School Field Trips

Kuipers Family Farm believes in connecting people with agriculture and each other. One of our favorite ways to accomplish this is by hosting school field trips where children can experience hands-on learning on a beautiful Midwest farm. After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to announce that we will be reintroducing our school field trips in Fall 2022!

Our Apple Orchard Educational Field Trip has been enhanced to include pre and post-tour lesson plans for teachers, and will focus on how apples are grown, picked, and pressed into apple cider. Our Pumpkin Farm Activity Field Trip invites school groups into our Pumpkin FunFarm where they can explore and enjoy dozens of fun outdoor activities. See below for more details on each option:

Apple Orchard Educational Field Trip

General Information
• Monday-Fridays
• $10.99 students – $10.99 chaperones/aides
• Teachers admitted free
• Homeschool groups: 1 parent will be admitted free with every 5 children
• Guided tour
• Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Tour Details
• Discuss how apples grow
• Visit the Bee Barn observation hive
• Learn about cider pressing
• Sample different apple varieties
• Go on a hayride through the orchard
• Receive bookmark coupon
• Take home a donut, an apple, and sample of apple cider
• Children may not pick apples from trees while touring through Orchard
• Staying for lunch is not recommended

Pumpkin Farm Activity Field Trip

General Information
• Monday-Friday
• $9.99 students – $9.99 chaperones/aides
• Teachers admitted free
• Homeschool groups: 1 parent will be admitted free with every 5 children
• Self-guided tour
• Duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Tour Details
• Take home a small pumpkin
• Receive a bookmark coupon
• Explore Pumpkin FunFarm at your own pace
• Picnic Area available on first come-first serve basis
• Weekday Pumpkin FunFarm activities included


Booking Information

• A $50 deposit is required to hold your reservation. An invoice will be emailed and payment must be received within 24 hours.
• Once you arrive for your tour, provide us with your final guest count.
• We will charge the balance to the card you provided during your booking process.
• We require you collect all funds from your students/chaperones and provide us with one payment.  Credit card or school check only.
• No charge for teachers.
• Do both tours on the same day! Select dates ONLY. Click on link to view calendar with this year’s available dates.
• Minimum of 20 students required to book online. For groups less than 20 students, please give us a call at (815)-827-5200 ext. x112
• The $50 deposit will be refunded if the field trip is cancelled no less than 14 days prior to the reserved date or if weather conditions require cancellation.



Please Phone: (815) 827-5200 ext. 112

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