Ottawa's Saunders Farm gears up for fall
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:07
The Haunting Season at Saunders Farm kicks into full gear on September 29, and for the entire month of October leading up to All Hallow's Eve, families staying in Ottawa hotels can get their fix of fall festivities. Hay rides, pumpkin patch adventures, corn mazes and haunted houses are only some of the activities the farm puts on every year, attracting thousands of residents and visitors for some good old fashioned spooky adventures.
Travellers considering heading to Saunders Farms this October can choose from any of the following family friendly activities:
Giant Jumping Pillows
Have kids that need to let out some energy? Take them to the Giant Jumping Pillows, where they can leap around with other children, and even parents can join in the exhilarating fun. Similar to bouncing castles, only much larger and perhaps even more fun, these gargantuan pillows will have families rolling on the floor laughing in no time.
Mazes for all
The folks at Saunders Farms don't hold anything back for their Haunting Season, offering more than half a dozen unique mazes suited for all ages.
The awesome Musical Maze features numerous interactive contraptions where parents and kids can create their own sounds as they try to find their way through the labyrinthine hedges. Or, for visitors looking for a more historical journey, the Classical 7 Ring Labyrinth Maze looks almost like a Stonehenge formation, and will make anyone feel like they've taken a step back in time.
Girls will love the Fairy Gardens
Mothers and daughters can be as girly as they want at the Fairy Gardens, where they can either pretend to be the folkloric creatures or imagine a world in which fairies might even be real. With whimsical miniature houses and rows of colorful flowers, visitors can treat themselves to an afternoon of make believe.
Hop on a wagon ride
Some of the wagon rides during Haunting Season offer just the right amount of scares for young children, including the Daytime Haunted Hayride, where kids may let out a few squeals before laughing at the light-hearted nature of the ride.
Of course, true to the season, there will also be a Pumpkin Patch Hayride, during which visitors can pick out their favourite orange squash to decorate back at the main Saunders Farm site.