50+ Ways to Have Fun at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by



We have visited lots of places that we think your family will love and should definitely visit. But it is rare and truly a delight to find a place like Cherry Crest Adventure Farm that I can say I want to visit EVERYTIME my family visits the Lancaster/Strasburg area.


It is that much fun!

Saturday, during our Weekend in Lancaster, we made a visit to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. It was not yet fully open for the season, but we still managed to spend several hours there. And despite being there all afternoon, we didn’t get to do everything they had to offer. So you know we’ll be back. Check out their amazing list of activities below, most are included in admission. Which by the way admission is $10 a person until June 30 and then $15 a person from July 3 to September 21. And if you visit this summer take advantage of the Summer Boomerang Special which lets you visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm as often as you like up to September 21 after you buy your first ticket.


50+ Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Activities

    • Pedal a go kart
    • Get lost or find your way through their Amazing Maize Maze (opens July 3)

Here’s what the 2012 Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Amazing Maize Maze will look like when it opens July 3.

    • Race with rubber duckies
    • Go on a wagon express ride
    • Climb through the straw bale maze
    • Sit on a bucking bronco
    • Tour around the farm and learn about its history in a big tractor ride
    • View bees in their barn
    • Watch a show on the barn stage
    • Hold a day old baby chicken

Holding a day old chick at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

    • Pet a goat
    • Touch a rabbit
    • See antique farm equipment
    • Milk a cow
    • Play shuffleboard
    • Take on the kids in a gigantic game of checkers
    • Build a log cabin

I love how my boys worked together to build a log cabin at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

  • Sling a baseball
  • Slide down a giant hay chute
  • Listen to chickens sing
  • Crawl through the straw bale tunnels
  • Pretend to work on the farm
  • Color in the coloring coop
  • Slip down the straw bale racer on a potato sack

My 3-year-old was thrilled to ride Midnight at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

  • Operate a play tractor
  • Discover how Cherry Crest Farm uses the sun
  • Jump up and down in hay
  • Bounce to the sky on bounce pillows
    • Toss a baseball and earn a home run
    • Score a basket
    • Go long to make a touchdown
    • Pound it out with The Post Pounder
    • Play a game of tether ball
    • Relax in lounge swings

|Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

  • Attempt poly pong
  • Feed a duck
  • Test your agility in obstacle courses
  • Pose for pictures on pretend bulls
  • Dig through grain
  • Visit the farm education center to learn more about farm animals
  • Take on the Simon Says Corn Maze
  • Get a FREE photo souvenir
  • Hunt for fossils (fee)
  • Pick your own pumpkins (Fall)
  • Pick your own popcorn (Fall)
  • Create a souvenir penny (fee)
  • Shoot corn through a cannon (fee)
  • Sample fresh roasted sweet corn, homemade kettle corn, or old-fashioned soda creations (fee)
  • Ride the Strasburg Rail Road Train to the farm (Fee)
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch under a covered pavilion
  • Relax in a gazebo as the kids play and play and play
  • Shop at the General Store or Trading Post


If we’ve convinced you that a visit to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm needs to be in your family’s future vacation plans, then there’s

5 More Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

  1. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy all the activities
  2. There are activities for children and adults of all ages. Some activities are modified for younger ages.
  3. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is closed on Sundays.
  4. Make sure your camera battery or smart phone is fully charged
  5. Empty out that camera card


You will want to take so many adorable fun pictures of your children playing at the farm. Don’t make the mistake we made and run out of space on your camera or have your smart phone go dead. Of course in my defense I had been sharing details with our readers on Facebook and Twitter using my smart phone, which contributed to how quickly my battery went dead. ;-)


 To see the rest of the pictures we did get, visit our Facebook Gallery.


Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is located at 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, Lancaster County, PA. You can visit them online at www.CherryCrestAdventureFarm.com or call them toll free at (866) 546-1799.


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In full disclosure, this post was sponsored in part by Cherry Crest Adventure Farm who provided us with some regular tickets to enjoy the farm  and meals to make our articles possible. We were responsible for our own travel and lodging costs. As always our opinions are honest and our own and based on our experiences at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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