Hands-on Field Trips

2020 Field Trips Update

To ensure the safety of students, teachers, and our staff, Wayside Farm Fun has had to make the difficult decision to not hold any field trip tours during the 2020 season. Wayside Farm Fun will be focusing exclusively on operating our other daily farm operations using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. Please review our COVID-19 update here for more information on our practices, policies and offerings during COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

About Our Field Trips

Educating children about farming and growing crops is our passion. Bring your class to Wayside Farm Fun in Berryville for a hands-on agricultural education experience. 

This field trip is based on the Virginia Science Standards and is perfect for all ages – hop aboard the hayride, pick a pumpkin from the vine, and learn about bees and their role in pumpkin crops. Depending on your class age, choose between getting lost on the maze or hear from Spookley, the farm’s square pumpkin talk about anti-bullying.

How Our Field Trips Work

When school children arrive at the farm for a Fall field trip, they will be divided into tour groups by class. Each group will rotate between these farm leaning activities:
  • Pumpkin Classroom (the Life Cycle of the Pumpkin, the Bee Dance, and Pumpkin Varieties)
  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin – Bullying Prevention (October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley at Wayside Farm Fun teaches students that all pumpkins are different, just like people)
    • Classes rotate to the Spookley station or the corn maze station bases on grade level
  • Walking through the corn maze (Working their way through the maze, students will be challenged to ask standards-based questions on life science topics, such as plants, photosynthesis, soil and nutrients)
  • Pumpkin Picking Experience (hop aboard the hayride and head to the pumpkin field)
  • The last stop is the Barnyard full of fun!

Field Trip Admission & Booking

To book a field trip please complete the online Field Trip Request Form below.
Or if you have difficulty, our Field Trip Coordinator can help: (540) 539-3276

Field Trip Admission:

Students: $10 Teachers & Aides: Free with school ID
Other chaperones/visitors (adult and children): $10 each

Group Minimum Required
A $50 deposit is required for all group reservations.

School groups are welcome to bring a bag lunch and enjoy a picnic at the farm!