TEMPLE — The Robinson Family Farm, located within an hour from Fort Hood, is the perfect place to enjoy some fall activities with the family. From pumpkins to helicopter rides, the farm has something for everyone.
For children, there are several activities offered, a big one being the bounce pad. The pad is essentially a huge inflated balloon perfect for running around and jumping to your heart’s content. Younger kids will also really enjoy the barrel train, which winds through the farm, showcasing the various happenings. A corn pit is also a popular attraction, in which hildren play in corn kernels. Farm themed playgrounds are located near the food trucks and picnic tables, providing the perfect place for kids to run out their energy. Sand art, archery, axe-throwing, ball throwing games, yard games and corn cannons also provide some unique entertainment.
The corn maze is another really popular attraction at the farm. Families will enjoy navigating their way through the maze together. Getting a little bit lost is all part of the fun. No visit will be complete without a stop by the patch to pick out some pumpkins to take home. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as various colors, can be found. Wheelbarrows are provided so that guests won’t have to attempt to lug their harvest through the farm by themselves. Live music is also ongoing and can be heard from most attractions on the farm.
No pumpkin patch trip would be complete without a hayride, a great fall tradition to share with the family. On the more adventurous side of things, the farm has a helicopter onsite where visitors can purchase a ticket to see the farm from above. When you’ve worked up an appetite, food trucks are selling barbeque, sandwiches, funnel cakes, ice cream and more. Lemonade and snow cone stands are also available to quench your thirst and help you cool off. We all know even though it’s technically fall, it’s still extremely hot in Texas.
Another fabulous reason to visit the farm is the plethora of photo opportunities. Adorable little fall set ups with hay, pumpkins and various themes dot the entire farm. You will find a sunflower themed backdrop, an old truck, a pumpkin chapel and a huge swing perfect for getting a picture of the whole family together. Be sure to come back to pick out a live Christmas tree at the end of November. A visit to The Robinson Family Farm will truly become a fall family tradition.
Admission to the farm can be purchased online for $13.95 per person, with children 3 and under free. At the gate, tickets will cost $19.12, so purchasing beforehand will save you some money. Sunflowers, pumpkins and food are not included in your ticket price. The farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct 31.