If you’re looking for some great fall family fun, check out Phillips Farms in Cary, NC! Get all the details and enter to win a 4-pack of passes to the corn maze and Family Fun Park! ***SORRY! The giveaway has ended. But you can still learn all about the farm for your next fall field trip!***
Phillips Farms is a great way to spend a fall day! There is so much to do for kids of all ages. From the corn maze to the giant cedar swing, a day spent here makes a great field trip or family outing!
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, and I was ready for some fall fun! Despite the 80+ temps, it was time to get a dose of pumpkins and scarecrows. My tween, my toddler and I decided to check out Phillips Farms, and I couldn’t have been happier with our visit! We spent over 2 hours playing, and we didn’t even do the corn maze! That maze, by the way, looked like a lot of fun – not too hard, not too easy. I think we’ll be going back to check it out.
Read on for details about visiting this great local attraction, or head straight to the end for the giveaway!
The lay of the land
One of the things I love about Phillips Farms was how wide open it is. Since it was only the three of us, my kiddos and I stuck together, but if you’re going with a bigger group and everyone spreads out a bit, no one is really out of sight. And there is so much to do for kids of all ages, and even stuff adults will enjoy!
One of the unique features of this fall attraction is a wagon ride with an educational narrative about the history of the farm and the area. (I appreciated the fact that the wagon was not loaded with hay, which usually irritates my allergies.) But there were so many little gems — the folks at Phillips have really thought of everything! Giant cornhole, a corn bin, great slides…there is even a mud pie play area! The staff, by the way, was super-friendly. Everyone greeted us with a genuine smile and conversation.
You’ll be staying a while, so you’ll be glad to know there are picnic tables and concessions (cash only), and although the only restroom facilities are portable toilets, there is a handy baby-changing station set up nearby.
Don’t miss the see-saw made from old farm equipment, and old-fashioned-water-pump-turned-duck race to the left of the pumpkin patch.
Note that the pick-your-own pumpkin patch was a little hard to navigate, especially with a toddler, but pre-picked pumpkins will be available starting October 1st. Bring your quarters for feed for goats and fish.
If you’d like a chance to check out this great local corn maze and field of fun, head to the bottom of this post and enter the giveaway for 4 tickets, provided by our friends at Phillips Farms!
|Name of venue||Phillips Farms of Cary Corn Maze and Family Fun Park|
|Address||6701 Good Hope Church Road Cary, NC|
|Notes about operating hours/closed times||Most current hours and events are kept up-to-date on their facebook page|
|Good for||Toddler/Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School|
|Handicap/Stroller accessibility||The grounds are easily navigable, but the wagon and cow train may not be easy to access.|
|Price||$10 per person age 3 and up, $9.00 Military/First Responders/Seniors 60+; additional fees (cash only) for some activities like pumpkin sling or cannon; fish and goat feed available for quarters.|
|Deals available (group info below)||Buy one, get one half off coupon good until 10/7 available at: http://phillipsfarmsofcary.com/corn-maze/|
|Relevant subject areas||NC History (take the wagon ride and listen to the story!), science, agriculture, physics|
|What to bring||Some food and water available at the farm, and many nearby businesses, but there are also shelters and picnic tables to enjoy snacks.|
|Know before you go||No pets allowed. Credit cards are accepted for admission, but concessions and other extras are cash only.|
|Description||Phillips Farm can be a great place to visit year-round, but especially in the fall for their great corn maze and recreational activities. There is something for all ages! Take a wagon ride, feed the goats, slingshot a pumpkin, bounce, slide, and so much more!|
|Taking a group||Minimum of 20 students and 5 adults. Contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Activities for your homeschool
For tips on making the most of your field trip, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Homeschool Field Trips!
- Autumn Treasures Unit Study (K-4th)
- Hoppin’ Popcorn Unit Study (K-4th)
- Pumpkin patch scavenger hunt
- Pumpkin coloring page
- Fall-themed math games
- Punkin Chunkin physics
- Fall writing prompts
- Fall bucket list printable
Enter the giveaway!
Thank you to the friendly people at Phillips Farms for giving us tickets to share with you!
General admission passes include access to the Corn Maze, Wagon Ride, Cow Train, and Family Fun Park.
Must be a US resident, age 18 or over to enter.
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