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Field trips

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Three kinds of field trips

Pumpkin patch field trips:


  • All ages
  • Minimum 15 students
  • Plan to stay at least 1½ hours
  • Weekdays only
  • Includes a horse-drawn hayride to the school pumpkin patch with child-sized pumpkins
  • Every child picks a pumpkin to take home
  • $6.00 per child, no charge for teachers or staff
  • $2.00 per parent (does not include pumpkin)

Each includes:

  • Picnic area for snack or sack lunch
  • Visit with farm animals
  • Admittance to all farm play and learning areas
  • Admittance to Children’s Corn Maze (not the big maze)

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Corn maze field trips


  • Grades 3-12
  • No minimum group size
  • Plan at least 2 hours at the farm
  • $6.00 per student, no charge for adult chaperones
  • Weekdays only

Includes:

  • Picnic area for snack or sack lunch
  • 15-acre map-reading teamwork challenge in the big maze
  • Admittance to big maze and Children’s maze
  • Admittance to Molehill Mountain Adventure Area
  • Explanation of how we create the maze.  (Click here for a map for classroom use.)

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Whole shebang field trips


  • Includes: Everything in the corn maze field trip and the pumpkin patch field trip
  • Grades 3 to 12
  • Groups of 15-500
  • Plan at least 2 1/2 to 3 hours at the farm
  • $10.00 per student  (no charge for teachers or staff; $2.00 for parents)
  • Weekdays only

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Optional activities (not included in above prices; reservations needed)


  • Horse-drawn wagon ride ~ $2.00 per person, minimum 15  — A 20-minute horse-drawn wagon ride through the beautiful countryside.  This is an add-on to the maze field trip only.
  • Pumpkin Slingshot ~ $1.00 for 3 tries — Shoot a mini pumpkin or gourd at a floating target on the pond.  A field trip favorite! Add to field trip price or have kids bring money to do on their own.
  • Jacob’s Ladder ~ $1.00 for 2 tries — Attempt to climb our rope ladder without flipping it over and landing in the soft hay.  It looks easy, but it’s very challenging.  Fun to do and watch. Add to field trip price or have kids bring money to do on their own.
  • Gemstone Mining ~ $4.00 per student — Sluice for gemstones, and take home precious stones.  Includes guide to types of stones.  Hands-on fun.

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Corn maze field trips


Tell your kids to get lost!

The corn maze field trip is recommended for grades 3 on up, as it can be 45 minutes to an hour or more of walking.  Navigating the maze—a 15-acre living puzzle cut into a field of corn—takes map-reading skills, teamwork, and determination.

How it works

We recommend dividing your class into groups of 4-6 students with one adult chaperone, and letting the kids read the map through the twists, turns, and dead ends.  Our staff gives each team their mission–navigate to the ten hole punch locations–and sends them into the labyrinth of twisting passages in ten foot high corn. Once they make it out (and they all do—eventually) the kids can explore the farm.  Spend as much or as little time as you like here. They will love the Molehill Mountain Adventure Area!  Racing down the double forty-foot tube slides, climbing the tractor tires, zooming down the double tube slides, crawling on the spider webs…

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Teaching tools


There’s lots to learn about at Treinen Farm

  • Maze creation
  • Farm living
  • Puzzle-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Map reading
  • Agriculture
  • Wisconsin ecosystem

And, of course, our corn maze is one giant math puzzle. Here is a maze map on a grid for classroom use, and here is a discussion about the layers of meaning we build into the Treinen Farm mazes.  Let us know if there are any other materials we can help you with that would enable you to use the maze in your classroom. Can’t make it to maze as a group?  We’re still delighted to provide you with materials that can help you use the maze in your classroom.  Just let us know.

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Pumpkin patch field trips


Farm kid for a day!

This field trip is perfect for all ages. First, our gentle draft horses take your kids on a real hayride, while the driver introduces them to the horses and to the farm.  Then, at our real pumpkin patch, the kids search through the vines to find their own perfect pumpkin. They can pick any pumpkin they like, but every child must be able to carry his/her own pumpkin!

