Ontario Fall Farm Fun Guide

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Fall is in the air and the farms across Ontario are gearing up for fall fun on the farm.  One of the great things about living in Ontario is that there are lots of farms that offer fun for families.  Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and create some great family memories on one of the great local farms listed below.

Featured Farms

 

Brampton

Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Jumping Pillows, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

 

 

Ottawa

Cannamore Orchards – Home of the spooky wagon ride!  After you pick out your pumpkin,  check out their family activity area where you can do outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

Markham

Whittamore’s Farm – Their Pumpkinland has so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon.  NEW this year is the 2 jumping pillows where you can jump until your heart’s content!

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Ontario Farms

Ayr

Snyder’s Family Farm Enjoy a day out in the country! We have something for everyone, puppet shows, petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, and so much more. Fall treats to tempt anyone, freshly made caramel apples, deep fried mars bars and pumpkin pie. Over 16 activities to enjoy, come out to Snyder’s Family Farm and create memories to last a lifetime.

Barrie

Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle and a Haunted barn.

Brantford

Brantwood Farm Fall Festival Weekends – Face Painting, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Haunted Hay Maze, Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle-In-Haystack, Pumpkin Putt, Pumpkin Bounce, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking and Food.

Brighton

Cricklewood Farm – This is our 13th year of designing and creating our corn maze.  This year a percentage of our maze sales will be donated to the Canadian Wildlife Federation with our goal being $2,000.00The 6 acre corn maze is in the shape of 3 American Badgers. There are close to 2 miles of pathways for you to explore. The shortest path is about a mile in length. Be sure to check out the Toddlers and Grandparents Maze. It’s only 1/2 acre in size and is included in our regular maze admission price. It’s short and easy to do, and a prize awaits your return

Cambridge

Yeehaw Adventure Farm – Weekends in October come out to the Harvest Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown! The great weekend activity is Fall-Farm-Fun- Hillbilly Style! Good old fashion country fun for the whole family-Seniors and Jr (of course), families (big and small!) corporate and large groups, church youth groups always welcome!

Cornwall

McMaze – When you visit the farm during the fall you can enjoy the many activities for the kids in the fun farm, take on the challenge of a maze and take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin.  Be sure to grab some pumpkin fudge or a yummy pumpkin pie before you leave!

Dundas

Dyment’s – So much to do at this Farm!!  Activities include: Barnyard Play Area, Machinery Shed, Straw Fort, Corn Bin, Animal Farm, Bouncing Ball Track, Spook Hut & Spookley Theatre, Agri-Maze, Trike Track, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Zip line, Inflatable Farm Train, 9 hole mini putt, Dyment’s own fry truck (YUM)

Hanes Corn Maze – Hanes isn’t just a corn maze.  But the corn maze will amaze or haunt you.  You can also visit with the farm animals, run in the play areas, have a picnic,  and do hands-on activities. Don’t forget to pick up our pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while you are there.

Dunville

Richardson’s Farm & Market – Oodles of fun awaits you at the farm this fall.  Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze, challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.  Lasso some toy horses, play in the corn box, enjoy a tractor ride, visit the animals and chuck some pumpkins at targets.  Of course before you leave, don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

Elmvale

Rounds Ranch Pumpkin Mania – Enjoy some family time on a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin, Pie eating contests, pumpkin toss, Pumpkin slam dunk, Pumpkin hockey, Pumpkin seed spitting, or spend some time in the play area with the animals, on the pedal carts, corn maze or riding a pony.

Fonthill

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm – Come join them on the farm for the Haunted Spook barn , Super corney cobbs maze adventure, Pumpkin slingshot, Haystack jumping, Train-o-saurus Rex ride, Rubber duckie race, Straw jump barn and so much more

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (4 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show.  Open Weekends Sept thru Oct

Hampton

Pingle’s Farm Market – Fall Farm Weekends –  Play areas, Straw Maze, Trike Track, Farm Animals, Bunnyville, Face Painting, Bugsy Balloon, Pumpkin Balloon, and Pedal Cart Track with more new carts!  Don’t forget to check our newest addition to the Fun Farm, Pingle’s Barn Bouncer.

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Leaping Deer Adventure Farm – Spend an afternoon at Leaping Deer Adventure Farm and Market and you’ll find plenty of fun activities to keep the family entertained.  Watch your fave pig race, tackle the maze, go on a wagon ride, pick your own pumpkin and so much more!

