Summer tours begin July and go to late August, Fall tours begin last week of September and all of October.
We are currently booking Summer, and Fall Tours
School Tours are for Children Ages 3.5 to 12 years
School Tours are done weekdays only.
Min. of 15 people per tour.
Call 215-702-9633 between the hours of 9:30am and 5:00pm weekdays
Please book your tour early for best times and dates.
All tours subject to change without notice.
What fun is an Orchard Tour without a wagon ride?
You can reach the big ones with the pole picker!
Summer Group picks Peaches
All our Tours include fruit picking when possible.
Everyone wants to know what is living in the pond? Fish, turtles, water snakes, ducks, geese, herons, frogs and more!
Summer tour Painting a clay pot for their flower.
Planting a flower in their decorated pot to take home.
Without honey bees for pollination we would have few fruits or vegetables.
Apple blossoms. Spring tours bloom with new life and fragrant blossoms.
Small pumpkins are fun!
Our Spring tours run from April through June and focus on studying the farm as new leaves, blossoms, and baby fruit appear. On their wagon ride around the farm children will be able to see and touch the different kinds of fruits in their earliest stages of growth.
We usually do not have many options for fruit picking on spring tours, however late May and early June tours often coincide with strawberry picking season. When fruits are available, picking is included with the tour.
On all tours we like to show children the actual farm work and activities that are happening with the season. Plowing, Planting, Discing, and tree pruning are common spring work activities. Spring tours in particular often include hands on demonstrations such as fruit tree planting in which the children may participate.
After their tour the children will get to plant their own mini garden to take home. The mini garden is a fun project which includes planting a few vegetable seeds and two vegetable plants in peat planter that they can take home to watch grow and eventually plant in a home garden or large pot.
Picnic tables are available for a snack or lunch. Warm outfits are important as spring temperature and winds can change quickly. Call or e-mail for more details
July and August is summer tour season. These tours are designed primarily for summer camps, church groups, and day care groups and have a more relaxed atmosphere to accommodate groups with a wider range of ages.
Fruit picking availability is better than for spring tours with peaches, early apples, berries, plums, and vegetables ripening during this season. On their hay ride the children will stop to pick whichever crop is available ,sometimes getting to pick more than one variety.
After their hay ride the kids will tackle a farm related craft project which can be scheduled either before or after lunch as your time allows. This summers main craft will be the past favorite, painting a clay pot and planting a flower to take home.
Summer tour activities can be flexible and groups often add games, songs, or other outside activities to round out the day. As with spring tours we try to show current farm work in progress and will add farm equipment demonstrations if crops are not available to pick.
We are putting extra emphasis this year on clothing and footwear. Please encourage parents to send their children with light jackets or rainwear as necessary. Enclosed shoes like sneakers and hiking boots provide the best foot protection and traction on uneven ground. Call for more details or scheduling.
Fall Harvest Tour Features
A Beautiful wagon ride around the 107 acre preserved Orchard.
Self guided interactive educational stations
Children and paying adults will pick their own quart size bag of apples from the apple trees.
Participants will each pick a 3 to 5 lb pumpkin from our pumpkin patch.
Tour features may change due to weather and picking conditions.
Please arrive 15 minutes early, late arrivals will be worked back into the schedule and will not go ahead of groups that arrive on time. We want everyone to have a pleasant and fun time
We are not affiliated with the market at Styer orchard. When you arrive please drive down Styer Lane through the gate, to the center of the farm, you will be directed where to drop off students and to the parking area. There are signs directing you down the lane. Click on Directions for printable directions to the farm
Make sticky labels with the children's names to place on their fruit bags or craft.
Groups will be broken down to smaller groups based on wagon capacity, but will not be placed with any other school group.
We have soda, water and juice boxes available for purchase.
Be sure to let parents know that students should dress appropriately for the weather and orchard conditions. Play clothes and durable enclosed shoes are recommended. Parents should send along a light jacket or rain coat as temperature changes, winds and showers can occur at any time.
An apple orchard is a busy place! While your orchard guides have made a commitment to teaching children about the orchard, this is not their primary job. Please be active in the control of your class. To assure your safety and quality of experience, we have planned a route and presentation within our schedule. There may be other schools or classes nearby who are in a different part of the tour and other customers here to pick fruit. Please help your students to experience the beauty of the orchard by having them clean up after their lunch.
Chaperones will receive the same amount of fruit as the children. If they would like extra they may pick it separately after the tour and pay for it at the farm stand.
In case of rain or inclement weather it is your decision to cancel. We have learned that waiting until the morning of your tour is best due to rapidly changing weather . You may call us for current orchard conditions. Please call as soon as possible if you need to cancel. We will do our best to reschedule your tour if possible.
Cost and Payment
Price per person is $ 8.00. Teachers are free. We accept cash , checks with ID. and Master Card , Visa and Debit cards.
We have a picnic area that your group may use for lunch or a snack at no charge. Reservations are required.