Students enjoy a ride in the wagon while on a tour

Curricular Connections.

Thiessen Orchards would like to invite your school group for an educational apple or pumpkin tour. All of our tours are designed to meet grade specific curriculum requirements and offer a hands-on interactive experience! Please click on either the Apple Tour, Pumpkin Tour, Things to Know, or Calendar tab below to view more information and availability. Contact Thiessen Tour Leader to book your tour online or call (519) 326-5282.

JK-SK Understanding exploration of living things: Through a "hands-on" approach to the natural world students will learn to care for plants and their growth, view and explore the orchard and pumpkin patch, and enjoy new experiences while having FUN at the same time!

Grade 1-3 Understanding Life Systems: Students will learn needs and characteristics of living things, study the apple tree, pumpkin plant, air, water, soil and food to help living things grow, changes in the plant as they thrive, and the importance of the bee in the pollination of flowers.

**SCHOOL TOUR REQUEST FORM** - please click HERE

APPLE TOURMID-SEPT. to LATE OCT.

THE $8 APPLE TOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Interactive grade specific curriculum learning
  • Wagon ride in the orchard
  • Students will have the experience to pick their own apples
  • Apple Activity Sheet provided to each student
  • Picnic Area available for lunch
  • Access to Farmer Pete's Fun Acre, Hay Mow and Corn Maze
  • Teacher and chaperones will pick a bag of delicious tree ripened apples (GREAT for baking & eating!)
  • Spookley educational storybook walk
PUMPKIN TOURMID-SEPT. to LATE OCT.

THE $8 PUMPKIN TOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Interactive grade specific curriculum learning
  • Wagon ride to the pumpkin patch
  • Access to Farmer Pete's Fun Acre, Hay Mow and Corn Maze
  • Mini pumpkin or gourd for each student
  • Large pumpkin for each class (we make this fun by doing a pumpkin picking contest amongst teachers!)
  • Pumpkin Activity Sheet provided to each student
  • Picnic Area available for lunch
  • Spookley educational storybook walk

Things to Know Regarding School Tours

  • English/French tours are available
  • School tour start times are from 9 a.m. until noon, every 1/2 hour Monday to Friday
  • Book your tour online or with office@thiessenorchards.com or call 519-326-5282
  • You are welcome to bring your own lunches and drinks. The Kountry Kitchen offers delicious food and group lunches
  • Dress appropriately for the outside weather as the orchard/pumpkin patch may be muddy and cool
  • $8.00 fee per student or chaperone
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your start time and allow a minimum of 2 hours at the farm for your tour
  • ONE PAYMENT for your entire group/tour is required before the tour begins in the form of a cheque, cash or credit/debit card
Hours of Operation
No Dogs Allowed

As pet lovers ourselves, unfortunately we cannot allow your pets on our farm for their own safety.

No Dogs Allowed