Wow, overdue. Try this outing info at the bottom.
Some several weekends ago, we did our annual family trip to Cox Farms–as opposed to our annual Fluffy’s birthday party at Cox Farms. Usually the birthday party is so stressful for me, that I really cherish this family trip.
For those of you who haven’t visited Cox Farms, We are totally way too sophisticated and organic (psh!) and blah, blah to enjoy this place. We just go ironically. Yeah, same thing with Bull Run’s tackidelic Christmas festival, our other guilty pleasure. I’m a little embarassed by how much we love this place because, let me assure you, it is the campiest, cheesiest, poor-man’s theme park imaginable with trademark infringing replicas of Disney/Star Wars/Everything Else Imaginable characters hand-painted on plywood every where you look. It is also 100% awesome. The slides are slick and varied so that there are several for everyone’s taste and age level. The apple cider is literally the best apple cider you can imagine. It’s just fun.
Now whoever thought it was a good idea to angle an old wooden sled like this for a photo opp in a park full of slides had one sick sense of humor. Splinter liability, ahoy! Same person also had no respect for seasons since this a Fall Festival. And, yes. That is a busted up, ratty present there in the corner. Because everyone knows the hillside is strewn with dusty, old presents when one goes sledding.
And shake hands with her. More or less.
Fluffy also introduced herself.
It is a wee tad strange that one of the toddler play places, this sweet ship, had by far the steepest slide. Which gives us another chance to feature another installment of my ongoing series: “Who Slid It Best?!”
A couple of years ago, I was all into practicing my camera work when we bought this camera on the recommendation of our beloved au pair Bethany. I think I’ve caught some cool shots. Okay, one cool shot.
Will we be back for Fluffy’s B-day this year? Yes, we will. Will we be back next year with Fluffy wearing a version of the same pumpkin sweater she’s been wearing to Cox Farms since she was 2? Yes, we will.
Try this outing:
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate. The only thing difficult about this place is that it’s huge, so if you have more than one runner, you might want to tattoo your cell number on them. If you have a good off-road stroller, it’s a breeze. If you take a city stroller, it’s still doable.
- Go on weekday afternoons. It’s cheaper and less crowded which means more time sliding and less time wondering where your children disappeared to.
- The corn maze has some vertigo inducing bits as well as some creepy bug-filled rooms and maybe a bit of a scare or two, but I think you can by pass each of those at your discretion and still go through for the other fun stuff.
- Stop by the honey tasting booth and try the buckwheat-fed versus clover-fed. Coooooool.
- The first weekend is half-price if you sign up on their website for an account and print your discount tickets. Best to get there really at opening if you want to have any chance of getting down the Jack and the Beanstalk slide this century. Go there first, by the way.
- Prioritize the free apple cider. And try the free honeycrisp apples if you haven’t already. They are a locally bred hybrid of unbelievable sweetness and crispness.
- Every paying person (2 and over) gets to pick up a pumpkin upon leaving. This year they have medium sized carving pumpkins not just small. Woo!
- Cherry butter. Buy the cherry butter. Don’t think about it. Don’t ask me what cherry butter is. Just buy it, and thank me later.
Fluffy Fun Factor (Kindergartener Rating): “It’s my favorite place on earth! Except for Disneyland.”