Coppal House Farm is a real working farm where students will see all aspects of farm life, crops, and animals. Our farm and corn maze are set up in a manner that encourages team building, cooperative learning, and a rewarding educational experience. As an eighth-grade educator for 27 years, Carol has helped turn this working farm into a place where there are learning opportunities for all age groups. Starting with the corn maze, there are mailboxes that contain trivia questions about this year’s theme. Our themes have encompassed the birds of the air, to the mammals & amphibians that roam our fields and woods, to plant life that you can find all over NH. Each year, a series of questions are placed into the mailboxes scattered throughout the maze to help you navigate the winding paths. We hope that some of the answers are ones that you know, while others make you think “well, I never knew that”.
In the field adjacent to the corn maze, you are welcome to plan other activities or games that follow your school curriculum. We have had school groups bring giant parachutes, plan a scavenger hunt, and have story time.
If you would like to do activities more closely related to the farm, we give presentations to groups in our barn and farm stand about the horses, sheep, & chickens; put together dried corn cobs so the students can try shelling corn as they would have had to do before mechanized equipment; or put together pumpkins so the students can paint on them (we suggest bringing permanent markers rather than paint – there is an additional cost for the pumpkins). If any of these activities interest you, please discuss them with our farm staff when you make your field trip reservation. Some activities may be unavailable depending on the season.
We provide a large picnic area outside of the corn maze with many picnic tables if you would like to bring a snack, or even stay for lunch. While we don’t have lunch items available here, we do have some snacks and treats available for purchase in our farm stand if you choose to allow the kids to buy items.
Field trips can be scheduled Monday through Friday starting at 9 am. The corn maze is not open to the general public until Noon. Field trips can last a couple of hours or you can spend the entire day.
$5 per student
We require one Chaperone for every ten (1:10) students. There is no charge for the Chaperone assigned to their group of 10 students. Additional Chaperones & Parents will pay the school rate admission.
How to make a Reservation
If you would like more information, or would like to schedule a field trip at Coppal House Farm, please call us at 603-659-3572 with your information and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please be sure to include two possible dates for your visit.