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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Fall family fun in Corn Maze in The Plains
If you’re looking for a day out to enjoy some fall family
fun, Corn Maze inThe Plains is a great option. I’ve been to this farm a number
of times, but it had been a few years. Made it out that way over the weekend
and, as in previous years, was a lot of fun.
Entering the market/play area
The farm was set up much like it had been the last time I
visited. You pay your admission in the shop and then head out to the play area
where it’s a kid’s paradise with slides, swings, climbing fun and obstacle
course, to name a few activities.
Can she make it across and up the rope bridge?
There is even a mini hay maze for the tots. And,
of course, a hay ride up the hill where you get a beautiful view of the
landscape looking down.
Visitors can learn about farming, wildlife and organics
through the many exhibits spaced throughout the play area. The kids can visit
with some of the animals too.
The main event, of course, is the corn maze. Every year a new
corn maze theme is introduced, and it is fun to see what theme the farm has
come up with each year. This year’s theme is “Maze Attack”. I don’t want to
spoil what it means, but it wasn’t what I thought it would be.
We had a good
time. We found 5 of the 6 stations and clues (missed #4, but the family was
ready to move on from #5) and it took us about 45 minutes to weave our way through
Into the corn maze we go!
Under the victory bridge - not out yet!
Corn Maze in The Plains is conveniently located off I-66.
After you’re done playing for the day, you can buy your seasonal pumpkins and
other decorations. If you need a lunch break, there is a tent and picnic area,
along with a vendor selling food. There is also a great farmer's market next door.
This fall festival opens late September andruns through early November - see official site for hours and directions (the older kids might enjoy visiting the corn maze at night - this is something we haven't tried yet, but are considering it for a future visit).