Every May, we host school tours that allow children to participate in one of our busiest seasons. These tours reflect our spring activities — planting, working the soil, and working with animals. We can customize your tour to cover any farm-related activities you wish, too. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage, first-hand, in this important season at Jubilee!
About Spring Tours
During your tour, your students will get to experience a variety of spring activities:
- Visit Farm Animals: The animals at Jubilee Farm all play very important roles here, and your students will get to visit them and learn more about how they fit into life on the farm.
- Hay Ride: Students will get to ride on a hay wagon throughout the farm, giving them a great view of the fields during this important phase of spring-planting.
- Planting: Each student will get to fill a small planter up with soil and plant seeds in it! Students get to bring their planted seeds home so that they can watch the marvelous process of germination and sprouting.
Spring Tour Details
STUDENTS/SIBLINGS: The basic fee is $7 per student/sibling, with a limit of 27 total students/siblings. If a tour has 28 or more children, each child over the limit of 27 is charged $10. Babes in arms are free.
ADULTS: Each tour can have 9 adults attend for free. The charge for each additional adult (after the 9 free adults per tour) is $5. We ask that adults accompany children at a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children. Adults will be asked to take an active role in helping children.
MINIMUM FEE: There is a minimum fee of $140 per tour (the equivalent of 20 students/siblings). Even if you have fewer than 20 children per tour, you will be charged $140. If you have fewer than 20 students/siblings and more than 9 adults, some or all additional adults will be counted toward the minimum balance.
SIZE LIMITS: Each individual tour is limited to a maximum of 37 total people (students/siblings and adults). If you will exceed this per-tour maximum, you need to book an additional tour. This limit helps us to ensure that the students are getting the best experience possible, and it keeps our hay wagons and staff from getting overloaded.
PAYMENT: We can accept either a single check or a Purchase Order.
Days & Times:
Spring Tours are available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays during May. We have morning, mid-day, and afternoon time-slots.
Tours last for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Tours will run, rain or shine! Life on the farm goes on, regardless of weather. Rarely is it so bad that we can’t conduct a tour, and we do have greenhouses and a large loft in the barn where we can fruitfully continue a tour should there be a down-pour.
- Students should bring either boots or shoes that can get muddy, rain jackets, and hats. Our motto is “plan for the worst, hope for the best.” Teachers should also make sure that each student has a plastic bag to take home the seeds he/she plants.
- Teachers should make sure that each student has a bag to transport home the seeds that he/she plants.
- You may eat lunch or a snack in a covered area or picnic bench at the farm.
- Be on time! It’s really important for all of us to keep on schedule. If you are late, we will have to shorten your tour. Please plan on arriving 5 – 10 minutes early.
Check back in 2017 to see our Spring Tour Registration Calendar!