Farm Day Field Trips For Children

Children typically respond to topics like gardens, farms, and food production by mentioning “amma” or “paati,” not “mom and dad.” Children today are only one generation removed from agriculture, and if they have any relationship to it at all. Most individuals lament the lack of agriculture knowledge among inner-city kids. Children in rural areas do not know much about farming, which is unfortunate. It is common knowledge that kids think their food comes from the grocery store, which is accurate.

Where do pickles come from? This is the most puzzling question you can ask a 9-year-old.

They appear to have the answer and will eventually be able to figure it out, but it is a difficult question.

Why should kids be aware of the origins of their food?

This can be summed by saying what people do not understand or appreciate; what they do not value, they will not protect; and what they do not cover, they will lose.” For youngsters to admire and wish to protect local agriculture. We want them to be knowledgeable about it. Because even grownups need to find out where their food originates, we must rely on food that has travelled thousands of kilometres.

While reconnecting kids with local agriculture, there are endless lessons to be taught on the farm from an educational standpoint. Farms must be more than just an idea.

For kids to properly comprehend what it’s like to live on a farm with all their senses, farms must be a hands-on experience. They will fully understand and recall new information the more they can touch, smell, and taste the things they are learning about. Don’t undervalue even the most straightforward jobs; kids adore gardening, harvesting, and assisting around the house. Children can learn about farming and develop an understanding of it when they believe the activities are actual and not just made-up games.

Reasons you should have a day field trip to Vaksana Farms
  • Understand organic farming.
  • Participate in organic agriculture as a volunteer.
  • Discover the requirements for growing your food.
  • Pick seasonal fruits right off the tree and enjoy them.
  • Feed the farm animals, such as puppies and dogs, goats, lambs, chickens, and cows and calves.
  • Eat meals that are made primarily with farm-fresh ingredients.
  • Discover/practice sustainable living.
  • Play regional, rural, and age-old games that are largely forgotten.
  • Read a book while sitting in a quiet, cosy spot.
  • Enjoy nature and the fresh air.
  • Observe and take note of the birds.
  • Watch the moon and stars in the night sky without being distracted by city lights.

Farm tours are essential for a variety of reasons. At least two generations have passed since most inhabitants lived on a farm. People who want to learn about food production can connect with farmers through tours. Many people discuss food, how to prepare it, and its nutritional value, but the majority have never been to a farm, spoken to a farmer, or received any formal education regarding how food is generated. It’s an exciting and infrequent opportunity to see the farm.

Suppose you are seeking suggestions and motivation for an outdoor farm school trip where children may learn about various animals, livestock, and the natural working environment within a farm. We at Vaksana Farms provide a variety of farming-related school trip opportunities. These are ideal for those who want to study agriculture and animals in greater detail.

There is something on an agricultural school trip for every kid, regardless of age, from early years to the third standard. Younger kids often find studying animal life cycles exciting and recognize omnivores, carnivores, and herbivores.

Questions children have that can be learned only on farms.
  • Do you know the life cycle of a chicken?
  • What class would a boar fall under?
  • Do you understand how soil composition impacts plant growth?
  • What current farming methods are there?
  • How has technology transformed the agricultural sector?

At Vaksana Farms, you can explore the history and present of food production in a way people might not have seen before. Older students might like to research a working farm’s constantly shifting environmental effects or commercial aspects to understand its more significant consequences.

Make the experience specific to the expected guest’s interests and goals.

What lessons should students learn, and who are you trying to educate?

Your group may benefit from learning about general on-farm exploration because they come from culturally varied backgrounds and come from urban or suburban areas. Or your goal is more specific, like presenting local farm-to-school sources to school nutrition directors.

Farm visits offer a fun, fascinating, yet enjoyable setting where all children will feel welcome and gain essential lessons from experienced professional farm employees who will ensure that your school trip is a success and promise that you’ll want to return.

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Reasons Why A Farm Stay Is A Preferred Choice Compared To Hotels And Resorts

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Imagine waking up to the crowing of birds on a farm in India. A green landscape and beauty to behold!

Can you imagine living the farm life in India?

Sitting at a farm with your family enjoying a home-cooked Indian meal.

Sounds appealing?

If you are tired of sterile hotel rooms and plush resorts with no warmth and a very business-like feel and want to take a closer look at the local culture on your next trip, consider a homestay or farm stay.

