ABOUT SPIDER HALL FARM
Spider Hall is a 362 acre family owned and operated working farm. April through October an amazing Farm Stand is open to the public in which you can buy local grown and fresh seasonal produces, organic milk, cheese, eggs and meat. Spider Hall is also home to Mrs. Moo’s Ice Cream, Southern Maryland’s best homemade ice cream! In addition, Spider Hall is dedicated to providing educational agritourism to the public in the fall.
FALL FUN ON THE FARM
Fall is definitely here… the weather is growing cooler, the leave are turning vibrant colors and the days are growing shorter. This beautiful time of year calls for some celebrating and what better way than taking a trip to the farm. Located right off of 235 in Prince Frederick, Maryland is Spider Hall Farm. Whether it’s to pick that perfect pumpkin or just join in some fall festivities; you can’t go wrong by taking a visit to Spider Hall Farm. This article will offer a sneak peek look into the farm so that you can plan out your next trip to this awesome farm.
Park your car and make your way down to the admission tent. You can pay cash or credit. Fall attractions are open Saturdays and Sundays through out October from 10 AM-6 PM. Admission is $11 (ages 4-13), $5 (ages 14+) and kids 3 and under are free! General Admission to the farm includes a bunch of great activities including: corn maze, hayride, petting zoo, educational exhibits, giant farm slide, sorghum maze and more! Pumpkins are sold separately by the pound in the pumpkin patch or at the Farm Stand.
My boys love trains so the farm express was a huge success.
Even the adults get to have some fun and feel like a kid again.
The face gives away how much fun the giant barn slide is.
The bouncy house is a giant bonus! Not to mention this year while on our group field trip I saw they added a huge bouncing pillow!
Bounce through a mini hay maze.
Enjoy a hayride.
Make your way through a corn maze.
Pick the perfect pumpkin.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Since I’m a huge advocate for learning through play; my favorite section of the farm is Mrs. Moo’s Little Hands. A hands on interactive area where kids learning about farming. Kids pick up a market bag and walk around different stations and pick up foods for their bag along the way. At the different stations kids learn about; where eggs come from, how to milk a cow and the process for how fruits and vegetables grow.
Learn all about chickens and eggs.
Learn about the different types of grains; barley, corn, wheat, etc.
Learn how to milk a cow.
Learn all about vegetable crops and picking apples.
Have fun sorting.
Turn your market bag in for a prize.
New this year is a spider web to climb on and a music wall.
- Enjoy time at the front of the farm first. Check out the bounce house, slide, little hands and other activities first. Grab a bite to eat than hop on a hayride to the back of the farm where the maze and pumpkin patch are located. Complete the maze first and than pick the perfect pumpkin. This way you don’t have to haul heavy pumpkins through the maze and around the farm.
- I can’t stress enough comfort over fashion! Leggings get snagged on hay. It’s to dusty or even muddy sometimes to wear open toed shoes. I personally find wearing jeans and cowgirl boots to be the perfect way to go no matter what the weather.
- Come hungry! The food vendors are amazing. I can’t eat old bay due to allergy but everyone around me was in heaven while they were eating their crab cakes. I personally enjoyed an old fashioned hot dog and fresh squeezed lemonade. Be sure to eat the ice cream, nothing is better than home made fresh churned ice cream.
- I highly recommend attending a special event at the farm. The Fall Festival, Moo-vie Night and Trunk or Treat are a lot of fun!!!
Thank you Spider Hall Farm for inviting The Playful Parent out to the farm to write this article and capture precious memories of fun on the farm with my family. All content and photos from this article are property of The Playful Parent.