FIELD TRIPS

Huckleberry Trail Farm will be open every Thursday and Friday in October for educational visits by appointment only between 9 am and 3:30 pm.   Choose from a morning or afternoon visit.  We offer a variety of fun learning activities as well as a chance for you and your students to get out into the fresh air and have some old fashioned fun.

Experience learning the Huckleberry way…

A walk through the corn maze- This is a good chance for everyone to see where their cornflakes and popcorn comes from.  It’s also a great opportunity for them to test our their problem-solving and navigation skills!

Class in the Cornfield – Deep within the corn maze is an open space under a tree with picnic tables, perfect for engaging in some outdoor experiential learning.  This unique learning environment can be reserved for 25 minute lessons.

A tractor-drawn hayride –  Sit on bales of hay as you’re pulled by our orange farm tractor.  Our hayride has a ramp, is low to the ground and has fencing on all sides to make it safe and accessibile for “kids” of all ages and abilities.

A real pumpkin patch, cotton patch and sorghum maze – What do we mean by real?  The pumpkins and cotton are growing right on our farm and are still attached to the vines!  Walk through the pumpkin patch and see pumpkins of all sizes, colors, and shapes growing under the leaves.  Get up close to cotton to see what it looks like before it becomes a QTip!  And take a quick trip through our kid-sized sorghum maze.

Fun in the farmyard- There are lots of old timey games with no batteries required!!!  Learn about kinetic energy while you race ducks using the power of water from a hand pump, experience centrifugal force while hula hoopin’, test your critical thinking skills during a game of pumpkin checkers, or use your motor skills while playing giant slingshotz or aiming at targets with our water-based target gallery.

Huck’s Weather Station- Yup, we are on the Internet!  Check us out here:  Huck’s Weather Station.  We are also on your smartphone with the “WunderMap” app. Once you have the app installed, search for “Siler City, NC”.  We are the first weather station just to the east.  This is a great way to build anticipation for your Huck visit – have your students check the weather every day for the week before your visit!  And once you get to the farm, ask Uncle Bob to point out the weather station equipment.

Lots of places to sit as a group and talk- With over 20 picnic tables across the farm, we can reserve a block of tables just for your group.

Lunch under the trees – We have a beautiful space under the trees with picnic tables and trash receptacles for you to have an outdoor lunch before or after your Huck adventure begins (no charge but must be reserved in advance).

THE DETAILS

Field trips are available during the following blocks:

Morning – 9 am to 11 am (Lunch in the Trees avaiable from 11:15 to 12:00)

Early Afternoon – 11:15 am to 1:15 pm (Lunch in the Trees available from 10:15 to 11:00 or 1:30 to 2:15)

Late Afternoon –  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Lunch in the Trees available from 12:30 to 1:15)

We ask that field trip groups arrive on time and manage their time on the farm to ensure that they depart by the end of their reservation.  This allows all groups reserved on a given day to have equal access to the farm.

Field trips require 15 or more paid admissions. Admission is $8.50 per person and includes all farm activities as well as a small pumpkin.  Due to the size of the farm and nature of the field trip activities, we do require a minumum of 2 chaperones for any groups that have children and youth under the age of 18.  We provide one free chaperone admission (pumpkin included!) for every 10 paid admissions.  Any additional adults or children over 2 joining the field trip will be required to pay the field trip admission price at the tent.

All group visits must be paid for at least 5 days in advance of the visit.  Payment by cash, credit card or school check only. Payment is due on the day of your scheduled trip.  Sorry – purchase orders or personal checks will not be accepted.

We have worked hard to make the farm accessible for individuals of varying physical and intellectual abilities.  If you have any special needs in your group that you would like to discuss with us in advance, please feel fee to give us a call.  You can also learn more by visiting our HAPpy (Huck Accessibility Project) page.

We really to want to make this the “best field trip ever; can we go back next year?” experience for you and your group.  Please give us a call to discuss the possibilities.

We can be reached at (919) 432-4825. Don’t be concerned if we don’t answer right away.  It usually means we are working in the fields to get the pumpkins and corn ready for your visit! Please leave us a message and we will call you as soon as we get back in the office.  You can also email Uncle Bob at UncleBob@HuckleberryTrailFarm.com

 

A walk through the corn maze- This is a good chance for everyone to see where their cornflakes and popcorn comes from.  It’s also a great opportunity for them to test our their problem-solving and navigation skills!

A tractor-drawn hayride –  Sit on bales of hay as you’re pulled by our orange farm tractor.  Our hayride has a ramp, is low to the ground and has fencing on all sides to make it safe and accessibile for “kids” of all ages and abilities.

Class in the Cornfield – Deep within the corn maze is an open space under a tree with picnic tables, perfect for engaging in some outdoor experiential learning.  This unique learning environment can be reserved for 25 minute lessons.

A real pumpkin patch, cotton patch and sorghum maze – What do we mean by real? The pumpkins and cotton are growing right on our farm and are still attached to the vines! Walk through the pumpkin patch and see pumpkins of all sizes, colors, and shapes growing under the leaves. Get up close to cotton to see what it looks like before it becomes a QTip! And take a quick trip through our kid-sized sorghum maze.

A walk through the corn maze- This is a good chance for everyone to see where their cornflakes and popcorn comes from. It’s also a great opportunity for them to test our their problem-solving and navigation skills!

Fun in the farmyard- There are lots of old timey games with no batteries required!!! Learn about kinetic energy while you race ducks using the power of water from a hand pump, experience centrifugal force while hula hoopin’, test your critical thinking skills during a game of pumpkin checkers, or use your motor skills while playing giant slingshotz or aiming at targets with our water-based target gallery.

Huck’s Weather Station- Yup, we are on the Internet! Check us out here: Huck’s Weather Station. We are also on your smartphone with the “WunderMap” app. Once you have the app installed, search for “Siler City, NC”. We are the first weather station just to the east. This is a great way to build anticipation for your Huck visit – have your students check the weather every day for the week before your visit! And once you get to the farm, ask Uncle Bob to point out the weather station equipment.

Lots of places to sit as a group and talk– With over 20 picnic tables across the farm, we can reserve a block of tables just for your group.

Lunch under the trees – We have a beautiful space under the trees with picnic tables and trash receptacles for you to have an outdoor lunch before or after your Huck adventure begins (no charge but must be reserved in advance).

919-432-4825 (HUCK)

Our farm is located at
Huckleberry Trail Farm
143 Pleasant Hill Church Rd
Siler City, North Carolina 27344

Our mailing address is
Huckleberry Trail Farm
PO Box 546
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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