Lakefield

Buckhorn Berry Farm – You can’t help but have a great day with all these fun activities!!  Your admission includes: Daily Entertainment – Tim Holland, Barnyard Animals , Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, one of them is haunted, Play area with a huge sand pile, Pumpkin Bowling,  Bonesville Cemetery, Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides and Pumpkin Cannon.  Don’t forget to check out the Haunted Barn and the Junior Spook Barn for a small additional fee!

Leamington

Milton

Springridge Farm – Everyone loves Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm where families will enjoy: A professional puppet show, Wagon ride to the 5-acre, Corn Trail, Spooky Boo Barn, Spiderweb Climber, Farm Yard Pipe Slide, Access to the Fun Farm Yard: Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping & Pyramids

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and  Pumpkin Farm – Haunted Hayride – During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  Our Haunted Hayride attractions will ‘jolt’ you off your seat. Venture through our haunted forest in October, if you dare!

Ottawa

Saunder’s Farm – Family Fall-tastic Fun!  Just to name a few things, your family will have fun in the Pumpkin patch, mazes, Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and SO much more.

Maple Hill Corn Maze – A-Maize-ing Fall Fun for the whole family! Get Lost in our Adventure Maze, hop on a hay ride, & play the Corny Facts Game. Have lots of fun in our 15 acre corn maze!!  To go through the maze at night bring a flashlight and add a whole new challenge.

Thiessen Orchards – Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides.  Visit the “Farm Friends” where you can can watch the Billy goats roam around and feed them as well.  “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is a must see where we teach about  Anti-bullying!  Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Enter their Haunted barn…if you dare!

Pembroke

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch  – Fall Family Fun admission includes: Tunnel Hill Slide, Pedal Carts, Pig Races at Hugli’s Speedway, 6 Acre Corn Maze with Educational Signs & Colour Find Game (fun for big kids too!), New Bouncing Animal Buddies, New 125 foot Tube Slide, Hop Dot Colour Maze, Pumpkin Cannon Show with pirates , Pirate Ship Maze, Hay & Pumpkin Mazes, Duck Races, Giant Hill Slide, Giant Sand Box, Hay Jump, Country Puppet Show, Jumping Horse Swings, Friendly Animals, Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins not included), Haunted House of Terror (includes the scary wagon ride to and from the house) and 6 Acre Creepy Corn Maze crawling with, spooky creatures at night, The Magic of Illusionist Steven Anthony – evenings only

Port Stanley

Great Lakes Farm – The apple barn is open daily for already picked apples, fresh apple cider, our famous apple pies and other apple-based sweets, treats and delicacies fresh from our bakery. You can also. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins, explore our corn maze and straw mountain or take a ride around our orchard with a Tractor ride. 

Schomberg

Puck’s Farm, It’s Fun! – So much fun to be had at Puck’s Farm  this fall including; Carnival Rides, Fall Colours, Pumpkins for Sale, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Amazing Maze and Friendly Critters! Merry-Go-Round, Bouncing Castle, Tubs of Fun, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Frolic and Kids Train

Stayner

Fernwood Farms & Market – Pumpkinland will be open the last 3 weekends in October  which will include Wagon rides, Corn Maze, Games, Mini Putt, Pumpkin Hunt, Pick your own pumpkin, play areas and animals.

Stoney Creek

Green Mountain Farm – Hamilton Area’s destination for haunted family fun!  For the Fall this Hamilton farm offers Haunted hay rides, a haunted barn, corn maze, pumpkin carriages, pioneer village and animal corral.  Food is available for purchase and they serve TIM HORTONS coffee!  Each weekend they have a little something different for their visitors … Cash Mob, Scavenger hunt, Spooktacular giveaways and Creepy crawly costume party!

St. Clements

Nauman’s Farm –  Fun activities you can do with the family at the farm include a Corn maze, Rope Maze, Straw Jump, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit, Two new, Giant Tube Slides and the fantastic Pumpkin Slingshots!!!  Open weekends until October 31st

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Ferguson’s Produce – Scarecrow Days – Lots of fun to be had for the whole family in the corn maze, target shooting with gourds, Halloween displays, Face painting, Horse drawn wagon rides, Make your own scarecrow, pick your pumpkin and then enjoy some burgers and fries.

Talbotville Berry Farm – Join in on the fun of the Fall Family Weekends!  Pick your pumpkin, go for a wagon ride , try your skills at the corn maze, eat lots of yummy treats and try the haunted maze if you dare! The kiddies can play the Maze Game! Every Child goes home with a Baby Pumpkin & Colouring Page!

