Special Needs Classes & School Groups

At Tuttles, agricultural education is one of our core values, and we love to host Life Skills classes, Best Buddies, and other special needs groups. Visit us for hands-on life science class in the apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Enjoy bushels of field trip fun for your group!

Why Choose Tuttles?
Let us do the work! Every tour is fully guided by one of our farm tour guides and incorporates educational standards.

Make reservations by calling 317-326-2278 and press 5 for groups.  Reservations can also be made by emailing Christie at christie@tuttleorchards.com.

These trips can be enjoyed by students with a wide range of interests, ages, and abilities. 

Life Skills & Special Needs Fall Field Trips

(September - October)

Local schools can sign their group up for our hands-on life science class in the apple orchard and pumpkin patch.

Tour is approximately 60 minutes
of guided activities + play time.

Cost: $12/student and adults
1 teacher is free with every 15 students
$4/additional special needs teachers

Minimum of 15 participants.
Scheduling opens Friday, July 15 for the 2022 fall season.

Best Buddies Field Trips

(September - October)

Purchase group tickets at a discounted rate for your Best Buddies group to enjoy a visit to the orchard. Explore the farm at your own pace with a personalized selection of activities, food, and education options.

If you prefer to come on Saturday, no private hayrides are available. Contact Christie at christie@tuttleorchards.com for group rates for combo passes.


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Schools That Book the Following Year

What Teachers Are Saying
"Thank you for a great day at Tuttles! Your staff was great with my students with special needs. Please thank them for their patience and understanding of my students’ needs."
What Teachers Are Saying
"Thanks for another wonderful day for my kindergarten class! We enjoyed the hayride, the apple talk, and the apple picking! The kids and the parents loved the playground, the animals, and the cornstalk tunnels. So fun!! Looking forward to next year!"
What Teachers Are Saying
"I've been bringing my school's kindergarten to Tuttles for 10 years, and it's always a great experience. As always, the staff was very kind, helpful, and educational. We'll be back again next year. Thanks so much to Tuttles for making it great for us!"
What Teachers Are Saying
"We had such a great time! You were very accommodating even though the weather was not the greatest. The kids still had so much fun and we will definitely be back! Thanks for everything!"

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