Fall Elementary
Field Trips

Hands on Life Science Class in the Pumpkin Patch

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What The Tour Includes:

  • Learn about the seasons of an apple orchard.
  • Education about the processing of apples and making cider.
  • Sample of cider.
  • See observation bee hive.
  • Discussion of different apple varieties.
  • Lessons about history & economics of farming.
  • Learn about how weather effects the apple growing process.
  • Apple picking will not be a part of the tour in 2020 because of poor apple crop due to freeze.
  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch (option at teacher’s discretion)
  • Everyone picks a small pumpkin.
  • Free admission to Tractor Town Adventure Farm & Agrimaze Corn Maze.
  • Picnic area available.

Tour is approx 1 1/2 hours in length + free time for play and lunch.

Cost: $9/student and adults*

Minimum 10 participants and maximum 15 participants per group.  If you have more than 15 participants in your group, you must book two groups.

Scheduling opens Friday, August 21st.

COVID requirement:  masks are required for all participants when entering inside areas of the farm.  6ft distancing may not be possible in areas such as hayrides so masks may be required.

Questions?  Call Helen at 317-498-1009.

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Why Choose Tuttles?

Let us do the Work!

Every tour is fully guided by one of our farm tour guides and incorporates educational standards.

Learning can be Fun!

Play time in the Tractor Town Adventure Farm is included free with every tour!

Bring your Lunch

Our indoor and outdoor picnic areas allow your to enjoy lunch while you are here.

Get an Incredible Value for Your Money:

Your $9 a person includes all of the following:

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Fully Guided 2 Hour Educational Tour  ($5/retail value)
  • Tractor Ride to the Pumpkin Patch ($4/retail value)
  • Small Pie Pumpkin to take home w/bag to carry pumpkin ($3.50/retail value)
  • Taste of Apple Cider (50 cents)
  • Admission to Tractor Town Kid’s Area ($5/retail value)
  • Admission to Agrimaze Corn Maze ($5/retail value)
  • Seating in Lunch Area

Total Retail Value for items included in the Elementary Educational Field Trip is $23.00 per person.  We offer school groups the incredible value of all of this for only $9/person.  We believe we have one of the best deals around for fall field trips.

Because of these incredible discounts and value, Tuttles does not offer need based discounts on field trips for any reason.  We believe in offering a discount to all schools by setting our rates low rather then offering special discounts to specific schools.

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What Other Teacher's Are Saying...

Thanks for another wonderful day for my kindergarten class!  We enjoyed the hayride, the apple talk, and the apple picking!  The kids and the parents loved the playground, the animals, and the cornstalk tunnels. So fun!! Looking forward to next year!

I’ve been bringing my school’s kindergarten to Tuttle’s for 10 years now and it’s always a great experience!  This was the first year we had lunch at Tuttle’s.  I found the indoor picnic area to be large, well equipped for all of our group, and a nice retreat for lunch.  As always the staff was very kind, helpful, and educational.  We’ll be back again next year.  Thanks so much to Tuttle’s for making it great for us!

We had such a great time! You were very accommodating even though the weather was not the greatest. The kids still had so much fun and we will definitely be back! Thanks for everything!

Thank you for a great day at Tuttles!  Your staff was great with my students with special needs. Please thank them for their patients and understanding of my students needs.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you accommodate special needs students?

We host lots of special needs groups here at Tuttles.  If you book online, please just indicate any special needs you have in the comments section for us.  Our tour guides can adapt the tour to your groups needs and learning level, and our hayrides are wheelchair accessible {keep in mind that pumpkin patch is dirt…and may be more challenging if you wish to take wheelchairs off ride to pick pumpkins}.

What if my group does not have 10 people?

You can choose to pay the minimum for a group tour or choose to participate in our general public upick and farm activities which are also open on weekday hours.  Information and pricing for general public.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

Weather in September and October is normally great for a visit to the orchard.  Elementary Tours can be moved indoors in the event of rain.  We will replace the hayride with other activities.  Because of the unpredictability of Indiana weather, we don’t reschedule tours in advance of the morning of your tour.

What if I need to cancel?

We often have a waiting list for field trips.  If you are unable to keep your scheduled time, we ask that you cancel at least one week in advance to allow another group to take your place.  If you fail to cancel and do not show for your tour, we will charge a no show fee of $50.

When does scheduling open for the year?

We begin taking reservations after August 21.  You can book online or by calling Helen at 317-498-1009.

Educational
Resources

We're big on agricultural education.

Key Educational Concepts Covered in this Tour:

  • The diversification and specialization of farming.
  • How technology has changed the way we farm.
  • How weather effects farming.
  • The different seasons of an apple tree.
  • Refrigeration help keeps apples fresh.
  • What is apple cider?
  • Honey bees and pollination.
  • Differences between different types of apples.
  • Differences between different types of squash and pumpkins
  • How the weather can affect farming.
  • Pests that you might find in the pumpkin patch.
Other Educational Resources
Apple Orchard Coloring Book Page
Apple Orchard Coloring Book Page

Agricultural Education is one of our core values!

We believe in making learning come to life on the farm.

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Call Helen at 317-498-1009

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