Plan a Field Trip with Us:

***We are currently recommending $5 per person donation for all tours and field trips. (See "SUPPORT" link on this website).

***ADA bathroom is available in red barn. Additional handwashing station is available on side of house near patio/bird bath. Parking can be along barn driveway in grass.

***Farm visits can be half day or whole day. Visits at each center will be shorter in half day and may not have time for nature trail walk.​

***Teachers can also develop a nature-based lesson to implement. Pictures of EACH of the animals exist in a Facebook Group entitled Fellinlove Farm Foto Gallery. The interior of the brochure may be used as a check off list/treasure hunt game for students. You can make copies to use here prior to your visit.

***1/3 acre pond is available for habitat/life cycle study and water activities with small boats

PLAN A: Small groups

(about 10-50 guests)

  1. Arrive and gather on or around basketball court for welcome/instructions.
  2. Walk and enter Poultry pen to view/feed ducks and chickens.
  3. Walk to and visit Great Pyrenees dogs in pen.
  4. View Pekins ducks across from dogs in red barn if weather is cold/rainy/snowy.
  5. Walk into tan barn to meet Wally the juliana pig and see horses in pastures.
  6. Greet the large horses around fencing (horses may run at liberty under staff direction; if carrots/apples are available, guests may feed animals in the area).
  7. Walk into front mini pasture to visit and pet mini horses, mini donkeys and mini llamas (llamas prefer face greeting first).
  8. Guests can pet miniature African zebu cattle through mini pasture fencing and/or at front silver gate of the zebu pasture.
  9. Walk to observe tadpoles/frogs/turtles/etc. in large pond.
  10. Walk to goat pasture with mini red barn to view Nigerian Dwarf goats, 1 Nubian goat, 1 boer goat, 1 African leopard tortoise and kunekune pigs; children can walk on goat play structure if supervised by adult guests and approved by teachers/group leaders.
  11. Walk to dog play yard (visit with 8 dachshunds; each guest can give dog treats to dachshunds).
  12. Walk to koi pond (provide fish food for each guest; guests take turns feeding koi and viewing) while some view/pet small animals in utility room (Guinea pigs, hedgehog, chinchillas, degus, hamster) OR whole class(es) may form circle and volunteers will hold various animals as guests take turns petting them as volunteer goes by.
  13. Then group walks to front of house by concrete driveway. Depending on weather, pony rides will be around large maple tree (children must wear helmets either brought from home or from farm); rabbits (8) can be held by children if they sit on black bench and/or sit on blankets on pavement. Children can draw using sidewalk chalk on concrete driveway as 2 miniature pigs eat their pellets next to children. Lawn games may be available on grass.
  14. Children can eat lunch or snack brought along from home/school in patio area around koi pond. Picnic tables, chairs, trash cans provided.
  15. Next, the group can take a nature walk (3/4 mile) around 11 ¼ acres, viewing horses in pastures during walk, feeding grass to horses and observing habitats in nature. This begins toward front of barn driveway near hay shed.
  16. After walk (end of trail walk), children can view miniature zebu cattle in pasture and feed 9 full size horses (grass along pastures can be pulled OR carrots/apple slices may be brought). A short horse show (again contingent on weather) may be presented. Children can visit Wally the mini piggy, Angel & Sky Great Pyrenees dogs (dogs must stay in pen as they can run away), chickens, ducks, cats. Children can play in small beach area near big barn (beach toys are available). Two basketball hoops/court is available for guests with adult supervision AND pedal boat and boats are also available for use on 1/3 acre pond with adult supervision (dock should be used when entering boats).

PLAN B: Small groups

(about 10-50 guests, maybe with mobility issues)