Thorndale

Apple Land Station – Come to “Pumpkin Hollow” and find the perfect pumpkin for your fall decorating.  There are hundreds to choose from.  Take a family time home with you and carve Jack-o-Lanterns for everyone…maybe you’ll find the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  While you’re hear enjoy a visit with the animus, take a ride on the train, spend lots of time playing or rolling down sand mountain and end it all off with a stroll through the corn maze.

Thunder Bay

Gammondale Pumpkinfest – Your admission includes: A tractor pulled wagon ride to the mazes with prizes. Farm animals, tire swing, trike trails, Kids Corny Maze, BOO Barn, Pumpkin Sling Shots, Pumpkin Catapult, Black Tire’d Horses, Corn Stalk Horses, Bronco Train, Rubber Ducky Races, and NEW Pumpkin Peddle Carts.

Uxbridge

Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze – There’s plenty for the family to do on the farm. In addition to our 10 acre corn labyrinth, we are home to a giant corn box, a combine harvester slide, horse swings, mini mazes, echo tubes, animal viewings, wagon rides, and a farm kitchen full of delicious homemade treats. Come and shop at our farm store for great produce, baked goods and preserves.

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Parkside Farms – Admission to Pumpkinfest includes ; A Pumpkin, Wagon Ride, Story Book Forest and the Corn Maze.  Be sure to visit the animals while you are there and grab a treat from the farm market

Frootogo Orchards – Experience Fall at the farm.  The fun includes mini corn maze, slides and swings, tot play area, jumping straw, giant sand box, trikes, animals and more.  New this year, there will be puppet shows and a large corn maze.

Waterford

Vango Adventure Farm –  A wonderful world for families and children to explore and experience farm life, animals, and TONS of fun activities. While our park is fairly new, we’ve been in the farming industry for several years and wanted a way to share the fun of farm-life with everyone.

Know of a great farm that offers Fall fun or are you the owner of a Farm in Ontario?  Please share it with us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

10 Corn Mazes to challenge you this Fall in Ontario

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Feeling up for a challenge?  Well then, these Ontario corn mazes are waiting for you to conquer them.  Bring your family and visit one of these 10 Corn Mazes for a family day out.  All of these great farms also offer lots of fun activities for you once you’re finish the corn maze…that’s if you’re able to make it back out of course!

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Downey’s Farm & Market

13682 Heart Lake Road Brampton, Ontario    L7C 2J5

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6km of trails winding trails through this tractor inspired maze. Discover the 7 hidden stations and solve this years riddle for your chance to win a 4 pack of season passes.

Additional attractions include: Jumbo Jumping pillows, Puppet show & live entertainment, Mini putt, Sandbox, petting zoo and so much more.

 

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Thiessen Orchards

400 Talbot Rd E Leamington, ON

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The professionally designed maze contains a challenging game and is sure to provide hours of laughter and enjoyment.

Additional activities include: Our huge play area in the orchard has huge swings, a hay maze, climbing areas, barrel train and bouncy castles

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McMaze @ Cedar Fox Farm

Willy Allan Road, Civic #17049 St. Andrews West, ON

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Our large corn maze is 4 acres in size.  Additional mazes include: Ice Storm Maze, The Haze Maze, The Door Maze and the Tall Grass Maze

Additional activities include: Calf roping, Play area, Old McDonald’s Barn, Pig Races and Rubber duck races.

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Nauman Farm

3250 Hessen Strasse R.R. #1 St. Clements, Ontario N0B 2M0

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This Corn Maze winds over approximately 10 acres, and you’ll be amazed at the twists and winds—of course, you may have chosen a dead-end, and have to retrace your tracks.

Additional activities include: Rope Maze, Spider Web, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit and tube slides

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Kusterman’s Berry Farm

23188 Springwell Road  Mount Brydges, Ontario    N0L 1W0

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7.5 acre Corn Maze with three games to play throughout

Additional attractions include: Face painting, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Zip Lines, Play areas and more

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Strom’s Farm

5089 Wellington Road 32 Guelph, ON    N1H 6J4

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6 acre Corn Maze (3 miles of paths).  Look for checkpoints throughout to help you solve the word find.

Additional attractions include:  Tile, ropes and straw mazes, Puppet show, Pumpkin chuckin’ and more.

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Richardson’s Farm 

131 River Road, RR4 Dunnville, ON

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Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze and then challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.

Additional activities include: Corn box, Animals, Pumpkin chucking, heritage barn and wagon rides

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Cooper’s CSA Maze

266 Ashworth Rd. Zephyr ON, L0E 1T0

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Ten-acres of thrilling, twisting, and confusing corn pathways. The goal is to get lost…thoroughly lost…and have a blast while you’re at it!

