Today Jax, Hudson and I went to Saunders Farm with my friend and his buddies to check out what they have in store for summer fun. Many people don’t know that they are open during the summer months and there is a TON to do. This isn’t just a place for Halloween haunted hay rides!
On a beautiful summer day, we arrived around noon and it’s fair to say that I wasn’t expecting to spend 4 ½ hours there! It was amazing, and worth every penny. We happened to walk in just in time for a wagon ride so we started our day there. I don’t know what is it about wagon rides, but kids LOVE them.
Next, we hopped off the wagon and headed straight for the mazes, which they are famous for. I was even able to get my stroller through with a little help. There are a bunch of mazes to choose from and the kids loved finding their way in and out!
Jax insisted that we climb the tower where you can see the views of the farm, mostly the mazes. Check out these beautiful views we took when we reached the top. A perfect sunny day for the farm!
Afterwards the kids just ran around, played with the instruments outside of the music maze and then my little men held hands and scampered around together being the cutest little boys they are.
By now, we were all hungry and luckily there are some great lunch options at the farm. Burgers, hot dogs and fries which were all wonderful. Ice cream, snacks, cookies and so much more. There are even more options during the Fall season in the building indoors, and I do recall Beavertails being there from the last time I visited during Haunting season which went over REALLY well for dessert! I also love that they let you pack your own lunch if you want to – which is a nice option because so many places don’t and it can be hard if their food choices are lacking!
Once we refueled with lunch, we were ready to hit the whole splash pad/play structure area which is quite elaborate. It’s all in the same area and you can pretty much see all the structures from one place making it easy to catch up with your mom friends! They were all popular but the pirate ship won the popularity contest today!
Just when we thought the kids had had enough, off to the pedal carts we go! Well, except Hudson as it was well past his nap time, so I toured him around on the stroller while the kids did the carts and he was out in 2 seconds flat.
We were all hot and tuckered out by now but couldn’t leave without jumping on the jumping pillows! Jax was bouncing up a storm with his buddies and of course, didn’t want to leave but all good things must come to an end!
Sadly, when leaving the jumping pillows and walking past the stage, we realized we had missed the puppet shows. We were just having that much fun! I guess all that means is we’ll have to go back again soon.
All this to say it was a fabulous day! If you haven’t visited Saunders Farm, I highly recommend it. My kids passed out hard that night and so did I!
Check out their website for more information at www.saundersfarm.com. They are in Munster, which is approximately 30 minutes from Ottawa, and entry fees are $18 per person regardless of age (other than it being free for kids 2 and under). You can also enjoy the farm almost all year round and get a yearly membership for approximately $60 per person. Something I’m seriously considering and actually should have picked up today! They also have a cool farm to table dining event that I’m going to check out soon (without the kiddos)!
Have you guys tried farm to table? Have you been to or heard of Saunders Farm, or maybe you have a seasons pass? Would love to hear your experiences or answer any questions you have! Fire away.