Field Trip to the Apple Orchard

We have been back to school for just over a month now and we have had 2 of our last ever milestones in our house!!!!! The youngest is in underwear!!!!! No more pull ups!!!! Yay!!!!! Everyone happy potty dance!!!!!! And then this past week we had our last “first” field trip. Does that make sense? Our youngest had his first ever field trip and bus ride. So with no more kids, that is a final “first” chapter in our house!!!

Our Pre K took a field trip to one of the local apple orchards here in Illinois. We went to Broom’s Apple Orchard! I have been to this apple orchard many, many times and love it every time we go!


I have a picture of all my kids with this sign!!! Love this family tradition when we go there. Now the day before we went to the orchard we had a downpour of rain so we did not venture into the corn maze or pumpkin patch. It was just a smidge muddy.

But while we were there, they gave a tour of the building and saw where they sort apples and store them in the BIG fridge.



He was trying to warm up in the fridge.

After the tour we got to pick a 1/4 peck of apples.



Daddy and Colton finding the perfect apples.

After we had picked our apples we headed to the store for some fresh apple cider!!! It was super nummy. Mommy also got some raw honey.


After the apple orchard we hit a local park for a picnic and play time before heading home.


With it being fall I would encourage you to find your local apple orchard and check it out. And if you ask they may give tours ? I know our kids enjoy the tours for sure!!!!

On a side note. My husband and I sure remember the school bus seats being a lot bigger when we were little.


Happy Fall Everyone!!

About Brandi Christian

Stay at home mom, Stepmom and Girl Scout Leader with a passion for a healthy lifestyle.

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  1. Chris Lewis

    Looks like a fun trip! I know many schools have fit in the educational and fun trips when they can…but you are rights…seems early!

  2. Jennifer

    I love going to the apple orchard during the Fall so I can get my pie ingredients. I had to smile at your pictures, brings back some great memories.

  3. Christine | The Traveloguer

    Congratulations on your family firsts! I’ve enver been apple picking, it looks fun.

  4. Jeanette

    I love going to the apple orchard. I have not been to one in years because where I live we do not have them, but when I go visit family we always try to make a stop at an orchard.

  5. Pam Wattenbarger

    We are lucky to live near one and go every year. It is so much fun!

  6. monica

    This gets me so excited for fall! I have to bring the kiddos to an orchard. It looks like you all had a blast!

  7. Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life)

    I wish that we had an apple orchard near us. This sounds like such an amazing day!

  8. Dee

    What an awesome experience to be able to spend time with you little one on a school field trip. I remember going to the apple orchard when I was young and having such a great time.

  9. Brandy

    It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Apple picking is such a great fall activity.

  10. Amber Myers

    This would be so fun to go too! And I love apple cider.

  11. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    It looks like you guys had an amazing time. Apple orchards have always been a favorite of my family.

  12. Colleen Lanin

    I’ve always loved visiting orchards and other “you pick” farms like this. It’s such an adventure for the kids, and I love to see their excitement.

  13. Jacqui - @TradesofJacqui

    Looks like fun! It’s been a few years since I’ve gone apple picking. May have to do that this year. Thanks for sharing your day!

  14. tara pittman

    What a fun trip. Very cool that you got to ride on the school bus, our school wont let parents on the bus with the kids.

  15. Pam Wattenbarger

    Looks like a fun trip! We always visit Apple barns and apple orchards during the fall. It’s a family tradition.

  16. Debra

    I love apple orchards, they are some of my fondest memories with my little little kids!

  17. Meagan

    I wish we had amazing apple orchards down here. They were a highlight of living up North.

  18. Melanie Smith

    That place is like heaven! My son loves apples, he would enjy a trip like this one for sure.

  19. Karina Pacheco

    Apple orchard trips are always fun. How great that you were able to enjoy with you family, a beautiful and fun memorable trip for sure.

  20. Rebecca Bryant

    How fun. Please send me some fresh picked apples please. I miss getting fresh apples from up north now that grandma has passed.

  21. Elizabeth O.

    How fun and adorable is this field trip! It’s always nice when the parents are involved because you get to spend more time with the kids! This is such an awesome place to visit during the fall.

  22. Mimi Green

    I’ve never been apple picking but I do look forward to a trip to the farm. It is one of the things I love the most about the fall seasons.

  23. Krystel @ PlanningThe Magic

    Brandi that sounds like a great time! Loveeee fall and can’t wait for some fresh apple cider myself.

  24. Amy Jones

    You guys had a great time for what I can see! that’s a beautiful place, perfect to unwind and relax with family

  25. Ai Sakura

    What a lovely tradition to have during your visit to take that first shot!Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  26. Ashley Gulla

    My son had a field trip to an apple orchard this week too. Looks like you all had fun, love this time of the year

  27. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    It is always fun to go to the apple orchard. It was always my favorite field trip to chaperone with the kids.

  28. Sarah

    That looks like such a cute and fun field trip for sure! Love it.

  29. Angela

    I just love this time of year! We always do a family apple picking day as well here in Maine. I just love the apple cider donuts and being out in the cool, crisp air with my family!

  30. MarciaF

    This is so perfect for me to read today since my son told me that he went with my 2.5 year old granddaughter on her first field trip to the apple orchard. She was so excited about it.

  31. Cindy Ingalls

    Fall is the perfect time for taking the kids to the apple orchard. Looks like you guys had a great time exploring and enjoying some tasty treats.

  32. Andrea

    It looks like a fun trip! I have been wanting to take my kids apple picking this season!

  33. victoria

    Looks like so much fun and A great experience with your son

  34. Amanda Love

    What lovely, fun filled day this must have been for the three of you! It’s so nice that you got to go apple picking and you also learned a lot on what process the apples go through after they are picked.

  35. Laura

    Apple picking looks fun. I’ve only been cherry picking before.

  36. Theresa

    Aw, what an awesome experience! My kids have never been to an apple orchard, but they love apples and would love to go.

  37. Rebecca Swenor

    It sounds like you all had a blast at the apple orchard. We have never been to an apple orchard but we have just went out apple picking in the open fields. Thanks for sharing your little ones first fun field trip experience.

  38. crystal

    How cute is that?!? Looks like the first field trip was a blast. i need to take my kids apple picking.

  39. April Mims

    I love the photos by the sign – those are such great memories! I’m eager to visit our local pumpkin patches and take my grandson.

  40. Jeanine

    Looks like lots of fun was had! I haven’t been to an apple orchard in such a long time, I would love going with my kiddos!

  41. Kimberly

    We LOVE going to the orchard. We have the same photo of my husband lifting my toddler so he can pick an apple. It’s so much fun.

  42. Brianne

    Apple picking is one of our favorite things to do in the fall. It looks like you guys had a great time!

  43. Bill S

    What a fun field trip!! My son loves going to places like this, it’s a great family bonding activity too!

  44. Ashley Voicu

    I love to pick apples. Fresh for making pies. Though apple orchard is an hour away from me, it still fun to do it one a year.

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