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Field Trips for Schools at The FARM

Field Trips for Schools are offered Monday – Thursday

Duration: 3-hours with arrival time at 9am & departure time at 12pm.

There is a minimum charge of $100 for field trips for schools. Pricing is per child (no charge for chaperones or teachers). To book a field trip, email us at or call (803) 356-4978

All field trips include: 

  • All activities, crafts & supplies
  • Staffing to lead all activities & tours (we still need chaperones / teachers to attend.  We recommend 1 to 15 for younger children and 1 to 25 for older children).  We do not charge for teachers or chaperones.
  • Use of our 1,200 sq ft. covered pavilion for picnic lunch (bring your own lunches – we do not offer on-site food service)
  • FARMstand play area (climbing tires, tire swings, slides, bubble tables, rock garden, & more.)
  • Farm Games

Seasonal Field Trip Themes Detailed Below (Scroll Down)

JUNE: Berry U-Pick ($14 per child)

Children are offered u-pick opportunities and we organize other crafts and activities around this theme. Includes life-cycle of berry plants, pollinator game & a berry themed craft based on age.

JULY & AUGUST: Summer on The FARM ($12 per child)

Children participate in an array of activities including planting, harvesting, and livestock interaction (currently chickens and turkeys). Crafts and activities are organized around this theme. Includes vegetable stamping, seed germination, transplanting/direct sow & more.

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: Muscadine U-Pick ($14 per child)

Children are offered u-pick opportunities and we organize crafts and activities around this theme. Includes life-cycle of grapes, pollinator game & preserving activity.

OCTOBER: Pumpkin Patch ($12 per child)

As Lexington County's only locally grown pumpkin patch, The FARM 1780 is the best hands-on learning location for pumpkin lifecycles. Field trip includes seeing first-hand different life-cycles of a pumpkin in the field, picking their own pie pumpkin, pumpkin painting activity & learning about (& enjoying) farm grown popcorn.

MARCH & APRIL: Spring on The FARM ($12 per child)

Children participate in an array of activities including planting in the greenhouse and transplanting in the fields. This is the time of year that poultry is hatching & children also learn about the lifecycle of chickens, all about eggs & it includes a chicken and turkey interaction where children interact and feed the poultry. Crafts are centered around spring on the farm based on age.

STARTING IN SPRING 2025 - OFFERED YEAR ROUND: Historic Crops of SC ($10 per child)

This is a great field trip for middle and high school aged kids. As an original land grant property that dates back to the 1780s, The FARM is a perfect hands-on location for kids to see SC's rich agricultural history in action. Children will see historical crops - indigo, rice, tobacco, cotton, and tobacco at different stages and learn more about their economic impact in the state throughout history.
Field trips for schools offered at The FARM 1780
Field trips for homeschool at The FARM 1780
Planting during field trips for schools
Kids playing at The FARM 1780 during a birthday party

We are currently booking through Spring 2025. To book your field trip, email or call us. 

Call us at (803) 356-4978

A 50% non-refundable retainer is due to book your field trip (the final balance and attendee count is due 48-hours before your field trip). Your booking is not confirmed until you receive an invoice & pay the deposit, which you will receive from us via email. We do offer reschedules based on weather with 48-hours notice. No cancelations.

Please note: for field trips with more than 100 children, we extend the field trip time by 1-hour with a departure time of 1 p.m.

Legal Guardians must complete a waiver form before their child can participate.  Consent & Liability Waivers can be completed online.

Kindergarten Field TripTeacher

I have been on a lot of field trips in my career and The FARM 1780 has been the best one yet!

Homeschool GroupParent

We had an amazing experience. Our children learned so much through hands-on experiences. We will definitely be back!

2nd Grade ClassTeacher

The FARM 1780 is a hidden gem. Our students were able to experience something we have not been able to find anywhere else in the area. Your staff is incredible!