Vacations for people across the country have always meant hitting sunny beaches and camping in rolling mountains. Recently, however, this trend has begun to change. People are drawn to farm stays, not preferring luxury hotels and resorts. Farm stays are becoming increasingly popular, and many Indians choose to go green rather than spend their holidays in luxury at a heavy price.

A farm stay is meant to prevent losing track of where you are. Every activity you do while travelling, including eating, resting, and relaxing, is done with a view of a farm in the background. Vaksana Farms offers guests more flexibility and enables them to experience the vast surrounding, in contrast to resorts fully.

A farm is a place for guests who like to come and enjoy the feeling of a farm. The concept of farm stays is not new, but it has become popular recently. Farms allow tourists and travellers to stay in huts, cottages, or barns and participate in rural life. Some farms are interactive. So, travellers join in milking cows, growing crops, and actively participating in other agricultural activities.

So why are tourists opting for farm stays these days?

There are many reasons, and here are some of them.


Holidays are expensive. Most middle-class Indian families find it difficult to budget for travel. Staying on a farm allows for a whole new experience and is cost-effective. They offer cost-effective weekend trips.

Homestay and farm stays can be a great alternative to hotels and other forms of lodging for tourists on a budget, especially for extended visits. Many hosts decide to host visitors to supplement their income and because they enjoy meeting people worldwide.


Many resorts do not have facilities for kids to have natural surroundings. The kids end up playing indoor games and need to spend more time outside. Today, children do not understand a farm because they are used to gadgets and comfortable life. Living on a farm gave them a different, never seen experience.

Understand where our food comes from

Eating is something we often take for granted. But millions of people work on farms to keep food on the table daily. Staying on the farm gives us first-hand knowledge of where our food comes from and what work is done to serve it. Interactive farm visits, where travellers learn how to grow crops and dairy animals, are a beautiful and humbling way to honour those who work so hard for us.

Staying on a farm or in a local family’s home gives you a glimpse into farm life. It can also be a cheap way to travel. That’s why it’s important to know what to expect before you arrive at a stranger’s house.

Personal Touch

A homestay or farm stay provides an unrivalled opportunity for cross-cultural contact if you want to interact with natives in the nation you’re visiting. For a few days or a few weeks, you can stay with a family and learn a new language, practise cooking authentic meals, learn about local politics, or experience a neighbourhood from a local’s perspective.

Many people who have participated in homestays discover that they no longer feel like visitors but rather like a part of the family when they depart. Do not be shocked if you stay in touch with your hosts long after you return home.

Serene And Peaceful

One of the most tranquil vacation options is a farm stay. Luxurious and pricey hotels frequently have a large crowd of guests, a variety of events, and much more. You should choose a farm stay if you want a relaxing vacation that gives you a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will only be surrounded by the sounds of animals rushing water and cold air, creating an atmosphere of complete peace.


People are drawn to farm stays because they get to experience primitive living. Farm stays show you how people function without the stuff to which we have become accustomed. Living on a farm makes you more appreciative of your blessings and teaches you how to live more simply without accumulating countless worldly items. It also functions as a digital detox.


Both agro-tourism and eco-tourism have grown significantly in recent years. Sustainability is a topic that people are becoming more and more aware of. Their desire to switch to organic items for many draws them to farms. Consequently, living on a farm and producing your food has an unrivalled allure, particularly for millennials. Visitors are welcome to have picnics on the property and tour nearby villages.

So Book your stay with us if you are interested in a farm experience.


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The best type of vacation has been a workcation!

The best type of vacation has been a workcation! Indeed, and for all the right reasons. Everyone imagines working from a farmhouse in a beautiful natural setting.

It is a good idea to plan a trip to a remote organic farm without taking a day off from work during the week. It will help you feel refreshed and ready to work even harder.

People are increasingly choosing lengthier stays to work remotely, a trend we are calling “Live Anywhere.”
Vaksana Farms has this covered for you. When you choose a weekday, you get a cheaper discounted price as compared to weekends.

You can work from our farmhouses where each house has three work desks in addition to a comfortable dining table. You could also sit outdoors and take calls and work. The place is peaceful and tranquil without any disturbance. We have high-speed broadband Wi-Fi. With homemade sumptuous healthy food served to you and coffee/tea on demand, you are all set. Experience work away from work. Literally!

