If you live in the Seattle area, and you’re still wondering what to do for Halloween with your family, I highly recommend a visit to Remlinger Farms in Carnation. My husband, 2-year-old son, my son’s godmother and I made the trip last week, and all of us had a blast. There’s a ton of stuff to see and do.
Remlinger Farms includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, country market, restaurant and Family Fun Park. At $15 a person, admission to the Family Fun Park is a little pricey, but you get unlimited access to all of the attractions and rides. It was nice not to have to worry about tickets especially since my son had never been to any kind of amusement park before and wanted to do everything.
The Family Fun Park is designed for kids 12 and under and includes a steam train, a mini roller coaster and other rides, a moonwalk, pony rides, a petting zoo, a “Farm Theatre” with live performances, and my favorite–the hay jump.
Kids (and adults) can jump into mounds of hay that are piled on top of some kind of bouncy surface (we were thinking a trampoline). You can jump around, throw hay at each other, make hay angels, etc. The hay cushions any falls. There’s also a mini hay maze for kids.
Remlinger Farms is designed for kids, but there’s plenty of fun to be had by adults too. I enjoyed browsing in the country market and checking out the baked goods in the restaurant.
Look at the size of these muffins!
These mini pumpkins pies looked delicious, and I’m sure they were good because when we came back to sample some, they were sold out!
We had the strawberry rhubarb pie instead, which was tasty.
You can even do wine tasting at Remlinger Farms. I tried a mead honey wine for the first time, and I liked it.
We explored the corn maze and combed the pumpkin patch for the perfect orange orb. We ended the day with a tractor-pulled hay ride.
P.S. The pumpkin patch and corn maze are very muddy so make sure you wear rain boots or some other appropriate footwear.