Fall Activities and Spooky Events in and Around Bucks County, PA
In Bucks County for the fall:
*****Shady Brook Farm is located in Yardley, Bucks County at the corner of Stony Hill Road and 332.
Shady Brook Farm - http://shadybrookfarm.com/
One of the last working farms in Historic Bucks, Shady Brook features some serious fall fun including wagon rides, pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, giant jumping pillows, giant corn maze, and more! There's PumpkinFest during the day and PumpkinFest After Dark, no scary but fun for younger kids. PumpkinFest is daily from October 2-31 from 11 AM to 4 PM and After Dark is October 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and all the HorrorFest Nights.
PumpkinFest - http://shadybrookfarm.com/pumpkinfest2015/
HorrorFest for the older members of your family features the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage.
HorrorFest - http://shadybrookfarm.com/horrorfest-test/
*****Styer Orchard Inc. is located at the end of Big Oak Road on Styer's Lane in Langhorne, PA
Styer Orchards - http://www.styerorchard.com/home.html
Both Charlie and Jodi had field trips to Styer's when they were in preschool. School tours are for children ages 3 1/2 to 12 years. The Fall Harvest Tour features a wagon ride around the 107 acre orchard and a demonstration of apple harvesting techniques. Children and adults pick their own apples and will each pick a 3 to 5 pound pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. There's a fun trip through spider web alley.
There's also a 3 acre corn maze for the whole family.
*****Snipe's Farm is located in Morrisville, Bucks County at 890 Bridge Street
Snipe's Farm and Education Center - http://www.snipesfarm.org/
Fall activities at Snipe's are from Sept 19-Nov 1, 2015, Saturdays 9-6 and Sundays 10-5.
See farm animals including bunnies, chickens, and goats. Navigate the Giant Corn Maze with its Amazing Wetlands theme. In October, bring your flashlight and see the corn maze at night. Groups can enjoy a nighttime hayride, corn maze, and bonfire. Jodi's Girl Scout troop used to do this in the fall. It was fun!
*****Freddy Hill Farms in Landsdale, PA. It's a great place in Montgomery County, especially for toddlers and elementary school kids. We made it a tradition for 5 years and the kids always had a great time. You can go for a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick pumpkins, find your way through a cornstalk maze, watch pig races, go for pony rides, see farm animals, and eat homemade ice cream. They also have 2 miniature golf courses, batting cages, a driving range, and a Pro Shop. Fall Fest hours are 12 Noon until 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays in October.
For more information and directions, visit their website at:
Freddy Hill Farms - http://www.freddyhill.com/
Below are some photos from our Freddy Hill Farms years.
Ed, me, Charlie, and Jodi pose inside the cut-out pumpkin at Freddy Hill Farms in 2004. Charlie was 3, Jodi was 1.
Here's Ed, me, Charlie, and Jodi in the pumpkin patch at Freddy Hill Farms in 2005.
Above - Charlie and Jodi with their sand art at Freddy Hill Farms 2006.
Below - Jodi in the pumpkin patch.
Jodi and Charlie on a hayride at Freddy Hill Farms in 2007.
And finally, Charlie and Jodi in the pumpkin patch at Freddy Hill Farms in 2008. I think it was the last year we went there.
Besides the great activities for the family on our local farms, Bucks County features some great fall/Halloween events.
*****New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, New Hope, PA
New Hope and Ivyland Railroad - https://www.newhoperailroad.com/upcoming-events.cfm
Ride the rails in New Hope to take in beautiful scenery or be scared out of your mind.
Haunted Halloween Trains - rated PG-13 for the scare factor and recommended for teens and adults.
Trick or Treat Trains - children are encourages to come dressed in costume and trick or treat around the New Hope train station after riding the train. Trick or Treat bags and toys and candy are given out onboard and at the station.
Fall Foliage Trains - 2 1/2 hour, 35 mile ride to enjoy the fall colors of Bucks County. This tour operates every weekend between October 3 and November 1.
*****Sesame Place - Langhorne, Bucks County, PA
Sesame Place - http://sesameplace.com/en/langhorne/seasonal/halloween-spooktacular/
For the little ones, check out Sesame Place near Oxford Valley Mall. Weekends from September 28 through November 1 feature The Count's Halloween Spooktacular. There are 3 special Halloween shows, Abby Cadabby's Magical Halloween Maze, and a hayride. The Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade features 10 floats with music and dancing.
*****Six Flags Fright Fest, Jackson, NJ
Six Flags Fright Fest - https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
Just a short half hour ride from Yardley, PA, is Six Flags and during the fall, FrightFest turns this park into a ghoulish adventure. We've had season passes for Six Flags for several years now and always enjoyed FrightFest. It's definitely for older tweens and teens. Weekends in October, the park is open Fridays 5:30-Midnight, and Saturdays and Sundays 11:00AM - Midnight. FrightFest begins in the evenings when zombies begin to roam. Some attractions are included with your season pass and some require a special wristband ticket. In 2015, there's the Asylum, Circus Psycho, The Bloody Fountain, The Haunted Heist, Wasteland, Dead Man's Party (my favorite, featuring some great music and dancing), The Awakening, and more!
If you know of or attend any great Halloween events in or near Bucks County, send me a note via the contact page and I'll add it in!
Have a Spooktacular Halloween season!!