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Cultivating Curiosity

Learn & Play at the Orchard

Mondays & Tuesdays
10:30 AM
June 7–August 24, 2021

Cultivating Curiosity is Carter Mountain Orchard’s educational children’s program, running every Monday and Tuesday during the summer. Sessions include storytime, a take-home craft or cooking project, pick your own fruit (in season), and a snack.

Both sessions during a week will include the same activities, which we’ll switch up from week to week. Themes include apples, peaches, pumpkins, flowers, bees, etc. The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.
  • No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.
  • We are following all local and state mandates regarding COVID-19.

Event Tickets

$9 Per Session / Per Child

Advance registration highly recommended, as there are a limited number of tickets available for each session. Reserve your spot now


Also recommended: Come Grow with Us program at Chiles Peach Orchard

Come Grow with Us

There’s something new to do every week!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
10:30 AM
May 25–September 1, 2021

Come Grow with Us is Chiles Peach Orchard’s educational children’s program, running every Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer. Sessions include storytime, a take-home craft or cooking project, pick your own fruit or veggie (in season), and a snack. The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.
  • No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.
  • We are following all local and state mandates regarding COVID-19.

Event Tickets

$9 Per Session / Per Child

Advance registration highly recommended, as there are a limited number of tickets available for each session. Reserve your spot now


Also recommended: Cultivating Curiosity at Carter Mountain Orchard

Come Grow with Us: Wednesdays

There’s something new to do every week!

Come Grow with Us is Chiles Peach Orchard’s weekly summer program, running every Tuesday and Wednesday through August. The event is modified this year to be compliant with COVID-19 recommendations—see below for details.

The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

Activities include:

  • Educational lesson or storytime
  • Craft or cooking project
  • Fruit or veggie picking (in season)
  • Snack

Event Tickets

Advance registration highly recommended, as there are a limited number of tickets available for each session. Purchase tickets here

We have modified our format to be compliant with COVID-19 recommendations and mandates.

  • We have a limit of 15 children for each session.
  • Children will be distanced during the all-outdoor event.
  • Craft supplies will be individual to each participant, not shared among the group.
  • Tables will be sanitized before and after the event.
  • Handwashing and sanitizing will be required at the beginning and end of the event.

Please arrive by 10:15 am to check-in. No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.


Also recommended: Cultivating Curiosity at Carter Mountain Orchard: Mondays & Tuesdays

 

Cultivating Curiosity: Spring Break [Canceled]

Get outside during your Spring Break and enjoy some fresh mountain air!

Head up the mountain for non-structured, drop-in activities from 10am–2pm on Tuesday 4/7 and Thursday 4/9.

Activities include:

  • “Spring Has Sprung” Mural Painting
  • Paint Your Own Flower Pot, and plant pollinator-friendly wildflowers to take home
  • Central Virginia Beekeeper’s Association Interactive Experience
  • Lawn Games
  • Hayride
  • Snack

Activities are geared towards ages 3-8, but anyone is welcome! Our Mountain Grill will be open for lunch, and Bold Rock and Prince Michel tasting rooms will have adult beverages too.

8.00/child – Event ticket includes activities, hayride, and a snack.

No reservation required. No drop-offs, parent or sitter will need to be with the children throughout the duration.

Mark your calendars! The Cultivating Curiosity weekly summer children’s program kicks off on June 1.

Cultivating Curiosity children's program

Cultivating Curiosity: Tuesdays

Bring the kids to the mountain for our popular educational program!

Cultivating Curiosity is Carter Mountain Orchard’s weekly summer children’s program, running every Monday and Tuesday through August. Both sessions during a week will include the same activities, which we’ll switch up from week to week. Seasonal themes include apples, peaches, pumpkins, flowers, bees, etc.

The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

Activities include:

  • Storytime
  • Craft or cooking project
  • Fruit picking (when available)
  • Snack

Event Tickets

Advance registration highly recommended, as there are a limited number of tickets available for each session. Purchase tickets here

We have modified our format to be compliant with COVID-19 recommendations and mandates.

