First, a few of the really fun activities...
Next, the farm experience area...
We went back to this area to hold the baby chicks at least three times! The kids loved it. And those baby goats? They were only 2-3 weeks old and so unbelievably cute and fun to watch. The kids liked feeding the animals by hand and also using a special pulley system to feed the goats who were up high on the bridge.
We had so much fun doing the maze. It's a huge 5 acres and you can see from the aerial view that it's designed like a giant baseball player. They have several options for going through it ~ you can follow the yellow ribbon for an easy walk through (good for really little ones who want the experience, but not a lot of walking), take a medium route and use special hint signs, or take the "extreme" version and tackle the whole maze. We opted for the hardest version and made our way through the whole maze, looking for special numbered mailboxes. Each mailbox has a sticker that you paste on your map to complete a picture of the maze. Your group can carry a large flag as a marker and wave it if you need help or directions from the staff. It's also fun because when you turn some corners in the maze, you'll find a little playset ~ a slide, zipline, rope climbing, etc.
If your kids are train enthusiasts, they'll love that Cherry Crest farm is a stop on the Strasburg Railroad. They can watch the train come through the tracks on the farm, or even take a ride. (Discounted tickets can be purchased at the farm)
We opted to bring our own lunches to eat in the covered picnic area, but there are several concession stands with a variety of foods at the farm.
One last thing that's really cool. If you visit any time during the summer and have a special photo taken, you can come back as many times as you like for the rest of the summer for FREE! (until Sept 21st) Even though the farm is about 1 1/2 hours away from us here in Baltimore, we definitely plan on returning at least once more this summer ~ the kids really love it!