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.
Fall Fun at Waldoch Farm
Fall Fun usually begins in late September and runs through Halloween. The 2020 start date is a little later -- October 2nd. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m - including MEA weekend. Tickets will be timed and days will be limited. Activities include a Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Maze Area with more than 20 activities. The maze and the maze area is $12/day. Admission will include many of the activities we have come to expect from Waldoch, if they can be accomplished with social distancing.:
See the Waldoch website to purchase your timed ticket. No season passes will be offered this year.
Joyer Barnyard at Waldoch Farm - Closed Until Further Notice
The Joyer Barnyard is currently closed for health and safety reasons. Waldoch hopes to open it in October. Stay tuned.
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.
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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