Oregon continues to surprise me with incredible opportunities for families. It truly is a place you have to visit, and you can really come to Oregon any time of the year and have an amazing experience. Last week, the boys were out of school on a random Friday so we went on a little adventure to Roloff Farms. You may recognize the name from the show TLC! I had no idea they lived right down the street from us basically, so visiting their farm was really non-negotiable. We headed over right around their opening time (10:00 am) parking was easy and getting through the ticket line didn’t take long at all. We splurged for their most expensive ticket (14.00 for anyone over 2) and that allowed us to do every single thing they offered. Pumpkins were a steal at .45 a pound, and the kids had soooooooo much sifting for gold and climbing hay bales.
The kids were in their element, because they love being outside. (what kid doesn’t, right?) The Roloff family has truly thought of everything in their adventure park area. They have a spooky trail, mini golf, and even pony rides. (we learned the hard way the pony rides are cash only!)
There is a very lengthy wagon ride over to their Western Town, I recommend upon entering you go straight to the adventure park area and play there until everyone gets hungry. When everyone is ready for lunch– take advantage of the fun food trucks they have there! Grab yourself the following menu items and thank me later. A strawberry lemonade, pulled BBQ sliders, and treat the kids to 3.00 turkey hot dogs (my sons said these were amazing!) For dessert, there’s a frozen churro cart. Once you’ve gotten your food, I suggest eating it in line for the wagon ride! This kept my boys entertained while we waited for a little bit for our turn to board the wagon.
Couple things you should know!
Bring a little cash with you as some things are cash only, and it is helpful to some of the merchants.
Bring a camera! There are some incredible photo opportunities.
Check the weather, trust the weather. I dressed like I was headed on a hike through the Alaskan tundra.. guess what? It was 70 degrees by noon.
Don’t forget to get your pumpkins there!