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Old 10-02-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Anyone been and what's your thoughts? My grandson is coming soon and I'm thinking of taking him here. (2 years old) I'd rather do a Friday VS the weekend for obvious reasons but Google makes it sound like a great place for kids.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:14 PM
 
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It's a fun place and worth the visit, but my kids are older. To enjoy most of the activities, you'll probably have to do the big slides with your grandson since he is young. Frankly, weekdays are better in terms of the crowd, but that's when the large groups come in. If you go on a weekday (lower entrance fee), I think it's less crowded around late morning/early afternoon. There is a Burke Nursery Pumpkin Patch that is a lot of fun for the younger kids, but they charge $13/person every day and it's a lot smaller than Cox Farms.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:24 PM
 
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We went to Ticonderoga Farms last year and the kids had a blast!
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Bristow, Virginia
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My kids all love it. We started taking them when they were young - around 2 and we still go every year. There are small slides for the little ones, a hay ride, some animals and they always like picking a pumpkin on the way out. My twin 3 year old niece and nephew are coming into town soon and we have plans to take them.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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It is a lot of fun. He'd get more out of it if he were 4 or 5 years old because there are a lot of big slides and things that might be too advanced for him. On the other hand, it's a lot of fun even for young ones if you don't mind spending the money. It's still great for running around and getting energy out for any age. It's much cheaper on weekdays - $9 vs. $17 on weekends! We used to go every year and always had a lot of fun.

ETA: If he's under 24 months old he's free.

http://www.coxfarms.com/
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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Seems really expensive when there are so many free fall activities, we haven't ever gone. Though we have paid for the Temple Hall corn maze / festival out in Leesburg so who am I to talk!
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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I can't imagine what operations like Cox Farm pays for liability insurance.

With hundreds, if not thousands, of potential lawsuits walking around at any given time....I'll bet a big chunk of the admission fee goes to their insurer.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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I'd recommend checking out Pumpkinvillle at the Leesburg Animal Park as an alternative. We've been to Cox Farms but it gets really crowded.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Cox Farms is fun but super crowded. Last year we took our little boys to The Corn Maze in the Plains instead and had tons of fun. The play area is smaller than at Cox Farms, but we actually liked that because it made keeping track of the littles easier.

Wherever you go, have a great time! Really, given that your choices are A Fun Place, Another Fun Place, and a couple of other Fun Places, you can't go wrong, right?
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Several good options here so wearing out the grandson should be easy.
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