Thursday, October 11, 2012

Waimanalo Country Farms

Aloha family!,

It has been a while since I have posted an update here on OFA, but I am back with a much better camera and new vision to bring forth ideas for those seeking family activities in Oahu.

Waimanalo Country Farms is known across the island for their special "Dakota Sweet Corn", Festive Corn Maze, Hay Rides, petting zoo, games for kids, and Pumpkin Patch.

As you enter the farm, use caution on the narrow drive way because you don't wanna get into a head on collision with the oncoming traffic. Your car will have to go through small kine off- road action. I did see a Prius and other small cars in the parking lot.

There's no entrance fee, $6 gets a ticket good for one hay ride, face painting, petting zoo, and corn maze. They also have some new attractions like a pumpkin shoot (shooting golf balls at a painting of an angry pumpkin), for $3 extra. Children under 2 are free.

We started off with the hay ride with one of the owners as our tour guide. It's a ten minute ride that takes you through the farms corn fields and the family's past history on the farm.

We listened to the owner tell his interesting story while chugging along taking in stunning views of the Waimanalo Mountain Range and the surrounding torquise blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The cool breeze and the beautiful scenery of the ocean and mountains made for a really relaxing time.  There was also this ohana feeling to Waimanalo Country Farms that was missing at some of the other Pumpkin Patches on the island.

Off in the distance of the corn fields, there is a stunning view of Rabbit Island. Don't forget the camera to take some unforgettable shots.

After the Hay Ride we decided to check out their Farm Animal area where kids can feed the animals with bundles of hay. In the animal area, kids can pet very friendly horses and goats through the fence.

The kids had a blast at the petting zoo!

After the petting zoo, we cleaned up and went over see what kind of grinds they had to offer for a snack.
I highly recommend the homeade cornbread and a jar of fresh lemonade  chock full of farm fresh lemons served in a mason jar. The cornbread was made from the fresh corn they grow onsite!

There is also fresh local produce to stock up on to include; corn, Molokai Sweet Potato, jalapenos, and zucchini.

There is also a large play area with a shaded tent so parents can relax and enjoy lunch while the keikis  explore the farm. The fun and rustic atmosphere of the farm provides various activities for children of all ages.

If your looking for a Hawaiian family adventure to the pumpkin patch then look no further than Waimanalo Country Farms. Everyone in the family will fondly look back on this adventure and experience as well.

Be sure to make it out to the Waimanalo Country Farms this October and make some memories with the Ohana!  Bring extra cash for snacks and shave ice for the kids.

41-225 Lupe St
Waimanalo, HI 96795
(808) 306-4379

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