Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Field Trips

For school and youth groups ages pre-K through Grade 12

Fall fun begins here

Get those kids outside


We love hosting young people here at the farm! With acres to explore and hours of activities, you’ll take the kids home tired and happy. And we’ll try to make this easy on you, brave teacher or youth group leader…

  • Field Trips are available Mondays through Thursdays, and Fridays until 3 pm. They are not available when we are open to the general public (Friday 3 pm through Sunday.)
  • Reservations are needed.
  • Field trips are for school and youth groups for ages up to 12th grade

Be Amazing

Maze Field Trips


$6.50/student

  • Grades 3-12
  • No minimum group size
  • Plan at least 2 hours at the farm (but you can stay longer)
  • No charge for chaperones
  • An adult must accompany each group of students in the maze
Includes:
  • 15-acre map-reading teamwork challenge in the big maze
  • Explanation of how we create the maze.
  • Picnic area for snack or sack lunch
  • Admittance to all farm play areas

Learn

  • Map reading
  • Teamwork and strategy
  • How we use math to make the maze
  • Visit a a historic farm 

So many pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Field Trips


$6.50/student

  • Any grade (most popular for pre-K through Grade 2)
  • Minimum 15 students
  • Plan to stay at least 1.5 hours
  • Includes a horse-drawn hayride to the school pumpkin patch with child-sized pumpkins
  • Every child picks a pumpkin to take home
  • No charge for teachers or staff
  • $2.00 per parent (does not include pumpkin)
Also 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 (but not the big maze)

Learn

  • How pumpkins grow
  • Horses used for transportation
  • Farm animals
  • Visit a historic farm
  • Natural Play

Do Both!

Maze and Pumpkin Patch Field Trips


$11.00/student

  • Grade 3 and up
  • Minimum 15 students
  • Plan to stay at least 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Includes a horse-drawn hayride to the school pumpkin patch with child-sized pumpkins
  • Every child picks a pumpkin to take home
  • Includes big maze and Children’s Maze
  • No charge for teachers or staff
  • $2.00 per parent (does not include pumpkin)
Also includes:
  • Picnic area for snack or sack lunch
  • Visit with farm animals
  • Admittance to all farm play and learning areas
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Optional Add-Ons

Reserve these on booking form


  • 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.
  • Concession Stand — Let us know if you want students to be able to purchase snacks and drinks.

 

How to book your field trip


When you click on Book a Field Trip you will be taken to our online booking calendar.

  1. Select a field trip — pumpkin patch, corn maze, or the both maze and pumpkin patch
  2. Select a day and time of arrival — If you do not see an opening at your preferred arrival time, please contact us and we will see what we can do–the actual scheduling is more of an art than a science.
  3. Field trips are available on weekdays (when we are not open to the public) only.
  4. Enter approximate size of group
Payment: 
  • We accept credit cards, school or business checks, or we can send an invoice to you or 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.

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.

 

Plan for a wonderful time


Tell your students to bring:

  • A water bottle — There are no drinking fountains at the farm. 
  • Appropriate shoes  — Sometimes it’s muddy…
  • Dress in layers
  • An old pillowcase or plastic grocery bag makes a good pumpkin carrier.  

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 snacks, you can let us know on your booking form. You are welcome to use our picnic areas — just let us know so we can accommodate all groups who would like to eat lunch or a snack here. 

Drinking Water: There are no drinking fountains here at the farm, so be sure to have your kids bring water bottles, or consider bringing jugs of water and paper cups, especially in warm weather.

 

 

Transportation

  • Do not use rely  on your GPS or internet map program without first checking our the map on our Directions page.
  • Let your bus driver know: Do not pull your bus or vehicle into the farm entrance.  Follow the parking signs to our parking lot across the highway.  There is a tunnel under the road for students to safely enter the farm.

Once you’re here

  • All children must be supervised at all times.
  • An adult must accompany student groups in the maze.  We advise one adult per 4-8 kids if possible.
  • We are big on hand washing!  Hand sanitizing/washing stations are located throughout the 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. We can accommodate wheelchairs on the wagon rides (let us know in advance, though) and some wheelchairs are okay in in the maze.  Let us know if any of your kids has serious allergies to hay or other farm allergens, or if any student has concerns about any activity.
  • 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 hopefully you won’t have to cancel your trip entirely. We’ll try very hard to find a time to reschedule your group if you must cancel because of weather.

TEACHERS:

We know your days are hectic. If there’s anything we can do to help you relax and enjoy your day at the Treinen Farm, please let us know. We appreciate all the work you put in every day, and we especially appreciate your effort to get your kids outside and to our farm.

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