Additional activities include: giant corn box, a combine harvester slide, horse swings, mini mazes, echo tubes, animal viewings, wagon rides

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Cricklewood Farm 

27 Grandview Road Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0

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The maze is over 6 acres in size and should take an hour and a half to complete.

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Saunder’s Farm

7893 Bleeks Road Munster, ON

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This massive maze is a real puzzle. Can you guess why it is called the Mile Maze?

Additional activities include: Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and so much more

Do you know of another Ontario corn maze that you love?  Let us know about it at info@vacationingwithkids.ca 

 

 

Apple Picking in Ontario

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Apple crisp, apple pie, apples dipped in caramel, candy apples…Are you drooling yet?  It’s Apple Season in Ontario, which means that many orchards and farms now have pick your own apples so you can make some yummy treats for your family.  Find an Orchard or Farm near you below:

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Featured Farms

Caledon  Berryview Farm –  13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-4777

Berryview is now growing 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family. The choice is yours:  you can stop in and make it a family event to remember by picking your own apples, or choose from our pre-picked apples on hand.

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Apple Picking Across Ontario

Ancaster  Carluke Orchards – 2194 Shaver Road South, Ancaster, ON – Phone: (905) 648-2775

Bowmanville  Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery – 6275 Liberty St., Bowmanville, ON – Phone: (905) 263-2396

Brampton  Orchalaw Farm – 9726 Heritage Rd., Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 456-1879

Brampton  Big’r Apple Farm – 87999 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON – Phone: (905) 455-8414

Brantford  Brantwood Farm – RR 6, Brantford, ON –  Phone: 519-759-4166

Brighton  Cricklewood Farm – 27 Grandview Rd, RR4, Brighton, ON – Phone: (613) 475-4293

Caledon  Albion Orchards – 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, ON – Phone: (905) 584-0354

Caledon  Dixie Orchards – 14309 Dixie Road, (1 kilometer north of King Street), Caledon, ON – Phone: (905) 838-3339

Cobourg  Moore Orchards – RR5, 1497 Moore Orchard Rd., Cobourg, ON – Phone: (905) 372-3911

Cobourg  Burnham Family Farm Market – 7760 County Rd 2, R.R. #4, Cobourg, ON – Phone: 905-373-4578

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Crysler  Cannamore Orchard – R.R. #4 Cannamore, Crysler, ON – Phone: (613) 448-3633

Fenwick  DeVries Fruit Farm – 825 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON – Phone: (905) 892-8724

King  Pine Farms Orchard – 2700 16th Sideroad, King, ON – Phone: (905) 833-5459

Kingston  Waddell Apples – 2645 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON – Phone: (613) 546-1690

Kingsville  Meleg’s Lakeview Orchard & Cider Mill – 158 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON – Phone: (519) 733-4857

Leamington  Thiessen Orchards Ltd. – 400 Talbot Rd East, Leamington, ON –  Phone: (519) 326-5873

Leamington  Simpson Orchards – 237 Mersea Road 5, RR # 2, Leamington, ON – Phone: (519) 326-9459

Markham  Organics Farm – 7550 19th Avenue, Markham, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5206

Milton  Chudleigh’s Apple Farm – 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON – Phone: (905) 878-2725

Mountain  Mountain Orchards – 10175 Clark Rd., Mountain, ON – Phone: (613) 989-2415

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Mount Albert  Brooks Farms – 122 Ashworth Rd, RR 3, Mount Albert, ON – Phone: 905-473-3920

Newcastle  Algoma Orchards – 201 Regional Rd. 42, Newcastle, ON – Phone: (905) 987-4961

Port Elgin  Smiths’ Apples and Farm Market – 470 The River Road, RR#3, Port Elgin, ON – Phone: (519) 832-2971

Port Stanley  Great Lakes Farms – 5111 Union Rd., Port Stanley, ON – Phone: 519-782-3433

Prince Edward County  Campbell’s Orchards – 1633 Rednersville Road, R.R. #1 Carrying Place, Prince Edward County – Phone: (613) 962-3751

Stouffville  Applewood Farm and Winery – 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON – Phone: (905) 640-5357

Sutton  Homestead Orchards – 3961 Old Homestead Rd, Sutton, ON – Phone: (905) 722-5325

Tillsonburg  Brus’ Orchards – 244263 Airport Road, Tillsonburg,ON – Phone: (519) 842-2262

Uxbridge  Siloam Orchards – 7300 3rd Concession, Uxbridge, ON – Phone: (905) 852-9418

Waterloo  Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Ltd – 1420 Lobsinger Line, Waterloo, ON – Phone: (519) 664-2750

