We are booking field trips now.
To book a group on a farm day, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Field Trips
What stays the same:
We offer a unique experience on a working farm (that produces food for our family) where children can pick up, hold or touch all of the animals, as well as hear from the farmers who care for the animals every day.
Small groups will guide themselves around the farm activities. Parents will guide their own children.
There is lots of freedom to do activities over again, bring a picnic and spend the whole day (10 - 3).
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CHANGES in FORMAT
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, and come back later to ride again.
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 other options as well, but
we can't guarantee that each group will see these extra options.
If one of the regular activities is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances,
you will be notified and provided alternative activities.
Time and Space Planning
Teachers, homeschool parents and group leaders will get detailed instructions and maps by email ahead of the field trip.
The animals and activities are spread out around the farm, and stations are split in to zones so that
a group can enjoy an area together.
Favourite activities can be enjoyed again and again as time allows.
All stations with animals that can be picked up will be staffed to help children succeed.
A few stations will be on a rotational schedule, so details to help plan your visit will be provided ahead of your booked date.
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
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.
Why the changes?
We changed to the small group, self-guided model in 2020 and 2021 with great reviews. Farm visits happened in small groups of 5-8 people made up of parents and children, who made their way around the farm to each of about 25 stations. They could decide on their own schedule for seeing the animals, lunch, bathrooms, breaks, playground time and leave time. This format is especially well suited to preschoolers and homeschool families.
We will be offering significant guidance before the field trip, along with advance material to prep parents 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, and all the baby animals. There will be staff giving instruction, telling stories and supervising all the animal handling stations. Students must remain with a supervising adult at all times. We are confident that both homeschoolers and preschools will prefer the flexibility and open-ended timing of the new model.
This year, we are reserving Fridays for family-based field trips.
This season, the cost will be $11 per person for children and adults.
Infants 12 MONTHS and under are free.
This price includes GST.
Payment for preschools can be made by cheque. All other payments will be taken in at the gate and can be made by cash, e-transfer or by card.