Beyond a doubt, fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! In addition to beautiful seasonal changes in fall, I also love the many activities and events that are available during this time of year. To kick off the season in style, we took our younger kids to Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries yesterday (definitely one of the perks of being homeschooled!).
Blooms and Berries is located in Loveland on State Route 48, and their Fall on the Farm is definitely more than just your ordinary corn maze. In fact, you’ll find not just one, but two corn mazes for adventurers of all ages at Blooms and Berries.
When we first arrived at Blooms and Berries, we were greeted by mounds of pumpkins and gourds in brilliant hues of orange and yellow. There were pumpkins that were tiny enough to fit in the palm of our hands all the way up to ginormous pumpkins that would easily require a two-person lift!
Inside their Market Barn, we picked up our map for the corn maze as well as a few caramel apples. Now I have to say, before yesterday, I truly though that all caramel apples were created equal….I was wrong! These apples were sweet with a hint of tartness, and were covered with the thickest, ooey-gooey layer of caramel and peanuts that I’ve ever seen (and completely fat-free, too!).
Before we hit the corn maze, we spent plenty of time playing on the playground and exploring the grounds at Blooms and Berries. The kids enjoyed seeing all the farm animals – goats, donkeys, chickens, and even long-eared rabbits. Of course, that prompted a discussion as to why we don’t have a bunny at our house. However, since we have a dog, a cat, and a fish, I think I’m pretty much at my limit unless we start our own farm…or zoo!
The playground at Fall on the Farm is not your traditional playground format. The kids had a blast climbing through the rope spider web, swinging on swings constructed from recycled tires, and sliding down the 20-foot slide.
My favorite part, of course, was the corn maze. The maze is set up a little differently than most I’ve been to. Instead of one gigantic maze, Blooms and Berries has a smaller corn maze designed specifically for younger children next to their large corn maze.
The small maze took us about 15 minutes to complete which is a perfect length of time for young children. There were five different stations to search for, and the kids could punch a hole through each animal on their map card as they found each station.
Once we finished the smaller maze, they were ready to dive into the full-length maze. They decided to take on the navigational role, so my husband and I decided to be the passengers on this flight. And I have to say, they did an amazing job navigating us through the maze (truth be told, our son did most of the directing, but he was super-patient with his little sister who loved being the co-pilot!).
The maze was centered around a mystery to discover who stole the honey on the farm. While I won’t spoil the ending, I will say that the you’ll enjoy unraveling this barnyard mystery! All in all, we spent over two hours exploring the farm, and if it wasn’t for a prior commitment planned for that afternoon, we would have spent a few more hours playing and enjoying lunch under their covered picnic tables.
Honestly, I can’t recommend Fall on the Farm enough. It’s such a family friendly experience, and it’s ideal for kids of all ages. Plus, don’t forget, you can save $2 off any regular priced admission. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Blooms and Berries and US Family Guide. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.