Waterdown  Frootogo Orchards – 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON – Phone: (905) 689-1652

Whitby  Stroud Farms – 4075 Lakeridge Rd., Whitby, ON – Phone: 905-666-5344

Woodstock  Birtch Farms – RR 7, Woodstock, ON – Phone: (519) 469-3040

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Are you the owner of an apple orchard in Ontario, or know of a great orchard?  Contact us to  let us know … info@vacationingwithkids.ca

 

 

Family Fun at Whittamore’s Farm this Fall

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One thing our family loves about fall is visiting local farms for their harvest and pumpkin festivals.  Whittamore’s Farm in Markham has a ton of great ways for the kids to celebrate Fall and tire them out doing it!  From their pumpkin cannon show, to the corn maze, wagon ride and everything in between, your family will have fun spending the day at Whittamores.

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 One of the great things about fall farm fun is taking on a corn maze.  We always like to up it a notch and see who can get out first.  In Whittamore’s maze we went girls against boys and guess who won?!  The boys!!

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The kids (and hubby too) could have spent hours on the jumping pillows.  They are new this year to the farm and I must say it was a great addition!

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Take a slide ride or a wagon ride.  You could tell that the slides were a great hit with the kids as as soon as they came down they were running back up to go again.  We all enjoyed the wagon ride as you get to see the entire farm and they definitely have a beautiful property

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So the coolest and most unique thing they have at Whittamore’s is the pumpkin cannon and catapult show.  When you go to the farm this is a MUST see as the whole family will love it.  Farmer Frank is very entertaining during this show.  He loads up his cannon with pumpkins and other farm grown produce and launches it at targets and tries to set a distance record.  Ever seen a catapult send a giant pumpkin across a field?  Well you will at Whittamores!

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Also, don’t miss out on the fun of the Punchin’ Pumpkins maze, mining for gems and minerals, the sand area, chicken show, spider web and trikes.

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Pumpkins anyone?

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Before you leave, be sure to grab a pumpkin or 2 and visit the farm market. The market is filled with fresh produce, yummy baked goods and lots of jarred preserves.  We were able to escape with just a pumpkin pie, butter tarts, cheese curds, hot sauce, red pepper jelly and a couple gingerbread cookies!

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Markham – Whittamore’s Farm – 905-294-8200 – 8100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, Ontario

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Their Pumpkinland has so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon.  NEW this year is the 2 jumping pillows where you can jump until your heart’s content!

Fall Farm Fun Giveaways

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We love Fall and so do the farms in Ontario!  We want to give you the chance to win passes so you and your family can experience fall fun on a great Ontario farm!

Downey’s Farm 

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 McMaze

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 Thiessen Orchards

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Cannamore Orchards

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Whittamore’s Farm

whittamores_logo             Win 1 of 2 family passes (for 6 people) to Pumpkinland at Whittamore’s Farm in Markham

Be sure to check out a great list of Ontario Farms here

2014 Featured Farms in Ontario

Fall Farm Fun

Featured Farms in Ontario

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Brampton – Downey’s Farm  – (905) 838-2990 – 13682 Heart Lake Road  Brampton, Ontario L7C 2J5

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Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Jumping Pillows, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

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Cornwall – McMaze – 613.932.7630 – Willy Allan Road, Civic #17049  St. Andrews West, ON 

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When you visit the farm during the fall you can enjoy the many activities for the kids in the fun farm, take on the challenge of a maze and take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin.  Be sure to grab some pumpkin fudge or a yummy pumpkin pie before you leave!

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Hampton – Pingle’s Farm Market  – (905) 725 6089 – 805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, Ontario, L0B 1J0

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Fall Farm Weekends –  Play areas, Straw Maze, Trike Track, Farm Animals, Bunnyville, Face Painting, Bugsy Balloon, Pumpkin Balloon, and Pedal Cart Track with more new carts!  Don’t forget to check our newest addition to the Fun Farm, Pingle’s Barn Bouncer.

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Leamington – Thiessen Orchards – (519) 326-5282 – 400 Talbot Rd. East,  Leamington, Ontario

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Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides.  Visit the “Farm Friends” where you can can watch the Billy goats roam around and feed them as well.  “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is a must see where we teach about  Anti-bullying!  Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Enter their Haunted barn…if you dare!

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Ottawa – Cannamore Orchards – (613) 448-3633 – 1480 County Road 32 Crysler, Ontario K0A 1R0

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Home of the spooky wagon ride!  After you pick out your pumpkin,  check out their family activity area where you can do outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

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Markham – Whittamore’s Farm – 905-294-8200 – 8100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, Ontario

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Their Pumpkinland has so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon.  NEW this year is the 2 jumping pillows where you can jump until your heart’s content!

