Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm. As always, opinions are all mine.
Before moving to Barrie this summer we had lived in Toronto for 7 years and although we did quite a few things around the city we never got to explore a farm, go apple picking or just visit a place my kids really had so much fun at.
Before we moved I was really excited when I got an email to partner with Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm. I had never heard of it before, and was thrilled to learn of an Entertainment Farm close to us! I quickly jumped online to see what it was all about and was thrilled to see it was just what our family needed to close out the Summer!
Pioneers in the farming and bakery industries, Chudleigh’s launched entertainment farming in Ontario with one of the first u-pick apple orchard in Ontario and, in 1995, invented the world-famous Apple Blossom, a single-serving twist on the classic apple pie.
In 1967, Tom and Carol began inviting people to visit the family’s apple farm and were soon inspired to see how families loved the taste of country life. The farm has since become a tradition for many families in the GTA who want not just apples, but a full country experience.
Chudleigh’s is a 100-acre farm with 70 acres of orchard. At Chudleigh’s there are nearly 40,000 apple trees with 21 varieties of apples to pick! When we went on August 27th Sunrise apples were the ones ready to be picked, and we had a blast filling up our bags! we took a tractor to the orchard where we jumped off and were able to fill up our bags full of fresh, delicious sunrise apples!
Some of my kids had been apple picking before with a class trip but for the rest of us, we’d never been apple picking before. I was really excited, and couldn’t wait. The apples are huge too, they are a really great size and really juicy.
Poor Justin, dropped his bag of apples and they went all over the place – but he picked them all up!
Of course, Hanna had never been apple picking before, but she enjoyed herself!
For 50 years, Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm in Halton Hills has been a tradition for generations of kids and kids-at-heart. There’s enough to do at Chudleigh’s to fill a whole day with happy memories. In addition to apple picking, families can enjoy a play area with giant 20-foot slides, hay maze, nature trail, friendly farm animals, tractor wagon rides, pony rides and much more.
My kids absolute favourite part of the whole day was visiting the farm animals! This brought such a joy to all of us and seeing the smiles and excitement on my kid’s faces who, are all city kids, was pure enjoyment for me.
Want to plan a trip to Chudleigh’s this year? The farm is open daily until October 31 from 10 am to 5 pm.
The farm also features The Farm Kitchen which serves up freshly baked blossoms every day, including the new Savoury Blossoms. Families can enjoy a full meal in a beautiful setting. During our visit, it was to celebrate Chudleigh’s 50th Anniversary and we were treated to a delicious lunch, in which I chose to try a delicious NEW Mac and Cheese Blossom!
In 1995, Chudleigh’s invented the world-famous Apple Blossom, a single-serving twist on the classic apple pie made with Northern Spy apples. Today, Chudleigh’s makes a full line of made-from-scratch desserts in a bakery, just a few minutes down the road from the family farm.
I picked up a Key Lime Pie when I was there and not only is it light, but it’s also a wonderful mix of sweet and tangy made with lime juice from 9 limes, it’s my ideal pie. I can’t wait to pick up another one on our next visit!
Chudleigh’s Desserts are made with simple, high-quality ingredients and frozen fresh from the oven to bring a taste of the farm home. Chudleigh’s Desserts include the Classic Apple Blossoms to scrumptious cakes like Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and the new Butter Toffee Sticky Cake.
Our family had such a blast. We got to Chudleigh’s at 11 am and were there until almost 4 pm. There is so much to see and do, we let the kids play on the 20-foot slides, and hay maze while we sat back and enjoyed listening to their laughter.
Families are invited to make their own memories at Chudleigh’s this year – the farm is open daily until October 31 from 10 am to 5 pm. To visit Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm for to book a special event please visit: HERE
Although we now live further away from Chudleigh’s we are really looking forward to heading back and spending a day with the family there. My kids are still talking about it and can’t wait to get some of our pictures printed!