Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Grace Heritage Ranch in the fall. For two months, we open our ranch for fun-filled weekends. Bring the whole family to enjoy hayrides, the pumpkin patch, games, activities, food, animals, animals, and more animals!! Ready. Set. Play! Join us as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Curious George!
A World of Animals
Our 2017 Autumn Adventure has a world of animals for you to meet and greet. Walk the self-guided path through our homestead ranch where you can feed* and interact with our amazing animals!
Come meet Harley, Henry, and Heidi – our Vietnamese potbellied pigs!
Adorable long-haired French Angora rabbits will be here!
Pet and feed the Jerusalem donkeys – Mercy, Faith, Hope, Love, and Joy. Maybe Justice and Liberty will be around too!!
They love the Apple Slingshot!
Feed some of our rare San Clemente Island goats!
Meet our two and four-horned Middle Eastern Jacob sheep!!
Our Australian chickens, American turkeys, and Indian peafowl are always looking for treats!
Get a glimpse of our beautiful Peruvian alpacas!
Did someone say fajitas? Feed our American Milking Devon cattle!
Don’t forget to take a photo with our snake Kaa, a 6-foot South American Red Tail boa!
And don’t leave out Boris the Texas tarantula, Bamboot the Asian scorpion, or our Madagascar Hissing cockroaches!
*feed is available for purchase to feed the animals
Active and Engaged
A little friendly competition never hurt anybody!
Smack your way to victory at Tetherball
Chuck bags for points in Corn Hole Toss
Ascend the Hay Bales to be king of the Pyramids
Roll a pumpkin, clobber the pins in Pumpkin Bowling
Gain new ground in a Tug-of-War
Sharpen your aim and maybe win a prize at the Apple* Slingshots
Take a break while the kids swing, slide, and climb at the playground
Bust a bouncy “bronc”at the Hippity-Hop Corral
Challenge a friend to a meeting of the minds at the giant Tic-Tac-Toe Boards
Ready for the Rodeo? Rope a few hay bale “steer”
Strike the ball at the Ping-Pong Tables. Best 3 out of 5 wins the match
Release your inner artist on our huge outdoor Chalkboards
Jump in the Sack Race and head for the finish line
*apples for slingshot available for purchase
Seriously, our Pumpkin Patch is a blast! You won’t find them growing on the vine, but there are hundreds of pumpkins to choose from. Set out on a quest to find just the perfect pumpkins to take home – pumpkins to decorate, pumpkins for pies, pumpkins to carve, and pumpkins to paint. Find your prize, and don’t forget to take lots of pics along the way!!
Take a minute to relax. Grab a seat on the GHR hayride and enjoy an informative, shaded ride through the native Tamaulipan Thorn Scrub and past some of the activities.
Come meet Juan, our awesome cook! Savor the aroma of his hot dogs, burgers, or chicken on the grill! He and his family will bless you with their kindness and fill your mouth with good food!
75th anniversary of Curious George
*or at the gate
Dates and Times
Fall weekends – October through November
2017 – October 21st through November 25th
Saturdays from 10am to sunset
Sundays from 12pm to sunset
Prices (online or at the gate)
General admission: $10.00
Seniors (60+): $9.00
Children (2 and under): Free
note: sales tax will be added to the above prices.
School Staff: $8.00
Bus Drivers: Free
Parents on their own: $10.00
Reservations required and can be Tuesdays thru Fridays from 9am to noon or from noon to 3pm
The minimum number for a field trip group is 25 paid admissions
The contact person will please be responsible to pay for the entire group in one transaction
REMEMBER to check the weather before your scheduled field trip. Our business depends on weather. If it is raining or the grounds are too muddy, we will not open and will do our best to reschedule. We will be in contact with you to reschedule if need be.
No discounts or coupons on field trip days
note: there is an extra fee for the apple slingshots.
Howdy! We are the Schalks - a Christian homeschooling family who'd like to introduce you to homesteading ranch life. Here at Grace Heritage Ranch we offer unique educational tours of our 160-acre homestead located in deep South Texas. Let us take you along for a fun adventure as we set off to inspire you with the wisdom of our forefathers. We'll have an exciting time together as you get to interact with some of our very special animals.
Grace Heritage Ranch
27539 Old Alice Rd
Lyford, TX 78569