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Family Fun at Downey’s Farm Pumpkinfest #Review

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I’d say you should go to Downey’s Farm for a couple of hours this Fall with your family but in reality you will need an entire day to fit in all the fun this farm has to offer!  Downey’s Pumpkinfest runs until the end of October and promises to be a super fun outing for your entire family. When we visited last weekend we had an absolute blast.  There was so much to do and see that we didn’t know where to start.

As we pulled in we were greeted by the enormous sea of orange pumpkins upon pumpkins just waiting for us to pick them to take home.

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Let the FUN begin…

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Enter in the play area and the kids (and adults) we’re excited to try everything out!  So much to do and see including a sand area, climbers, pedal carts, mini golf, wagon ride, boo barn, blackhole and the list goes on and on.

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Our kiddos could have spent the entire day on the Jumbo Jumper.  A couple big jumping pillows plunked in the middle of a field with cool tunes blaring in the background, who wouldn’t love these?!  Eventually we had to peel them off so that we could go and experience the rest of the farm.

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The band performing on stage wasn’t your typical band but man could they rock.  From the looks of it they had been rockin’ for years but still had the beat!

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Their corn maze was awesome.  One of the great things about it is that you can easily get a wagon, stroller or even double stroller through the paths that were cut out.  Complete a word scramble  with clues found throughout the maze and you will be entered to win a pass for a free visit to the farm.

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Every weekend during Pumpkinfest they offer live entertainment.   The weekend we went there was Magic Mike who entertained the young and old alike with his magic tricks.  Each weekend there are  different featured entertainers so check and see what the farm has in store for the weekend you are going.  Also be sure to catch their puppet show which had the kiddies cheering and laughing.

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My daughter loved the petting zoo area and did not want to leave.  The animals were super friendly and loved to eat corn out of your hand and loved being pet.

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Around every corner there were cool places to take pictures in cutouts and of course the kiddies were more than happy to pose for some photos!

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Pumpkin Spice donuts sound good to you?  Oh yes they are!  Hubby and I absolutely loved them and left with…well let’s just say enough to feed more than us.  They were delish and didn’t last too long in our house.  Their farm market not only sells delicious baked goods but also decor, seasonal decorations, preserves and WINE!

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Be sure to grab a pumpkin and a bite to eat before you head out.  Food choices range from pulled pork sandwiches to hot dogs, candy apples and french fries. And they have the best apple cider!  Choosing a pumpkin may end up being a bit of an adventure.  There are so many different shapes and sizes of pumpkins to choose from, you’ll have a hard time just picking a couple!

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 Thank you to Downey’s Farm for having our family out for a day of super fun on the Farm!  We’ll see you soon :-)

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Not all farmed out yet?  Did you know that the sister Farm across the street, Berryview Farms,  has apple picking? Berryview is now growing 13 popular varieties of apples for you and your family. The choice is yours:  you can stop in and make it a family event to remember by picking your own apples, or choose from the pre-picked apples on hand.

 

“Harvest Fun Starts Here” Strom’s Farm #Review

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Strom's Farm Guelph Ontario

Just on the outskirts of the city of Guelph, you can find a fantastic family farm for some great fall fun with your family.  Strom’s Farm is a 2nd generation family farm currently owned by Channing and Amy Strom.  From the details of all the activities to the owner’s walking around and engaging with the visitors, you can definitely feel the love and pride of ownership as you spend time at Strom’s.  It is truly  a fantastic place and and that is why we wanted to share with you why our family loved it so much.  Strom’s Farm definitely deserves a visit from your family!

Harvest Fun Activities run every Weekend thru Oct. 27 where you can enjoy the 6 acre corn maze, tile, rope, cedar and straw maze, wagon rides, pedal carts, corn trail, sand pile, pumpkin chuckin’, puppet show and homegrown popcorn!

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Upon arrival we looked around and thought that we wouldn’t be there for long as at first glance there didn’t look like there was that much to do.  Boy were we wrong!!  When you go, plan to spend hours there as there is so much to do and see!

Unleash the kids from the van and they went running off in different directions to go have some fun.  We reeled them back in and the FUN began…

Pumpkin Chuckin’

Slingshotting gourds sound like fun?  Oh yes it is!  Safety goggles on and we were ready to launch gourds into the field to try and hit the targets.

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A Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show

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This show will have the kids laughing, cheering and clapping.  The show takes place 3 times per day for your enjoyment so you can watch it more than once while you enjoy a little rest and some popcorn.

