Sunday, October 13, 2013

3 fall attractions toddlers will enjoy

While fall is a great time too seek out some outdoor entertainment at your local orchard, pumpkin patch or haunted haunt... I realized that having a toddler can alter what you are looking for in regards to an afternoon of agritourism.  While our little MacchiOTTo is not quite up for a corn maze she does have fun in a straw bale maze. After spending a couple of weekend afternoons in some central Indiana Agri-Tainment locations I have 3 places to pass along that have activities/areas designed specifically for smaller kids.  I hope you will find this helpful when planning your next fall play date.

First up... Tuttle Orchards... located in Greenfield, Indiana.  Tuttles is great for apple picking, as they have wagons for you to use to carry your apples and your child (if need be).  They also have a kids activity area that costs $3 per kid and has a straw bale maze, corn shock tunnels, straw mountains, playground equipment, toy tractor riding area and more.  MacchiOTTo had a ball running around and looking everything over.  Tuttles also has a general store with additional farm raised produce to sell as well as some snack items.

Next up... Kelsay Farms... in Whiteland, Indiana.  Kelsay farms cost $8 to get in, but once you are in everything is included.  Items MacchiOTTo enjoyed were riding the Moo Choo Express, petting the baby calves, playing in the corn crib play area and walking around the strawbale mountain.  While the strawbale mountain was a little too big for her to climb on she did enjoy walking up to it and seeing all the other kids playing on it.  Kelsays does offer food items to purchase if you get hungry while you are there and of course I highly recommend the milkshakes.

And lastly... Piney Acres... located in Fortville, In.  Each individual activity at Piney Acres cost money to partake in, but what we found for MacchiOTTo to do was the kids activity center for $4 which included a strawbale maze, sandbox, cutouts to have your picture taken with and other fun things to play and climb on.   And we had her mine for gems in their slush boxes, for $2 she got a bag of dirt and gems to mine and she had fun splashing in the water.  Piney Acres also has a pumpkin patch for you to peruse and pick your own pumpkin.  MacchiOTTo really enjoyed walking around in the pumpkin patch and pointing out all the big orange pumpkins to us.

Please note I did receive complimentary tickets to two of these attractions from the Indiana Family of Farmers and the Fortville Chamber of Commerce in exchange for this blog post.  

1 comment:

Theresa--Capri + 3 said...

That looks like a lot of fun. The flowers in your picture are beautiful. We enjoy going to farms with our little ones and picking fruit (though we haven't done apple picking yet).