At Applewood Orchard we try to have children learn a little about apples and the farm experience. We do not have farm animals. What we do have is an hour of other farm activities. We no longer allow lunches here for schools.
The children each get a small bag to label with their name and are then instructed on how to pick an apple. This is the only thing we want them to remember and share with their families. They are then taken on a haywagon pulled by a tractor to the orchard and are able to pick a small bag of apples each.
Then we have them help make cider on an old fashioned apple press. If they are allowed they can sample the cider that they help make.
We have a hedge maze with statues to find and also a play area.
The cost is $6.00 per child and no charge to teachers or chaperones. For a small extra fee we can have small pumpkins available also.
It takes about an hour for a class of 20-25 students to do all the activities.
Note: Our tour times fill up fast since we try to have only one or two groups at a time.