Tucked away in the rolling hills of Oak Glen is Riley’s Farm, a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theatre, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays. Riley’s Farm is our next destination stop for our field trip series.

Riley’s Farm is a commitment if you’re coming from Orange County. It takes about 1.5 hours of travel time, however, I highly recommend taking the trek to the Inland Empire to spend a day in colonial times which was our field trip choice out of seven options. Sidenote: click here to read all their field trip selections.

In our colonial farm life field trip, we six stations set in the 18th century. They included a metal making station, quill and ink (handwriting), candle dipping, butter making, etiquette, weaving, and games. Each rotation was led by colonials who stayed in character (spoke with a British accent and kept composed) throughout the presentation and were well-versed in their area of expertise.

Overall, Riley’s Farm is a well-oiled machine when it comes to field trips. The organization, educational content, and flow of the day is smooth and fun. Did I mention, they have a delicious bakery where they sell apple pies (and even a salted caramel one) baked with apples fresh from their apple orchards. With a cost of $12 per person (for groups of 15 or more) it’s definitely worth the drive, expense, and experience. I give it a solid 9/10.