Discover the three seasons of life on a farm:
All tours of our family farm include:
Appropriate education for all ages and levels
Fun learning about plants, soil, water and pollinators
Snack of apple and cider
Children’s Garden exploration
Use of play area and pedal tractors
Fall is one of the most beautiful and bountiful times to be at the farm. During a fall harvest tour, children ages 4 and up will:
- Learn all about our favorite fruit trees — apples!
- Find out how apple trees and apples grow.
- Discover things they never knew about pollination and those busy bees.
- Visit our apple orchard and pumpkin patch and see how the crops grow.
- Explore our Adventure Barn (a life-size storybook, created each year here at Terhune) and corn maze.
Add more fun to their day by joining us before or after the fall tour for apple picking or pumpkin picking.
Tour length: 1 hour. All material is presented in an age-appropriate manner.
Spring is the busy time for plowing and planting in the fields and greenhouse. During a spring tour, children ages 4 to 10 will:
- Enjoy our gardening program April through June.
- Learn about seeds and how plants grow.
- Dig for earthworms and learn about their importance.
- Plant mini-gardens to care for at home.
Tour length: 1½ hours.
Summer is a great time for children to experience the farm and:
- Discover nature on our farm.
- See how flowers, blueberries, apples and other crops are developing.
- Learn about the importance of water on a farm and the life cycle of insects.
- Make a pollinator craft to take home.
Tour length: 1½ hours.
Little Learners Time (ages 3 to 4) Perfect for younger children for whom a lot of walking might be difficult. We explore one of our crops or farm areas through books and a fun educational program. The program is held under a tent. It is more focused on a specific area of farming with a hands-on component depending on the season (for example, planting seeds or picking pumpkins) with not as much walking but still a large educational component and fun!
About Terhune Tour Guides
Our tour guides are experienced educators, retired teachers, naturalists and animal lovers. They adapt each tour to match the age and interests of each group and give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our working family farm.
Lunch? If you will be bringing lunch as part of your trip, please let us know, and we can give you options as to where to enjoy your lunch.