I did some research on nearby pumpkin patches, and I would like to plan a trip to Jack O'Lantern Lane for anyone who would like to go with us. I talked to the family that owns it, and after explaining that we are a homeschool group, she said they have lots of classroom type instruction they can do during the tour if we want it. They give a tour of the farm including the hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to take home, a small animal petting zoo, corn grinding demonstration and lesson, classroom instruction if requested, inflatables and train ride which takes about 2 1/2 hours. (The train ride and inflatables are additional cost- see below for cost breakdown.)
The classroom instruction will be some general math and science problems about pumpkins- find the diameter, does it float, etc. If we have special requests of what to cover, they will accommodate us if they can.
Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, Oct 15
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Jack O'Lantern Lane in LaFayette, AL
Deadline to RSVP: Oct. 4. Please contact Rebecca Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to RSVP.
Target Age: K-5th grade, but all age siblings are welcome
Cost: See info below.
Prices are as follows: $7.00 (parents or children) for hayride and choice of pumpkin from the patch this also allows you to see animals & corn grinding/corn mill demonstration. $3.00 for hayride only no pumpkin (includes parents they are required to pay to go with their children) $5.00 unlimited inflatable's and $1.00 per train ride. These are FIELD TRIP prices exclusively for M-F group reservations: you can bundle all of this together if you have 25 or more paying children you can do it all for $11.00 per child and for the parent the hayride it is $3 or hayride with pumpkin it is $7. If you have under 25 children to do it all the cost per child it is $12.00.
We have snack concessions during the week unless you request a hot dog or PBJ sack lunch in advance for $3.00.
I need a count of how big our group is by Oct 4.
Here is the website for directions and more info.
Looking forward to spending another fun day with homeschoolers!