Children’s Field Trips & Experience


Greenwell hosts a wide range of nature-based programs for children ages 3-12. From educational field trips for schools and organizations to homeschool play dates and birthday parties, Greenwell has something fun and memorable for your group. All of our field trips and nature experiences are available in 1-hour, 2-hour and 4-hour formats. You can also combine multiple experiences together to create a longer day.

Mindful Meadow Meetups

Do you know a group of kids who loves animals? Book a morning or afternoon session in the Mindful Meadow for some personal petting zoo-style playtime. Kids (and adults) get to meet and interact with our adorable pygmy goats, sheep, miniature ponies, horses, and more! Enjoy free time in the meadow or we can add in lessons about how to care for and feed our farmyard friends. Mindful Meadow Meetups pair perfectly with our self-guided hikes and equestrian activities for longer visits.

Birthday Parties

What better way to celebrate a child’s birthday than surrounded by nature? Book a party in the Mindful Meadow petting goats, hike a nature trail, or play on the Greenwell beach followed by lunch or cake on our picnic tables (food not included). We can add pony rides to make the event even more memorable for a small additional fee. Ask about bulk rates on our Greenwell souvenir shirts as party favors!

Pre-School & Daycare Field Trips

Want your little ones to explore outside? We have developmentally appropriate nature-based lessons ready for your custom field trip! Perfect for play groups, daycares and pre-schools alike. Once we understand your interests and goals we can plan the perfect activity. Stretch your day by taking a self-guided hike when the lesson is finished.

Homeschool Field Trips

We understand the unique needs of homeschooling and are here to help create exciting and educational enrichment experiences for your kids! Talk with one of our staff about your curriculum goals of your trip and we can craft something to perfectly fit your needs. We can use differentiated teaching to easily accommodate mixed groups of all sizes and abilities.

Elementary School Field Trips

Get your elementary school kids out into nature with a field trip to Greenwell! We offer experiential learning, biology and nature-oriented exploration, and STEM-based curriculum for student groups of all ages. We can accommodate private school and public school groups of all sizes, including mixed grade field trips. Once we understand your classroom interests and goals we can plan the perfect activities to match. Stretch your student’s day by adding a self-guided hike when the lessons are finished.

Kids Kayaking

If you have not kayaked at Greenwell yet, you are missing out! Located on the shore of the Patuxent river, the park is the perfect place to launch your adventure. Kayaking is a fun stand-alone activity for kids or add on to a birthday party or field trip. An ACA certified instructor leads the children on an hour long (close to shore) excursion where they learn to paddle and play in a safe environment. We provide all the equiptment (kayaks, life jackets and paddles). Bring a picnic to enjoy on the tables on shore to extend the day! Located near the pavilion and pavilion bathroom. Adults kayak for free!

Nature Hikes

Let your group’s spirit of adventure run free on one of our guided (or self-guided!) nature hikes. We have trails for kids of all ages and abilities and can offer a number of nature-based education programs on the trails. Give us a call to learn more!

Equestrian Programs

Everyone who comes to Greenwell loves our horses! We offer horseback riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides, non-riding horse encounters and carriage rides for kids. Click here to learn more ->

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