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 from October 2-October 30, 2018. During your field trip 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 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

Tours are offered Tuesdays-Fridays from October 2- October 30 (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 130 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 each type of animal, and 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 lunch and drinks). During lunch we will provide each student, as well as all other guests, 1 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 rides and Train rides).
1:00– Depart for School

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

Activities in the “Kids Coral” 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 and/or pens.
– Additional pumpkins (small-large), snow cones and drinks 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.