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Fall Farm Fun Guide

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Fall is in the air and the farms across Ontario are gearing up for fall fun on the farm.  One of the great things about living in Ontario is that there are lots of farms that offer fun for families.  Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and create some great family memories on one of the great local farms listed below.

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Ayr

Snyder’s Family Farm Enjoy a day out in the country! We have something for everyone, puppet shows, petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, and so much more. Fall treats to tempt anyone, freshly made caramel apples, deep fried mars bars and pumpkin pie. Over 16 activities to enjoy, come out to Snyder’s Family Farm and create memories to last a lifetime.

Barrie

Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle and a Haunted barn.

Brampton

Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

Brantford

Brantwood Farm Fall Festival Weekends – Face Painting, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Haunted Hay Maze, Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle-In-Haystack, Pumpkin Putt, Pumpkin Bounce, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking and Food.

Brighton

Cricklewood Farm – This is our 13th year of designing and creating our corn maze.  This year a percentage of our maze sales will be donated to the Canadian Wildlife Federation with our goal being $2,000.00The 6 acre corn maze is in the shape of 3 American Badgers. There are close to 2 miles of pathways for you to explore. The shortest path is about a mile in length. Be sure to check out the Toddlers and Grandparents Maze. It’s only 1/2 acre in size and is included in our regular maze admission price. It’s short and easy to do, and a prize awaits your return

Cambridge

Yeehaw Adventure Farm – Weekends in October come out to the Harvest Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown! The great weekend activity is Fall-Farm-Fun- Hillbilly Style! Good old fashion country fun for the whole family-Seniors and Jr (of course), families (big and small!) corporate and large groups, church youth groups always welcome!

Cornwall

McMaze – When you visit the farm during the fall you can enjoy the many activities for the kids in the fun farm, take on the challenge of a maze and choose your Halloween pumpkin.  At night time enter the haunt maze…if you dare!

Dundas

Dyment’s – So much to do at this Farm!!  Activities include: Barnyard Play Area, Machinery Shed, Straw Fort, Corn Bin, Animal Farm, Bouncing Ball Track, Spook Hut & Spookley Theatre, Agri-Maze, Trike Track, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Zip line, Inflatable Farm Train, 9 hole mini putt, Dyment’s own fry truck (YUM)

Hanes Corn Maze – Hanes isn’t just a corn maze.  But the corn maze will amaze or haunt you.  You can also visit with the farm animals, run in the play areas, have a picnic,  and do hands-on activities. Don’t forget to pick up our pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while you are there.

Dunville

Richardson’s Farm & Market – Oodles of fun awaits you at the farm this fall.  Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze, challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.  Lasso some toy horses, play in the corn box, enjoy a tractor ride, visit the animals and chuck some pumpkins at targets.  Of course before you leave, don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

Elmvale

Rounds Ranch Pumpkin Mania – Enjoy some family time on a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin, Pie eating contests, pumpkin toss, Pumpkin slam dunk, Pumpkin hockey, Pumpkin seed spitting, or spend some time in the play area with the animals, on the pedal carts, corn maze or riding a pony.

Fonthill

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm – Come join them on the farm for the Haunted Spook barn , Super corney cobbs maze adventure, Pumpkin slingshot, Haystack jumping, Train-o-saurus Rex ride, Rubber duckie race, Straw jump barn and so much more

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (4 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show.  Open Weekends Sept 21 thru Oct 27

Hampton

Pingle’s Farm Market – Fall Farm Weekends –  Play areas, Straw Maze, Trike Track, Farm Animals, Bunnyville, Face Painting, Bugsy Balloon, Pumpkin Balloon, and Pedal Cart Track with more new carts!  Don’t forget to check our newest addition to the Fun Farm, Pingle’s Barn Bouncer.

Ingersoll

Leaping Deer Adventure Farm – Spend an afternoon at Leaping Deer Adventure Farm and Market and you’ll find plenty of fun activities to keep the family entertained.  Watch your fave pig race, tackle the maze, go on a wagon ride, pick your own pumpkin and so much more!

Lakefield

Buckhorn Berry Farm – You can’t help but have a great day with all these fun activities!!  Your admission includes: Daily Entertainment – Tim Holland, Barnyard Animals , Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, one of them is haunted, Play area with a huge sand pile, Pumpkin Bowling,  Bonesville Cemetery, Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides and Pumpkin Cannon.  Don’t forget to check out the Haunted Barn and the Junior Spook Barn for a small additional fee!

