Getting Spooky at Saunders Farm
Halloween is approaching and there is no better place to be to get into the spooky spirit than Saunders Farm! I recently posted about their summer time activities, but Halloween is where they take it to the next level.
It’s a new tradition that we take the whole family to Saunders on Thanksgiving Monday. It’s perfect since most businesses are closed and we like to get out after a big meal. Their haunting season takes lots of prep so kudos to all the organizers who make this happen year after year.
Since my guys are little, I went in with my hubby to the first little spooky stop while my mom and mother in law watched the kids. Good thing I had my iPhone flashlight on me because it really was spooky (did I mention this was DAYTIME activities, so I cannot imagine Frightfest at night)! It was so well done, we had some pretty scary people pop out giving us mild heart attacks.
Up next was Farmer Bill’s Treehouse which is the main playground area when you arrive. Bales of hay to play and jump in, little climbing structures, tire swing, and more. So fun! Then we headed to the Discover Barn where they have cute little slides and a huge sensory bin with corn and toys for the kids to play around with.
Right next to the Discovery Barn is a tractor and little train that the kids had fun climbing on, but it was time to head over to the stage for a little show. Sometimes they have puppet shows and this time it was a spooky play. The kids loved it!
Have I mentioned the food yet? Saunders Farm truly has amazing hamburgers! But if you feel like being healthier there are some great options on the other side, and they also have a delicious chili, and mac and cheese. Of course there are also snack bars with sweet treats like candy apples, popcorn, beavertails and more.
After lunch, we headed to the tower where the mazes are. To our dismay, it started to pour rain and unfortunately had to call it a day. And so, we returned the following weekend to tackle the parts that we missed. This time we started with the hayride that leads to the cornmaze, they have two beside each other, the other one is the Haunted Hayride for Kids with “mild scares”. After the wagon ride, they recommend you do the Coven Witch Trail which is super cool (and she’s a friendly witch so no scares)!
Of course Jax raced over to the jumping pillows next. He was so sad last time as it just started raining so we missed out. He had a blast running back and forth and also sitting on it while I jumped around him. “Only gentle jumps mom!”
Off to the famous Pirate Ship Play Structure, and I honestly think they could have been there all day. The mazes at Saunders Farm are incredible. We opted for the Spiral Maze, it’s pretty hard to get lost in that one! After that, we climbed the tower to take in the views. They have a couple fun little games by the mazes that we played for a few minutes. After our bellies were full with delicious food we had to bribe them to leave with a stop for a treat in the Farm Shop & Bakery. We got some cool socks, candy and called it a day.
We can’t wait to get back to the farm again soon. In fact, I think the grownups will be visiting for Fright Fest! We highly recommend a visit before haunting season is over on October 31st!
Disclaimer: I received an annual pass from Saunders Farm in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.