School Field Trips - Kent City, Michigan

School Field Trips

Educational Tours for Students PreK - High School in West Michigan

Bring your school group of 20 or more students to Fruit Ridge Hayrides and let them get "in touch" with their food with a combination of education and fun! We'll provide hands-on experiences as they explore our farm, play, and learn about the importance of agriculture.

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School Field Trips on the Farm - Kent County, MI

Our goal is to make each trip a learning adventure for groups and an enjoyable outing for leaders. At Fruit Ridge Hayrides, we strive to educate students on where food comes from and how it is produced. Crops include corn, soybeans, apples, pumpkins and gourds. Our USDA certified petting zoo offers a variety of farm animals to learn about and interact with. The corn maze and surrounding farm land immerse groups in a world of exploration.

We'd love to host your next field trip!


Field Trip Details

Tour Dates & Hours

Field trips can be scheduled September 19 - November 1st starting at 9AM

Other Important Information

Tour Requirements: 20 person minimum required for field trip packages
Tour Length: Approximately 1.5 hrs
Tour Cost: $5/person

  • Classes of children from different schools may be combined in order to accommodate everyone
  • Chaperones/teachers must accompany the children during all activities

Preschool thru 1st Grade Students

Need a field trip that combines learning, exercise and fun? Our tours combine learning and adventure on a real farm! Your young learners enjoy a special, age-appropriate experience getting "in touch" with their food and having fun in the great outdoors!


Educational tour includes:

  • A tractor-drawn wagon ride around the farm
  • Farm education
  • Pick an apple and small pumpkin
  • Time in the play area
  • A visit to our petting zoo

COST: $5/person
FREE admission for 2 teachers or adults per class

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2nd Grade thru High School Students

A visit to Fruit Ridge Hayrides makes a great field trip for homeschool, public school, or private school students. Farm education can be fun for all ages. Our 10-acre Corn Maze emphasizes farm education, team building, following instructions and interactive navigation all while learning fun facts. Youth of all ages will also enjoy interacting with our animals and enjoying the great outdoors.


Educational tour includes:

  • Admission to the corn maze
  • Farm and animal education
  • Pick an apple
  • A visit to our petting zoo

COST: $5/person
FREE admission for 2 teachers or adults per class

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Reservations

Book your field trip now! Educational tours are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations for your class must be made a minimum of one week prior to your visit. We encourage you to book as far in advance as possible to ensure you get the date you'd like!

Call 616-887-5052 or use our online reservation form to request your date/time.


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Plan Your Visit

Please review the following important information before you visit:

  • Please arrive on time. If you are late, your time at the farm may be shortened depending on our schedule.
  • Chaperones/teachers must accompany the children during all activities.
  • Dress children appropriately with warm coats, boots or rubbers. It is usually cooler out here in the country.
  • We may combine classes of children from different schools in order to accommodate everyone.
  • Please leave dogs and other pets at home.
  • Collect all fees for your group ahead of arrival and pay with one check if possible.
  • For the corn maze:
    • Split your group into teams of 4-5 people before arriving.
    • The maze and maze games take over 1 hour to complete.
  • For hayrides:
    • Have your group arrive a half hour ahead of your scheduled hayride.
    • Your one hour will begin at the scheduled time, so the ride may be shortened if we have to wait for latecomers.
    • Hayrides take approximately 45 minutes and must be completed before dark.
  • In case of rainy weather, we will call you to reschedule your group. If the weather looks questionable, please call ahead to see what the weather is at our farm.

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