Groups, Birthdays, & Field Trips

Groups, Birthdays, & Field Trips

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Field Trips

Birthday Parties

Home School Day

Weekend Group Visits

Field Trips – “Little Farmer for a Day”

Field Trip (ages 12 and under) consists of 2 ½ – 3 hours of fun on the farm, including an Educational Lesson tied to curriculum standards for Tennessee, and a choice of either:

Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch

or

Time to explore the Old McDonald’s Farm Corn Maze

Your group must choose one option and a time of arrival either 9:30am or 10:00 am when the reservation is made.  With either option each child and adult will get to pick out a small pumpkin to take home at no charge.  There will also be an opportunity to visit our Big and Little Critter Barns, Corn Cribs, Hay Maze, and Giant Slides. Again this year, we will have a Farm Life Experience Area to our rotations. This will allow students to have a hands-on experience with daily farm activities.

Cost is $8.00 per person (children and adults), with a minimum of 20 children per field trip.  Teachers (2 per 24 students) and bus drivers are admitted free.  Total payment is due in full, as a group, upon arrival.  Payment can be made by Check, Visa, or Master Card.

NOTE: Groups must pre-collect from parents for parents to receive discounted admission. Teachers that do not pre-collect from parents will need to notify parents that they will be required to pay full admission price of $12.50 per person upon arrival.

Old McDonald’s Farm has an outdoor space with picnic tables available to use for lunch, and permanent restroom facilities.  During Field Trips, we do not offer food during the field trip, so each person will need to bring their own sack lunch and a drink with them. We ask that you provide one chaperone per twelve children.

Contact us at Old McDonald’s Farm to arrange a fun and educational opportunity for your group at 423-531-CORN, or e-mail us at holler@oldmcdonaldsfarm.net.  Field trips are by appointment only and we are now scheduling dates for this Fall. We open during the week of September 13, 2016 thru October 28, 2016.  We will need a group total (Children & Adults) when scheduling a visit, as well as a contact person to confirm that all the information has been completed for your upcoming visit.

Weekend Birthday Parties

Old McDonald’s Farm offers a Birthday Party area that can be reserved Saturday and Sunday during our normal business hours. Our hours this season will be Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm & Sunday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The charge for the Birthday Party Area is $50.00 for 4 sheltered picnic tables with seating for 30 people, and a free admission and t-shirt for the birthday child. Please choose from the following t-shirt sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, YS, and YM. Purchase of admission stamp is required for all guests 3 years old and up. The $50.00 is due by check at the time of reservation. The reservation will not be confirmed until the payment is received.

You may bring your own birthday cake, utensils, and napkins. We do not allow any other outside food. If you need drinks or additional food, you can purchase them from our concession stand, the Calf-A. The times available for reservation are: Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm or 2:30 pm- 6:30 pm & Sunday 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm or 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm.

All of our attractions will be open to birthday party guests. Attractions include a Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins are available for an additional charge), a walking adventure through our 3 acre corn maze, a visit to our Big and Little Critter Barns, play in our three large Corn Cribs, slide down our two Giant Slides, ride our Pony Rodeo, try to find your way out of our Hay Maze, saddle up on the Uncle Ben’s Wagon Ride, and race your friends in the Barnyard 500. Also try, for an additional charge, our Old McDonald’s Farm Mining Company or try to get a hole-in-one at our Old McDonald’s FarmersGolf and take a ride on our new Cow Coaster. We also offer delicious food, homemade lemonade, a market, and lots of picnic tables.

Be sure to let your family and friends know that if they are attending your Birthday Party, they will be required to purchase an admission wristband or stamp. Everyone will have access to all attractions while at the party. We do the clean-up, all you have to do is come and enjoy the day.

Contact us at Old McDonald’s Farm to arrange your Birthday Party and let us help you make an unforgettable family memory. You can call us at 423-531-CORN, or e-mail us at holler@oldmcdonaldsfarm.net. Birthday Parties are by reservation only and we are now scheduling dates for this fall. We will need a group total as well as the birthday child’s name when making a reservation. Our open dates for this year are weekends starting September 10-11 through October 30, 2016.

Home School Day

We will be open on Thursday October 13th, 2016 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. for hours of fun on the farm, including an Educational Lesson tied to curriculum standards for Tennessee, plus:

Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch

and

Time to explore the Old McDonald’s Farm Corn Maze

Cost is $8.00 per person (children and adults). Payment can be made by Check, Visa, or Master Card. Each child and adult will get to pick out a small pumpkin to take home at no charge. There will also be an opportunity to visit our Little and Big Critter Barns, Corn Cribs, Hay Maze, and Giant Slides. Again this year we will have the Farm Life Experience, which is a hands-on activity allowing the kids to participate in real farm life activities. We will have the educational lesson each half hour from 10a.m. – 11:30a.m., and from 1p.m. – 4p.m. We will also be running the hayride approximately every half hour to the pumpkin patch (hayride will not be running 12p.m. – 1p.m for a staff lunch break).

Old McDonald’s Farm has an outdoor space with picnic tables available for lunch, and we will have food available for purchase in the Calf-A. We also have full restroom facilities. We ask that you provide one chaperone per five children.

Please contact us to make a reservation for a fun and educational opportunity, and provide a group total and approximate time of your arrival.

423-531-CORN (2676)

holler@oldmcdonaldsfarm.net.

Weekend Group Visits

Will you be visiting during one of the open weekends? Groups of 25 people or more get a discounted admission rate of $11 per person.