Happy Wednesday, Friends!
To the delight of many (myself included), Autumn weather has finally made its way into the metro area and the crisp air and falling leaves create the ideal backdrop for a visit to your favorite Pumpkin Patch and farm. There’s something about spending time appreciating nature in the Fall that is really special and inspiring – I can’t wait to enjoy this season with my own family at Johnson Family Farms right here in Kansas City.
As you know, iFamilyKC hosted one of our monthly Kids Club Events at the beautiful Johnson Family Farms on Friday where we enjoyed spending time with the animals in the farm animal corral and playing out on the farm. We kicked off our time at Johnson Farms with getting our hands dirty with beautiful flowers to take home and plant in our own garden.
This activity was included in our exclusive iFamilyKC Kids Club admission price but Johnson Family Farms also offers their guests a vast assortment of different sizes, colors, and shapes of goods at competitive prices. You’ll find:
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Flowers and Mums
- Seasonal Goods and Decorations
The next stop on our Kids Club adventure took us through the Farm Animal Corral where we were able to peek in on the lives of some incredible animals including newborn baby pigs. As a parent and an avid reader, I appreciate the small, intentional, details that the Johnson family has put into making their farm such a special place for families. I couldn’t help but smile when I noticed the attribute to “The Three Little Pigs” in their outdoor animal area.
Watching my almost four year old daughter as she watched, with such beautiful curiosity, the baby chicks and ducks was easily the highlight of my time at Johnson Family Farms. As a parent, I loved that there was a learning opportunity available to her in the animal corral and she enjoyed spending time with some pretty amazing creatures that she doesn’t normally interact with in a normal day.
After enjoying the animals, we headed back over to the expansive play area available with admission to the farm. From Fort Johnson to the bus preschool zone, there is something to enjoy for children of all ages at Johnson Family Farms and it’s the driving force for my family to revisit again and again this season.
I imagine it’s very easy to spend an entire day out at Johnson Family Farms and still not experience everything that they have to offer. This year, in addition to their pumpkin patch, they’re also offering:
- 13 Acre Corn Maze
- 3 Acre Sunn Hemp Maze
- Giant Tunnel Crawl
- Numerous Play Zones
- Farmer Tom’s Barrel Train
- Large Jumping Pillow
- Pig Races
- Pumpkin Cannon Launchings
- Pumpkin Chomping
- Farm Animal Corral
- Fort Johnson
- Tire Jungle
- Little Kids Maze Barn
Before we headed out, I grabbed a few things to decorate my front porch and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Their friendly staff helped me pick out a selection of plants to place together in an adorable pumpkin planter that now rests atop a bale of straw that creates a fun Autumn decoration for my house.
We had such a great time at Johnson Family Farms that I can’t wait to go back. To learn more about the farm or their family friendly activities that are available to you this season, visit them online. Stay up to date with all of our FUN Kids Club events by joining the iFamilyKC Email list!