School Tours/ Field Trips

Baby Miniature Donkey

Beginning in Spring 2017 we will be offering School field trips/Group tours of the ranch. Participants will have a unique opportunity to tour all our facilities and gain a hand’s on experience of a real working ranch!  The Spring months bring an abundance of baby animals, so students will see “new life” up close and personal.  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 also designed to be age appropriate and will facilitate the learning of Florida’s Sunshine State Science Educational Standards.  At the conclusion of the tour 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 April 4-May 26 (Reservations Required! Please call Josh @ 850-865-5812 or email @ joshuarnelson67@gmail.com to book your visit!)

Available dates: April 18-20, 25, May 16-18, 23-26.

Minimum of 20 paying participants required, maximum of 100!

Students $8 each, Chaperones $5 each, Teachers and Bus drivers are Free.

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

Baby Sheep

9:30- Arrive at Ranch

9:30-9:45- Introduction. Go over rules and instructions.

9:45-11:40- Guided instructional tour of all our animals and facilities

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 (adults and babies)

    Baby Ring-tailed Lemur

  • Sheep (adults and babies)
  • Horses
  • Camels
  • Miniature cow
  • Peafowl
  • Chickens
  • Ring-tailed Lemurs
  • Sulcata Tortoises
  • Pygmy Hedgehogs
  • Wallabies
  • Hatching eggs/chicks

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” or Tractor Hay ride.
  • (Activities available may vary)

 

Additional Information:

–          Clean portable toilets are available on site

–          Soap and hand washing stations are available on site

–          We are a real working ranch…please wear closed toe shoes!!

–          Schools/students are responsible for bringing their own lunch and drinks.

–          We need signed copies of every student’s permission slip with the disclaimers below.

Baby Spotted Miniature Donkey

 

Attention:

As per Florida law, all permission slips filled out by student’s parents/guardians must contain the following Warning disclaimers.  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.