Updated for 2018
The kids and I took a trip to the farm yesterday, and it did not disappoint. I admit, I didn’t know about 4D Farm until a few months ago. A short trip South on 565 or 231 will land you there in no time. This beautiful family farm is situated on roughly 96 acres of land and offers beautiful views and an expansive space to explore, play, and do all things Fall!
The Corn Maze & Playground
We started in the corn maze where you have an option to complete the first leg (perfect with the littles) and then, if you are feeling brave, continue to leg 2. A couple who’d traveled in the same day as us had completed the second stretch in 55 minutes. Want a maze challenge? This is it!
The kids busied themselves with play in the 80 foot black mamba slide, 2000 sq ft jumper pillow, duck races, farm house/barn slides, swings, spider web, corn bins, and a multitude of other playthings. There were so many options and kids of all ages (including a 39 year old I know) enjoyed them all! New this year is a 250-ft Tubing Adventure Slide, and now they also have an 80-ft Lane’s LandSliiide!
This is a family farm, and the Daniel boys joined my children in the sand pile at the back of the farm. I feel confident my kids would have played in that area the entire 4 hours we were there.
Piggie Races & Petting Zoo
We had to pause for the pig races. Listen, those of you who know me know I have a very special place for pigs. This pig race was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. The children cheered them on and squealed with delight. You could tell the pigs enjoy this little race. It is a small, non-rigorous track out of their pens and back, and this was one of the many things that impressed me highly about this farm. The animals were so well cared for. They were happy, and happy to interact with the kids. The goats welcomed us into the pen to feed them and the pony loved giving rides! The hog named Wilbur delighted, and the sheep and horses were kind and well loved. The Daniel boys raise these animals as their pets. Because of this, the animals were very welcoming to all of the kids!
Snacks & Amenities
There were clean restrooms and a snack bar – DO NOT MISS THE KETTLE CORN! There is plenty of picnic table seating and, across the way a bit, some shaded board games and rocking chairs if momma needs to take a break with baby! A new addition to the snack bar this year… homemade FUDGE!
After all of the play, the cow train, the games, and the fun, we hopped on the hayride and rode out to the field. We had a choice of small pumpkins or large. I loved this because I got to encourage the kids to pick and carry their own. On the way out, we were able to shop a variety of decorative (and delicious!) gourds and pumpkins.
4D Farm is open to field trips on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-1. Field trip rate is $8 for children and parents. Children get a pumpkin included in with their trip.
The farm opens to the public on Fridays 2-6PM, Sundays 12:30-6PM, and Saturdays 10-6; they do offer extended hours on certain days. Check their website for more details on hours, admissions, and directions to the farm.
And, as the gauge for any parent goes… when my son woke this morning, he said to me, “Mommy, yesterday was the most fun I have ever had!” My thanks to the Daniel family for their hard work on this beautiful farm. Don’t miss it this season, and watch for us, because we’ll be back soon!
4D Farm, Cullman AL
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Hours: Thurs & Fri 2-6PM, Saturdays 10AM-6PM, Sundays 1-6PM | Sept. 28 – Nov. 3
*Corn Cannon, pig races, and Pumpkin Slingshots only open on Saturdays and Sundays!
Cost: Thurs/Fri. $10/$8 (2+/65+) | Weekends $12/$8 (ages 2+/65+) | under 2 is FREE
Christa Landingham and her husband are Madison County natives and life-long residents. They have boy/girl twins and two Boston Terriers. As the Director of Sales for Rocket City Mom, Christa gets to dedicate her professional energy to the community. In her “free-time” she loves to garden, travel with her family, and comb local thrift stores.