Port Farms better watch out: There’s a new patch in town.
I have taken Zoe to Port Farms in previous years, but when a friend told me about a new place called Sissons’ Pumpkin Patch in Girard we decided to try it instead this autumn.
It was great. It’s a lot like Port Farms, but smaller — which is perfectly fine for kids our age. We still didn’t make it to all the attractions by the time the little ones (and their parents) were tuckered out.
Mark’s favorite ride was the trikes built for big kids. I think he would’ve ridden it all day if Zoe would have stayed on the back. I think he was too embarrassed to do it by himself, even though he really wanted to.
There were also six or seven super fast slides, all of different lengths. There were no lines the day we went so Zoe went down the short one about 100 times. I went down the long one about 110 times. So. Much. Fun. There was also a super long corn maze. Yawn. I hate corn mazes. Mark insisted. As you can see, I lagged behind with the stroller and Max. Luckily we made it out before I had to call 911 for help.
And of course there was the cornbox. Zoe spent many happy minutes playing in it and brought home a souvenir kernel or two in her diaper, which was a bit of a shocker until I figured out what they were.
There was a pumpkin launch, which was super fun. We didn’t win anything, but we had a good time trying.We ended the day on a tractor ride. It about lulled us all to sleep. It was a nice way to end our day without any temper tantrums about leaving.Little cuddlebugs.
I like Port Farms a lot, but Sissons was a great size for our little ones, was a tad cheaper (at $6.95, the entry fee is $1 less on the weekends at Sissons Farms), and didn’t have nearly the crowds that you find on a nice day at Port Farms. That might change though as more people hear about Sissons. Oops.It’s definitely nice to have more than one of these great farms-turned-entertainment centers close by. We’ll be back again next year! And next year I will hit the pumpkin target. You can bet on that.