What is a farmstead? What does farming at Hidden Hills look like? Where do eggs come from? What is it like to milk a cow? What roles have horses played in farms past and present? What food does Hidden Hills grow? These are some of the questions we answer on our Farm Tours! Our guests learn that everything on the farm has a purpose and works together to benefit the whole farm, the farmer, and others. Though usually geared for grades K-5, the information in our tours interests all ages, from first grade classrooms and college classes to families and homeschool groups. Farm Tours usually include a hayride, milking a cow and meeting our other farm animals, and hand-led horse/pony rides.
How to schedule a Farm Tour
WHEN: We usually offer our Farm Tours on weekdays from 10am-12pm, though we can schedule custom times. You are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy on the farm after the tour!
COST: Our Tours best accommodate groups of 50 or less. The cost is $10/child with a minimum charge of $180 for groups of 30 or less and $300 for groups of 31-50.
Should a group wish to eliminate the horse rides (they will still get to meet a horse or pony or two!), the cost is $8/child, with a group minimum of $100 for up to 30 kids. The tour is typically about 30 minutes shorter.
No charge for teachers, parents and chaperones. However, while we expect all children to be supervised at all times, there is no guarantee we can fit all adults in on our hayrides.
PREPARATION: The teacher or group leader should collect all fees and make sure everyone has signed the online Hidden Hills Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement, which can be found below. Email confirmations can be collected by the group leader to make sure all Waivers have been signed.
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY: A deposit of 50% of the minimum is requested. Groups canceling within 2 weeks of a scheduled event will forfeit the deposit. Groups may choose to reschedule or cancel due to weather concerns within 1 day of the event. Should a group cancel due to weather, the deposit may be returned.
TO SCHEDULE: Call 423-488-3993 or 423-987-3993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org