Group Outings

School Outings

Bringing a group to the farm opens endless opportunities for both fun & education. We are small enough that we can cater and adapt to the needs of your specific group. If you are looking for something specific and you do not see it here please give us a call.

Long Acre Farms has worked with a certified teacher to correlate our field trips with the NYS Standards in a variety of curriculum areas. Please feel free to call us with any additional questions you may have - we'd love to host you! View our School Program Guide for more information!

To book your date or get more information, fill out our reservation form.

Combo Deal—Pick any 2 programs save $1

Add-on Options Available:

  • Hayride (min. 20 ppl)- $1.50 per person
  • The Back 40 Adventure- $4.00 per person
  • Gemstone Panning- $5.00 per person
  • IC Sandwiches: $1.25
  • Lunch options available too- ask about our Farm Fresh Grilled lunch and our Brown Bag lunch options!
  • Other options- please contact us for more details.

Maze Program #1: Map Reading (Grades 2-4)

Each team gets their own map of the maze and learns how to navigate the paths following a predetermined journey. Teams carry a flag and use map reading skills to find 8 key checkpoints and the way out.

Availability: Sept & October on Tuesdays & Fridays between 9am and 3pm. Cost: $6 per student (minimum of 20)

Teachers Complimentary & Chaperones 1:5

Maze Program #2: JR. Teambuilding (Grades 4-12)

A Long Acre staff member will guide the group through a “stalk talk” explaining how the maze works and setting goals and expectations for each group. Each team of 4-6 will receive a blank game board to complete. Along their journey, the teams will work together to find mailboxes that will complete the maze map and Kernels of Knowledge to complete that year’s themed puzzle.

Availability: Some dates in August available- contact us for more information. Available in September & October on Tuesdays & Fridays between 9am and 3pm

Cost: $6 per student (30 student minimum in August, 20 student minimum in Sept & Oct.)

Teachers Complimentary & Chaperones at a 1:5 ratio.

The Farm Scene Animal Tracks

Mini Corn maze available for ages 2-8. More information about this new maze here.

Gemstone Panning Program #1

After a simple discussion on the different types of rocks, gems, and minerals each student will get a bag of ore that they can use at the sluice. They may keep all of the gems and minerals that they find. A take-home brochure is provided so the lesson can continue at home

Availability: Monday-Friday, May-October

Cost: $5 per person (4-5 ounces of gems) or $10 per person for a rubies and emeralds bag (10-11 ounces of gems); Teachers and paid staff are complimentary

Ages: grades 3-adult

Gemstone Panning Program #2: Old West Experience

Includes Gemstone Panning and Rope Making activities

Each student will go home with 4-5 ounces of gems, a classification brochure, Dig Into Rocks booklet and a rope lanyard with a gemstone cage.

Gemstone Panning

We will transform your students into Jr. Prospectors as they learn about how rocks and minerals are formed and the difference between the two. Using their own screen and bag of ore, they will sift through the rough at our sluice to uncover their gemstones. Each student will receive a classification brochure and Dig Into Rocks booklet to continue the learning at home.

Rope Making

Each student will have a hands on part in creating their own lanyard with a cage attached to hold their favorite gem. The student will use the hand crank to turn their own rope and then get a chance to be the rope guide operator for a classmate.

The timing for this program will depend on the number of students. There is a minimum of 10 students for this program.

Availability: Monday-Friday, May-August

Cost: $12 per person; Teachers and paid staff are complimentary.

Ages: Grades 3-8

Gemstone Panning Program #3: Jr. Prospector

Students will rotate from station to station discovering the different types of rocks, how rocks and gemstones are formed, what the difference is between rocks and minerals, and how they can start their very own rock collection at home. Students will get to pan for gemstones and will get to take home what they find.

This program is approximately 2 hours long and minimums may apply.

Availability: Monday-Friday May-August

Cost: $10 per person. Group rates are available for large groups- please contact us for more details. Teachers and paid staff are complimentary.

Ages: Grades 2-8

The Back 40 Adventure

The Back 40 Adventure is our exercise and imagination area with over 10 different activities and attractions that will excite the mind and body. This is a self-guided, unlimited play area.

Availability: The Back 40 is available for school/rec groups Monday-Friday May-October.

Cost: $5 per person. Teachers and paid staff are complimentary. Parents and Siblings must purchase wristbands.

Ages: 2-92!

Cow to Cone

Ever been asked where milk comes from? Now you can show and tell! We will dress a teacher up like a cow and talk about all the important parts of a cow and what happens to the milk after the cow makes it. Students will milk our pretend cow, Bessie, and decorate a soda jerk hat. After a short tour of the ice cream shop, each student will get a chance to make their own sundae. The program also includes our interactive dairy game, where students learn to classify what is a dairy product and what is not.

Availability: Monday-Friday May-August

Cost: $6 per person; 10 person minimum. Teachers and paid staff are complimentary. Parents and Siblings are $6 each.

Ages: preschool-1st grade

For more information on Preschool-1st grade field trips click here

Little Farmer Pumpkin Tour-NEW FORMAT FOR 2014

There are two options for this program: A) Self-Guided B) Guided. Each reservation will be given a scheduled time for their educational hayride when they receive a reservation confirmation. Educational hand-outs will be emailed to teachers with their confirmation as well.

A) Option 1: $5 per student

Includes access to our Courtyard, Pumpkin Land, Friendly Goats, Nursery Rhyme Land, Finger Fun, and a scheduled educational Hayride. Each paid admission gets a small pumpkin and small gourd (from the designated area) to take home. 

B) Option 2- $6 per student

Students will join a Long Acre Farms staff member in the Red Barn for a lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin and a brief story time. Groups will then have access to our Courtyard, Pumpkin Land, Friendly Goats, Nursery Rhyme Land, Finger Fun and a scheduled educational Hayride on their own. Each paid admission gets a small pumpkin and small gourd (from the designated area) to take home. 

Ages: This program is appropriate for 3 years-1st grade

Availability: Wednesdays and Thursdays in September & October. Note: This program fills up fast because we have a limited number of reservations that we can take per day, so it is best to book as soon as school is back in session.

Cost: Self-guided tour is $5 per student. Guided tour is $6 per student. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend at the student rate. Please collect payment ahead of time and pay in one transaction

Time: Plan for 1 hour and 15 minutes