During the Fall season the Paulus Farm Market offers all kinds of fun outdoor activities. It's a great way to get the kids outdoors and into the fresh air before winter settles in. Their hours of operation depends on the day of the week and the outdoor weather conditions.
Once you pay your admission fee...the first area that we came across was an outdoor tractor tire area where the kids can climb around and have some fun. Right past that area is a hay bale area that sits underneath a large canopy tent. There are plastic tunnels for the kids to climb through and two sliding board/tunnel tubes for them to slide on. Our grand daughter spent an entire 20 minutes in this area climbing and jumping the hay bales and going through the man-made tunnels.
Some of the animals we encountered were really friendly and the kids were able to pet them for long periods of time. Our favorites to feed were the billy goats and our favorites to pet were the baby calves which were really docile. The goats on the other hand...were fighting each other and running/jumping all around. Hubby got a video of them fighting which was cool.
Outside of this area you will find a place where you can buy some food, beverages and ice cream for the family. We found their prices to be extremely reasonable and lines weren't too long. There are benches and picnic tables where you can enjoy your lunch & snacks. A nice area to sit down, relax and take a little break before moving on.
We had a great time visiting the Paulus Farm Market in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania and will definitely be visiting again next year. It's easy to get to, affordable and lot's of fun for the kids. Nearby the farm market are various restaurants and retail stores that you can visit too!
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