Local field trips (A day’s drive from Birmingham, AL) 2018-2019 Season

South East Homeschool Expo (Atlanta, GA)

Come See Us!

Who: FTRU crew

What: South East Homeschool Expo

When: July 27-28, 2018

Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta/ Marietta, GA

More Info: www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com

2nd Annual Back to School 80’s Skate Party (Fultondale, AL)

WHO: All homeschoolers, friends and family
WHAT: Back to School 80s Skate Party with Field Trips R Us Homeschooling. Please dress in your funkiest, wildest, rad 80s outfits! One male and female student will win gift certificates good for use at Funtime Skate Center, courtesy of FTRU!
WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2018 from 11am to 2 pm
WHERE: Funtime Skate Center, 3508 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale, AL 35068
COST: $4.50 per skater which includes skate rental.
FOOD: Eat before you come or bring additional money for the concession stand. NO OUTSIDE FOOD.
MUSIC: Music will be 80s themed.
HOW TO SIGN-UP: This event is a show-up event. No reservation required, but questions should be sent to fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com
FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/217788232202331

FTRU Supports UAB Blazers Day (Birmingham, AL)~ Neighborhood Series


So excited to offer this for our FTRU community! The UAB Blazers are back and FTRU wants to show their UAB love with this fun field trip in our “Neighborhood Series!”
On Sept 15th, we will
-attend the UAB vs Tulane football game in Birmingham, AL
-attend the Behind the Scenes VIP tour
-participate in pre-game pageantry as a group where we will wave the giant UAB flag on field to get the crowd fired up
-commemorate our day with a post-game photo opp on the historic Legion Field turf
-optional Full Meal BBQ add on per person where FTRU will dine in our special group inside tailgate area


WHO: All Homeschoolers, Private and Public School Students and their Friends and Family


WHAT: Field Trips R Us Welcomes Back the Blazers! Feel free to wear your blazers t-shirts & any other gold and green gear! We’ll do the Behind the Scenes VIP tour, group photo, on the field time for us to wave the gigantic school flag, optional group buffet and of course, the football game!



WHEN: Saturday, Sept 15th UAB VS. TULANE @ 12 noon. FTRU festivities will begin at 10am. Park at Legion Field Parking Lot for only $8 a car. Meet outside Blazer Village (West Side of the Stadium).


WHERE: Legion Field located at. 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204


COST: $10 per person


ADDITIONAL ADD-ONS: Add $12 per person to participate in group buffet in our special area FTRU group area. Meal consists of Full Moon BBQ, (pulled chicken or pork, beans, chips and drink).


**RESTRICTIONS: We need a minimum of 35 people for the buffet, 35 people for the tour and 50 for the wave the flag experience. Our minimum # of tickets we must sell is 35. FTRU, I will advertise this field trip profusely, but I need your help! Please share the event on your social media channels so we can reach our minimum number of guests to ensure a great experience for all!



******ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: My cell is 205-908-8332 if you need to call or text me on field trip day! Here is a list of items not allowed at UAB Blazers football: Backpacks, outside food & drink (unless medically related). We do accept any bags that are clear plastic, which can be purchased outside the stadium.




HOW TO SIGN UP: To sign up for this field trip, please follow this 2-step process. (1) Send your field trip total monies to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com on PayPal via GOODS AND SERVICES. YOU MUST ADD IN 3% and 30 cents to your transaction for PayPal fees. (2) Email fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to let us know that you paid for UAB, the number in your party and list any add-on’s that you purchased in your email. We will send you back a confirmation email. Please save and bring this email with you on field trip day.


See you in September! GOOOOO BLAZERS!!!

Cintas Factory Tour (Bessemer, AL)~ Stem Series

(Registration opens 8-1-18)

WHO: 20 homeschoolers, including chaperones


WHAT: STEM Series Factory Tour

“Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized products and services to over 900,000 customers that range from independent auto repair shops to large hotel chains. Cintas leads the industry in supplying corporate identity uniform programs, providing entrance and logo mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services, and industrial carpet and tile cleaning. We operate more than 400 facilities in North America—including six manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers.”