A-Mazing Mazes

Heading into the 6 acre corn maze you are given a word find and your mission is to go into the maze and find all the clue boxes which contains the words you need to circle. You are also given a map to find the clues and good luck wishes.  Really how challenging could this be?  HA I had no idea.  This maze is huge and very well laid out but I still managed to get lost and turned around a few times.  I think we were probably in there twisting and turning for a good hour.  A total blast though and a must do when you visit Strom’s.

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Made it out of the corn maze and ready for your next challenge?  Next you can move on to the Tile Maze, Rope Maze or Straw Maze.

The Straw Maze looks easy until you read the main rule…You can ONLY turn right in the maze!

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The Kids loved the Rope Maze and did it over and over again to see who could do it the quickest!

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The Tile Maze was my brain teaser for the day.  I stood there for 20 mins with a bunch of adults trying to figure it out.  I am happy to say that I did finally figure it out and then headed off to find my family as they had taken off long before!  I could share the secret with you but I think it’s more fun for you to figure it out for yourself when you go.  Good luck! :-)

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Also be sure to save some time for the sand pile, pedal carts, Spiral maze, wagon ride and of course to take some pictures!

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 Feeling Hungry?

All the fun made us hungry so we headed over to grab some hot dogs and fries from the food barn.  You can also get sausages, homemade pizza and homegrown popcorn to nibble on. Oh and we dare you to go into the bakery and NOT buy something!  The smells that welcome you when you walk into the bakery will make you salivate.  We tried their apple crisps, butter tarts and a pumpkin pie and they were all delicious.

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On your way out be sure to stop and grab one of their hundreds of pumpkins, beautiful fall arrangements and be sure to take some fall pics as their backdrops are fantastic!

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Thank you Strom’s Farm for a super fun day out with the family.  We loved your farm and will definitely be back to visit in the future! :-)

An additional great fact about Strom’s Farm… For every Harvest Fun Pass purchased this year, 50 cents of it will go to Beads of Courage Canada.

 

 

 

Pumpkins and Hay Rides and Scarecrows OH MY!

Something about Fall just screams FARM to us!! Fall seems to be a favourite time for Family Fun at local farms.  There is so much to see and do as many farms host a Harvest Festival or PumpkinFest.  We have listed some great farms across Ontario that are now offering fall fun for you and your family to enjoy.  See below for a farm near you!  Happy Fall

Ayr

Snyder’s Family Farm Enjoy a day out in the country! We have something for everyone, puppet shows, petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, and so much more. Fall treats to tempt anyone, freshly made caramel apples, deep fried mars bars and pumpkin pie. Over 16 activities to enjoy, come out to Snyder’s Family Farm and create memories to last a lifetime.

Barrie

Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle, Haunted barn and Canine performance team

Brampton

Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

Brantford

Brantwood Farm Fall Festival Weekends – Face Painting, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Haunted Hay Maze, Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle-In-Haystack, Pumpkin Putt, Pumpkin Bounce, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking and Food.

Brighton

Cricklewood Farm – This is our 12th year of designing and creating our corn maze.  This year a percentage of our maze sales will be donated to the Canadian Wildlife Federation with our goal being $2,000.00The 6 acre corn maze is in the shape of 3 American Badgers. There are close to 2 miles of pathways for you to explore. The shortest path is about a mile in length. New this year: the Toddlers and Grandparents Maze. It’s only 1/2 acre in size and is included in our regular maze admission price. It’s short and easy to do, and a prize awaits your return

Crysler

Cannamore Orchard – “Home of the Spooky wagon ride”  They offer outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

Dundas

Dyment’s – So much to do at this Farm!!  Activities include: Barnyard Play Area, Machinery Shed, Straw Fort, Corn Bin, Animal Farm, Bouncing Ball Track, Spook Hut & Spookley Theatre, Agri-Maze, Trike Track, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Zip line, Inflatable Farm Train, 9 hole mini putt, Dyment’s own fry truck (YUM)

Elmvale

Rounds Ranch Pumpkin Mania – Enjoy some family time on a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin, Pie eating contests, pumpkin toss, Pumpkin slam dunk, Pumpkin hockey, Pumpkin seed spitting, or spend some time in the play area with the animals, on the pedal carts, corn maze or riding a pony.

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Howell Family Pumpkin Farm – Come join them on the farm for the Haunted Spook barn , Super corney cobbs maze adventure, Pumpkin slingshot, Haystack jumping, Train-o-saurus Rex ride, Rubber duckie race, Straw jump barn and so much more

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (3 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show

Hampton

Pingle’s Farm Market – Fall Farm Weekends –  Play areas, Straw Maze, Trike Track, Farm Animals, Bunnyville, Face Painting, Bugsy Balloon, Pumpkin Balloon, and Pedal Cart Track with more new carts!  Don’t forget to check our newest addition to the Fun Farm, Pingle’s Barn Bouncer.

