Kuipers Family Farm

 
A 230-acre working farm, Kuipers Family Farm specializes in growing apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees. The Apple Orchard Tour is a guided, educational one hour tour that includes apple variety sampling, a glimpse into cider making, honey bee observation hives, a orchard hayride, and cider doughnuts for all.  Pumpkin Farm Tour include activities such as hayrides, viewing farm animals, navigating the corn maze, haunted forest, a pumpkin for everyone and much more. Field trips for school groups and scout outings available.  Located just an hour west of Chicago it’s easily accessible with ample parking for school busses. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Kane County.
 
Tel: 815-827-5200.
 
 
 
Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-6PM, Sun. 10AM-6PM.
 
SCHOOLS
On field trips to Kuipers Family Farm, students will learn all about farm life. The Apple Orchard Tour (September 12 – October 5) is a structured, guided, educational tour that will discuss apple growing, bees and pollination, apple varieties, harvesting technique, and cider processing. Our Pumpkin Farm Tour (September 26 to October 31) is primarily unguided and allows groups to explore our activity area at their own pace. Learn more about educational tours
 
Contact Info
Contact: 815-827-5200 ext. 101.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-6th.
 
Group Size: 20 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 -3 hours.
 
Cost: Apple tour: $8, Pumpkin tour: $7
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: Agriculture, harvesting, nutrition, animal science, pollination, cidering. 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups are welcome to visit Kuipers Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze on weekdays or weekends for fun farm activities. Corn Maze Scout Patches, meal vouchers, and picnic tables are available. Learn more about scout visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: 815-827-5200 ext. 101.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-6th.
 
Group Size: 10 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 -3 hours.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

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