Royal Oak Farm Orchard Spring & Summer Program Dates
Mid-April thru Mid-August
(Contact us at 815-648-4141 for specific dates.)
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MondayFriday
Royal Oak Farm Orchard offers a great place to come enjoy the beauty of creation. Enjoy the country life in the rolling hills of Northern Illinois. Designed for Day Camps, Home School Groups, Play Groups or Summer School Groups, our spring and summer programs will create a unique and exciting trip for boys and girls. Not only will the children learn about farm life and growing apple trees, they will have fun while they are learning. So, bring your group out to a place that was designed with kids in mind!
Learn about planting crops-summertime is when our pumpkin seeds go in, so they are ready for the fall. Learn how the tractors prepare the soil and plant the seeds so we can enjoy yummy pumpkin pie in the fall. Learn about the bees and how they pollinate our apple trees, then create honey in their hives, how we extract the honey right here on the farm, and how the honey ends up in our friendly little honey bears.
Go on an exciting tour of our farm via tractor drawn wagon. Our tractors are antique John Deere tractors that have been fully restored. They even give you that well known “Pop, pop, pop when they are started. See all 120 acres of the orchard, visit the bee hives, learn about our oak tree that is over 230 years old, and enjoy hearing about the history of our apple orchard.
Receive a guided tour through the educational exhibitsin our Pavilion. See the pruning exhibit, bee hive exhibit and learn what the phenology of an apple tree means. Then take a guided tour of our Cider Mill and learn how cider is pressed. Next, see how the apples are washed and sorted for packing.
The Children will also be able to spend time climbing on our playground equipment, including a John Deere tractor, a pirate ship, a train, a 4x4 monster truck, a fire engine, and two kid sized doll houses. Kids love playing in our entertainment area here at the farm!
Enjoy a world famous Royal Oak Farm Orchard apple cider donut with a small jug of apple cider inside our beautiful Pavilion after your tour. Following the snack, you can spend as much time as you like visiting our petting zoo and playing in the play area.
Visit Our Farm Animals
Enjoy visiting our petting zoo and learning about our ducks, chickens, geese, goats, sheep, alpacas, bunnies, guinea hens and cattle.
Children will love meeting our friendly animals and learning interesting facts about all of them.
Tours are available Monday-Friday
Summer Program cost is $6.00/person
$6.50 Fee includes:
Farm Tour via tractor drawn wagon
Educational talk on pruning trees, pollination, and honey
Educational exhibits and tour Cider Mill
Apple cider donut and jug of apple cider
Petting Zoo and Play Area
Complete Tour Time is Appox. 2 Hours
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