Kid-Friendly Farms

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Visiting a farm can be a great experience for your family. It lets kids interact with animals, and they can see how foods are grown and processed. Remember to ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information:

WENDELLHighwire Deer & Animal Farm

68 Park Road, Woodbury, CT 06798

A unique blend of exotic and farm animals. Picnic area available.

OPEN ONLY IF WEATHER PERMITTING.
MAY AND SEPTEMBER – WEEKENDS ONLY 11-4
JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST – WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY 11-4

Group Rates Available (15+), please call 203-263-4522 for details www.highwireanimalfarm.com


Flamig Farm

7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092

Petting zoo, pony rides (weekends), tractor rides by appt. Pumpkins! Biodiesel & solar energy displays. Kid friendly daytime Halloween hayrides & night Halloween hayrides last two weekends in Oct. (reserv. req’d). Group & school tours.


Plasko’s Farm

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

Corn maze in fall, tractor rides, build your own scare crow, pumpkin painting, & our own Farm Chef grills many wonderful things for our guest to eat. Craft fair on opening day of corn maze.


Silverman’s Farm

451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT 06612

Five acre animal park open daily. Pick your own apples, peaches, plums. Large pumpkin patch. Face Painting some weekends, camp and school tours by appt.


Brown’s Harvest

1911 Poquonock Avenue, Rte.75 Windsor, CT 06095

Open daily 10am-6pm beginning Sept 12. Every weekend: Hayrides, Face Painting, Sheryl the Pumpkin Painter is on hand to personalize your pumpkin! Bring in your own ideas and see your pumpkin become personalized just for you! Children’s Corn Maze (for children 8 and under)


Riverview Farms

91 Wassuc Road, Rte. 2, Exit 10, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

Open 9/6-10/31. A fall experience for the family! On weekends, a  30’ Giant Pumpkin bounce , pony rides, & large petting zoo-come hold a baby chick! Corn maze & hayrides. Craft Wed. for kids. Parties, play groups, & school trips. Sun. entertainment.


Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm LLC.

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Rte. 4), Sharon, CT 06612

Pick your own and pre-picked pumpkins, apples, raspberries, pears, blueberries & retail store open with fresh baked pies, cider donuts, muffins, & other baked products. Fresh pressed cider on site, & a large corn maze, hayrides, & beautiful mountain top views.


March Farm

160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751

Spend a beautiful day on the farm this summer and fall! Enjoy a relaxing picnic with the kids while they explore the Hayloft Playscape! Complete with toys, tricycles & pedal tractors, your children will love racing around the 450 foot track, climbing the haybale pyramid & tractor tires, playing in the huge sand circle and running between the the mini Hayloft, Farm & School Houses! After playtime, cross the street to our pondside Animal Yard & Scenic Farm Hiking trail leading to seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables!


Halfinger Farms

489 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum, CT 06441

Pumpkin field is open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10:00-5:00. We are also open on Monday, Columbus Day. Weave your way through the children’s corn maze, enjoy a hay wagon ride around the field, play in the teepee or on woodchip mountain and find the perfect pumpkin.


Lyman Orchards

Jct. Rtes 147 & 157 Middlefield, CT 06455

Sunflower maze, corn maze, Frisbee golf, festivals, harvest activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, bakery workshops, and more.


Rose Orchards

35 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471

One of the oldest family-owned farms in the nation.The fall season offers wonderful opportunities to spend time outside with your family. Some of the fun things to do in the fall include: scenic wagon ride featuring Pumpkin Head!hay maze, corn maze, pumpkin patch and apple picking.


Maple View Farm

603 Orange Center Rd (Rt.121) Orange, CT 06477

One of the oldest farms in central Orange. Built in the 1790’s, Maple View Farm was a working dairy and produce farm. The main house was the first house on the Green in Orange and is registered in the National Registry of Homes.


Alice Acres Farm Market and Greenhouse

39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Cows and Cones serves super premium ice cream and has outdoor seating overlooking fields with cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens. Come and greet Willis, a miniature donkey, and newest member of Alice Acres. He is in the fields with the cows and sheep. Buster and JackJack (cows) and the sheep are always in the fields Chickens are in their coop. Stroll around the farm and say Hi to the animals.


R-Farms

353 Tobacco Street, Lebanon, CT 06249

A family owned pumpkin farm offering hayrides, a 2.5 acre corn maze perfect for the whole family. A great spot for birthday parties. Maze, 9 Holes of Mini Golf, Bouncy, Corn Shellers and Paint your Pumpkin (when available)


Creamery Brook Bison

19 Purvis Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

This 110 acre working farm features a wagon ride that takes visitors out to the fields to visit 150 plains bison which swarm around the tractor.  Sure, this is the east coast but the sight of these high-shouldered, massive creatures evokes visions of the old west.


Fort Hill Farms

260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT 06277

In the Spring join us for tours of our wonderful Quintessential Gardens including one of the largest lavender displays in New England. Summer brings pick-your-own blueberries and exciting events like our Blueberry & Bluegrass Festival. When the weather cools, things heat up. There is our annual Corn Maze Adventure, our pumpkin picking patch, hay rides, our own Farmtober harvest celebrations, and many weekend festivities like farm tours, organized hikes and more. Creamery is always open for a bite of The Farmer’s Cow ice cream, made with milk and cream from the farm.


Paproski’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Castle Hill

40 Sugar Lane, Newtown, CT 06470

pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo. Open Columbus Day, October 8th.


Pell Farms

96 Kibbe Grove Rd. Somers, CT 06071

Pell Farm in Somers is definitely one of the best Connecticut spots for Fall fun. Aside from having hundreds of pumpkins and gourds to pick from, Pell Farm really caters to kids. Children of all ages will love the hay and corn mazes, and also the tractor hayrides through the woods. Pony rides are available for smaller children, and they will also love seeing the other baby animals at the farm. Pell Farm offers games, including a ring toss and football throw, where kids can win prizes to take home from their day of fun!


Foster Farm

90 Foster St. South Windsor, CT 06074

Foster Farm in South Windsor is much more than a pumpkin patch! This is one farm that you definitely don’t want to miss this season. Foster Farm really takes corn mazes to a whole new level, offering over four miles of trails to venture through! The theme for this year’s maze is “Egyptian Adventure,” and adults and kids alike will love wandering through the corn together. Aside from the pumpkins, corn maze, and hayrides, children also absolutely love the play area at Foster Farm. With a pedal cart track and wooden pirate ship for kids to climb on, a day spent at Foster Farm is always a hit!


Rose’s Berry Farm

295 Matson Hill Rd. South Glastonbury, CT 06073

Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury is the perfect spot for pumpkin picking before Halloween! If you are really in the mood for a nice day outside, then head to Rose’s on a Sunday, when they offer live music from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other activities at Rose’s include face painting, a live scarecrow, a children’s play area, and a corn maze. Another thing that sets Rose’s apart from other farms is the private hayrides at night for parties of 25 or more. They provide cider, a bonfire, and marshmallows for an evening of fall fun with your favorite group!

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