting)
- Lifecycle of an apple and an apple cider sample
- Pumpkin Pillow
- Apple Cart Ride
- Pick out a pumpkin (October only) at the pumpkin patch
*The tour takes about 1.5 hours, but, if time allows, the children can enjoy an additional 15-30 minutes on the playground and jumping pillow with permission.*
*Each teacher will be given a bag of apples to take back to the class and share with their students
We understand that unavoidable circumstances arise and appointments sometimes have to be cancelled or rescheduled. We ask that you do so as early as possible. Due to COVID 19 and ongoing changes to the current situation, we reserve the right to cancel, reschedule or adjust programs and operations as required in order to follow the most currant provincial health regulations.
School tours can always be rescheduled provided there is still space available for your group. To reschedule or cancel your tour please contact us at least 10 business days prior to your appointment by email ([email protected]) or by phone (604.853.3108). Tours should not be considered cancelled or rescheduled until a confirmation email has been sent.
Tours rescheduled or cancelled less than 10 business days prior to your tour date will be charged a $25.00 per group admin fee. There is a $100.00 per group no-show fee for groups that simply don’t show up on the day of their tour without cancelling in advance. All fees are PER GROUP of 15 to 30 people, NOT PER SCHOOL. If you have any concerns, please call us to discuss your specific situation.
Party area rentals can be cancelled or rescheduled with 10 business days notice. No refunds will be issued with less than 10 business days notice.
KIDDIE CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN TOUR: $10.50 per student, which is available in October. Each student brings home a pumpkin!
SPRING TOUR: $9.52 plus GST (total of $10) per student. Each student brings home a planted seed!
A minimum charge will be applied for groups of less than 15 students*. There is a maximum of 30 people (students, teachers, ES’s, parent volunteers and extra siblings all included) per group. Please make sure you book enough groups to accommodate everyone who will be coming with you.
We allow one free adult supervisor for every four children, in addition to teachers and aids as they are always free. We encourage you to limit the number of adults on the field trip. The additional adult rate is $3.81 plus GST (total of $4.00) for adults over and above your 1 to 4 ratio.
Siblings of students (3 years and older) will be charged the regular student rate and may also take a pumpkin (in October) or planted sunflower seed (in spring).
PLEASE NOTE: if additional people arrive with your group that are not accounted for in your submitted numbers we cannot guarantee that they will be able to participate in the tour. If at any time you are aware of a change in your numbers, please contact us immediately so we may do our best to accommodate you.