School Tours/ Field Trips

Education through Experience!

Fall Field Trips
Beginning September 19 through October 27 we will continue offering School field trips/Group tours of our ranch. Participants will have a unique opportunity to tour all our facilities and gain a hand’s 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 all 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 Science Educational Standards. Fall field trips will also include a visit to our 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 Coral”!

Tour Information
Tours are offered Tuesdays-Fridays from September 19-October 27 (Reservations Required! Please call Josh @ 850-865-5812 or email @ joshuarnelson67@gmail.com to book your visit!)
Minimum of 20 paying participants required.
Maximum of 120 students (not to include parents/chaperones).
Students $12 each (includes 1 field trip pumpkin and 1 flavored snow cone for each student)
Chaperones $6 each, Teachers and Bus drivers are 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.
9:45-11:15 Guided instructional tour of all our animals and facilities
11:15-11:45 Visit Pumpkin Patch and find your perfect pumpkin
11:45-12:45 Lunch in the Big Red barn with games and activities in the “Kids Coral”. (Bring your own lunch and drinks).
1:00- Depart for School

Tours include lessons about and opportunities to interact with and observe:
• Miniature donkeys
• Sheep
• Horses
• Camels
• Peafowl
• Chickens
• Ring-tailed Lemurs
• Sulcata Tortoises
• Pygmy Hedgehogs
• Bennett Wallabies
• Pigs

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

Additional Information:
– Additional pumpkins (small-large), snow cones, and peacock feathers are available for purchase after the tours.
– 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 bringing their own lunch and drinks.
– We need signed copies of each student’s permission slip with the disclaimers below.

 

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). We must receive a copy of every permission slip prior to the student visiting Rocking B-A-B Ranch!

*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.