  1. Arrive and gather on or around basketball court for welcome/instructions.
  2. Walk/Roll and enter Poultry pen to view/feed ducks and chickens.
  3. Walk/Roll to and visit Great Pyrenees dogs in pen.
  4. View Pekins ducks across from dogs in red barn if weather is cold/rainy/snowy.
  5. Walk/Roll into tan barn to meet Wally the juliana pig and see horses in pastures.
  6. Greet the large horses around fencing (horses may run at liberty under staff direction; if carrots/apples are available, guests may feed animals in the area).
  7. Walk/Roll into front mini pasture to visit and pet mini horses, mini donkeys and mini llamas (llamas prefer face greeting first).
  8. Guests can pet miniature African zebu cattle through mini pasture fencing and/or at front silver gate of the zebu pasture.
  9. Walk/Roll to observe tadpoles/frogs/turtles/etc. in large pond. ADA Boardwalk/Dock available.
  10. Walk/Roll to goat pasture with mini red barn to view Nigerian Dwarf goats, 1 Nubian goat, 1 boer goat, 1 African leopard tortoise and kunekune pigs; children can walk on goat play structure if supervised by adult guests and approved by teachers/group leaders.
  11. Walk/Roll to dog play yard (visit with 8 dachshunds; each guest can give dog treats to dachshunds). View/pet small animals (Guinea pigs, hedgehog, chinchillas, degus, hamster) OR whole class(es) may form circle and volunteers will hold various animals as guests take turns petting them as volunteer goes by in play yard. Rabbits (13) can be held by children placed on laps of children or nearby adults and/or sit on blankets on lawn. 2 miniature pigs can also be pet and visit in play yard.
  12. Walk to koi pond (provide fish food for each guest; guests take turns feeding koi and viewing).
  13. Children can eat lunch or snack brought along from home/school in patio area around koi pond. Picnic tables, chairs, trash cans provided.
  14. Next, the group can take a nature walk (3/4 mile) around 11 ¼ acres, viewing horses in pastures during walk, feeding grass to horses and observing habitats in nature. This begins toward front of barn driveway near hay shed.
  15. After walk (end of trail walk), children can view miniature zebu cattle in pasture and feed 8 full size horses (grass along pastures can be pulled OR carrots/apple slices may be brought). A short horse show (again contingent on weather) may be presented. Children can visit Wally the mini piggy, Angel & Sky Great Pyrenees dogs (dogs must stay in pen as they can run away), chickens, ducks, cats. Children can play in small beach area near big barn (beach toys are available). Two basketball hoops/court is available for guests with adult supervision AND pedal boat and boats are also available for use on 1/3 acre pond with adult supervision (dock should be used when entering boats).

PLAN C: Large groups

(about 60 or less)

  1. Arrive and gather on or around basketball court for welcome/instructions. Divide large group into 3 smaller groups, with the third group slightly larger: Group #1, Group #2 and Group #3 (larger "small group").
  2. Group #1: Walk to goat pasture (Center #1) to view miniature animals (Nigerian Dwarf goats, mini llamas, mini horses, mini donkeys); children can walk on goat play structure if supervised by adult guests and approved by teachers/group leaders.
  3. Group #2: Walk to dog play yard (Center #2) (visit with 8 dachshunds; each guest can give dog treats to dachshunds). Two mini piggies will visit and will eat their pellets on block steps where children can pet them.
  4. SWITCH Group #1 and Group #2 between dog play yard and goat pasture.
  5. Groups #1 AND #2 walk to koi pond (provide fish food for each guest; guests take turns feeding koi and viewing) while some view/pet small animals in utility room (Guinea pigs, hedgehog, chinchillas, degus, hamster) OR whole class(es) may form circle and volunteers will hold various animals as guests take turns petting them as volunteer goes by.
  6. Group #3: Walk to big barn (Center #3). Depending on weather, pony rides will be in front side pasture (children must wear helmets either brought from home or from farm); rabbits (6) can be held by children if they sit on benches on barn porch. Children can play in small beach area near big barn (beach toys are available). Children can visit Wally the mini piggy, Angel & Sky Great Pyrenees dogs (dogs must stay in pen as they can run away), chickens, ducks, cats. Two basketball hoops/court is available for guests with adult supervision.
  7. Children can eat lunch or snack brought along from home/school in patio area around koi pond. Picnic tables, chairs, trash cans provided.
  8. SECOND and FINAL SWITCH: Group #3 to goat pasture, then dog play yard and Groups #1 and #2 go to big barn for pony rides, etc.
  9. Next, ALL 3 Groups can take a nature walk (3/4 mile) around 11 ¼ acres, viewing horses in pastures during walk and observing habitats in nature. This begins toward front of barn driveway near hay shed.
  10. After walk (end of trail), children can view miniature zebu cattle in pasture and feed 8 full size horses (grass along pastures can be pulled OR carrots/apple slices may be brought). A short horse show (again contingent on weather) may be presented.

PLAN D:

Large groups (about 80 or less

ADAPTATION for large groups may be (with all small group sizes being close to equal):

  • Center #1 Goat pasture AND Dog Play yard (Group #1 begins here) (then Group #3) (finally Group #2)
  • Center #2 Big Barn & Pony Rides (Group #2 begins here) (then Group #1) (finally Group #3)
  • Center #3 Nature Trail (Group #3 begins here) (then Group #2) (finally Group #1)
***Teacher/Group leader can decide order of switches with or without lunch/snack.