I started a list of all of the events and activities I wanted to do over the next couple weeks and decided to share it with other moms who want a simple list of fun fall events they could enjoy with their family; so I began the Fall Family Events Guide. Simply subscribe by clicking HERE and I will email you my guide of over 20 Northern Virginia family events!
As much as I love summer, at 8.5 months pregnant I am ready for the cooler weather fall has to offer. And call me “basic” but anything pumpkin flavored is pretty much my favorite. Now that I can stand being outside for longer periods of time I want to ensure that my family is getting to enjoy some fun fall time events before it is over (and before I deliver my son!).
This past weekend we visited Cox Farms (http://www.coxfarms.com/) which is one of my favorite spots for fall family events so I wrote about all the reasons I love it below. Cox Farms did not disappoint! My 2 year old, Landon, had the best time and kept exclaiming “this is so much fun” (his new catch phrase.). Here are a few highlights:
- Slides galore
- Good mix of little slides that my son could do himself and larger ones that my husband rode with him
- Landon was very excited to get on a tractor and tour the farm! Lots of cute attractions to view on the 20 minute ride
- Note: Probably too bumpy if you are expecting so I sat this one out
- Kids play area
- Does your kid have a fascination with tractors/ trains/ slides? Than they can run around in this area and hop on some of the smaller versions of these items!
- Corn maze
- Walk around in their corn maze equipped with a ‘haunted’ bus, house to walk through and sites to see
- Nothing was scary so don’t be worried about little family members. And it is more like a path than a maze so you don’t need to worry about getting lost
- Lots of pigs, chickens and bunnies to see. There is also an area with goats that you and your family can walk around in. Landon was terrified of the goats so we did not spend too much time here… oh well maybe next year
- During snack time we sat on the picnic benches and listened to local bands playing songs from 70s and 80s
- The food!
- You can grab lunch while you are there (think pizza, French fries, hots dogs ect) grab a mid-day snack (soft pretzels, kettle corn) and visit their market for festive foods such as cider, honey, pies and my personal favorite apple cider donuts. YUM!!!
We went during the weekend so tickets were $17 per person (over the age of 2) but they have discounted days. Full pricing info is here: http://www.coxfarms.com/fallfestival/ticketbooth.aspx
Our family plans on visiting at least 1 fall event each week so I made a schedule that I can share with you! Just leave me your email and I will be sure to share it.
Northern Virginia has so many family fun activities; did I miss any? Let me know and I can add them to my Fall Family Events Guide. Don’t forget to subscribe for my list of over 20 fall family events in the northern Virginia area: Subscribe!
Till next time,