Field Trips at the Farm

Admission: reserved students $6/ teachers free (1 per class of 20) / everyone else (Parents and Siblings) $8 (2yrs- adult)

Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm has been hosting students on field trips for over 25 years. Our field trips are designed for Pre-K to 5th grade.  Field trips include an educational talk on the plant cycle and farming according to the season.

The field trip will start at 10:00 and usually last around 3 hours.  The field trip includes an educational talk on the plant cycle and farming according to the season and lots of fun physical activities.  We require a $50 non-refundable deposit to make a field trip reservation (this will be applied to cost of field trip).

Students will get to enjoy many fun activities including a long scenic hayride, animals, mazes, picnic areas for lunch time, playground, rubber duck races, old fashioned outdoor games, and shopping in our Barn Store ($1-$5 items) with permission from teachers.

The field trips are led by many retired teachers (with over 130 years of teaching experience). While educating entertaining and keeping the students physically active our leaders try to make our program as organized and teacher friendly as possible.

Field Trip Dates:

  • Fall Oct. 7 – Nov. 1, 2019 – Learn about growing pumpkins and farming. Decorate a mini pumpkin to take home.
    • *Drop-in groups (less than 40) on Tuesdays*
    • Open House Monday, Oct. 14
  • Christmas Dec. 3 – Dec. 18, 2019 – Learn about growing Christmas Trees and decorate a pine cone ornament to take home.
    • *Drop-in groups (less than 40) on Tuesdays*
  • Spring 2020  April 1 – May 2, 2020 – Learn about the plant cycle and decorate a container and plant wildflower seeds to take home.

E-mail us to make your reservation as soon as possible

at least 40 students required for a reservation- we fill up fast.

Contact Info for reservations

[email protected]

** If you have a group smaller than 40 children (sped, pre-k, private school, homeschool). We offer $7 Tuesday (ALL TUESDAYS) as no reservation day for special groups to do all the activities on their own schedule**