There are lots of things going on at Springridge. There is the Fun Farm Yard, a Market, Bistro/Cafe, and they also do Birthday parties.
We like going first thing in the morning, right at 9 o’clock. I find that mornings can be long if I don’t find something to entertain everyone. Also, I like this time because the Farm isn’t busy yet and my son will have a morning nap in the stroller. We’re normally there for snack time and by the time we leave it’s time to start getting lunch ready. We like to meet up with friends and have play dates here.
I decided this year that it was worth it to buy a Fun Farm Yard Season Pass; if we go four times we’ve covered the cost (and we have!). With admission to the Fun Farm Yard there are lots of fun activities for the kids as well as a tractor drawn Wagon Ride through the surrounding land. Because I normally go on my own with the two kids I haven’t done the Wagon ride yet; too hard with an active toddler and small baby.
My daughter has developed somewhat of a routine when we go. First she goes to see the animals. We talk all the way there about the goats, chickens, bunnies and ducks. But her favourite is the rooster, or what she calls the “Cock-a-loodle-loo”.
After the animals she loves to run through the corn maze a few times. I love how kids can do the same thing over and over and over again!
Once she has gone through the maze a half a dozen times we head over to the slides. Again, another activity my daughter can do over and over.
Just be forewarned, your kids (and probably you) are going to come home a little dirty and dusty. I would suggest little ones wear running shoes, versus sandals or other open shoes. The sand pit alone is good enough reason.
Before leaving the Fun Farm Yard we normally make a quick stop at the Chill Barn. For hot days the light mist feels great, especially with the hot weather we’ve had this summer.
After tiring ourselves out in the Fun Farm Yard, we head to the Barn Market for a parting snack. The Market is perfect for buying fruits and vegetables in season. The farm has stopped the pick-your own strawberries, but you can still buy freshly picked strawberries. As well as strawberries, they now have peaches, blueberries, raspberries and sweet corn. The Harvest Calendar shows other fresh produce available throughout the year. We enjoy going in the fall to choose our pumpkins.
The Gift Shop is also a great place to visit, though keep wandering toddlers close by! It has cute gift ideas for home and gardens. I love looking at all the sayings/signs.
What’s your favourite Harvest Season?
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