WHEN: Friday, Sept 14, 2018 9 am -10 am


WHERE: 5970 Greenwood Parkway Bessemer, AL






OTHER: Meet inside front door in the lobby. Photography is ok.


HOW TO SIGN-UP: Send email to fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com with the number in your party and ages of students. We will send you back an email confirmation that we have room for you and that your reservation has been accepted.

“CLEAN” Program (Birmingham, AL) ~ Nature Series


(Registration opens 8-1-18)

Who: 30 students. Parents are welcome (no cost) but asked to sit on the banks so facilitators can cram as much education into our field trip as possible. Ages of students should be 10+

What: “CLEAN” Program by the Cahaba River Society, Environmental Streamwalk. “Hands on, Feet Wet,” is a day of environmental enrichment of wading and learning! Field trip will include three activities which are:

-Seine for fish and fish physiology

-Watershed geography activity

-Survey of aquatic micro invertebrates

What to bring: bring signed waiver, which I will email to you when you sign up, sunscreen & hat to protect neck and face. Wear shorts and clothes you don’t mind getting wet & dirty. Any student not wearing closed-toe shoes will be turned away from participating as this is a requirement for safety reasons.

When: Thursday, Sept 20, 2018 10am to 2 pm. Please arrive 10 to 15 mins early as we will have parking to assist with.

Parking: We will meet at a private residence at 3980 Cahaba Beach Road 35243 (do not enter driveway) where our guides will direct us where to park on street parking. The first ten cars will be able to park in these spots and everyone else will have to ferry down from a shopping center a mile up the road in my vehicle. If you need me, please call or text 205-908-8332

Where: see above

Cost: $10 per kid, parents are free

Other: We plan to break at noon for anyone wishing to hydrate and eat some snacks/light lunch.


How to Sign-Up: Since this field trip includes an entry fee, please make sure you follow BOTH steps to sign up.

  1. Send payment via PayPal to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com via GOODS AND SERVICES and add 3% and 30 cents.
  2. Email us at fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com with your paypal name, the ages of your students and the number of students you are bringing. We will email you back a confirmation that your spot has been reserved.

Kings Garden, where hope grows! (Wilsonville, AL)~ Neighborhood Series


(Registration opens 8-1-18)

Who: 30 students and their guardians, all ages (geared towards k4-3rd grade)

What: A day at the King’s Garden! We will tour the farm, see horses, bees, chickens, pumpkins, participate in a hayride and read “Spookley, The Square Pumpkin,” story as well. Students will also get a mini take-home pumpkin!

When: Thursday, Oct 4, 2018. 1pm (PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINS EARLY TO FILL OUT THEIR WAIVER.)

Where: 32 King’s Ranch Drive Wilsonville, Al 35186

Other: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory

Cost: Parents are $5, and students are $8

Handicap Accessible: Needs can likely be met if we know in advance at sign-up

How to Sign-Up: Since this field trip involves an entry fee, please follow BOTH steps.

  1. Send funds for your party PLUS 3% and 30 cents Paypal fee to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com on PayPal. Payment must be sent via GOODS AND SERVICES per PP policy.
  2. Email Clarissa at fieldtripsrushomeschomeschooling.com with the number in your party and ages of students as well as letting us know your PayPal name so we can match you to your payment. We will send you back an email confirmation that your reservation was confirmed.

See you at the Garden!

Maxwell Air Force Base Tour (Montgomery, AL)~ STEM Serie


What: Tour of MAFB

When: Fri, Oct 12th

Where: Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL

Catering Class (Hayden, AL)~ Classroom Series, College & Career Series

(Registration opens 8-1-18)

Who: 12 students, ages 12+

What: Visit a commercial kitchen and learn about food preparation, safety and general operation. Students will participate in general preparation of lunch which we will enjoy together. Service and manners will also be discussed.

When: Friday Oct 19, 2018

Cost: $10 per student.

