Fall corn mazes are a dime a dozen in New England; however, it can be hard to find a good one that doesn't break the bank. Until you discover Foster Family Farm Corn Maze in South Windsor, CT.
We've tried lots (and lots and lots) of local mazes through the years and this time I was searching for a great deal worth the admission price. (I'm all for supporting local farmers; however if it's going to cost my family of four upwards of $50 for an afternoon out, it better be worth it). And I found it!
Not only does Foster Family Farm offer a challenging maze experience, the admission price for the 2018 season is reasonable: $12 for adults, $7 for kids ages 4-12 and FREE for kids 3 and under. There's even a coupon on the admission page you can print out show on your phone for an additional $1 off up to four adult admissions. We paid $36 for a great afternoon that offers so much more than just corn maze fun.
There are actually two full-size mazes to chose from -- this year there is an Enchanted Forest theme with a unicorn maze and a dragon maze. Little ones would love to wear their princess/fairy/knight/ costumes as they wind their way through the maze. The farm offers a great map to follow and you collect hole punches as you find different stations along the way. The paths are wide, flat and clear -- you can easily take a stroller through here. There are over four miles of trails to explore between the two mazes. Foster Farm also offers a mini maze for its' littlest adventurers. There are nighttime hours offered at the mazes as well on Friday and Saturday evenings -- bring your own flashlight.
Once you've had your fill of solving the puzzles, you can head out of the corn and play on one of the many playscapes scattered throughout the property. There's a pirate ship, a train, giant tires to climb on, and many tunnels to crawl through. The farm also offers sand pits and a pedal car course too. And what farm would be complete without animals? We visited with chickens, goats and alpacas. This place is heaven on Earth for littles: running through a maze, playing in the dirt, climbing playscapes, and chickens. However the big kids will love the challenging mazes as well (please note, anyone under the age of 14 needs an adult chaperone. No drop offs.) All ages can easily spend hours here enjoying the beautiful fall weather.
The admission price not only includes all of these attractions, but also a hayride throughout the property. You can also purchase pumpkins, mums, and gourds. There are tons of fun wooden cut outs and beautiful murals scattered about the farm. Photo ops abound -- I took dozes of fun pics while we were there. Foster Family Farm is basically everything you love about fall in one stop.
There are lunch concessions and snacks available for sale on the weekends. There are many port-a-potties and plenty of free parking offered on site.
Foster Family Farm is located at 90 Foster Street in South Windsor, CT. The attractions are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October. You can follow their Facebook page here.
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