A few weekends ago we decided to go somewhere new with the kids, so after a little searching online, we found something we thought would be worth checking out. It was a risk being an hour away, but the A Maze ‘N Farmyard ended up being a lot of fun for the kids. We actually didn’t even see or do everything that there was to offer, which is always a good thing. I also didn’t take as many pictures as I thought I would… whoops!
One of the big attractions was all of the animals, most of which you are allowed to pet and possibly feed. Enzo got to pet goats and feed them a bottle, but he also got to pet a cow, some bunnies, and most importantly – Bambi. There was the sweetest little fawn that Enzo got to pet. Call me paranoid, but I decided to just look at the animals with Phoebe rather than risk her petting everything and immediately sticking her hands in her mouth. Oh! Don’t forget the huge house of birds. Enzo was a little skittish, but one of his favorite animal experiences was the house of parakeets – they just fly all around you, and amazingly we didn’t get pooped on.
This was also the first time Enzo got to go on a pony ride. He was excited at first, until he had to get on the actual pony, and then he didn’t want to, but Josh went ahead and put him on and after a few seconds he was okay and started to enjoy it.
It may not look like he enjoyed it, but he did go back to ride again!
Aside from the maze (which we didn’t go through) there is also a very large slide, which Enzo was excited about from a distance, but a tad reluctant about once they actually got to the top.
Enzo started fighting Josh about going down, so finally he grabbed him, and off they went! Enzo didn’t really warm up to it right away…
That’s right… a GIF! I’m entering new territory here. 😉 As you can see, Enzo had a death grip on Josh’s arm the whole way down. He apparently enjoyed himself, though, because all he wanted to do was go down again… and again… and again.
Phoebe and I enjoyed the nice breeze and watched Enzo enjoy himself on the slide, until Josh suggested that mommy take him down. Honestly? I wasn’t all that excited about it, especially when I got to the top with Enzo and looked down. I won’t lie… part of me really wanted to back away. I pictured legs getting caught and broken (don’t you know you aren’t supposed to ride down a slide with a child?!?) and potentially rusty metal pieces slicing through legs. I couldn’t let him down, though, so we went… and it was fun.
We wandered around for a while until the sky began to darken and the kids got cranky. Apparently there is an entire bounce barn with several bouncy houses and castles we never made it to, but I’m sure we’ll go again this Fall.
How about one more slide gif of Enzo actually enjoying himself? Glad you asked!