Where: 1720 Ponderosa Road Hayden, Al 35079

How to sign up: Paypal $10 per student PLUS 3% and 30 cents to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com via GOODS and SERVICES. Then send email to fieldtripsrushomeschooling @gmail.com. We will send you back a confirmation email that your reservation has been accepted.

The Nutcracker (Pelham, AL)~ Performance Series


Who: All homeschooled students and their friends and family

What: Don’t miss out on this holiday tradition! Alabama Dance Academy partners with Field Trips R Us Homeschooling annually to offer this educational group rate to the Birmingham community. Follow Clara as she falls asleep after holiday festivities and dreams of an evil Mouse Queen, a beloved Sugar Plum Fairy, enchanting Snow Queen, and helpful toy soldiers to name a few!

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018 2pm Show

Where: Oak Mountain High School

Cost: FTRU tickets are $10 for all students and adults

How to sign up: STEP ONE: Send ticket money, (adding 3 percent and 30 cents) via PayPal to paypal address clarissahomeschool@gmail.com. STEP TWO: email us at fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to let us know your paypal name and how many tixs you purchased so we can match pymt. We will return your email that your reservation was received. Reservations are only taken this way.

Field Trip Day: Ticket Distribution will be at will call or via me at the venue depending on # of participants that we have. My cell is 205-908-8332, but we will stay in communication with all of our participants via email as well. We plan to get group photos with some of the cast afterwards in their costumes which will be shared on our fb page for easy sharing!

Alabama Public Television Tour (Birmingham, AL) ~ Neighborhood Series

Who: Homeschoolers, minimum age 5, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 participants, including chaperones. For this reason we are requesting participants only bring one chaperone per family.

What: Tour of Alabama Public Television

Two separate field trips back to back

Ages 12 and younger will tour from 10 am to 10:45 am

Ages 13 and older will tour from 11 am to 11:45 am



Visit the headquarters of Alabama Public Television, the “largest classroom in the state,” and learn how the programs you see on your television get there. APT’s Director of Programming and Public Information, Mike McKenzie, will lead one tour for younger students and a one for older students. We don’t have PBS Kids characters in Birmingham, but Mike will give younger students insight into how their favorite programs are made, what the people at APT do, and answer questions from students about television today. One or two members for APT’s Education team will also talk to students about online games and other resources they might enjoy. The program for older students will focus on television production and modern video technology, media literacy and careers in telecommunications.

Alabama Public Television was the first educational television network in the U.S. and continues to be a pioneer in education technology. The nine-station network serves the entire state of Alabama, operating four 24/7 digital channels, including APT HD, PBS Kids, Create and World.  APT’s online IQ Learning Network serves the growing needs of today’s educators with free, easily accessible digital resources including more than 130,000 video clips, interactives and other online tools. APT’s live, interactive learning adventures allow students to explore locations like Moundville and Dauphin Island in Alabama, and national landmarks including Mount Vernon, Monticello, the U.S. Capitol and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

When: Friday, Feb 22, 2019

Where: 2112 11th Avenue South, Suite 400 Birmingham, AL 35025

Cost: FREE

Other: Since elevator is password protected, we will meet in the lobby 15 mins prior to each tour to begin escorting participants upstairs to APT. To contact the FTRU administrator on field trip day, please text Clarissa at 205-908-8332.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Send email to fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to rsvp. Please include the family name and the number in your party along with the break down of how many are kids and how many are chaperones. We will email you back that your reservation was accepted. Please retain our return email for your records and bring with you on field trip day. Clicking “going” on Facebook does not reserve a spot on Field Trips R Us events.

Christian Publishing Field Trip (Athens, AL)


* Please note, this is a faith-based field trip. Please consider personal convictions before registering for this outing. Our goal at FTRU is for everyone to be comfortable as we seek to offer field trips of varying faith backgrounds.