Lakefield

Buckhorn Berry Farm – You can’t help but have a great day with all these fun activities!!  Your admission includes: Daily Entertainment – Tim Holland, Barnyard Animals , Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, one of them is haunted, Play area with a huge sand pile, Pumpkin Bowling,  Bonesville Cemetery, Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides and Pumpkin Cannon.  Don’t forget to check out the Haunted Barn and the Junior Spook Barn for a small additional fee!

Leamington

Thiessen Orchards – Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides. Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Now Open is their Haunted barn…if you dare!

Markham

Whittamore’s Farm – Their Pumpkinland had so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon

Milton

Springridge Farm – Harvest Festival has begun at Springridge Farm where families will enjoy: A professional puppet show, Wagon ride to the 5-acre, Corn Trail, Spooky Boo Barn, Spiderweb Climber, Farm Yard Pipe Slide, Access to the Fun Farm Yard: Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping & Pyramids

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and  Pumpkin Farm – Haunted Hayride – During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  Our Haunted Hayride attractions will ‘jolt’ you off your seat. Venture through our haunted forest in October, if you dare!

Ottawa

Saunder’s Farm – Family Fall-tastic Fun!  Just to name a few things, your family will have fun in the Pumpkin patch, mazes, Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and SO much more.

Pembroke

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch  – Fall Family Fun admission includes: Tunnel Hill Slide, Pedal Carts, Pig Races at Hugli’s Speedway, 6 Acre Corn Maze with Educational Signs & Colour Find Game (fun for big kids too!), New Bouncing Animal Buddies, New 125 foot Tube Slide, Hop Dot Colour Maze, Pumpkin Cannon Show with pirates , Pirate Ship Maze, Hay & Pumpkin Mazes, Duck Races, Giant Hill Slide, Giant Sand Box, Hay Jump, Country Puppet Show, Jumping Horse Swings, Friendly Animals, Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins not included), Haunted House of Terror (includes the scary wagon ride to and from the house), 6 Acre Creepy Corn Maze crawling with, spooky creatures at night, The Magic of Illusionist Steven Anthony – evenings only

Schomberg

Puck’s Farm, It’s Fun! – So much fun to be had at Puck’s Farm  this fall including; Carnival Rides, Fall Colours, Pumpkins for Sale, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Amazing Maze and Friendly Critters! Merry-Go-Round, Bouncing Castle, Tubs of Fun, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Frolic and Kids Train

Stayner

Fernwood Farms & Market – Pumpkinland will be open the last 3 weekends in October  which will include Wagon rides, Corn Maze, Games, Mini Putt, Pumpkin Hunt, Pick your own pumpkin, play areas and animals.

Stoney Creek

Green Mountain Farm – Hamilton Area’s destination for haunted family fun!  For the Fall this Hamilton farm offers Haunted hay rides, a haunted barn, corn maze, pumpkin carriages, pioneer village and animal corral.  Food is available for purchase and they serve TIM HORTONS coffee!  Each weekend they have a little something different for their visitors … Cash Mob, Scavenger hunt, Spooktacular giveaways and Creepy crawly costume party!

St. Clements

Nauman’s Farm –  Fun activities you can do with the family at the farm include a Corn maze, Rope Maze, Straw Jump, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit, Two new, Giant Tube Slides and the fantastic Pumpkin Slingshots!!!  Open weekends until October 31st

 St. Thomas

Ferguson’s Produce – Scarecrow Days – Lots of fun to be had for the whole family in the corn maze, target shooting with gourds, Halloween displays, Face painting, Horse drawn wagon rides, Make your own scarecrow, pick your pumpkin and then enjoy some burgers and fries.

Thunder Bay

Gammondale Pumpkinfest – You admission includes: A tractor pulled wagon ride to the mazes with prizes. Farm animals, tire swing, trike trails, Kids Corny Maze, BOO Barn, Pumpkin Sling Shots, Pumpkin Catapult, Black Tire’d Horses, Corn Stalk Horses, Bronco Train, Rubber Ducky Races, and NEW Pumpkin Peddle Carts.

Waterdown

Parkside Farms – Admission to Pumpkinfest includes ; A Pumpkin, Wagon Ride, Story Book Forest and the Corn Maze.  Be sure to visit the animals while you are there and grab a treat from the farm market