Looking for a fun day out?
Murray Family Farms offers a unique experience as one of the leading locations for educational and agricultural field trips in Kern County and beyond. Children of all ages are RIPE to enjoy an outdoor learning environment filled with fun, information, and new discoveries. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly in our beautiful butterfly house or the everyday life of an ant in the Animal Garden, a playground/petting zoo that merges fun with learning in the best ways. The right food choices and the love of outdoor activities are the foundation for healthy living. Our hayride will foster a love of the outdoors, and teach students how to pick fruit that’s healthy AND delicious! All tour groups receive their own personal farm docent as well as a chance to pick right from our fields as a gift to take home for all paid admissions! For a complete list of our activities and availability please visit our FARM FUN page. School tours also receive educational discounts. Minimum tour size is 20 farmhands.
K-12 Students and Parents
One - Four Years old
Free Teacher with Every 10 students!
This fee will include the hay ride, animal garden, bounce pillow, ball toss/murray hill, and u-pick.
How long are tours?
Tours on average will last an hour and a half. Meet with your tour guide as soon as possible, and set a rendezvous point for parents or groups to save time when checking in. That means more time on the farm!
What if I’m late?
Oh no! Due to the timing of tractor rides and tours, being late to a scheduled tour can mean missing portions of the full experience. Rescheduling is often difficult or impossible, so make sure to leave a good breadth of time to avoid worry!
Do you have a bonus for schools?
Of course! Not only do you pay a reduced entry fee for scheduling as a group, but you also get a free Teacher admission for every 10 students!
Do you have weekend tours?
At this point in time we do not offer scheduled group tours on the weekends. Simply come out to the farm, there are tours all day!
All tours include…
A personally guided tractor tour of the entire Big Red Barn’s fields.
A perfectly You-Picked piece of Murray harvest. Delicious strawberries in spring, darling pumpkins in fall!
The famous Bounce pillow. Keep your head in the clouds and your feet off the ground!
The slip sliding Murray hill, or the age ol’ farmer pastime Barnyard baseball, if you’re old enough!
A romp through the Animal Garden, a playground brimming with barnyard pals!
Please contact Executive Director of agri-tourism Kristen Lawson at (661) 330-0100 to book a tour, or fill out the form below to request a tour.
Please note: Tour guides and tractor drivers are scheduled based upon quoted amount of people. If there are extra adults/ kids that we are not able to accommodate, they will have to stay back during our hayride due to safety guidelines.
The check in process:
When you arrive, you will enter via “RV/BUSES” entrance on the far right, past the Chevron gas station, and park in the dirt parking lot. An employee will be waiting for your group in the dirt parking lot to greet you. This employee will then walk your entire group over to our garden area and have you sit and wait at the picnic tables while we check your group in. Check in consists of a headcount of students, adults, and teachers. At this time, the group will need to be split into groups of 50 (this may mean splitting one of your classes up). If you are paying with a check, the tour director will take you inside, ring you up, give you a receipt, and walk you back to your group. If you are paying with a purchase order, the tour director will simply take a headcount. At the time of introduction (typically 5 minutes before tour time), your tour guides will welcome the group and start walking them down to the farm to get their tours started.
A few tips for the day of the trip:
Please make sure that students use the restroom before arriving, as any delay will cause you to miss out on part of the tour. For example, if your group is not ready to start the tour until 15 minutes past start of tour time , you will miss out on one of the stations listed above.
If you will be paying cash, please have cash counted and separated in bundles that are easy to count and sort.
If you are paying with a purchase order, please make sure we receive it before the day of the tour.
Please have all students wear closed toed shoes.
Each tour guide can take a maximum amount of 50 people so get an accurate head count and separate into according groups.
We will be picking pumpkins so it’s a good idea to bring a permanent marker to write the students names on the pumpkins.
Lunch tables are on a first come, first serve basis so it’s a good idea to bring “Reserved for (school name)” signs and tape to reserve for your group. Your tour is reserving the farm for 1.5 hours. We are happy to have you stay for lunch but due to the high number of field trips, we can only allow for a 30 minute lunch period and then a tour guide will walk your school back to the buses.
If your group is under 20 people total (this includes children and adults) there will be a flat rate fee of $100.00.