Lazy Acres Farm Fun
FALL FIELD TRIPS
OCTOBER 1 - OCTOBER 30, 2020
Due to Covid-19 we are changing our normal operating procedures for field trips. All field trips this year will be on Thursdays and Fridays. We will be open to the general public on these days and we will be limiting the number of groups that we allow on the farm at one time. If you would like to schedule a time for your group, please call 601-655-8264 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How will field trips be different this year?
Due to Covid-19, almost all public schools are not allowed to take field trips. There is also a significant increase in the number of students being homeschooled. Recognizing these two factors, we will be open to the general public (including homeschool students, daycares, and other private institutions) on Thursdays, Fridays, and Columbus day for field trips (closed Mon-Wed). Rather than having multiple groups touring the farm simultaneously and rotating through activities this year as we normally do, we will be scheduling individual groups with a minimum of one hour increments between start times. Your group will be able to explore the farm at your leisure instead of rotating through activities on a strict time schedule. An educational component will be offered at a set scheduled time for any groups who would like to voluntarily participate. Everyone is encouraged to socially distance and be considerate of others as all activities on the farm will be at your own pace.
What is the admission for field trips?
GROUP RATE for field trips is $9.00/person. Admission for groups of 15 or more (students, parents, and teachers) paying in ONE transaction is $9.00. Paid admission includes a souvenir pumpkin bag and a child-size pumpkin.
One teacher per 10 paying students is FREE. Children 2 and under are free.
NOTICE: Any parents or chaperones NOT paying through the group will be required to pay the regular admission price of $7.50 (plus tax) and it DOES NOT include a souvenir bag or pumpkin. Parents who are not included in the group may purchase a pumpkin separately if they so choose.
Is food/concessions available?
Yes, our concession area is open on Thursdays and Fridays. Groups may pre-order hamburger ($5.00) or hotdog ($4.00) meals (includes hamburger or hotdog, chips, and child size drink) for your children. Please notify us at least 3 days in advance with your final numbers. Parents and teachers are encouraged to place their orders at the concession window. Groups on field trips are welcome to bring their own lunch. We have several picnic areas available.
How should I prepare for the tour?
First, be sure to wear your farm duds. Having fun on the farm sometimes means you might get a little dirty.
We are a farm and sometimes folks have allergies to hay and farm animals. You may want to bring allergy medicine such as Benadryl.
There are lots of photo opportunities so don’t forget a camera.
Each child will receive a cloth bag for their pumpkin. You may want to bring a permanent marker (or two) to write their name on their bag.
What do I do when I arrive?
Our admission area has moved from our gift shop to our new Admission Barn. Look for the big sign that says "ENTRANCE". Please keep ALL of your children on the bus or in the parking area until we get you checked in. Porta-potties are available near the parking lot in case of a bathroom emergency.
Unless you are paying with one check for the entire group, it works best to have one teacher from each class bring their money to the Admission Barn and purchase admission. Teachers, please double check and make sure we have given you all of your stickers and bags BEFORE you leave the Admission Barn! Once you leave with your stickers and bags, if you find you are short, you will have to purchase any additional admissions you may need.
After purchasing the admission stickers for your children, please return to the parking area and put them on your students. Your tour will begin shortly after everyone has been checked in. Do NOT pass out your pumpkin bags UNTIL you reach the pumpkin patch. Parents/chaperones are welcome to pay admission through the school to receive the discounted admission rate or they can pay us directly at the individual rate once they arrive. If parents pay through the school, it is the teachers responsibility to make sure they receive their sticker and bag.