Searching for the family destinations this weekend in Calgary, I found Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm. Today was sweet summer corn festival so I thought of visiting the place. Reaching to the place is easy if you hire a cab/taxi from downtown. Or, if you are good at driving and navigation hire a car for a day and you are done.
The first and foremost encounter was Jumping Pillows. They were just crazy things, you need to hop on the giant pillow and either jump or just sit and let others make you jump. Absolute fun and laughter were surrounding the pillows.
The giant slide had one condition – you need to put your feet in a sack (brown jute sack) and then slide – this made the slide faster. The kids get familiar with the sack in a fun way. A mountain made of Tractor tires was challenging for kids to go up and then rewarding while coming down on a slide.
There were Ball courts to challenge you enough – Baseball, Football and Basketball and the funny part was that kids were collecting the balls for their elders while elders were enjoying the game.
There was a raceway with wild and wacky Pedal Carts. Some were small and good for a 3-4 year old while others were big. There was one family pedal Kart which was in high demand – Imagine mom and dad Pedaling the kart and kids sitting on back seats !!
The big Rocking Chair was a star attraction. I guess almost six people can sit in that chair at a time and I had never seen such a giant rocking chair before this. Another was a big big (really big) corn ball. Play at your own risk :-) :-) :-)
The corn maze was a true representation of a field with a crop. The corns were green and soft and not yet ripe. There were mustard plants mingled with those tall corn plants and there were pathways to walk in between the plants. The feel and smell of the place was just awesome and it also revealed what kind of life a farmer has. By this time I was singing – old McDonald had a farm EIEIO…..unconsciously.
Rat rollers were a fun thing to do and taught you a balancing act to move a barrel kind of thing while being inside.
At the Petting Zoo were pigs , donkeys, ponies, goats, rabbits and other farm animals. But the cutest things were mini hand pumps which were working and were involved in duck race (don’t worry the ducks are plastic ones :-) ). There was a mining company demo which had sieves and a bag made of sand,soil and gravel and you might find a gemstone in that !! There were more play equipment for kids and a Tractor was on display. The Friendly Fire was a good thing for those who love shooting (of course without hurting anyone). A mini golf for golfers and a tractor pulled ride called Grain Train, foe the whole family to enjoy the corn fields. There were many more things to explore…
As a part of Sweet Summer Corn Fest there were free pony rides, corn decorating contest for the kids, Farm Bingo and Corn Eating Contest. It was a perfect day to visit Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm, today. If you have not visited yet, plan for the pumpkin fest which will be in September / October weekends. The place gives you a feel of real farm life and your kids will understand what a crop is? How is it to grow something in a field? Where does food exactly comes from?
Well, its time for pics :-)