One of my favorite things about Cincinnati is how quickly you can go from city to country. I was reminded of this phenomenon when we had the chance to check out Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries Farm Market over the weekend.
Located less than five minutes from the historic downtown Loveland neighborhood, Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries offers the chance to escape the daily grind and get lost in the charm of rural farm life–even if it’s just for a few hours! Fall on the Farm is in full swing through October 31st, and I’ve scoped it out to help you plan your trip in advance.
Fall on the Farm is advertised as “fun for all ages,” and it’s absolutely true.
A wide variety of activities are available for every child (and child at heart). Here are my top picks for each age group:
- Toddlers will love the hayride through the woods. Try to sit close to the tractor if you can–it’s an attraction on its own! Be sure to check out the special patch of tiny pumpkins if your littlest ones want to choose a pumpkin they can actually carry. CMB Mom Tip: Don’t miss Toddler Tuesdays – Toddlers are 1/2 off with every paying adult!
- Pre-school kids will LOVE the Spookley the Square Pumpkin path walk. If you haven’t read that book, it’s a CMB favorite and we love that the folks at B&B have devoted an activity to it!
- School-aged kids will have a blast on the cow train! This unique ride makes two loops through the sunflower field. Have your camera ready–it’s an adorable photo op. (Note: adults can ride with smaller children, too.) This age group will also love the mini corn maze and the corn box (which is like a big sandbox, only it’s filled with corn kernels instead of sand!).
- Older kids and adults will want to head straight to the 7-acre corn maze. This year’s maze is called “The Migration Mystery” and features a monarch butterfly. Instead of just finding your way out, there are several challenges and puzzles to solve along the way. You can learn more about the maze here.
Other attractions include farm animals, play areas, lots of open space to run, a greenhouse with plants for sale (I’ve got all the heart eyes for the colorful mums), and –of course–lots and lots of pumpkins!
Fall on the Farm at Blooms & Berries certainly delivers all the flavors of fall we’ve come to expect: caramel apples, fresh apple cider, popcorn, baked goods, fudge, and more! Grass-fed burgers from the grill and a wide variety of beverages are also available.
I was pleasantly surprised by the number of local artisan products (edible and otherwise) for sale in the barn. Be sure to take home a few Cincinnati-made treats!
Hours & Admission
Monday-Saturday: 10AM- 7PM
CMB Mom Tip: Hayrides start at 12PM Monday-Friday, and 10AM Saturday-Sunday. The last wagon pulls out half an hour before close. Be sure to plan accordingly and keep an eye on the time!
Season Pass: Only $17 and you can go back as much as you want! (Sounds like the perfect way to wear out those kiddos before nap time – Toddler Tuesdays, anyone?)
Discounts: $2 off for seniors and active military. Infants are free (and that included my one-year-old)!
9669 S. St. Rt. 48
Loveland, Ohio 45140
For directions from Cincinnati, click here.
If you decide to join us at the Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries this year, be sure to post your pictures on Instagram and tag us: @cincymomsblog and @bloomsandberries .
(Maybe your children will actually look at the camera for your family selfies….)