WHO: Open to all homeschoolers, must be a minimum age of 5 years old

WHAT: Tour of CEI Bookstore & Truth Publications

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2019 10am-11am, Central time

WHERE: 220 S Marion Street Athens, AL 35611

HOW TO SIGN UP: Email FTRU team member Caroline Winchester at fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to sign up. She needs your family name and number in your party, as well as ages of all students. Please remember students must be at least 5 years old to sign up! She will return your email that your reservation has been confirmed or if we are full.

HOW TO REACH US ON FIELD TRIP DAY: Clarissa, 205-908-8332 cell or text

LUNCH: If you wish to picnic for lunch there is a covered area across the street that would accommodate about 10 people. If you have a larger group or prefer a park setting, Big Springs Park is just a few miles away and has a duck pond, covered pavilions, and playground equipment.

A note from our host: “We believe that as a long-time member of the Athens business community, it is important for children
to see our work and learn more about our role in the community. Most Athenians know us as a retail
bookstore that offers religious and inspirational material. However, we are also a publisher and our
products are shipped around the world to help us facilitate
our mission to share God’s word.”

Tigers for Tomorrow (Attalla, AL)


We must have a minimum $200 group order to be able to attend! If we don’t reach our minimum, all monies will be promptly refunded!

WHO: All homeschoolers, limit 160 guests
WHAT: In 1999, Tigers for Tomorrow was founded to provide a last stop home for predatory animals that were discarded when they were no longer wanted or could no longer work or earn money for their proprietors, we like to say they either lost their job or their owners.

Passionate about humane education, the environment and animals that share our world, Tigers for Tomorrow Exotic Animal Preserve, Inc. started their first preserve in 2002 in Ft. Pierce, Florida. This new home would provide them with a place that offered dignity, respect and first-class care to our world’s apex predators. In 2005 after tangling with 2 hurricanes in 2004 and another in 2005, the Board of Directors secured property and moved Tigers for Tomorrow to a 140-acre mountainous preserve in Alabama at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, which is now called Untamed Mountain.

The non-breeding preserve is now a permanent home to over 175 animals, 90 of which are predators, big cats, bears and wolves.

Groups also enjoy the animal contact area with farm animals, The Legacy Living Classroom, and Untamed Gift Store.

WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2019, 1 pm – 3 pm

WHERE: 708 County Road 345 Attalla, AL 35954

COST: Parents $20, Students ages 4-18 $10, Students ages 3 and younger are FREE


1) Send funds to Field Trips R Us Homeschooling via PayPal to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com via GOODS AND SERVICES. ADD 3% and 30 cent PayPal fee. Please do not jeopardize our PP account by not following these directions exactly. We utilize PP to keep FTRU free since they provide our bookkeeping services and therefore abide by PP guidelines strictly. Put “Tigers for Tomorrow” on the Memo/Note field.
2) Email us at fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to let us know that you paid and what your paypal name is so we can match reservation with payment. We will email you back a confirmation email so please bring this with you on field trip day. FTRU will be in contact via email with everyone who signed up closer to field trip day with meeting location on the grounds.

HOW TO REACH US ON FIELD TRIP DAY: clarissa, 205-908-8332

OTHER: LEAVE UMBRELLAS IN CAR AS THEY CAN UPSET THE ANIMALS. Everyone participating needs to wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes as walkways are dirt. This field trip is also handicap accessible, but please advise us in your reservation email that you need this option so we can make sure you are accommodated. Inclement weather day field trips will be rescheduled. Photography is permitted, but video is not. Untamed Mountain is a smoke-free facility. Tigers For Tomorrow is licensed by the USDA and Alabama State Wildlife agencies, and has a twelve-year history of successful education programs with school and community groups.

BJCC Tour ~Birmingham History Series, College & Career Series

(Registration opens 1-1-19)


Who: 25 slots including chaperones, students must be high school aged. If our tour fills up we will secure a second tour back to back with this one.


