Farm Field Trips

Bring  your class to the Schilter Family Farm for a farmtastic pumpkin patch experience! Your field trip will be a guided tour — one of our Farmer Friends will lead your class from one activity to the next. We do our very best to insure your class gets to experience all activities without being overcrowded by another group or class.

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What’s included:

  • Visit the farm animals in the petting farm.
  • Find your way through the hay maze in the barn.
  • Enjoy a covered hay ride.
  • Pick a pumpkin each child can carry.
  • Use the barn to enjoy a snack or lunch.

After your guided trip has concluded, your group can self guide themselves through the corn maze or the different play areas at no additional cost.

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Worried about the weather?
Don’t fret — at Schilter Family Farm we’ve got you covered!  All our field trip activities are in covered barns, & even our wagon rides are covered. You might want to bring umbrellas for while your class is out picking pumpkins in the patch, and rubber boots would be great too! After all, we do live in Washington!

Limited availability – book early!
There is limited field trip availability (because we are hands-on!), and our tour schedule does book up. Scheduling our groups helps our farm manage over crowding which allows our farm to maintain an enjoyable, fun, and safe environment for all visitors. 

Schedule your class’s trip late August or early September for best selection of dates and times.  Make your reservation online now!

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Good to know …

  • Schedule: Our field trips last approximately an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.  Lunch in the barn is a 30-minute time limit in addition to time allotted for the field trip.
  • Cost is $5.00/student.  
  • Teachers and Teacher’s Aids are free.
  • All other chaperones are $3.00 each to attend the field trip.
  • If parents or teachers wish to purchase a pumpkin, they pay for it by the pound at the end of the field trip.
  • Please try to limit your chaperones to 1 adult to every 3-5 children.
  • We accept for payment:  School purchase orders, official school checks (sorry we don’t accept personal checks for individual field trip fees), credit cards or cash.
  • Kids should be encouraged to wear coats and rubber boots — we pumpkins pick rain or shine.
  • Plastic grocery sacks with your students’ names already on them to place their pumpkins in. (Due to Thurston County’s ban on plastic bags, we are unable to hand bags out. Please make sure to bring bags for all of your students.)
  • Sack lunch if you have reserved the barn space for eating at the farm.
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Daycare Groups | Home PreSchools | Mom’s Groups

Groups who arrive unscheduled will be charged the general admission fee plus pay for their pumpkins by the pound and may not be guaranteed admittance to barn activities. To avoid this hassle and to include the pumpkin in the price of your farm visit, please schedule your visit in advance.

Because homeschool groups do not come with the traditional teacher/classroom, we will allow 1 adult per 10 children to attend free as a teacher; all other adults will be required to purchase the $3 chaperone fee.