October 12th, 2018


Hey there! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Stephanie Hamilton and I am the Media & Marketing Specialist with My School Dance. Thinking back to when I was in school, going on field trips was always the best. In Elementary School, it seemed like we were going on field trips every other month. When I got to high school, that changed. Throughout my 4 years of high school, I went on one field trip. Nowadays, I barely hear about high school students going on field trips. Why is that?


Usually the top two reasons are because of money and the planning process. If schools don’t have money to dedicate to class trips, just find field trips that are inexpensive or free.¬†Field trips don’t have to consist of visiting the most expensive place ever. Also, if there is a more expensive class trip inform the students that they have an option on whether they want to attend since they’re paying for it. If the planning process at your school is an unorganized mess, just sign your school up with My School Dance for free. We’ll help organize and plan all trips for your school! Plus, you can have digital permission forms and sell tickets online! Below I have listed 5 simple, yet fun Fall field trip ideas:


  • Fright Fest: Six Flags Great America hosts a “Halloween themed” event at their amusement park. Students can get discounted tickets from many local businesses. This trip would be perfect for a smaller group of students.
  • Pumpkin Patch: The pumpkin patch is the perfect “fall” field trip. Most patches have multiple things to do such as hay-rides, animal farms, apple picking, corn mazes, and more.
  • Hiking: This is the perfect solution for schools who say field trips are too expensive. Many schools can go hiking and learn about nature for free!
  • Fruit Festivals: There are so many festivals going on during the fall. This would be another cheap and fun trip to do with your class.
  • Zoo: The Zoo is the perfect field trip if you want to just enjoy a day out with your students. There are usually student discounts and some zoos are even free to visit.¬†


Many of these ideas can be done with the entire class or even just a smaller group. Personally, I think high schools need to start having more class trips because it allows students to explore something different and get out of the classroom environment. If schools don’t like the idea of having to plan and manage the field trip process, My School Dance can help. We don’t only do dances! My School Dance can be used for any event that is geared towards the students and allows you to sell tickets. For example, one of our schools is planning a Disney Trip and is selling tickets through My School Dance to make their process a lot easier!


If you want your school to have more trips for students, but need a better planning process visit My School Dance today. There’s no cost for schools to use it too! If you haven’t signed your school up yet, create your My School Dance account for free and start planning your spooky trips!



Stephanie Hamilton