What: The BJCC has invited FTRU to go behind the scenes and learn about all the exciting job opportunities in the entertainment/hospitality industry.  The BJCC is home to the Legacy Arena, Concert Hall, Children’s Theater, Uptown Entertainment Center, AL Sports Hall of Fame and the Sheraton/Westin Hotels and host concerts, circus events, sporting events, comedy events, stage plays and much more. Tour is handicap accessible. Keep in mind that the tour of the Complex will include front of house and back of house areas, so expect a lot of walking. Participants should wear comfortable shoes.


When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 9am to 11am


Where: BJCC, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203. Additional information regarding location and parking will be provided in early 2019. We anticipate that there will be a lot of construction surrounding BJCC in the Spring with the ALDOT bridge and road project, so we are unable to determine which areas will be accessible until we get closer to the date.


Cost: Free


How to Sign Up: Email fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com with the number in your party and lead guest name. We will send you a return confirmation email that your reservation was accepted. Please save the email and bring it with you on field trip day.

Red Mountain Park Tour~Birmingham History Series


When: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jasmine Hill Gardens (Wetumpka, AL)


WHO: Calling all homeschoolers! All ages! Unlimited spots!

WHAT: On Friday, April 19,2019, we’re headed to Wetumpka, AL for a
guided tour to scope out Jasmine Hill Gardens and outdoor museum! We will learn about gardening, classical statues, and visit “temple ruins!” Bring your cameras, might be a good photo opp!

ABOUT: Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum, “Alabama’s Little Corner of Greece”, features over 20 acres of year-round floral beauty and classical sculpture, including statuary honoring Olympic heroes and mythical gods. The Olympian Centre welcomes visitors with a video presentation of Jasmine Hill’s history and a display of Olympic memorabilia from the Games of past years. A tour of Jasmine Hill, accessible to visitors with disabilities, offers spectacular and ever-changing views, including our full-scale replica of the Temple of Hera ruins as found in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Flame.
Jasmine Hill is a feast for the senses, from the toes to the eyes and everything in between. For the feet, the paths are crafted from native stone, carved and harvested from neighboring valleys, part of a WPA skills instruction project in the 1930’s. The paths meander through the garden, allowing your legs to set the pace through secluded combinations of plants and statuary and along airy stretches with views of the Appalachian foothills. There, the lungs breathe deep the breeze that whispers through the towering pines and flowering dogwoods, ushering eagles and hawks aloft for their daily bread. For the ears there is the absence of everyday life, replaced by the ambient sound of songbirds and the narrative thread of vision and humble partnership, the stories of the Fitzpatrick and Inscoe Families who wrote this ode on a Grecian yearning and brought the hills alive with music. The nose captures the many seasonal offerings and touch animates the classical stoicism of stone statuary, but in the realm of sensory stimulation, the eyes have it. Flowers bloom in waves, temples beckon through history, and spirits are lifted, from head to toe.
Jasmine Hill stands as “A Little Corner of Greece” atop the southernmost outcropping of the Appalachians. It was conceived in the early 1930’s by Benjamin and Mary Fitzpatrick and has grown into a virtual outdoor museum featuring reproductions of famous Greek works of art. The story of an Alabama couple who spent their early married life busily establishing a chain of stores in the South and then retiring to their hilltop haven to create a living memorial to ancient Greece. Getting a jump on the depression, the Fitzpatricks sold their store holdings in 1927, just before the crash. After the depression came, they were reluctant to venture into business again, so they came to Jasmine Hill to stay and make their home in the 1830-era cottage within the gardens. A garden of this magnitude did not develope overnight. In fact, the Fitzpatricks made over twenty trips to Greece to purchase their art objects, to study at the American Classical School in Athens, and to simply enjoy Greek culture.
Since 1971 Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum has been supported by Jim and Elmore Inscoe who have continued the traditions established by the founders. In their effort to preserve Jasmine Hill for future generations, the Inscoe family formed the Jasmine Hill Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and are contributing this unique creation to its control. The Jasmine Hill Foundation will enhance programs designed to educate others regarding the many contributuions of ancient Greeks to our own way of life. Purposes of the Foundation include promotion of the arts through its display and maintenance of original works of art or replicas of Greek and Roman statues; presentation of exhibits and programs concerning horticulture, as well as the art, history and culture of Greece; and the preservation of the gardens for public access and enjoyment as a haven where the works of man and of nature are in harmony. The first major expansion was launched in 1995 with the acquisition of new statuary through purchase and gifts from public spirited individuals. The Olympian Centre was built with its front facade designed as a recreation the Temple of Hera as it looked int the 7th Century B.C. In 1996 the Olympic Flame originated at Olympia, Greece’s ancient Temple of Hera ruins and came to the world’s only full scale reproduction at Jasmine Hill’s Temple of Hera ruins. The Olympic Flame burned there in the cauldron on its way to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. This effort to enlarge and preserve Jasmine Hil as an interpretive center of ancient Greek culture for the enjoyment of future generations will require financial support in addition to regular gardens admission fees as well as involvement by many volunteers in various areas of service.

WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019 11am to 1pm

WHERE: 3001 Jasmine Hill Road, Wetumpka, AL 36093

LUNCH: Before you come of stay after and eat at the “ruins” or we can have tables and chairs set up for anyone bringing a sack lunch.

COST: Adults= $10, each and Students = $8 each, Kids ages 3 and younger = FREE

1) Send funds to Field Trips R Us Homeschooling via PayPal to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com via GOODS AND SERVICES. ADD 3% and 30 cent PayPal fee. Please do not jeopardize our PP account by not following these directions exactly. We utilize PP to keep FTRU free since they provide our bookkeeping services and therefore abide by PP guidelines strictly. Put “Jasmine Hill” on the Memo/Note field.
2) Email us at fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to let us know that you paid and what your paypal name is so we can match reservation with payment. Also include how many students you are bringing so we can double check your math 🙂 . We will email you back a confirmation email so please bring this with you on field trip day. FTRU will be in contact via email with everyone who signed up closer to field trip day with meeting location on the grounds.


QUESTIONS?: Questions MUST be sent to fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to receive a response!

HOW TO REACH US ON FIELD TRIP DAY: call or text Clarissa at 205-908-8332

Finding Neverland (Broadway Birmingham)~ Performance Series

(Registration opens June 24, 2018, closes on July 25, 2018)

Who: All homeschoolers, public school and private school students and their friends and family. You must have a student in your party to be able to receive the educational group discount. You do not have to be a resident of the local area to attend, only able to travel to Birmingham, AL for the actual performance.


What: “Finding Neverland” Broadway Birmingham performance via the American Theatre Guild



“Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

Based on the Academy® Award-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME MagazineVogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy® Award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) directs this innovative musical featuring an original score by noted composer Gary Barlow and Grammy Award® winner Eliot Kennedy, with a book by celebrated playwright James Graham and choreography by three-time Emmy Award® winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium). Packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, FINDING NEVERLAND is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up. “Enchanting! The kind of magical experience that transforms adults back into children, and turns kids on to a lifetime of theatergoing.”-David Gordon, Theatermania.”

Recommended for ages 6+.


When: Sunday, April 7, 2019 @ 1pm


Where: BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL


Cost: $48.50 per person (regardless of age). Our seats are in the Center Grand Tier, rows HH, JJ, LL, MM, and NN. A copy of the venue seating chart can be viewed here: https://theaterleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Birmingham-Concert-Hall-Seating-Chart.pdf


How to Sign Up: Deposit of $12 per person is due by July 25th, 2018. Remaining balance is due Feb 28, 2019. You may send all of your payment or only the $12 per person deposit prior to July 25, 2018 to be included on our field trip. Balances on accounts are due by Feb 28, 2019.


Our sign up process is a TWO-step process. By sending us money yo agree to this TWO-step process.

1) Send funds to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com on PayPal via GOODS AND SERVICES option. You will need to ADD in 3% and 30 cents to your transaction each time you send field trips funds to FTRU. *Please note that FTRU does not make money from PayPal. They charge a fee for their services and providing field trips is considered providing a service. Collecting field trip funds by any party (individual or group) for field trips not utilizing the GOODS and SERVICES option is in strict violation of PP policy.

