We have visited our local corn maze four times this year! The corn maze is less than a half mile from our house, and I bought a Groupon in August – it had to be used in September and our weekends were filling up quickly. We’ve visited the Eliada Corn Maze every year since they’ve opened. (I’ve blogged about most years. 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009)
The first weekend we went, we were able to get through the two kid’s mazes before the thunder and lightning moved in. We also did the hayride, without any singing so my toddler was happy.
Eliada graciously gave us two tickets as a raincheck since we’d been there about an hour when the sky opened up. We went back the next weekend (in September) and spent a couple of hours checking out the various attractions.
This year, we made it through the middle maze (about 1.2-miles long) without any meltdowns! We’ve only done the kid’s maze with our son in the past. We didn’t know how long he could tolerate the walk, but he did so great. As long as he knew the number of the next station we were looking for, he was content!
This maze also offers a cow train that pulls kids throughout the field. My son wanted to ride it, but then was scared when my husband and I couldn’t sit next to him. That was really the only rough moment of that day.
Eliada offers a corn “pit” for kids to play in (think sandbox with corn kernels) and a hay maze for the kids to walk through. We took advantage of both. There was also a spiderweb that my son had a great time climbing.
Earlier in October, we were there for a birthday party. We spent the majority of the time climbing the spider web and sliding down the huge slide.
And this past week, I arranged a field trip for my son’s daycare. We went through one simple corn maze, but mainly stayed in the kids’ attractions.
Overall, it’s been a great season of corn-mazing and we can’t wait for next fall to see what else we can get into! (Maybe we’ll go through the longest maze – it’s about 2.4-miles long.)
Did you visit any corn mazes this year?