Please call to discuss scheduled times for school field trips. Please know that in order to keep our children safe and minimize the spread of COVID19, we are only booking ONE school at a time for 2-hour blocks of time. This is to prevent schools from crossing paths and keeping exposure to a minimum. We are continuing this practice into 2022. Please note that while we are only booking one school at a time, we are still open to the general public and groups can show up unannounced. Scheduled times are as follows:
9:00am-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. Timeliness is of most importance so that every school kid gets their fair share of time at Bandy's! Bookings are first come, first served. *Please note, we cannot book field trips for schools or day-cares on Monday, Oct 10 as it is a three-day weekend, and we would not be able to provide the privacy and individual attention your kids would deserve.
We would like to personally extend an invitation to you and your classroom to visit our farm. We are re-vamping, upgrading, and switching things up while keeping the small-town family farm vibe and family-friendly atmosphere. We have made changes to our scheduling to ensure you have a stress-free visit and plenty of time to fit in all the activities you wish to participate in. In keeping with our upgrades, this year Bandy’s will have an accessible wagon for people who use a wheelchair. It is important to us that all people and abilities are included, can go on the hayride, and enjoy the pumpkin patch. Bandy’s has never raised prices for school field trips and the new generation plans to keep it that way. The price has always been and still is $1.00 per child, per activity for school field trips. We want to be sure that every child can afford to visit Bandy’s Pumpkin Patch. If siblings and parents wish to attend this field trip, the siblings will be $1.00 per activity and the parents will pay $1.00 each per activity if they wish to go on the hayride or shoot the corn cannon. No charge for parents in the Play Barn or Corn Labyrinth. I have provided a list of our activities to choose from below. You may book one activity, or all. Your visit will be catered to you. Please feel free to call us anytime if you have questions or want to reserve a time slot for your class. We open at 9am every day beginning September 17 through Oct 31. We hope to see you this fall! We appreciate all teachers and recognize their importance in shaping the futures of the youth today and we will be giving each classroom teacher a Teacher Appreciation Goodie Bag! No tricks...all treats! Don't forget to grab yours from the office before you leave! We would be honored to host a field trip and be a small part of the big memories of your class for years to come. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please call 618-983-8676. Booking is by phone only. *Please note, we cannot book field trips for schools or day-cares on Monday, Oct 10 as it is a three-day weekend.
Newly upgraded for the 2021 season, this barn offers a bounce pad, corn pits, slides and a variety of games to play! Suited for children 12 and under.
We have a carved a new hayride route out at the patch that winds through a decorated forest before heading out to the pumpkin patch! New this year, we have an Accessible wagon for people who require wheelchairs.
Teachers! We have designed a labyrinth attached to our 10 acre corn maze. It is a winding trail but there is 0% chance of getting lost! Our hayride will drop your class off right at the beginning of the labyrinth and you will end up right back at the pumpkin patch!
Each child will get to pick out a $1 pumpkin all their own!
These cannons fire an ear of corn at over 100mph at a target. It is a simple squeeze trigger but smaller children will need adult supervision and interaction for aiming as the cannons themselves are heavy.
We can supply an area for roasting hot dogs, marshmallows or S'mores over a fire that we will keep burning for you. We will provide the roasting sticks.
*If you are planning on bringing your own sack lunch and eating at the patch we can provide you an area of picnic tables free of charge.*
Please communicate your wishes when you book your visit.
Our School field trips are booked completely full for October! Due to the necessity to get the children back to school on time, during the month of October we will not be offering public hayrides until 1:30pm Monday-Friday only! After 1:30 we would love to take you and your family or friends on a ride! Tickets are $1.50 per person. Weekend hayrides will be available all day! Hayrides cannot be taken in the rain.