Life is truly wonderful when you spend a day on a farm like Honeysuckle Hill. The staff is so friendly and helpful and there is more to do and see than you can take in. We honestly spent four hours playing and could have easily spent two more and not been bored. There is truly something for every age on at the Fall Festival at Honeysuckle Hill Farm.
My fall-loving heart was full of joy as we walked through crunching leaves at the entrance and talked with one of the workers on how to best tackle the farm. She was so sweet and told us how to go about the farm as to not miss any of the fun. We started straight ahead towards Tiny Town and the pond. My son loved all the amazing wooden structures with slides, swings, and ropes attached. We all climbed into a covered wagon, rode tractor swings, took a cow ride around the pond, chased real ducks off the pathways, and raced rubber ducks in the water pump relays. It was a great start to our farm adventure. Then the call of the Spider Slide was too hard to ignore! I raced down the slide with my son. There were lots of squeals as we came out the other end of the big black tube.
We wandered over to the Hay Maze, Petting Zoo, and Pig Races next. I totally recommend making sure to learn when the pigs race. My daughter laughed so hard at the pigs. We also learned how to call a pig and what type of Oreos they like to eat. After seeing that area we were pretty hot and decided to cash in our souvenir cup and get a treat at the fudge area. I whole heartily feel that you should try the fudge. It was so tasty. My son turned his mouth blue with cotton candy and my daughter had chocolate chip cookies all over her face. They also had other lunch foods like hot dogs, chicken tenders, pizza, nachos, and more. They had a nice shaded pavilion to sit and rest out of the sun while you ate and very clean bathrooms nearby.
After refueling we headed toward the Back Forty area! Wow, this farm kept going and going. We headed over to the new Apple Launch area. I will say this costs extra but so worth it. We paid for our bucket of apples and loved trying to hit the ghost, pumpkin, and bat out in the woods. I hit the bat right in the middle. It was harder than it looked and was loud. But the kids loved shooting the large launcher. We strolled over to the Tree House area. They were so pretty. My son would have spent hours climbing and exploring if we had allowed him. It is nice and shady, too. There were picnic tables for parents to sit and watch the kids play as well, which was nice.
The Corn Maze was nearby and we decided to head that way. I will say that trying to take our physically disabled daughter in that in her stroller was a bad idea. It is really bumpy, rocky, and hard to push a stroller in. It was an amazing maze designed to honor Nashville Stars, but not so easy for strollers. We did make it out just in time to hitch a ride on the Pumpkin Train. We rode in the little pumpkin carts to the field to get a cute pumpkin to take home. The kids loved picking out a pumpkin and we look forward to painting them soon. A fun ball area with some games to play is in the same area as the pumpkins. The kids loved playing the games.
You would think that by that time we would have done all that the farm had to offer, but you would be wrong. There was still a small zip line for the kids, a huge slide to climb up to and ride down, a swing ride, another hay ride, a smaller slide, the general store, and corn hole. You could also pay a little extra to do a larger zip line, a thirty foot rock wall, a bungee trampoline, and a huge in-ground trampoline. All of that looked to be a lot of fun, but my crew was hot and tired. We opted to do them on our next visit. We refilled our awesome cups and got ready to say good-bye to a fun afternoon.
I would suggest that you pick a weekend day and spend several hours there with your family. I would plan on making it a day. You will not get bored. I appreciated so much how nicely it was laid out, how clean, how family-friendly, and how there were options for all ages to enjoy. My little family made many new wonderful memories and my kids did not stop talking about all the fun until they fell asleep that evening.
Thank you Honeysuckle Hill for making Life Good today!
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