Hunt Club Farm offers four seasonal field trips geared for groups of 10 or more. Please read below to learn about each different educational program.
Field trips are offered Monday through Friday and require an advanced reservation. Please call the farm office at (757) 427-9520 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to reserve your field trip date and time.
Field trips are $7 per student and $7 for chaperones/siblings & any additional guests.
No charge for teachers and/or bus/van drivers
Payments are made on the day of the field trip when you check in at the farm or by P.O. as determined by the school system. Hunt Club Farm accepts school checks, credit cards and cash.
Hunt Club Farm’s picnic areas, petting farm and playground areas are included at no additional charge for all educational programs. Bring your lunch to enjoy on the farm or purchase drinks, small snacks and frozen treats here.
Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Late September through First Week of November
When fall is in the air, it’s time to enjoy a day on the farm at the Pumpkin Patch Field Trip, the most popular educational program among schools, family groups, scouts, daycare centers and church organizations. Start with a straw-filled, tractor-pulled hayride bumping down the lane past pastures, stables, horses, the greenhouse and pond. Then, the children head to Hunt Club Farm’s new and improved “Pumpkin Play Area,” which includes a giant hay stack! This play area is in the petting farm, where the children can enjoy meeting all of the farm animals. Bring a snack and drink or lunch and enjoy one of the farm’s picnic areas. Finally, it’s off to the pumpkin patch, where the children select their very own pumpkin to take home. Every child will be provided with a bag to hold their pumpkin. No outside bags are permitted. Adults may purchase pumpkins at the farm market. Most groups at the Pumpkin Patch Field Trip plan a 90-minute visit.
Children’s Garden Field Trip
APRIL – JUNE
Children’s Garden Field Trip
Bullfrogs, Birds, and Bees
The importance of life cycles!
We are excited to have your class join us for our 2018 Children’s Garden Field Trip on the farm. We will be learning about different plants, animals, and the importance of their life cycles with a fun hands-on approach. Upon your arrival we ask that you park in the designated bus parking area, located in the left field as you enter the farm. This is to ensure the safety of the children as you load/unload them. We will have our staff eagerly awaiting your arrival with wagons to load your lunches onto for your convenience. After unloading the children, please check into the main office where we will process your payment, we accept everything but American Express. Please have a head count of children and staff members in order for us to quickly process your payment. At this time our staff will have your class waiting eagerly to enjoy a guided tour of the farm. I have included a review of each station you will be viewing.
- Pollinating our food supply
- The life cycle and different jobs in the hive
- Take a look at our observation hive
- Metamorphosis of tadpoles
- Observe our bullfrog pond
- Composting, and digging in the soil for worms
- Uses of flowers and herbs
- Hands on planting seeds
Saddle Up Field Trip
JUNE – DECEMBER
Everyone loves Hunt Club’s petting farm, especially when the weather is warm! Bring your family group, scouts, daycare center, church organization or club on a field trip to the farm this summer! This self-guided educational experience is all about fun in the sun with the animals, and participants can spend the morning or afternoon petting goats, catching chickens and, of course, “saddling up” on one of the ponies, as a pony ride is included in the field trip. Besides time with the animals, the children are invited to enjoy a bag lunch in one of the picnic areas, slide and swing on the Rainbow Play Set, and on hot days, get wet in the sprinkler! Click here to see the Saddle Up at Hunt Club Farm flyer.