Egg Hunt Hayride @ Johnson’s Corner Farmvisit website>
If Easter is on your to do list and your crew is 4 and under I highly recommend you check out the Egg Hunt Hayride at Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ. This event will run through April 7th (Closed Easter Sunday).
The whole “super mom” thing is 100% dependent on luck and a lot of x-factors. Johnson’s Corner Farm seem to be one of the few places I can count on to always make me look good. When you have two toddlers really close in age and walk away from a place with everyone happy, content and tired…I consider that a major score.
Here is what to expect….
1. Grab your tickets inside a the farmer’s market at the cashiers on the left. Depending on time you might want to buy tickets for the Discovery Barnyard which is a great playground with splashpad.
2. Hop on the wagon that will take you on a nice ride out to the egg hunt. Wagons run continuous on the weekends but only at 11:00 and 4:00 during the week.
3. At the egg hunt you will see a giant U shape made of hay bails. This is where you get your instructions. In the woods just behind the hay bails there are 5 sections of colored eggs. Each child is able to “find” one egg from each color coded section. Then you return to the hay bails – put the eggs you gathered in the appropriate basket and in turn you get a treat bag with Easter candy, tattoos and a pencil. The eggs are in huge piles, by color, under the trees
* I know what you are thinking this not a real egg hunt…no it is actually better. There is no fighting, no hard feelings and no flip outs. There are plenty of eggs for everyone.
*Ollie at 15 months loved going from section to section and basically did it on his own.
* I do recommend you use the carton they give you instead of bringing your own basket. This makes the giving back process of the plastic eggs easier.
4. Then you ride back and the Easter Bunny will be waiting for you in the Farm Market on a red tractor for picture time. To find him go all the way to the back and look left…you can’t miss him.
This event is set up great but it is popular so timing is everything. I was there at 10:00 a.m. and the parking lot was packed by 10:05 a.m. and this was on a Friday. DO get their early. DO get on the first wagon of the day. DO get off your wagon after the hunt and go directly to the Easter Bunny in the Farm Market with out dilly dallying. The quicker you are the less of a line you will be waiting in. DO pack lunch and enjoy it at one of the many shaded picnic tables.
Check out the line waiting for the wagons when we came back….
The boys had a great time but what really sealed the deal was the fact that the splash pad is open. I did pack a towel so the boys joined the other kids and stripped down to their diapers and ran around screaming with delight and they ran in and out of the water. For all our pictures go to hipsterhenry flickr