An Ode to Cox Farms
by Dana Patterson on Oct 27, 2011 1
I was able to introduce my husband to my favorite fall place yesterday! I talked Cox Farms up SO much to him that he didn’t think it could live up to my awesomesauce feeling. I think if I talk about how awesome it is one more time, he might start to hate the place because I’m overly obsessed (I know I’m being REALLY dramatic)! In the end though, he loved it just as much! Here’s an introduction picture of this awesome place that is located in Centerville, VA:
Why I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cox Farms:
- There is so much to do that even when there are 20 school buses full of kids, it still doesn’t seem crowded.
- Everything is reasonably priced.
- Good food (fresh kettle corn, yum yum yum).
- Free cider and apples while you are in the park AND each person gets to take a free small pumpkin with them on their way out.
- Workers are SO incredibly nice and helpful.
- Porta potties are clean and they are all over the place.
- They have a ton of picnic tables set up and you can bring your own food in to eat wherever or buy food at all the different food stands.
- It’s for kids of all ages.
First, let me tell you some of the things they have for kids.
We started our day off at the HUGE slide
Then, we did the hayride that lasted about 15 minutes. It had so much on it. I don’t want to spoil it. I wish that I got a better picture of it, but there is always next time.
Next, we went to the awesome corn maze! It took us a while, but it also had many fun things through it (an old school bus, an old little house, random doors).
Then we hit up the petting zoo. This was one of Ella’s favorites. You can buy an ice cream cone filled with goat food for $1. Look at these pictures!
After this, we did many more slides and went to the kiddie area (awesome for little ones under three feet).
Lastly, we took Ella to the piled high hay bails and she loved jumping off of them. There were tunnels that went through them.
On the way out, you get a free small pumpkin.
On the way out to your car, there is a market that you can buy pies, pumpkins, local honey, kettle corn, cider, apples, candy and toys. We didn’t buy a big pumpkin, but I wish we had because they are a lot better looking than the ones at the grocery store. They were $.69 per pound.
Some things we didn’t even get to do. They put on a little show where they milk a cow (it’s really cute, I saw it last year). We also didn’t do the rope swings because Ella was too little and we didn’t get to do all of the slides because it was time to call it a day. We played for about four hours.
Okay, I guess I’ve said enough and I hope I convinced you to take a trip to Cox Farms and feel my over-the-top happiness (if you’re in the northern VA area)! If you’re not a NOVA person, find a fun pumpkin patch near you!