Back at the farm, the kids can explore the playground, learning stations, and Children’s maze.  In and around the barn, our self-guided stations encourage active play and sensory learning.They will learn about baby chicks and how pumpkins grow, climb on the tractor tires, and get just a little lost in the Children’s corn maze.
In our Little Farmer Area, kids can collect eggs from real nesting boxes (but pretend chickens!), drive toy tractors, and bury themselves in the corn box. Stay as little or long as you like.  We’ll work with you to tailor your field trip to your group,  so everyone can relax and have great time.

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Adult group events


The Treinen Farm is a unique, beautiful setting for group events of all kinds. From a small team building event or laid-back birthday party, to a large, high-energy company picnic,  we can accommodate groups of all sizes and needs. Contact us for help planning your:

  • Parties & Events
  • Bonfire gathering
  • Corporate Events
  • Employee/Volunteer Appreciation Events
  • Team Building

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How to book your field trip


Online Booking Calendar

When you click on book it you will be taken to our booking calendar.

  1. Select a field trip — pumpkin patch, corn maze, or the whole shebang
  2. Select a day and time of arrival — If you do not see an opening at your preferred time, please contact us and we will see what we can do–again, the actual scheduling is more of an art than a science and the website artificial intelligence is not always quite up to the job.  Field trips are available on weekdays only.   We schedule field trips at 30-minute intervals to ensure that buses and vans have enough time to unload and park
  3. Enter approximate size of group — students and adults.  (Let us know more accurate numbers before arrival if very different from your estimates.)
Our online calendar has limitations.  A real human being will be making your actual booking and contacting you to verify details.

Payment: We accept credit cards, school or business checks, or we can send an invoice to your school. We do not require a deposit, and you will not be asked for a credit card when using the booking form. However, if you need to cancel, we ask if you will let us know as soon as possible.  Coupons or other offers are not valid for field trip pricing.

 

If the online booking calendar just isn’t doing it for you, call us at 608-622-7407, or drop us a line.  We are always happy to help you schedule your group, answer any questions you may have, or to help you design a field trip that meets your needs.

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Plan for a wonderful time


Tell your students to bring:

  • Appropriate shoes ~  The pumpkin patch or maze can be muddy.
  • An old pillowcase with the child’s name on it ~ A good pumpkin carrier.  
  • A water bottle ~ There are no drinking fountains at the farm. 

Bring your own lunch, drinks, or snacks – our concession stand is typically not open during the week.  If you would like the concession stand open for your students to purchase of cold drinks, popcorn, chips, and candy bars, please let us know when you book your field trip. Y

You are welcome to use our picnic area — just let us know so we can accommodate all groups who would like to eat lunch or a snack here. 

 

Once you’re here


  • All children must be supervised at all times.  (Unattended children will be kept for extra farm labor…)
  • An adult must accompany student groups in the maze.  (This doesn’t guarantee the group won’t get lost, but at least there will be someone to blame for navigational errors.)
  • We are big on hand washing!  Hand sanitizing/washing stations are located throughout the farm.
  • There will be no chasing of chickens under any circumstances.  Not even if the chicken started it.
  • Everyone is required to have a fun, safe and memorable experience, looking forward to their next visit to Treinen Farm.

Help us help you have a great time


  • Special needs — We really want each visitor to have a great time—so please let us know in advance if there is anything that will help your class have the best field trip ever!  We especially welcome students with special needs, so if there is anything we can do to make everyone feel welcome, please let us know.  We can accommodate wheelchairs on the wagon rides and in the maze.  Let us know if any of your kids has serious allergies to hay, animals, pollen, and other farm whatnot.
  • Cell phones are sometimes iffy at the farm.  You can use our phone line if needed, and can give it to your office staff in case of emergency (608-622-7407.)
  • Don’t let bad weather spoil your plans. Call us if the weather looks threatening.  We have alternatives for wet days and indoor activities, so you won’t not have to cancel your trip entirely.
  • Do not use rely  on your GPS or internet map program without first checking our the map on our Directions page.
  • Do not pull your vehicle into the farm entrance.  Our parking lot is across the highway.  Please have your bus driver park there to let the students off.  There is a tunnel under the road for students to safely enter the farm.