Pumpkin picking, corn cannons, a maize maze, and pizza! Read our Piglets Adventure Farm Review below.
We were desperate to find somewhere fun and different to celebrate Halloween this half term. We chose the Pumpkin Festival at Piglets Adventure Farm and we were not disappointed! Pumpkin picking, corn cannons, a maize maze, and pizza! We hope you enjoy our Piglets Adventure Farm Review.
We had never been to Piglets Adventure Farm before, we were recommended it by a friend and we left feeling very impressed. There is so much to do there even with some of their attractions being closed due to Covid 19. They have some really lovely and different activities on site. We decided to visit especially for their Pumpkin Festival event because, well is there any better Halloween activity than picking and carving your own pumpkin? Absolutely not!
Piglets Adventure Farm is just 15 minutes from the centre of York. Ticket prices vary depending on the time of year and event at the time. Information on tickets and prices is available here.
At Piglets Adventure Farm there are lots of areas to explore and it’s all really close together so you can do everything without much walking at all. This is great if you visit on a rainy Autumn day as we did, it’s also great for toddlers you can leave the pram behind which is helpful if you visit when it is very wet and muddy!
We loved visiting even in the rainy weather as it meant lots of muddy puddles to jump in, just make sure you check and prepare for the weather. It can get very muddy! We first chose to try the Maize Maze first.
Inside the activity pack is a maze activity called ‘Gruesome Ghosts of York’ you have to find each character in the maze then read their information board. As you go you can fill in the quiz as well as matching their names to their pictures.
We had lots of fun trying to find the characters in the Maize Maze, we found this a really fun way to get children reading and learning outdoors.
There were other smaller farmyard characters inside the maze, which is great for little ones who are a bit young to follow the activity. They can still join in and enjoy getting a little lost in the maze!
The pumpkin festival here takes place every weekend in October and then every day from 24th October until 1st November. We had to book quickly though because spaces were snapped up quickly.
The entire family will have stacks of fun at this outdoor adventure. Each full paying child aged one and over receives a free pumpkin which they can get stuck into carving safely in the pumpkin carving tent. No mess at home needs a round of applause, right?
The little wheelbarrows are a cute touch! You can get some lovely photos of your friends or family while they choose their Pumpkin in the field.
Behind the Farmyard trail and next to the Pumpkin Patch is the Corn Cannon! We had never seen anything like this before and it was lots of fun. You have to try and hit the targets with corn, the staff running this activity were so friendly and helpful. Even in the wind and rain!
The animals at Piglets are on a pathway to the right. You cross a bridge over a pond and then there is a one-way system around the animal pens. You can’t feed the animals here but they are all really friendly. We were in our element stroking sheep, donkeys, Shetland ponies, and alpacas. All the animals looked very healthy and well cared for.
They have an inside area where it is really easy to get close to the animals. Although the farm isn’t huge it was the small details that made Piglets great for us. Such as there being windows in the pigsty so that toddlers can see at their own level. There were also steps or low barriers for them to look into the animal’s homes.
There are also feeding times and usually petting show times however due to Covid 19 these aren’t running at the moment. We were so excited to see the piglets!
We felt really safe at Piglets Adventure Farm with their one-way system in place, social distancing advised, hand washing stations, and plenty of hand gel stops!
Outdoor play areas
There are a few outdoor play areas at Piglets Adventure Farm. They have two giant bouncy pillows which are great for tiring out little ones! There is an obstacle course with play towers, slides, and sandpits at the base, plus a build and play sandpit. The sandpit was a huge hit! Even in the on and off rain.
Hold on tight for the Barrel Train Ride!
Grab a bite to eat
We finished our trip with a tasty pizza whilst sheltering from the rain. There’s plenty of picnic benches as well if you prefer to take your own food.
We loved every minute of our day out at Piglets Adventure Farm for their Pumpkin Festival event! We would love to visit again especially in the summer when we can try some of the activities it got a little too rainy for.
We hope you enjoyed reading our Piglets Adventure Farm Review! How are you spending this Halloween? Let us know if you have ever visited in the comments below!