Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Family Date: Corn Maze

A great family activity for the fall is to visit a Corn Maze! I feel very fortunate to live in the Midwest, where we're able to visit a local farm to pick our own pumpkins, or drive a few miles to to the largest corn maze in the state.

If your home is located where this type of outing is possible, I would highly recommend it. Derek and I reallly enjoyed it, and Emma had a blast, as you can see from the pictures!

We went to the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze in Brooklyn Park, MN. Near the Twin Cities, there are at least half a dozen corn mazes including Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival which is celebrating its 16th year of fun and games. Many have other activities, such as hayrides, pumpkin slinging, and even haunted houses!

We chose the Twin Cities Harvest Festival this year because it fit our budget and had activities that we thought Emma would enjoy. I'm sure we'll visit other venues in future years as Emma gets bigger and is able to appreciate some of the other activities they offer.

The attractions we enjoyed most were the corn maze (of course!), as well as the giant corn pit, and petting zoo!

My 3 good things for today are:
  1. We had a great, fun-filled day together as a family, for about the same price we would pay for movie tickets.
  2. Something we really appreciated about the Twin Cities Harvest Festival is that they donate a portion of every ticket sold to the Minnesota Military Family Foundation. So we helped support a good cause in addition to having fun!
  3. We got some great family photos to remember the day!

What fall activities do you like to do as a family?

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