Our mission at Sloan’s Christmas Village is to immerse youth in a learning experience that will introduce them to the natural world of the forest and allow them to learn about its value in our communities.
SLOAN’S CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
Sloan’s Christmas Village is a Christmas tree farm located on 400 acres in Bothwell, Ontario. We have been in business since 1950. Currently we grow about 250,000 Christmas trees with over 20,000 customers visiting our farm at Christmas and taking part in our exciting events and attractions. Our property is also home to a beautiful 140 acres of Carolinian forest.
All group tours include full use of the Christmas Village Activity Centre. Activities include: mini train rides, three tower tree house, Jacob’s ladders, zip lines, Sand Mountain, broom ball court, board maze, big swing and giant sling shots. A big bale maze, animals and campfires are available during the Christmas season.
At Sloan’s Christmas Village we offer a variety of educational experiences:
October – December FDK – Grade 3
Learn about life on a Christmas tree farm. Students will explore the needs and characteristics of living things, comparing the various Christmas trees to each other and to the growth of humans. Seasonal changes on the farm will also be discussed.
CAROLINIAN FOREST ADVENTURE
May – October FDK – Grade 3
Students journey through a Carolinian forest and discover the different plants and animals that live and die there. Students study deciduous trees and examine the communities found within.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
May – November Grades 4 – 8
This is a high activity program in which students learn about survival, adaptations, food chains and food webs by becoming herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. Students learn about the relationships between various species and their habitats.
TEAM BUILDING ADVENTURE
May – November Grades 4 – 8
This is a very active program. Situations are created where the group must cooperatively work together to solve various mental and physical challenges. Communication, problem solving, and team building skills are addressed. This is a great tool to use at the beginning of the school year to learn your students’ dynamics or year-end class celebration/party.
Safety is one of our primary concerns. Adult supervisors in the following ratio to students will not be charged an entrance fee. Please see below for adult to student ratios per age/grade level.
Please complete the online registration form below. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days. If you require assistance in completing the form, or require an alternate format, please contact the Main Office.
Educational tours available only on weekdays.
For more information contact the Main Office at 519 471-4691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Related Educational Sites:
For more information on related educational resources designed for use in the classroom, please visit Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.(OAFE), or the Ontario Forestry Association websites.