{Giveaway} Stanley Pond Adventure Farm

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Living in the theme park capital of the world is awesome. But sometimes I get tired of $18 parking and $14 chicken nuggets and hours of waiting in line. When we want a family day out that’s a whole lot simpler, we love to visit Stanley Pond Adventure Farm. It’s a little oasis for us. Calm, relaxed, comfortable, and easy. The kids leave tired but happy, and we leave feeling sun-kissed and recharged for a new week ahead. This is a great day out at just the right pace.

Skippy the Airboat

Skippy the Airboat

For us Lake County folk, Stanley Pond Adventure Farm is right in our backyard. For everyone else, it’s worth the beautiful country drive to Astatula (which is closer than it sounds)! We started visiting the farm when now three-year-old Zadie was just crawling. This year’s visit came with a few surprises. Zadie was ready to ride the “bullicorns” (bulls with horns like unicorns = bullicorns?) alone. She hopped aboard Skippy the Airboat without me. She rode Tacoma all by herself. I didn’t even get on the giant jumping pillow and if I hadn’t been busy holding her brother, I would’ve gone in anyway. That thing is awesome! If you visited the farm in years past, you need to come back. The place has grown!

"Bullicorns"

“Bullicorns”

We have a long-standing fall tradition to do Stanley Pond Adventure Farm’s pumpkin patch and then come back to see Santa. Just as the heat slacks off a bit, they’re ready for their busiest season. Spookley the Square Pumpkin currently rules the farm with photo ops for the kids. Admission includes wagon rides, the giant jumping pillow, cow train rides, airboat and horse rides, fishing at Catfish Junction, Sparky the fire truck, rubber duck races, a small pumpkin to take home, and more. I was impressed with the thoughtfulness that went into making sure kids of all ages would be equally entertained. It’s safe, it’s clean, and everybody at Stanley Pond Adventure Farm wants to make sure the kids have FUN!

Horse rides!

Horse rides!

Weekends between now and Christmas (check their website for dates and times!) are a great time to check out the farm with the kids. But don’t think the fun stops there — you can book school groups or use the farm to host moms group days. It’s a great place to schedule play dates. Moms can enjoy the lake breeze while the kids hop aboard rides and wear themselves out! The farm is also available for birthday parties and summer camps. This is a great little treasure Orlando moms should know about!

So check out Stanley Pond Adventure Farm this fall, and then we’ll see you there at Christmas time. Be sure to stop me and say hi!

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23 Responses to {Giveaway} Stanley Pond Adventure Farm

  1. Jana October 14, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    My son loves water, so our non favorite theme park activity is going to a splash pad!

  2. Noelle October 14, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Sounds fun!!!I would love to go with my kids 🙂

  3. goobermonkey October 14, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Our favorite “non” theme park is actually Lake Eola. We love walking around the lake, seeing the swans, playing on the playground, and taking in the fresh air.

  4. tiffany October 14, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    We moved to the area a year ago and haven’t really discovered too many non theme park places to go. We have been to Lake Eola and Cranes Roost a few times, my daughter loves the turtles and ducks. I would love to really start checking out some of the other things to do, so winning these would be perfect!

  5. Jenn Hislop October 14, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    New to the area and would love to check this out.

  6. Amy October 14, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    The zoo or splash pad!

  7. Summer I October 14, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I like Blue Jacket Park. My husband proposed there, so it will always be special to us. 🙂

    • Stacy Wilson Milaschewski October 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      Thats so sweet!!! my girls call that waterfall ( fountain) wedding day park!! too funny 🙂

  8. Alexandra October 14, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    My kids love the Orlando Science Center.

  9. Fiorella October 14, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Look like a fun place take the kids. We are newbies in FL thanks for sharing ! Allows me to get to know more places here

  10. Nicole Mattson October 14, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    We love the Orlando Science Museum and Orlando Arts Museum!

  11. Lauren Mize October 14, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    We love Stanley Pond farm! Great for field trips and weekend family fun days:)

  12. Stacy Wilson Milaschewski October 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    My fave, our Family pick for Fun that is not a theme park is the Maitland Art and History Museums gardens…I go every Birthday, Mothers day, and just tuesdays, it’s lush and beautiful, and FREE 🙂

  13. wendy byers October 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Love Stanley Pond Adventure Farm. and My kids LOOVE spookley the pumpkin

  14. Dreca October 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    We visited at Easter and again recently for the Fall festivities. My son LOVES this place!

  15. Jaime October 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    skyzone, splash pad, stanley pond farm in oct or the zoo

  16. Kira R. October 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    We have enjoyed Green Meadows in the past, but would love to check out Stanley Pond!

  17. Amy DC October 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Any of the local parks with a good playground or the beach or a splash pad in the summertime!

  18. Jenny Rebecca October 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    We love to go exploring in Leu Gardens!

  19. kwilson October 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Green Meadows is the only one we’ve been able to go to so far. But we liked it a lot!

  20. Martha Preller October 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    My favorite non theme park is Trout Lake!

  21. Kelly Rundle October 15, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    We love splash pads and walking around Baldwin Park in Orlando or Park Ave in Winter Park.

  22. Arlene S. October 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    The Central Florida Zoo and Orlando Science Center aare wonderful.

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