What Children Enjoy at Amish Acres
Bring the Kids to Amish Acres for Enlightenment, Entertainment and Education!
Historic Amish Acres is full of sights, sound, and smells that only a working farm can produce. Baby calves, full grown horses, banty roosters, or lop-eared rabbits, friendly farm animals await the admiration and friendship of children who come to Amish Acres with their parents, grandparents, or school groups. Children love the freedom of exploring Amish Acres, whether taking part in a spelling bee in the German one room school house, riding in the farm's wagon around the pond, watching maple syrup demonstrations, picking a pumpkin from the patch, or seeing apple cider turn into butter, there is a connection between the past and present that leaves everyone enriched.
The guided tour of the restored farmstead is custom designed for kids of all ages. Between the adult films Genesis and Exodus of the Amish, is Bonnets and Britches, narrated by children who answer the most frequently asked questions about the Amish and their unique society.
The Round Barn Theatre is committed to providing exposure to the performing arts for young people in the Michiana area. The recently created Joseph Stein Young Actors Studio incorporates week long summer day camps for children between the ages of eight and twelve. Intergenerational Road Scholar programs incorporate theatre as well. Members of the Round Barn Theatre's professional acting company perform in various Theater for Young Audiences productions throughout the school year as well. Amish Acres in cooperation with Lake City Bank offers one half priced tickets to any production for college students.
The annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival caters to children of all ages. From the "Elton and Jane Hummel" stage in the "Stephen Gubi Children's
Entertainment Tent" to the strolling musicians, clowns, and swan boat rides on the farm's pond, Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is a magical place
that three generations of families have enjoyed together.
When combined with Little Threshers Dinner in the old Restaurant Barn, a visit to Amish Acres transforms your visit into an unforgettable trip down memory lane. The links below will lead you to the most popular packages and programs designed for children with curiosity and desire to learn about a society that values a lifestyle rooted in the traditions of its forefathers.
Field Trip Brochure
Designed to fulfill state standards for academic content in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio
Field Trip Packages
From Theater for Young Audience performances in The Round Barn Theatre to Maple Syrup & Fall Harvest Tours, see all of the available packages for your school's outing to Amish Acres, and the accompanying price guide.
An outline of what to expect during visits to Amish Acres
A condensed Amish Acres information guide for teachers to prepare students for their trip to Nappanee.
Suggested Literary Works for Students
A comprehensive guide for those interested in pursuing Amish culture in depth
Stein Young Actors Studio
Summer acting day camps provide aspiring young actors valuable experience both on and behind the stage.
What People Are Saying
Comments from those who have enjoyed their visit to Amish Acres.
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A fun game to play on the bus, help Jack the horse find his way back to the barn from the field