School Field Trip FAQs:
What days and times are available to schedule a field trip?
Any school day during September, October, and November — ideally midweek Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or 11 a.m. To view a current calendar of available reservations, click here.
How much does a field trip cost?
There are no charges or fees for children visiting as part of a pre-scheduled public, private, or home school field trip, and qualifying in numbers (35 or more students).
Are there age restrictions?
Cider Mill field trips work best for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade ages. Most Pre-K and Kindergarten ages, and some 4th and 5th grade students, also enjoy their visit.
How long is a Cider Mill field trip?
Typically, no more than 45 minutes.
What will we see and do?
A guide will lead students around the Cider Mill starting with a peek through the kitchen window where doughnuts, cookies, pies, candy apples, and other products are made fresh daily. Along the way students see, first hand, apples being selected, chopped, spread into layers of “cheezes”, and squeezed by the Mill’s big press into premium cider. There is a walk through the Cider Mill Farmstand with its ever-changing varieties of plants, flowers, and seasonal produce. Our tours conclude at the Cider Mill Playhouse where everyone samples a cup of fresh cider and an old-fashioned doughnut. Students are given a Cider Mill Primer to color if they choose, and to help them recall the importance of apples and apple-cider in America’s history.
Do adults in the group get cider and a doughnut, too?
Absolutely. And don’t forget your bus driver!
Can we buy Cider Mill goodies while we are there?
Many groups do, but it’s wise to consider that not all students are prepared with extra money, and you may wish to restrict “extra goodies” to the adults.
Can you accommodate the disabled/impaired?
Wide doors and ramps provide easy accessibility. Ample and handicap restrooms are available.
The goal of our school field trips is to keep an interest alive in all things healthy for body, mind, and soul, including the traditions of apple growing, cider-making, and harvesting the gifts of the seasons.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask a member of our team utilizing the "comments" area of our Field Trip Request form.