School Field Trips to the Farm!

School Field Trips

Our Dakin Dairy School Field Trip program is an educational and entertaining school field trip program and an excellent tool to help inspire your students thirst for learning about sustainability, nutrition, and agriculture.

Dakin's Rules for a Safe Visit

  • Children MUST be supervised by an accompanying adult
  • Please stay within designated public areas
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Pets
  • Shoes & Shirt Required - Closed toe shoes recommended
  • PLEASE, NO Climbing - Our trees are so inviting to climb, BUT unfortunately liability issues prohibit climbing

Dakin Dairy Farms is a real working dairy with tractors and heavy equipment moving within the farming area. Check Website frequently for Events & Schedule changes.

Pavilion rental available.
Call for more info at 941-322-2802 x303.

What Will My Tour Include?

On the Dairy Tour...Your actual tour (about 1-1/2 hours) includes a hayride through the freestall barns, see where our mama cows are milked and where all the yummy milk is stored before it’s bottled. Bottle feed baby calves, hand feed goats and sheep, enjoy the bunnies and watch the pig races. Get a first-hand look at how a cow is milked. You will also visit the Processing Facility. Children will learn how milk gets from the cow, to the processing room, bottled, packaged and to the grocery store! Tour perks include....tasting our delicious whole or chocolate milk.

When Are The Tours?

Tour days and times vary! Check the CALENDAR for dates and times available. Then contact us including your name and the number of children and adults attending, your phone number, and the date that you are requesting. Food orders can be ordered in advance. School tours not bringing a lunch need to order all food in advance. Click on the menu to see the food options.

Who Is Invited?

Families, large and small groups (and individuals, too!) are invited to come out to Dakin Dairy Farms and learn about when farming was a way of life for most of our ancestors. Everyone should learn that their food, including milk, is produced on a farm.

How Much Does It Cost?

Public Farm Tours:

$10.70 (tax included) per person
See Calendar for Available Days

School Tours:

$10.00 per person, with a tax exempt form (one teacher per 20 students is free)

Farm Market Hours:

  • Monday through Friday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

See Calendar for Available Days

Where Is The Dakin Dairy Farm?

We are just a short country drive away from you in Myakka City, Florida, in Manatee County. Click on the map below for directions.

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