Today we checked out Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly, VA! This time of year is great because local Northern Virginia Farms have Fall Pumpkin Festivals and Ticonderoga Farms is one of them.
With a small admission fee you can play on the playground equipment, go down the large slides, rope bridge, climb up into forts, enjoy a hayride and walk the barnyard area. The best part is you recieve a small pumpkin with each paid admission. My kids always get a kick out of picking out their own pumpkins.
The kids had a great time. Ticonderoga Farms is not as large as the Cox Farms Fall Festival but there is still plenty of things for the family to do at this Loudoun County farm.
A friend of mine told me about a great little farm in Western Loudoun County named Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA.
The working farm is 200-acres and was started as a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). A CSA is a program where members support the farm and in return share in the crops. The farm is also a U-pick farm where you can take a wagon ride out to the fields and pick fresh vegetables or fruit depending on the season. There is a small admission fee but the farm is lovely and well worth it.
Besides the fresh vegetables, fruit and kettle korn Great Country Farms has a lot to offer the family while you visit. The cow train, large inflatable pillow, and Gem Mining are just a few things you can do at the farm. They offer plenty of play equipment all over the play area along with a barnyard for the kids to see goats, chickens and pigs.
We had a great time and will definitely come back!
In rural Leesburg, VA located in Loudoun County you’ll find Temple Hall Farm Regional Park. Temple Hall is a 286-acre working farm. It’s a great place to the bring the family to see the animals and see all the sites of a working farm. It has plenty of picnic tables to bring a lunch and includes a small playground for the littler children. Every year from September to the beginning of November Temple Hall has the Corn Maize and Fall Festival. You can also check out the Babbling Brook Trail which takes you over a creek and through the woods.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the new Visitor Center with indoor restrooms. We didn’t make it out to the farm last year to see all the new additions to the farm. The farm does have a small playground which is fenced in with large piece of play equipment and regular swings.
But the main attraction are these cuties!
The larger farm animals aren’t always up at the fence for the kids but they do get to see chickens, goats, pigs and the draft horses in the barn. The park has some great views of the rolling hills and farms in Loudoun County. It’s a great place to take the family.