Thanksgiving, Harvest and Halloween

Available for out of town schools and special needs classes.

NEW in 2019 Sue and Gerry Gammond regret to say that the Fall Tours are no longer offered to local Thunder Bay schools.

However, they will continue to offer Christmas/Winter Tours and Spring Tours to local Thunder Bay schools.

Please contact Sue to discuss options for tours.

farmfun@tbaytel.net or 807-475-9609.

These 2 hr. tours are suitable for up to 40 – 50 students, divided into groups of 10 – 15 students, each with their own adult supervisors. Choose from a variety of farm activities to meet your educational goals. Special arrangements can be made for out of town groups. The Homestead Cabin along with the Historic Log House provides shelter. On ‘poor’ weather days, alternate activities are substituted.

Optional Activities include:

  • Take a Tractor Pulled WAGON RIDE along the foothills of Candy Mountain to see the beautiful fall colours.  Observe a farm using all 5 senses. This activity is optional, hiking is an alternative
  • Visit the PUMPKIN PATCH and pick out a pumpkin and small gourds
  • Observe and describe how the growth of plants is affected by changes in environmental conditions
  • Talk about HARVEST TIME
  • Describe how humans prepare for daily and seasonal changes
  • Visit the FARM ANIMALS
  • Demonstrates the needs and characteristics of living animals
  • Watch CANADA’S LARGEST CATAPULT chuck pumpkins high into the air
  • Celebrate Halloween in the BOO BARN and decorate a mini pumpkin.
  • TO TAKE HOME: Each classroom receives a jack-o-lantern pumpkin and all the students receive a colourful gourd.

Nutritious Snack: Food is not included with tour, please bring a biodegradable snack on the tour. Local snacks and drinks are available. Please order food ahead (e.g. Hot Dogs, Apple Juice, Caramel Apple Slices, Chocolate Lollies, Cookies etc.)

Times: The morning (finishing before noon) and afternoon (starting after 12:30). Programs are 2 hours long.

Costs: The tour cost is $8.00 / student (+HST). Adults are FREE. Payment by cheque is due at time of tour

To Book: Please call 807-475-5615 or email us A confirmation letter will be emailed or faxed to you. Information about our Spring, Fall and Christmas tours will be sent to you on request.

Location

Sue and Gerry Gammond
426 McCluskey Drive
Slate River, Ontario
P7J 0B3
(near Thunder Bay)

GPS Coordinates:
N48 18.48 W89 30.95

From Thunder Bay:
Take Hwy 61 south, about 15km south of the Thunder Bay Airport, turn right onto McCluskey Drive. The straight ahead for 4km and Gammondale is on the right hand side.

Contact Us

T: 807.475.5615 (for information)
T: 807.475.9609 (for reservations)
E: farmfun@tbaytel.net

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