2) The second step is to email me at fieldtripsrushomeschooling@gmail.com to ensure that I got your payment. I will verify that your funds were received and send you a confirmation email.


Refunds: Refunds will only be granted in the event that the show is canceled.

Broadway Birmingham tickets always make for a popular holiday gift with friends and family!

Georgia Renaissance Festival


WHAT: Come join Field Trips R Us in a trip back through time!  This special Field Trip Day at the Georgia RenFaire is packed full with activities and presentations–Some that are not offered on their general admission days!  Plus there will be music, food, games, and up close and personal interactions with 16th-century peasants and royalty. Check out a sampling of their special workshops here:




WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We will meet near the front gates 8:45am to check in and take a group photo.  We will then watch the opening festivities at the gate and gain entrance to the park at 9am.  You are then welcome to peruse the park on your own or stay together with your friends. The park closes at 2:30pm.


WHERE: The Festival is located at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn, GA 302312

More detailed driving directions found here: https://www.garenfest.com/location

Sound like FUN?  We have two ways to sign up:

STUDENT PACKAGE DEAL: If  you’d like to get the most out of your trip to the GA RenFaire, Field Trips R Us has special package offer for students.  

  • Cost: $25 per student (students only)
  • Includes
    • Admission to the park and all it fun presentations.  
    • Lunch (turkey leg & drink)
    • 3 rides (excluding Camel, Ghosts of the Abyss, Jacob’s Ladder, and Vegetable Justice).  Sounds like a lot of exclusions, but there are still TONS to choose from such as the Corkscrew Slide, the Amazing Maze, and Catapulting Frogs, just to name a few.
    • This offer is for students only.  Attending parents will have to pay for general admission detailed below.

You have to act fast if you’d like to get in on this package deal.  Reservations and payment must be made to FTRU by March 8th in order to take advantage of this offer.  (Payment details below).


General Admission:  If you are more interested in checking out the event at your own pace, we are also taking reservations for general admission at a discounted rate.

  • Students: $9.50 each
  • Adults: $11 each
  • Reservations and payment must be made to FTRU by April 30th to receive this offer.  GA RenFaire will also take payment at the park on Field Trip Day at the cost of $11 for students and $13 for adults.



  • Step 1: PAYMENT.  Decide which type of admission you’d like to sign up for.  Send your field trip total monies to clarissahomeschool@gmail.com on PayPal via GOODS AND SERVICES.  YOU MUST ADD IN 3% and 30 cents to your transaction for PayPal fees.  Please mention GA RenFaire in the notes.
  • Step 2: CONFIRMATION.  Email FTRU Team Member Sonja Angell at jevlynn2@gmail.com to let her know that you paid for the GA RenFaire.  Please list who you paid for, which paypal address you used to pay (if it is different), and which admission package you are wanting (Student package or General).  We will send you back a confirmation email. Please save and bring this email with you on Field Trip Day.



Sonja Angell will be your coordinator and contact for this trip.  Feel free to contact her with any questions and be on the look-out for emails from jevlynn2@gmail.com.  



The people at the Georgia Renaissance Faire have worked hard to make this a truly educational experience for you and your students.  Their Field Trip day meets the standards of education for Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. They also have an amazing downloadable curriculum guide that can be found here:





The park is an outdoor facility and that operates rain or shine.  Please be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly.


If you are joining us from outside the Georgia area, remember that they function on Eastern Standard Time Zone (meaning that if you are driving from Alabama, you need to add an hour onto your drive time as the time will jump forward an hour once you cross the Georgia border).


This is completely optional, but you might consider staying the night nearby instead of driving in the morning.  The GA RenFaire website offers these accommodation recommendations: https://www.garenfest.com/hotel-accommodations. 

How to Reach us on Field Trip Day: FTRU Team Member, Sonja 334-303-6562

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