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Detox Simplified! Stay on a Farm in Thindivanam!

Vaksana brings you the best of luxury and comfort.

Bustling cities are a display of urban life amid disorder. Mega-residences compete for space with long commutes, congested flyovers, and crowded trains. Travelers stay in five- and seven-star luxury suites and lodges where bending the walls to fit extra luggage is not an option.

In such a case, any traveler who likes a leisurely pace would look for a hotel that provides the best of both worlds. After much pondering, the possibility of finding a picturesque, rural, yet contemporary place to stay is true bliss. I then unlocked the gates of otherwise inaccessible private vacation houses to families yearning for holidays that extended beyond checklists of must-sees and must-dos!

Rain Cleanse

The country’s officially rainy season has begun, so this is the ideal time to cleanse and detox from the inside out. In certain cultures, rain is a sign of purification. At The Farm, you can fully immerse yourself in a clean lifestyle through medically supervised fasting, treatments, physical activity, and fitness to rid your body of toxins while restoring its maximum capacity to absorb nutrients.

Fresh air, local cuisine, peaceful surroundings, hiking, and cosy lodging all together in a quaint community tucked away at the foot of imposing mountains. Reset, unwind, and regenerate.

You can get relief from stress and treatment for life’s toxins at Vaksana Farm Stay. It focuses on preventing and treating some of the most alarming and common lifestyle diseases in today’s culture, including mental health, diabetes, high cholesterol as well as obesity and other common conditions.

Its tranquil and lush natural surroundings provide the perfect environment for quick and efficient healing. At The Farm, nature is a constant force. Extensive landscaped gardens are scattered throughout the jungle, and vegetables and trees shade the area. As a result, it is a setting that encourages meditation, renewal, and relaxation.

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Grandmoms at Work!

We all rely on cookbooks, cooking shows on television, and wisdom passed down from our grandparents. Of course, the braver would try new things in the kitchen, recalling the successes and mercifully forgetting the failures.

Nowadays, many food blogs offer delectable recipes, helpful hints, and beautiful photos, tempting us to head straight to the kitchen or the supermarket. Hundreds of culinary blogs are available to entice your taste buds. But of course, we cannot get close to the precision in the art that our elders have when it comes to cooking. Grandmas express their love by cooking delicious meals for the whole family — as it is for many grandparents.

Cooking was an inherent talent. Most of the time, friends appreciated their cooking and made me ponder the possibility of taking it up as my profession. When the farm stay was started, it helped convert their culinary skills into a full-fledged kitchen for the farm stay.

Every day, Lakshmi and Kasthuri amma feed entire families visiting the farm stay with finger-licking, modestly priced, exquisite meals that leave their taste buds fulfilled and tummies purring with happiness, leaving them wanting more.

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Food at Vaksana Farm Stay

Vazhakkai Fry is a spicy and flavorful dish that combines Vazhakkai, onion, and curry leaves in a pan. Vazhakkai Fry is a delicious side dish for rice meals that can be prepared in minutes.

Raw bananas are high in nutrients and are beneficial to people with diabetes.

The spicy, acidic flavour with a hint of sweetness goes well with rice, idlis, and even dosas. The base for any pulikuzhambu is the same, whether with bhindis or brinjals, and it always turns out delicious.

Poondu Kulambu is a spicy and flavorful gravy cooked from garlic, tomato, onion, and tempered and ground spices. When we run out of vegetables, Poondu Kulambu is an excellent alternative. It goes well with rice, idli, and dosa. This is Kasthuri amma’s signature dish. She loves preparing Pudina Thoyial as a side dish as well.

Mint leaves are widely utilized all over the world. It has numerous benefits. It may be used to make everything from Pudina Thoyial to refreshing mojitos. It not only gives an extra dash of flavor, freshness, and aroma, but it also contains medicinal capabilities that can help you in a variety of ways. Vaksana Farms is a natural retreat to give guests a healthy, relaxing experience. Our guests appreciate that we have a menu that eats local, fresh produce.

Urundai Kolumbu is another signature dish of the mother daughter duo that runs the catering at Vaksana Farm Stay. Their methods are traditional, and the taste is delectable, mouth-watering, and inviting.

These dishes are served with steamed rice, curd, rasam, pickle, salad, a seasonal fruit, a variety poriyal and buttermilk.

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