September 11, 2011
Apple picking is such a great family activity!
If you are willing to drive west of the city--out by Milton--this is a wonderful place to go! At 9:15 in the morning it only took us about 30 mins to get there. It opens at 10am and it got busy very fast as it was a nice day--so my recommendation is to get there for 10 if you can--better traffic and less people at the orchard.
They have a petting zoo, slides, a maze (for older kids), sandbox, face painting, balloons and of course a wagon ride out to the get the apples. Take the wagon early in order to eliminate line-ups. All of this is included with your admission. The slides are amazing and a lot of fun and the petting zoo is well kept with little signs that indicate the animal's name and what each member of the animal family is named (a baby chicken is a chick for instance). Very cute.
My little one loved the tractors and was pretty excited about going on a wagon pulled by a tractor.
The apple orchard is great and picking apples with kids is a lot of fun--doesn't take long to fill up the bags that they give you to pick with. Mind you, don't pick too many as the apples at Chudleigh's aren't cheap--but you are paying for the experience, right???
We went today and it was beautiful weather and there were a lot of people but it was so well organized that things went really well.
On weekends: It's $10 for adults to get in and children 3 and under are free. A family is $36. You pay for the apples in addition to the admission.
During the week, there are cheaper rates.
We went with two other families and we had a great time. At one point one of our friends said that we should all break out in the "good things grow in Ontario" song... and I totally agreed. She also claimed she was going home to bake a pie...something was definitely in the air!
Great day and great place to go.