Leamington

Thiessen Orchards – Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides. Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Now Open is their Haunted barn…if you dare!

Markham

Whittamore’s Farm – Their Pumpkinland had so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon

Milton

Springridge Farm – Everyone loves Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm where families will enjoy: A professional puppet show, Wagon ride to the 5-acre, Corn Trail, Spooky Boo Barn, Spiderweb Climber, Farm Yard Pipe Slide, Access to the Fun Farm Yard: Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping & Pyramids

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and  Pumpkin Farm – Haunted Hayride – During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  Our Haunted Hayride attractions will ‘jolt’ you off your seat. Venture through our haunted forest in October, if you dare!

Ottawa

Saunder’s Farm – Family Fall-tastic Fun!  Just to name a few things, your family will have fun in the Pumpkin patch, mazes, Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and SO much more.

Maple Hill Corn Maze – A-Maize-ing Fall Fun for the whole family! Get Lost in our Adventure Maze, hop on a hay ride, & play the Corny Facts Game. Have lots of fun in our 15 acre corn maze!!  To go through the maze at night bring a flashlight and add a whole new challenge.

Cannamore Orchards – Home of the spooky wagon ride!  After you pick out your pumpkin,  check out their family activity area where you can do outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

Pembroke

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch  – Fall Family Fun admission includes: Tunnel Hill Slide, Pedal Carts, Pig Races at Hugli’s Speedway, 6 Acre Corn Maze with Educational Signs & Colour Find Game (fun for big kids too!), New Bouncing Animal Buddies, New 125 foot Tube Slide, Hop Dot Colour Maze, Pumpkin Cannon Show with pirates , Pirate Ship Maze, Hay & Pumpkin Mazes, Duck Races, Giant Hill Slide, Giant Sand Box, Hay Jump, Country Puppet Show, Jumping Horse Swings, Friendly Animals, Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins not included), Haunted House of Terror (includes the scary wagon ride to and from the house) and 6 Acre Creepy Corn Maze crawling with, spooky creatures at night, The Magic of Illusionist Steven Anthony – evenings only

Port Stanley

Great Lakes Farm – The apple barn is open daily for already picked apples, fresh apple cider, our famous apple pies and other apple-based sweets, treats and delicacies fresh from our bakery. You can also. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins, explore our corn maze and straw mountain or take a ride around our orchard with a Tractor ride. 

Schomberg

Puck’s Farm, It’s Fun! – So much fun to be had at Puck’s Farm  this fall including; Carnival Rides, Fall Colours, Pumpkins for Sale, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Amazing Maze and Friendly Critters! Merry-Go-Round, Bouncing Castle, Tubs of Fun, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Frolic and Kids Train

Stayner

Fernwood Farms & Market – Pumpkinland will be open the last 3 weekends in October  which will include Wagon rides, Corn Maze, Games, Mini Putt, Pumpkin Hunt, Pick your own pumpkin, play areas and animals.

Stoney Creek

Green Mountain Farm – Hamilton Area’s destination for haunted family fun!  For the Fall this Hamilton farm offers Haunted hay rides, a haunted barn, corn maze, pumpkin carriages, pioneer village and animal corral.  Food is available for purchase and they serve TIM HORTONS coffee!  Each weekend they have a little something different for their visitors … Cash Mob, Scavenger hunt, Spooktacular giveaways and Creepy crawly costume party!

St. Clements

Nauman’s Farm –  Fun activities you can do with the family at the farm include a Corn maze, Rope Maze, Straw Jump, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit, Two new, Giant Tube Slides and the fantastic Pumpkin Slingshots!!!  Open weekends until October 31st

 St. Thomas

Ferguson’s Produce – Scarecrow Days – Lots of fun to be had for the whole family in the corn maze, target shooting with gourds, Halloween displays, Face painting, Horse drawn wagon rides, Make your own scarecrow, pick your pumpkin and then enjoy some burgers and fries.

Talbotville Berry Farm – Join in on the fun of the Fall Family Weekends!  Pick your pumpkin, go for a wagon ride , try your skills at the corn maze, eat lots of yummy treats and try the haunted maze if you dare! The kiddies can play the Maze Game! Every Child goes home with a Baby Pumpkin & Colouring Page!

