Fall just may be the most fun season for my family and I! We love to visit pumpkin patches, and living in Atlantic County, there are plenty to choose from! In the past few years, we have decided on a definite favorite, Victory Farms! For younger children, ages 1 through 5, Victory Farms has it all! Hayrides, a hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, play area, animal barnyard, and every toddler’s favorite – the corn box! We arrived early, around 10:30 am on a Thursday, the slowest day of the week for Victory Farms, to ensure that it wouldn’t be too crowded.
Victory Farms pricing was very reasonable. My son who is under 2, was admitted for free, and for myself, it was just $3 for the hayride and $3 for admission to the play area. Upon entry, my son also received a pumpkin patch coloring book as well as a Victory Farms bracelet. We were permitted to stay as long as we liked, and come and go to and from each area as we pleased.
First, we checked out the pumpkin patch and the hay bale maze, which was the perfect size for my son. Also in the pumpkin patch area, was a huge tractor made completely of hay bales that the children could climb on and “drive”, with huge tires and a steering wheel, any little boy’s dream!!
Next, we took the hayride. As we traveled around the farm, we were both entertained by all of the “pumpkin people” set up around the tractors’ route. Pumpkins painted like Minions, Angry Birds, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz characters were on site, just to name a few. As we arrived back at the pumpkin patch, the children were each allowed to pick out a small pumpkin to take home.
Next, we were ready for a snack, so we sat down at one of the picnic tables in the pumpkin patch area. Tables were well shaded, and easily accessible. Drinks and light snacks were available for purchase at the ticket area. After our snack, we headed over to see the animals! Each of the animals on the farm had a name, which was posted, as well as some information about each breed of animal. There were chickens, turkeys, an Alpaca, goats, sheep, a cow, a miniature pony, and many more animals on the farm! Food was available for purchase if children were interested in feeding the animals. On the other side of the animal barnyard was a play area with slides and hand made wooden horses for the children to “ride”. A hay barn and corn box were also in the play area, which were my son’s favorite! The owners of Victory Farms are so friendly and accommodating, and made our visit a pleasure! We will definitely be back to visit again soon!
Victory Farms is located at 324 S. Mannheim Ave, Galloway Township, NJ. Regular fall hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
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