  • We have a limit of 12 children for each session.
  • Children will be distanced during the all-outdoor event.
  • Craft supplies will be individual to each participant, not shared among the group.
  • Tables will be sanitized before and after the event.
  • Handwashing and sanitizing will be required at the beginning and end of the event.

Please arrive by 10:15 am to check-in. No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.


Also recommended: Come Grow with Us program at Chiles Peach Orchard: Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Cultivating Curiosity: Mondays

Bring the kids to the mountain for our popular educational program!

Cultivating Curiosity is Carter Mountain Orchard’s weekly summer children’s program, running every Monday and Tuesday through August. Both sessions during a week will include the same activities, which we’ll switch up from week to week. Seasonal themes include apples, peaches, pumpkins, flowers, bees, etc.

The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

Activities include:

  • Storytime
  • Craft or cooking project
  • Fruit picking (when available)
  • Snack

Event Tickets

Advance registration highly recommended, as there are a limited number of tickets available for each session. Purchase tickets here

We have modified our format to be compliant with COVID-19 recommendations and mandates.

  • We have a limit of 12 children for each session.
  • Children will be distanced during the all-outdoor event.
  • Craft supplies will be individual to each participant, not shared among the group.
  • Tables will be sanitized before and after the event.
  • Handwashing and sanitizing will be required at the beginning and end of the event.

Please arrive by 10:15 am to check-in. No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.


Also recommended: Come Grow with Us program at Chiles Peach Orchard: Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Blossoms & Bees

How do strawberries grow and develop? What role do bees play in our environment? These are the kinds of questions we’ll answer if you join us at our Blossoms and Bees children’s program!

We’ll take a scenic wagon ride through the strawberry patch to see all the strawberry plants and blossoms. Afterward, we can treat our taste buds to some fresh honey and strawberry frozen yogurt!

Sessions at 11am & 2pm.

8.00/person. Please arrive about 15 minutes early for registration. No reservations required, though if you are bringing a group, we’d love to know in advance to prepare.

Children learning about how bees impact our environment

Kids in the strawberry field in Crozet

Strawberry plants

Cultivating Curiosity: Spring Break Edition 2019

Get outside during your Spring Break and enjoy some fresh mountain air!

Head up the mountain for non-structured, drop-in activities from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesday 4/2 and Thursday 4/4. Activities are geared towards ages 3-8, but anyone is welcome!

  • Crafts
  • Hayrides
  • Snacks/Donuts
  • Beekeeping Demonstration

No reservation required.

$8.00 per child includes all above activities—no drop-offs, parent or sitter will need to be with the children throughout the duration.

Our Mountain Grill will be open for lunch, and Bold Rock and Prince Michel tasting rooms will have adult beverages too!

Cultivating Curiosity 2019

Bring your kiddos to the mountain for our popular educational program!

Cultivating Curiosity is Carter Mountain Orchard’s weekly summer program, running every Monday and Tuesday from June 3 to August 27, 2019.

The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome.

Activities include:

  • educational lesson or storytime
  • craft or cooking project
  • fruit picking (in season)
  • hayride
  • snack

Both sessions during a week will include the same activities, which we’ll switch up from week to week. Seasonal themes include apples, peaches, pumpkins, flowers, bees, etc.

Please arrive by 10:15 am to register. No drop-offs—chaperone required for duration.

Also recommended: Come Grow with Us program at Chiles Peach Orchard

Carter Mountain children's event, Cultivating Curiosity, craft time Carter Mountain children's event, Cultivating Curiosity, hayride

Blossoms & Bees 2019

Learn all about how strawberries grow and develop

Join us at our children’s program on Blossoms and Bees. Take a wagon ride through the strawberry patch to see all the blooms and learn all about the role that bees play in our environment. We will have strawberry frozen yogurt and fresh honey for everyone to taste!

Featuring live music from Vincent Zorn from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, the 13th!!

Please arrive about 15 minutes early for registration. No reservations required (though if you are bringing a group, we’d love to know in advance so we’re prepared!).