School Field Trips

at Mainstay Farm

Overview

Since 1995 Mainstay Farm has been entertaining guests with its Spring, Fall and Christmas field trips. This is a well-planned field trip and allows your class to experience all aspects of Mainstay Farm’s education and play. We have excellent restroom facilities, hand washing stations and a delightful staff. We would love to host your group.

 

Spring, Fall & Christmas Field Trip

We offer educational field trips for PreK and up. For Fall and Christmas, Tuesday and Wednesday are a guided structured field trip.  Thursday and Friday are an open play field trip that allows education and play without time constraints.  For Spring, all days are the open play field trip. A reservation is required for arrival times between 9:00am and 11:30am. The farm closes at 1:00pm. Pack your lunch and eat in our picnic pavillion or bring a blanket and enjoy a farm area. Our gift shop, The Haymarket, will have water & prepackaged snacks available to purchase, as well as great finds & gifts along with our new Toy Store.

We give an educational hayride that teaches about bees, pumpkins, growing Christmas trees, and all aspects of the farm. These are multiple activity and tactile driven field trips.  Plan to experience a real working farm with a major flare for “Big Time Fun”!

 

Homeschool Fall Field trip

A day reserved exclusively for homeschool groups. This is an open play field trip, (not structured) and you may choose the upgrade field trip.

Please pack your lunch, but leave some room for hand dipped ice cream and soda for purchase at the Filling Station. (Homeschool day only) Our Haymarket and Toy Store is open with great gifts and toys.

 

 

FIELD TRIP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • The Dig
  • Hayride (educational)
  • Hay Play & Jump barn
  • Marshmallow roasting (Fall & Christmas only)
  • Color Maze
  • Triple Decker Tree Fort with slides
  • Swings, standing teeter totters, and more
  • Jumping Pillow (Spring only) add on for Fall & Christmas
  • Balancing Labyrinth
  • Wooden Maze
  • Dress a scare crow
  • Super chute slide (open play only)
  • Little Farmer Acres (open play only)
  • Latvian group swing (open play only)
  • Up & Over hedge maze (open play only)
  • In & Out hedge maze (open play only)

All parents, chaperones and students pay same admission. There is no charge for classroom teachers.

 

Bright and safe ideas for your visit:

This is an all outdoor activity. Please check your records for “bee” sting and hay/straw allergies. The children will play, sit in & on hay. You must bring appropriate medication for your students. We will not administer or distribute any medication. Mainstay Farm does have an on site emergency first aid kits.

Due to critters on the farm in our rural environment, each class must take all lunch trash back to your school campus for disposal. Make it easy on yourself & assign this to a chaperone.  This is important.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

There is NO entrance without a parental signed Field Trip Release Form for EVERY guest – See Below.

 

Schedule your “Big Time Fun” field trip!

Admission is $9.50 students & parents

Classroom teachers are free.

For Homeschool groups 1 free parent for every 10 students when arriving as a group only.

 

Why do teachers love Mainstay Farm?

Overview

Since 1995 Mainstay Farm has been entertaining guests with its Spring, Fall and Christmas field trips. This is a well-planned field trip and allows your class to experience all aspects of Mainstay Farm’s education and play. We have excellent restroom facilities, hand washing stations and a delightful staff. We would love to host your group.

 

Spring, Fall & Christmas Field Trip

We offer educational field trips for PreK and up. For Fall and Christmas, Tuesday and Wednesday are a guided structured field trip.  Thursday and Friday are an open play field trip that allows education and play without time constraints.  For Spring, all days are the open play field trip. A reservation is required for arrival times between 9:00am and 11:30am. The farm closes at 1:00pm. Pack your lunch and eat in our picnic pavillion or bring a blanket and enjoy a farm area. Our gift shop, The Haymarket, will have water & prepackaged snacks available to purchase, as well as great finds & gifts along with our new Toy Store.

We give an educational hayride that teaches about bees, pumpkins, growing Christmas trees, and all aspects of the farm. These are multiple activity and tactile driven field trips.  Plan to experience a real working farm with a major flare for “Big Time Fun”!

 

Homeschool Fall Field trip

A day reserved exclusively for homeschool groups. This is an open play field trip, (not structured) and you may choose the upgrade field trip.

Please pack your lunch, but leave some room for hand dipped ice cream and soda for purchase at the Filling Station. (Homeschool day only) Our Haymarket and Toy Store is open with great gifts and toys.

 

 

FIELD TRIP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • The Dig
  • Hayride (educational)
  • Hay Play & Jump barn
  • Marshmallow roasting (Fall & Christmas only)
  • Color Maze
  • Triple Decker Tree Fort with slides
  • Swings, standing teeter totters, and more
  • Jumping Pillow (Spring only) add on for Fall & Christmas
  • Balancing Labyrinth
  • Wooden Maze
  • Dress a scare crow
  • Super chute slide (open play only)
  • Little Farmer Acres (open play only)
  • Latvian group swing (open play only)
  • Up & Over hedge maze (open play only)
  • In & Out hedge maze (open play only)

All parents, chaperones and students pay same admission. There is no charge for classroom teachers.

 

Bright and safe ideas for your visit:

This is an all outdoor activity. Please check your records for “bee” sting and hay/straw allergies. The children will play, sit in & on hay. You must bring appropriate medication for your students. We will not administer or distribute any medication. Mainstay Farm does have an on site emergency first aid kits.

Due to critters on the farm in our rural environment, each class must take all lunch trash back to your school campus for disposal. Make it easy on yourself & assign this to a chaperone.  This is important.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

There is NO entrance without a parental signed Field Trip Release Form for EVERY guest – See Below.

 

Schedule your “Big Time Fun” field trip!

Admission is $9.50 students & parents

Classroom teachers are free.

For Homeschool groups 1 free parent for every 10 students when arriving as a group only.

 



Call 917-295-6772 to book.

Click below to download the field trip release forms.

Print as many as you need for your students. A waiver must be signed by the parents of all children attending the field trip.



*Food service WILL NOT be open during field trips.
School field trips are limited to students, teachers and chaperones only. Please do not bring siblings and friends.

Parents are welcome to attend the field trip.

We accept cash or checks only for field trips.

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