School Tours/ Field Trips

Rocking B-A-B Ranch
&
PUMPKIN PATCH

Education through Experience!

Fall Field Trips

We are excited to continue offering school tours/ field trips of our ranch beginning October 1-October 31, 2019. During your field trip participants will have a unique opportunity to tour all our facilities and gain a hands-on experience of a real working ranch! Through our guided instructional tour, students will be able to interact with and observe all our animals while learning about them! The tours are designed to be both fun and educational while emphasizing our deep dependence on agriculture. Instructional tours are designed to be age appropriate and will facilitate the learning of Florida’s Sunshine State Educational Standards. Fall field trips will also include a visit to our very own Pumpkin patch where students will explore and hunt for their very own perfect pumpkin! At the conclusion of the tour and pumpkin patch, students will enjoy their lunch under the big red barn and have an opportunity to participate in all the activities in our “Kids Corral”!

Tour Information

  • Field trips are offered Tuesdays-Fridays from October 1- October 31 (Reservations Required! Please call Josh @ 850-865-5812 or email @ joshuarnelson67@gmail.com to book your visit!)
  • Remaining Dates Available: October 1,2,3,4,8,9,15,17,18, &  22
  • Home School day is Thursday, October 24! (No reservations required for home school groups…just arrive at the ranch @ 9:15)
  • Minimum of 30 paying participants required.
  • Maximum of 150 students (Does not include parents/chaperones).
  • Students $12 each (Includes the tour, 1 field trip pumpkin, 1 flavored snow cone, hay ride and Train ride)
  • Chaperones/Parents $8 each
  • Teachers, Bus drivers and other school staff are ALWAYS Free.

Tour schedule: (Can be adjusted to fit your groups scheduling needs)

9:30 – Arrive at Ranch
9:30-9:45 Introduction. Go over rules and instructions.
9:45-11:30 Guided instructional tour of all our animals and facilities. Students will be led around the ranch by an adult guide at all times. The animals are organized in stations. At each station students will learn about the animals then have an opportunity to pet and/or feed the animals. The tour is very interactive!!!
11:30-11:45 Visit Pumpkin Patch and find your perfect pumpkin. Students will be able to explore the pumpkin patch with parents and other students. Each student will be able to choose his/her own pumpkin. Pumpkins range in size from 3-5 pounds.
11:45-12:45 Lunch in the Big Red barn with games and activities in the “Kids Corral”. (Bring your own lunches and drinks). During lunch we will provide each student, as well as all other guests, one flavored snow cone. After lunch students will have time to burn some energy playing on/in all the activities in the barn yard (includes hay ride and Train ride).
1:00- Depart for School/ Home

Tours include lessons about and opportunities to observe and/or interact with the following:

• Miniature donkeys
• Sheep
• Pygmy goats
• Horses
• Camels
• Peafowl
• Chickens
• Ring-tailed Lemurs
• Sulcata Tortoises
• Pygmy Hedgehogs
• Bennett Wallabies
• Mini Pigs
• Rabbits

Activities in the “Kids Corral” include:
• Big tube slide
• Rope swings
• Corn Crib
• Corn hole
• Steer lassoing
• Hay slide
• Rides on the “Kiddie Train” and/or Tractor Hay ride
• Feeding camels and horses
(Activities available may vary)

Additional Information:
– Safety is always our primary concern!! No students will be allowed to enter animal enclosures, pastures or pens.
– Clean portable toilets are available on site
– Soap and hand washing stations are available on site
– Drinking water is available in water coolers
We are a real working ranch…please wear close toed shoes!!
– Schools/students are responsible for providing their own lunches and drinks.
– Student’s permission slips MUST include the Warning disclaimers below; as per Florida Law.

Attention:
As per Florida law, all permission slips filled out by student’s parents/guardians MUST contain the following Warning disclaimers (please copy and paste disclaimers on your permission slips).

*WARNING*
Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.