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Field Trips

WAYNESVILLE NC FARM TOURS

 

Field Trips – host a field trip for large groups at Winchester Creek Farm! Your group will be entertained with a Farm Tour and delighted with the animal interactions during the tour. Great for large families, clubs, travel tours, school field trips, church groups, and experiential homeschool trips.

You are welcome to bring  your own food and beverages to enjoy before or after your Farm Tour. We have a picnic area at the front of the farm near Granny’s House Gift Shop. There are 11 picnic tables, many with umbrellas. There are also two porta potties available for guests – one is handicap accessible. We sell cold beverages, ice cream treats, snacks, candy, cookies and other goodies in the gift shop to add to your picnic.

Please note for the safety of our animals, we don’t allow helium balloons, fireworks, loud noisemakers, chewing gum, smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco, grills, or outside pets on the Farm. Also, please do not nail, staple, or tack any decorations to the picnic tables or any other structures on the Farm.

If you would like to inquire about additional availability for a Field Trip, please contact us at sales@winchestercreekfarm.com. Payment in full is required to hold the date.

Farm Tours are held rain or shine. No refunds or cancellations are permitted. We will work with you to reschedule if we are contacted at sales@winchestercreekfarm.com a minimum of 3 days in advance of your scheduled tour. In the case of inclement weather (severe lightning, winds, ice, and/or snow) we will contact you to reschedule your tour date.

 

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Our Field Trip Prices

Our Small Field Trip Farm Tour – 1-7 Guests – costs $95 plus tax & service fee, which includes a 45 minute guided educational Farm Tour, and admission for up to 7 total guests (adults and children 3 years and older are all counted as guest total – children under 3 years old are free and not counted in the guest total). On the day of the group tour, if you have over 7 guests the fee of $11 (plus tax) for each additional guest must be paid for in the gift shop in advance of the tour. Note we cannot accommodate more that 35 guests on a single private tour.

Our Medium Field Trip Farm Tour – Up to 15 Guests – costs $175 plus tax & service fee, which includes a 45 minute guided educational Farm Tour, and admission for up to 15 total guests (adults and children 3 years and older are all counted as guest total – children under 3 years old are free and not counted in the guest total). On the day of the group tour, if you have over 15 guests, the fee of $11 (plus tax) for each additional guest must be paid for in the gift shop in advance of the tour. Note we cannot accommodate more that 35 guests on a single private tour.

Our Large Field Trip Farm Tour – Up to 25 Guests – costs $235 plus tax & service fee, which includes a 45 minute guided educational Farm Tour, and admission for up to 25 total guests (adults and children 3 years and older are all counted as guest total – children under 3 years old are free and not counted in the guest total). On the day of the group tour, if you have over 25 guests, the fee of $11 (plus tax) for each additional guest must be paid for in the gift shop in advance of the tour. Note we cannot accommodate more that 35 guests on a single private tour.

Our X-tra Large Field Trip Farm Tour – Up to 35 Guests – costs $310 plus tax & service fee, which includes a 45 minute guided educational Farm Tour, and admission for up to 35 total guests (adults and children 3 years and older are all counted as guest total – children under 3 years old are free and not counted in the guest total ). On the day of the group tour, if you have over 35 guests, the fee of $11 (plus tax) for each additional guest must be paid for in the gift shop in advance of the tour. Note we cannot accommodate more that 35 guests on a single tour.

For Field Trips larger than 35 guests contact us at sales@winchestercreekfarm.com and we’ll work with you to plan multiple back to back tours in combination with a lunch or other activities. We’ve also done multiple day tours by school grade to accommodate groups up to 250.

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Optional Add Ons are available to add to your party while you’re booking it online.

  • Rent our 800 square foot pavilion with 8 large picnic tables, ceiling fans, Bluetooth speaker, electricity, and lighting. We also have outdoor heaters and lawn games that can be added as well. Perfect for extending your stay and hosting a meeting, lunch, speaker, just some fun with your group. Contact us at sales@winchestercreekfarm.com and we can provide pricing and help you to create a memorable outing.
  • Purchase special animal treats for guests to interact even more with the animals.
  • Purchase a gift card for special guests or for each of your guests to shop in our gift shop, Granny’s House. A special gift to take home as a memory of the special day.
  • Purchase a package of 5 custom vinyl Winchester Creek Farm stickers as a special gift or party favor.
  • Ice Cream Treats to enjoy following your tour.

HELPFUL HINTS – Let your Guests know too!

  • We have a total of 4 public restrooms on the Farm.
  • We highly recommend wearing closed-toe shoes when visiting the farm.
  • The farm welcomes all guests, and considers itself handicap accessible; however all activities are outdoors and the farm’s terrain is all grass/gravel/concrete, so please consider your mobility needs prior to visiting.
  • All activities are outdoors and held rain our shine. Be prepared for the mountain weather – layered clothing, umbrellas, rain gear, etc.
  • Plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time, as the farm is gated and we’ll need to all head down to the farm together. Guests are welcome to shop in the gift shop or gather on the covered porch or in the picnic area outside the gift shop while they wait for all guests to arrive. Please stress the importance of arriving on time to your guests so you don’t lose precious tour time.
  • For teachers — we have animal fun facts, bios of animals, and animal coloring pages on our website that can be used to build the tour into your curriculum before after your visit to the farm.

Any other questions? Please contact us at www.sales@winchestercreekfarm.com