Halloween Fun For the Kids
Thomas Family Farm, Snohomish
My kids are all getting a little too old for trick or treating, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get into the Halloween spirit. If you don’t believe me, they tagged along to the cemeteries and abandoned places features this month. They also tag along for at least one day and one night trip to local pumpkin farms for fun and scares galore.
After years of visits to Craven Farm in Snohomish and Remlinger Farms in Carnation when I was a kid, it’s a must. A tradition I want to pass down to them. There farm of choice for daytime fun is Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish. It has activities for kids of all ages, not to mention nighttime fun for the adults (I like that part).
The number of activities available day or night is crazy, so be sure to plan on spending quite a bit of time there. Hands down, the largest chunk of time will be spent on the corn maze. It is massive (3 miles), and even with a map in hand it can be challenging (there is a trick to it, I’ll let you figure it out on your own. In recent years, the fun has increased with the addition of a fun game that takes you to various stations throughout it.
One thing you should know though. Don’t hit this corn maze after its been raining. The mud can get rally bad, although also very funny at the same time. We had a slip and slide adventure through it at night one year and had to cheat by exiting the maze through the side to get out. It was … an experience, to say the least.
Corn not your thing, not to worry. Other available activities include paint ball shooting, an apple cannon, a giant slide, pro karts, a jump pad, rock mining and so much more. A newer addition includes five minute escape rooms with varying difficulty levels. My kiddos finished one with mere seconds to spare, and that was without any help from me. I was too busy enjoying the donuts made on site.
Activities aside, there is also a good old fashioned pumpkin patch for you to take a little, or a big, something home once you have finished playing. It’s not the biggest patch in Snohomish County by a long shot, but does have some of the most unique pumpkins I’ve found in my many years of patch visits.