School Tour

The Red Barn’s farm tours for elementary school and preschool groups make an educational, fun trip for all! The Red Barn offers school tours at our Santaquin location to spark school kid’s interest in farm lifestyles and processes. On their field trip, school groups enjoy leaning about where their food comes from.

Hay Rides

Helping Kids Learn About Agriculture

The younger generations today hardly ever get to learn about agriculture firsthand. While their grandparents and great grandparents used to grow their own food, or go pick it up from the farm, kids in the current era are used to seeing food just magically appear in their cupboards. This makes it difficult for them to understand the origins of the food we eat.

The Red Barn thinks it’s time to change that mentality! When school groups visit The Red Barn, they not only have a memorable time playing on the farm, but they leave with a greater understanding for and appreciation of agriculture.

Taking a School Tour

Start planning your trip to the Red Barn! Take note of the following information and schedules as your prepare your class for their farm adventure.

Pricing

Cost is $4.00 per child or $3.00 per accompanying adult. Teachers and other school-paid employees are free.

Preschool

The Red Barn preschool trips are a fantastic way to move your class outdoors for a day. We have many fun activities that are perfect for preschoolers. We have a bin maze, a giant slide, pedal tractor racing, a sand box, and of course our huge pumpkin patch.

What to expect on your preschool trip:

  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch. (15 min)
  • Free time. Take as much time as you would like in the patch. Plan on staying long enough to enjoy all of the activities and to pick pumpkins. Don’t forget your camera!
  • Hayride back to the barn. (15 min)
  • Distribution of fresh apple cider donuts, and activity books

The duration of your trip depends on how long you spend in the patch, but plan on at least 45 minutes.

*Please note that the entire tour is outdoors. Make sure your class dresses for the often cold and sometimes wet fall weather.

Small groups under 10 people could be combined with other groups. 

Elementary School Groups

What to expect on your elementary school group tour:

  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch. (15 min)
  • Presentation on fruit farming in Utah. (10-15 min)
  • Free time. Kids can run through the bin maze, play on the slide, race the pedal tractors, and pick a free pumpkin for the classroom (1 per class). (30-35 min)
  • Hayride back to the barn. (15 min)
  • Distribution of fresh apple cider donuts, and activity books
  • Back to school

Plan on at least 1½  – 1¾  hours at the barn.  

*Please note that the entire tour is outdoors. Make sure your class dresses for the often cold and sometimes wet fall weather.

We look forward to meeting your class, and having them over to share in the fun of a real, working farm!

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