Andrews Scenic Acres

9365 10 Side Road

Milton, ON L9T 2X9

(905) 878-5807

Junior Farmer Program

All school children and campers that visit the farm as part of a guided tour this year will be invited to become a Junior Farmer for the 2019 farming season! 

After their tour, each child will receive an invitation card to take home. When they come back to visit again, they can exchange their invitation card for a Junior Farmer Season Pass. This can be used for unlimited free admission to the farm until Oct 31, 2019 - a $40 value!

We have so many new and exiting events for the season and we look forward to having the biggest Junior Farmer membership ever!

  Guided Farm Tours  

From May to October, Andrews Scenic Acres offers educational farm tours to school groups and summer camps, including pre-schools, daycares and nursery schools. Guided tours are also available for adult and senior groups.

Our school tour programs are now fully integrated with the Ontario Curriculum and are led by enthusiastic tour guides who are passionate about local food and agriculture. They will share their knowledge with the students through participation and exploration of new concepts and ideas.

 

All tours include 4 fully-guided learning sessions that reinforce the units that are being taught at school. If you require special programming please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you needs. When booking your trip ask about Full-Day options for enhanced learning objectives for your class and additional fun farm activities. 

All Tours Include:

Field-to-Table Explanation of Farming & Seasonal Crops

  • Includes strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, and corn

  • Learn about bees and honey-making on the farm

  • Hands-on learning in the new Vegetable Teaching Garden

Scenic Wagon Ride around the Farm

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Visit to the Animal Corral

  • Meet the goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys and rabbits - always a tour favourite!

Other Amenities

  • Playground & Straw Mountain Climb

  • Haunted Forest (mid-Sept - Oct)

  • Clean washrooms with flush toilets (accessible facilities available)

  • Picnic tables (for lunch bookings only)

  • Sheltered area for eating on poor weather days (for lunch bookings only)

Booking your tour:
Step #1: Choose your tour theme (tour availability is season dependent)

1. Spring has Sprung & the Bees are Buzzing!​

  • Come and explore our farm using all of the 5 senses

  • We will be visiting some of our crop areas to see how they are starting to grow

  • Let's taste some of the early crops like asparagus and rhubarb out in the field and see how fresh and delicious they are!

  • A visit to our farm animals to find out how they grow and other fun facts about them. We will discover animals that may be living wild on the farm too

  • Just like a real farmer you will be planting a seed to bring home for your own garden!

2. Bursting with Berries!

  • Jump on the Berry Bus and come explore the farm!

  • We will visit the berry fields to see how they grow and taste them right from the plant. So much to learn about strawberries, raspberries and blueberries - delicious! 

  • Our animals love it when you come for a visit. Discover how unique each of them are - just like you!

3. A is for Apple

  • The Niagara Escarpment is in full colour, and this is the perfect opportunity to learn about the life cycle of plants and how the animals are getting ready for winter

  • From the apple orchard to the beginning of our Great Pumpkin Challenge we explore all the fall crops (fall raspberries are delicious!)

  • Our animals are getting ready for winter too - come and see how. 

  • The Straw Mountain Climb will round off the day

4. Squash, Gourds & Pumpkins too!

  • 10' tall sunflowers and dahlias, as far as the eye can see, are the back drop for the thousands of pumpkins that are growing on the farm this season. From the tiniest to the massive show pumpkins, you will see them all here! 

  • Each person will pick a Jack-Be-Little pumpkin form the field to bring home

  • Let's look at decorative corn and see how many colours we can see. Why do they grow like that? We will compare it to our sweet corn. 

  • Run through the corn maze and visit the animals before they leave for a warmer barn.

Step #2: Choose your start time and tour length

Half Day Program:

  • 90 minute tour

  • 2 options for timing: Arrival 10:00am, Departure 11:30am; OR Arrival 12:00pm, Departure 1:30pm

  • $9.00/person (includes HST) - teachers and TAs complimentary*​​

    • Parents and volunteers are subject to the $9.00/person charge​

  • Add $1.00/person for lunch facilities and extended time on the farm 11:30-12:00

*Teachers and leaders are complimentary based on the following ratios:

  • 1 teacher : 20 students (school tour groups)

  • 1 leader : 10 children (camps, daycares)

Tours will start at 10am or 12pm sharp. Please be on time to ensure you do not lose time at the farm

Step #3: Reserve your spot
 

​Reserve your spot by completing the booking form below and paying the $100 deposit (non refundable).

Please note that there is a minimum booking charge of $250 regardless of the number of participants.

 

In the event of cancellation, an alternative date many be booked.

Our tour coordinator will contact you promptly to confirm your date and tour details.

  • Our standard tours include a TASTING experience. If you would like to pick a cup of fruit you must select the picking option

  • Tours will begin at their scheduled time sharp. We have limited flexibility to accomodate late groups.

    • Groups may arrive anytime 20 minutes before their scheduled tour time​

  • Invoices will be based on confirmed numbers 48 hours before the tour

  • Tours will be given a 30 minute grace period after their tour on the farm property. If you would like to stay longer than 30 minutes after you designated tour end time or have a reserved lunch space that must be confirmed with the tour coordinator

** Fall Tours are now at FULL capacity! **

Please email "tours@andrewsscenicacres.com" to book your Spring 2020 tour!
Preparing for your day at the farm
  • Tours are conducted outside, rain or shine. Please inform all member of your group to dress for the weather and bring appropriate footwear (sandals are not recommended) - dress "warm and waterproof" on cool, rainy days; bring sunscreen, hats and drinking water on sunny days.

  • If you are staying for lunch, please plan for a 'litter-less' lunch - any waste should be compostable, no plastic please. 

  • Standard Tours are 90 minutes in length; if you arrive late your tour may be shortened.