Thorndale

Apple Land Station – Come to “Pumpkin Hollow” and find the perfect pumpkin for your fall decorating.  There are hundreds to choose from.  Take a family time home with you and carve Jack-o-Lanterns for everyone…maybe you’ll find the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  While you’re hear enjoy a visit with the animus, take a ride on the train, spend lots of time playing or rolling down sand mountain and end it all off with a stroll through the corn maze.

Thunder Bay

Gammondale Pumpkinfest – Your admission includes: A tractor pulled wagon ride to the mazes with prizes. Farm animals, tire swing, trike trails, Kids Corny Maze, BOO Barn, Pumpkin Sling Shots, Pumpkin Catapult, Black Tire’d Horses, Corn Stalk Horses, Bronco Train, Rubber Ducky Races, and NEW Pumpkin Peddle Carts.

Uxbridge

Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze – There’s plenty for the family to do on the farm. In addition to our 10 acre corn labyrinth, we are home to a giant corn box, a combine harvester slide, horse swings, mini mazes, echo tubes, animal viewings, wagon rides, and a farm kitchen full of delicious homemade treats. Come and shop at our farm store for great produce, baked goods and preserves.

Waterdown

Parkside Farms – Admission to Pumpkinfest includes ; A Pumpkin, Wagon Ride, Story Book Forest and the Corn Maze.  Be sure to visit the animals while you are there and grab a treat from the farm market

Frootogo Orchards – Experience Fall at the farm.  The fun includes mini corn maze, slides and swings, tot play area, jumping straw, giant sand box, trikes, animals and more.  New this year, there will be puppet shows and a large corn maze.

Waterford

Vango Adventure Farm –  A wonderful world for families and children to explore and experience farm life, animals, and TONS of fun activities. While our park is fairly new, we’ve been in the farming industry for several years and wanted a way to share the fun of farm-life with everyone.

Know of a great farm that offers Fall fun or are you the owner of a Farm in Ontario?  Please share it with us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Tell those Mosquitos to Bug Off…WIN the battle with Mozi-Q

With Winter over and the Spring rain coming down we are well on our way to summer weather! Woohooo is all I have to say! As we all know though, with summer nights comes the pesky mosquito. As an outdoor enthusiast in the summer, a cottager and a Mom of 2 little kids that are LOVED by mosquitos, I am excited to try out a product called Mozi-Q. When I saw this product featured on City Line I was totally intrigued as I would love to enjoy the summer nights without having to spray my family down with repellant or hide indoors until they die down.

After my initial investigation into Mozi-Q, here is what excites me about trying it this summer:

Homeopathic – Safe for the entire family

Works quickly – Only need to take Mozi-Q 30 mins before going outdoors

Easy to take – Chewable and no bad taste

Works on other bugs – Not only does it work on mosquitos but it also works on black flies, head lice, ticks and bed bugs!

Canadian eh – Mozi-Q is Canadian made!

Bring on the mosquitos as I can’t wait to try out Mozi-Q! I’ll let you know my findings but in the meantime why not try it out for yourself for FREE!

We are giving away Mozi-Q to 3 lucky people! Enter HERE

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Press Release/Product Info

Health Canada Approves the First Homeopathic Mosquito Repellent Pill

Bug Off! New natural and effective product keeps mosquitoes at bay

CALGARY, AB – Gone is the need to douse yourself in harmful DEET to repel pesky bugs. Calgary’s Erin Bosch has created the first oral bug repellent, Mozi-Q, an all-natural product recently approved by Health Canada.

In Erin’s homeopathic research she came across a study from the 1960s that proved that a combination of homeopathic remedies would help to keep mosquitoes, ticks and other blood sucking insects at bay. She decided to try it with her patients and when they kept coming back for more she realized it was time to formulate the product so it could be shared with the rest of the world and Canada.

“Mozi-Q allows people to enjoy the outdoors without being “bugged,” say Bosch, CEO and Founder of Xerion Homeopathie.

The product is made from staphysagria, a plant-derived substance that in the 1960s was discovered to be a natural insect repellent. While results vary from person to person 90% of those who take the product have noticed that mozzies, black flies and other bugs stay away.

