School Field Trips

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Plan a School Field Trip

Come to Belvedere Plantation for an educational and entertaining school field trip! For public and private schools, as well as homeschool groups. We have been hosting farm field trips for over 30 years, emphasizing on-the-farm learning, as well as fun. This is truly an enhanced classroom learning experience for students and teachers alike.

A school field trip Belvedere Plantation takes place in an outdoor farm setting with trained guides. All programs are designed to provide hands-on learning about the natural world in the context of seasonal farm activities. Additionally, programs have been designed to help teachers meet objectives in a range of  Virginia Standards Of Learning.

October Field Trip Schedule

October 2-October 31, 9:30am-2:00pm
Allow three hours total field trip time; 2 hours for the pumpkin patch and educational program plus an additional hour for lunch/snack and play time. (If you do not allow the 3 hours, available activities will be limited).
Reservations Required • Space is limited!

Concessions
Picnic area provided for your lunch or snack. Lunch concessions are available during October at the Red Rooster Grill.

Fall Harvest
Time

Pumpkins, farm animals, honeybees and a little history! Plus, enjoy a wagon ride and playtime activities. Sound fun?

Pumpkin Science Lab

All about pumpkins, bee pollination, and fun facts about farm animals! Plus a wagon ride and playtime activities.

Maize Maze Adventure

Students can explore a x acre maze, enjoy farm animals, and activities, plus take a wagon ride to the Pumpkin Patch.

Learn-n-Play
Day

Fun for active preschoolers and kindergartner students. Pick pumpkins, meet farm animals and enjoy outdoor activities.

The typical field trip itinerary:

Groups check in at the admissions booth upon arrival at the farm.
Groups gather at your assigned ‘group flag’.
Welcoming remarks and farm orientation.
Wagon ride to the pumpkin patch.
Visit farm learning stations.
Participation in farm activities.
Enjoy a snack or lunch.
Released for play as time allows until departure.

Field Trip Fees
Student: $9.50 per child, $7.00 Per adult
One teacher or paraprofessional free for every 10 paid children.
Non-participating children 2 and under are free but can get a pumpkin from the patch for 69 cents/lb.
Minimum Field Trip group of 15 required.

Terms
A single payment for the entire group is required. Groups that do not have a single payment for their entire group will be required to wait until all other groups are checked in. Groups that do not show or do not contact us prior to reservation date to cancel and/or reschedule are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.

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