We love Fall! But especially, we love all of the fun stuff that Fall brings. Apple picking, corn mazes, pumpkins and more. We decided to check out a new farm this year, Sauchuk Farm and had a great day with the family.
The corn maze was the initial draw. This year, in the shape of a rocketship, we were up for the challenge. At the start of the maze, the kids were given maps and a Maizeopoly board. We were told that if we completed the Maizeoplogy and got each of the whole punches throughout the maze, we would win a free kettle corn! Nothing gets us more motivated than free food so off we went. The only problem being, the map didn’t actually show where any of the punch stations were. It was a complete crap shoot! Regardless, off we went, through the corn (and mud) on a mission. We completed about half the board and then due to tired legs, thirsty mouths and frustrated parents – we gave up.
Luckily, there was plenty more to do at the farm to entice the kids and stop the crying about not winning the kettle corn. (Spoiler alert: they got kettle corn in the end)
We started at the huge jumpy pillow things. Yes, that’s their technical name. Essentially a cross between a trampoline and a bouncy house. An hour glass corn timer told the kids when it was time to head on, and lucky for us, it was time for the pig races. Needless to say, the pig races sounded much more fun than they actually were, but a novelty at the very least.
From there, we went to check out the hamster wheels. They were actually heavier than you would think. The kids had fun being hamsters and were soon off to the zipline. From there, we jumped into the sandbox full of corn, got some corn in our ears, down our pants, in our shoes, and managed to drag them out just in time for the candy cannon. Yes, you heard that right. A large cannon that shot out candy across the farm for kids to feverishly grab.
There was a football, basketball, baseball zone, corn hole, Connect 4, tug of war and other activities as well to keep the kids entertained.
The day ended with a lovely ride on a cow/bee train, we decided to forego the hayride, and grabbed some kettle corn for the road. There were a few other activities to participate in for the younger crew (under 6) and at an extra fee (apple blasters and pumpkin blasters). Elsa and Belle happened to be visiting the farm that day as well.
The best part in my opinion? They didn’t nickle and dime you for every little thing. You buy a ticket to enter and then “almost” everything is included in the ticket price. We also loved that it wasn’t too crowded on a beautiful Fall weekend. Check them out!
How to get there:
Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
200 Center Street
Plympton, MA 02367