Elementary School Groups


Bookings will be accepted the beginning of September and will not be available until October 1st. Only October tours are available this year.
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.

SPRING TOURS

(Bookings can be made starting on May 4, 2021)

SPRING TOUR: $10.00 plus GST (total of $10.50) per person (student, extra sibling, or parent supervisor). Teachers & EA’s are free. Each student brings home a planted seed!

We take great joy in having school groups here to learn about apples and pumpkins in the fall and are so excited to invite you all to visit us in the spring as we learn about the beginning of the life cycle!

Here is a comprehensive list of everything included in our spring tours. Students will
  • go on a hay ride and learn about the seasons of our crops
  • learn about the lifecycle of apples and pumpkins and what plants need to grow
  • plant a sunflower seed and take it home
  • receive an apple cider sample
  • visit all our animals in Farmville including our goats, pig, alpaca, chickens, geese, bunnies and more. In teams they’ll complete an animal scavenger hunt!
  • spend time playing on the jumping pillow and playground
  • Bonus: Teachers will be given a blossom craft and parts of a flower worksheet for students to work on during class time
*Tour takes about 1.25 hours and will be conducted completely outdoors. Spaces are limited to 2 different schools per time slot and schools will be kept separate and socially distanced during the tour. Covid guidelines will be strictly followed and tour guides will conduct the tour in masks. *Groups are a minimum of 40 paying people from the same school cohort – students, parents, extra siblings, all combined and a maximum of 60 people including teachers & EA’s.

Cancellation Policy: 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.

PRICING

SPRING TOUR: $10.00 plus GST (total of $10.50) per person (student, parent supervisor or extra sibling). Each student brings home a planted seed! A minimum charge will be applied for groups of less than 20 students*. There is a maximum of 60 people (students, teachers, EA’s, parent supervisors, and extra siblings all included) per group. Please make sure you book enough groups to accommodate everyone who will be coming with you. Teachers and EA’s are always free. Parent supervisors and siblings of students will be charged the regular rate regardless of their age. They will be able to participate in the tour by picking a pumpkin from the patch (in October) or planting a 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. Cancellation Policy: 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.