I’ve been wanting to visit Greendale Acres for a long time, and my family finally got our chance over Thanksgiving weekend. Greendale Acres is also known as the Chilliwack Corn Maze, and there is so much to do there, you could spend the whole day exploring the farm.
October is a wonderful time of year to visit Greendale Acres, especially since we’ve been having the most gorgeous autumn weather. If you are looking to choose a pumpkin, there is a pumpkin patch with 15 varieties growing on the farm. But it’s all of the other activities that will keep your kids smiling all day long.
Greendale Acres is best known for its 12 acre corn maze. Every year the farm creates a new design based around a topical theme. This year they created the most incredible T Rex design paying homage to the T Rex exhibit which is currently on at Science World. Corn mazes don’t usually get me too excited but I actually really enjoyed the Greendale Acres maze because they have made it an interactive experience. There are passports and challenges all through the maze to help you navigate your way around. This year’s challenges involved trivia questions about dinosaurs which my kids loved answering!
Another favourite feature of the farm is the giant jumping pillow – which is fun for kids and adults alike. Take off your shoes and have a blast bouncing around.
When your kids are finally finished on the jumping pillow there is also a carousel, a ropes and obstacle course, hay bale maze, pedal cart track, a playground with slides and a big sandbox, a bubble bar and much, much more.
The farm also features tractor and hay rides, visits with animal friends and so many delicious treats (we had apple pie ice cream screamers and they were unreal). You can picnic in a lovely covered area, or reserve a fire pit in the evening. Roast some marshmallows around the campfire pits, and enjoy some live music on one of the farm’s “family nights”.
Greendale Acres is owned and operated by the most lovely family. You can tell they have poured their hearts into this place and have worked so hard to make it a unique experience for visitors. It is incredibly picturesque and welcoming.
We spent the good part of an afternoon at Greendale Acres, and we easily could have spent longer. Living in Vancouver, driving all the way out to Chilliwack is quite a trek, but this destination is worth it. If we lived closer we would be here all the time. If you can, I recommend trying to get a visit in before October ends!