For many years, I’ve lived, worked and homeschooled my children in Richland County. Many of the field trips we’ve taken over the years have been in and around the Mansfield, Ohio area. Today I’ll share 50 field trip ideas for Richland County, many of which have been field trips that my own children have enjoyed. When possible, I have included links or phone number for the various businesses and attractions. Many of them will be more than happy to assist you in setting up a field trip for your family, homeschool support group or co-op, just give them a call and see what you can work out.
And don’t forget to print out my free e-book, Field Trip Notebooking Pages, that can be used for any of the field trips you select.
The Mayor’s Office and City Council 419-755-9680
Richland County Sheriff Office
The Post Office 419-755-4621
Milliron Recycling Center 419-747-6522
A Dairy Farm
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Children’s Theatre Foundation Programs
WVMC FM Christian Radio Broadcasting Station
A Veterinary Hospital
Mansfield Fire Museum and Education Center
The Historic Mansfield Reformatory
Malabar Farm State Park– There’s so much to do here, you could plan several field trips.
The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library (which is a Carnegie Library- more on that later)
Apple Hill Orchard
The Blockhouse in South Park– the 1812 Blockhouse once stood on the square in Downtown Mansfield, served as the first jail, the first courthouse and was the meeting place for the first religious service.
Morton School Museum in Shelby
Plymouth Area Historical Society 419-687-5400
A Nursing Home– There are many nursing homes in Richland County that are often looking for volunteers to serve and minister to the residents. You can tour the facility and then brighten someone’s day.
A Jeweler – We took a field to a jeweler as part of a small co-op after we learned about rocks, minerals and gems. VERY cool.
My own family has visited a number of the businesses listed over the years, but I did not call to verify their current field trip policies. This is not an exhaustive list- be creative, keep your eyes open and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
What field trip ideas for Richland County would you add?