Fall Family Fun: Farmland Adventures
It's finally Fall! I don't know about you, but to us, it seemed like an endless Summer. We couldn't be more excited about the start of the new season and all that comes with it. In this blog post, we chose to feature Farmland Adventures, a local hot spot for Fall festivities!
To give you a little history, Farmland Adventures was started by the Parsons Family, who is the 5th generation to work and grow this tract of land! Talk about a family business! When starting Farmland, their goal was to make each guest's visit engaging, educational, and a ton of fun! In 2011 they decided to transform a section of their farm into a new attraction featuring a corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, kids play area, and even pony rides! Sounds awesome, right? We think so!
Check out some of the amazing attractions they feature below.
Each year the Parsons Family and staff create a giant maze spanning across 9 acres. Don't rely on your memory from last year's visit as they redesign the course every year. In the maze, you'll find twisting paths, questions/riddles, and even picture rubbings! Yes, it's a maze, but they want it to be educational and interactive for all.
Thinking the 9-acre maze may be too overwhelming for your little ones? Not to worry, they have kid friendly maze as well.
If you're afraid you'll still get lost regardless of the size? You can follow yourself through the puzzle with their Maze Tracker Mobile App.
Lastly, If you're a big fan of corn labyrinths and want more of a challenge, then join them for Flashlight nights, a unique event hosted under the stars!
Pony rides are a guaranteed hit for the little ones and the best part, it is included with your admission to the farm! Keep in mind that Pony rides are only available for kids under 80 lbs and 4ft tall.
Come pick out your Halloween gourd in Farmland Adventures pumpkin patch! Trust us; it's not too late to carve your pumpkin and set it out on the porch for Halloween. What a fun activity with the little ones! Cut the pumpkin, scoop the goo:)
The petting zoo features animals of all shapes and sizes! Staff members love to share their passion and knowledge on the various breeds so make sure to ask questions while you are there. It's important to note that animals will rotate throughout the season, depending on weather conditions and other circumstances. Are you visiting Farmland Adventures on a rainy day? Please note that all animals will be under shelter and not available for petting. Petting the critters in the rain leads to bad hair days:)
Ever experienced good ole' fashioned Pig Races? During select Fall hours, you can watch the pigs race to glory around the track. Root for your favorite pig to win because according to Farmland Adventures, the more you cheer, the faster they run. Call ahead to make sure you know when the races are scheduled as this event is held during select hours during the week and weekend.
They are continually adding new attractions like pedal karts, human foosball, and even roping and riding areas. They hope to keep expanding their family activities throughout the coming years to make it even more of an all-encompassing fall destination.
Doesn't it just sound like the perfect Fall weekend? We couldn't agree more! Click here to see their current hours of operation or to buy tickets to the farm.
Looking for more tips on Northwest Arkansas activities? Contact your Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette agent today!