Baffling to scientists, some people are more susceptible to bites than others. Some get attacked by bugs while others leave every outdoor party, cottage get-away or golf game unscathed. Mozi-Q is designed to change a person’s susceptibility to bites so that insects are less likely to prey on them. After taking Mozi-Q most notice a drastic reduction, if not almost the disappearance of mosquitoes nipping at their skin. Those usually considered “lunch” by mozzies may still incur a few bites but the effects subside extremely quickly without the usual suffering and swelling left by the six-legged bloodsuckers.

A great ally for all outdoor enthusiasts, Mozi-Q will have people chucking the sticky, smelly sprays in the trash and ridding themselves of stinky and smoky bug coils. It’s a great tool for campers, cottagers, golfers, hikers and anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors without being annoyed by mosquitoes.

The product’s features include:

  • It works within 30 minutes
  • No side effects
  • It repels mosquitoes and other bugs
  • The product can be taken every 2-3 hours starting before you go outside
  • Can be used in conjunction with other therapies
  • Homeopathic medicine is by definition non-toxic

Available in over 250 health food retailers for $24.99 (contains 60 capsules). For more information on where to buy: http://www.mozi-q.com/

Corporate History Xerion Dispensary, a homeopathic formulation and manufacturing company is based in Calgary, Alberta. The company’s focus is on fast-acting formulations for unique indications and ailments that solve a specific problem for the consumer. Xerion Dispensary (XD) is bringing homeopathic products to the market in a fun and fresh approach that garners mass appeal. For more information please visit http://www.mozi-q.com/

** We have not tried this product as of yet, but will give you our honest feedback once the mosquitos fly!

WIN Tickets to Disney on Ice Rockin’ Ever After

This Contest is now CLOSED!  Thank you to everyone who entered 🙂

Congratulations to our winner … Juliette Donoghue

THIS MARCH BREAK, DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER

We want you to WIN tickets to take your family to the show!!

COMING TO TORONTO FROM March 13 – 17, 2013 

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About the show…

Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After, an all-new live production coming to Toronto this March Break. A cast of world-class skaters brings your favourite moments from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to life in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom.

Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, BRAVE, competes to win the heart of adventurous, sharp-shooting Merida, making her on-ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel.  A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar line-up to Toronto!

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How you can save on tickets…

We’ve got 2 great ways to save!

  • Family four pack: Use promo code AV4100 to get 4 x $42.25 tickets for $100 plus fees and taxes ONLY at ticketmaster.ca.
  • Save up to $6 per ticket when you use promo code COMAV at Ticketmaster.ca

For more information, please visit us at www.avcommunications.ca/disneyonice

Show Times:

March 13 – 7pm

March 14 – 7pm & 1pm

March 15 – 7pm

March 16 – 11am, 3pm & 7pm

March 17 – 11am & 3pm

How you can win tickets from Vacationing with Kids in partnership with AV Communications …

You can win a 4 tickets to take your family to Rockin’ Ever After at the Rogers Centre on March 13th or 14th.  You choose the time, pick up the tickets from AV Communications and all that’s left is to have some fun and enjoy the smiles on your little one’s faces! One entry per email address.

This contest is now closed!!

Good Luck to you all

Terms and Conditions

No purchase necessary. Contest closes March 7th, 2013 at 12:00 am. Access to an internet connection and computer is required in order to participate in this giveaway. Open to residents of Canada who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter. Please ensure you familiarize yourself with your local laws on entering and winning contests. By entering you are acknowledging and agreeing to all terms and conditions. Winner will receive the prize as described. There is no option to take cash, credit or exchange it for another product. Transportation is not included. Winner is responsible for all other associated costs pertaining to attending the show. Tickets are non-transferable and the winner will be required to provide valid, photo identification in order to pick up the tickets. Tickets will have to be picked up by the winner at the AV Communications office in Toronto, Ontario during their regular business hours by March 13, 2013. Winner will be notified via email and have 24 hours from the sent time on the winning email to respond in order to claim the prize. If a response is not received in time, then that person will be disqualified and a new winner will be drawn. Once a person is disqualified, this means that they no longer have an option to receive a prize for this giveaway. All rules apply to all redraws. If a person claims any entries but does not complete the associated task for those entries, then all their entries for this contest will be disqualified. This contest is being sponsored by AV Communications and is not associated to any other company. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of AV Communications.  For further information please contact info@vacationingwithkids.ca