We are booking field trips now.
To book a group on a farm day, email email@example.com
This page is specific to our 2023 program for schools, visit our "Friday" page for groups arriving in cars.
Field Trips in 2023
What stays the same:
We offer a unique experience on a working farm (that produces food for our family) where students can pick up, hold or touch all of the animals, as well as hear from the farmers who care for the animals every day.
What's new for this year:
You will guide your class around the farm activities.
Each teacher will receive instructions ahead of the visit and be assigned a starting point on a circuit of activities upon arrival.
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CHANGES in 2023
WHAT TEACHERS SAY
"We had the best experience today. The children were engaged from start to finish and they really enjoyed being able to move and explore all your wonderful farm had to offer. The set up is so thoughtful and really honours the students’ needs to be active as they are learning."
— Kindergarten teacher, Winnipeg School Division
Three places to get right inside a pen and snuggle the kids.
Head out to the pasture to see cows and sheep riding on the haywagon.
(about 1/2 hour)
Watch the big sow in her muddy pen and see how she keeps it organized.
The Pig Pen
Pet the big horses and feed them grass from your flat hand.
See little rabbits at different ages and hold the ones just right to fit in your arms.
Take a ride on one of our gentle ponies.
See the sheep being sheared and ask the farmer questions about the wool. Take home a piece of it, too!
Several places to pick up chicks less than a week old.
Located in the quonset.
Watch a farmer milk, answer questions and then help each person succeed at milking.
Milk a Goat
Pet a little calf with it's soft coat, wet nose and long rough tongue.
See the ewes and lambs out in the pasture.
Cuddle farm kittens in the hayloft.
Watch the male turkey strut, gobble and change the shape and colour of his head.
Every visit will be hosted by farmers who live and work here.
Meet our Family
Enjoy playing on the prairie in the sandbox, balls and hoops.
There are always piglets of one size or another to hear grunting and squealing.
Roosters and hens move around the farm and scratch the ground.
You can see the mother goats, who spend the day grazing and climbing.
Find out about where eggs come from and which ones become baby chicks.
Walk through the cattle chute in the shape of a big letter 'S'.
Follow the cowprints to find out all about the history of the farm and the beef industry.
We expect to provide each of the above activities on every visit.
We expect to also offer a few other options.
If, due to unexpected circumstances, one of the usual activities will not be available,
we will notify you and offer an alternative.
Time and Space Planning
Teachers will get detailed instructions and maps ahead of the field trip.
We have increased the number of animals and the number of staff to ensure that there will be minimal waiting for the students.
There will be several chick stations and baby goat stations.
All stations with animals that can be picked up will be staffed to help children succeed.
RAIN or SHINE
Lots of indoor activities make your visit fun no matter what the weather.
Level grass and gravel walkways and an accessible washroom stall with a large change table
Six flush toilet stalls, running water for handwashing and bottle filling water taps with drinking water for your use.
Picnic tables are provided with a sheltered alternate area for weather.
There is no smoking anywhere on the property so plan to walk out to the road if you need to smoke.
The Teacher Package
All teachers that have booked a field trip date will receive a package of materials ahead of their visit.
The package will include: a detailed map, recommendations for setting up your group schedule, instructions for small group leaders, pointers on helping kids observe and ask good questions, and some fun farm learning resources.
Why the changes?
In 2022, all schools split up into small groups of 5-8 students with a supervisor and made their way around the farm to each of about 25 stations. They had a designated lunch area, but could decide on their own schedule for seeing the animals, lunch, bathrooms, breaks, playground time and leave time. Some teachers requested a more structured format, so we have created a circuit of the activities with a few designated times on a schedule. Each school will start the day with a guided introduction and a starting point for the group to enjoy together.
We will be offering significant guidance before the field trip, along with advance material to prep your students and volunteers to get the most out of your farm adventure. We will provide detailed maps and explanations to ensure that no activities get missed.
All of your favorite activities will still be here, including pony rides, hayrides, sheep shearing, goat milking, chicken and egg lessons, and all the baby animals. There will be staff giving instruction, telling stories and supervising all the animal handling stations. We still recommend splitting into small groups with at least one supervising adult for each small group of students.
This year, we are booking bussed groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, as well as Tuesdays in June.
This season, the cost will be $11 per person for students and adults,
with a discount of 1 free adult per 10 students for bussed groups. This price includes GST.
All payments will be made by invoice after the field trip.