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Located 20 minutes north of the Twin Cities, Waldoch Farm is a family run Garden Center in Lino Lakes. They strive to provide top-quality plants, garden accessories and produce. Waldoch is a destination for seasonal family fun April through October, but they are particularly a favorite in the autumn when they offer a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze.
Joyer Barnyard at Waldoch Farm
Located within Waldoch, Joyer Barnyard is a free and family-friendly educational barnyard open during retail hours. This space was created to share a passion for agricultural outreach and experience-based education.
Plan to spend approximately an hour exploring Joyer Barnyard when you visit and don't forget quarters for the feed dispensers (50 cents per use). The barnyard contains a wide range of farm animals including sheep, chickens, donkeys, alpaca, horses, peacocks, pygmy goats, pigs and other poultry.
For more farm fun ideas, we recommend our article, Where to Find Minnesota Farm Babies.
Fall Fun at Waldoch Farm
Fall Fun begins in late September and runs through Halloween. The 2019 start date is September 21st and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m - including MEA weekend. Activities include a Corn Maze, Corn Cannon and Maze Area, a Pumpkin Patch and a Barnyard. On weekends, they also offer Hay Rides and Delicious Food available for purchase. Most of the fall fun area is free. The maze and the maze area is $12/day. See the Waldoch website for more details on what is free to everyone and what is included in the $12 day pass.
Birthday Party Idea For Waldoch Farm
While Waldoch does not offer birthday parties, they do offer field trip rates to groups of 15 or more to their corn maze and hay rides. If you are looking for an autumn birthday party, this may be worth a look.
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