The tour schedule for 2020 is full.
Pack up your kindergarten students and come on over to Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard for a HANDS-ON FARM EXPERIENCE and EDUCATIONAL ORCHARD-FARM TOUR. Your kindergartners will participate in an interactive educational farm lesson led by a farm tour guide; ride on a tractor pulled wagon; learn about parts of an apple; explore a corn maze; take a guided walk through the pumpkin patch; pick apples; drink a cup of local fresh apple cider; and taste a fresh apple. Take a self-guided tour of the Nature Trail
- Weekday Tours – 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
- Tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.
- Teacher and Assistant – No Charge.
- Picnic Area Available
Let us do the teaching for you as you trade your classroom for the farm . Your kindergartners will be excited about visiting our apple orchard while acquiring hands on learning that correlates with NC Essential Standards.
Healthful Living: KNPA1.2 KNPA2
Science: K.P.2 K.P.2.1
All School Tours include:
- WAGON RIDE – Tractor pulled wagon ride with tour guide;
- APPLES TO PICK – Stop to pick 1/4 peck bag of apples from trees in the orchard.
- INTERACTIVE EDUCATION FARM LESSON
- CORN MAZE – One-half Acre Educational Corn Maze – Children answer questions about farm to maneuver their way through the maze
- TOUR THE PUMPKIN PATCH – -Take a guided tour through the pumpkin patch.
- FRESH APPLE CIDER – Sample a cup of local fresh apple cider
- FARM TOUR GUIDE – All activities led by a farm tour guide
- Apple Cider Donuts – Optional: Reserve donuts for your group: $6.00/half-dozen.