Cherry Crest Adventure Farm sits just outside of Lancaster, PA and is an absolute blast for the whole family!
This huge working farm has over 50 activities for the whole family.
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is the best bang for your buck and a necessity if you make Lancaster County a fall destination.
The farm was established in 1774 and today, it is family-owned by the Ferree family.
Activities & Attractions at The Farm
We spent three hours here and only tipped the surface. You need at least 4 hours to an entire day to enjoy everything the farm has to offer.
The farm is divided in sections:
- The Amazing Maize Maze
- The Courtyard
- The Barnyard
The Farm Wagon Tour
I recommend you start your adventure by taking the Farm Wagon Tour.
Famer Bob, full of knowledge, gave us a 20 minute tour of the farm depicting agriculture and entertainment, including the patch filled with colossal pumpkins.
You will see antique machinery, learn facts about cows, and even see some of them.
The Strasburg Railroad passes the farm which is an added bonus.
The Farm Experience
The animal lovers in us targeted the Farm Experience Center. Inside the Discovery Barn we stood in line to hold fluffy, baby chicks.
The barn is full of education displaying different kinds of bird eggs, a train table, farm dress up, and even Santa’s sleigh!
Outside are all kinds of barn animals:
My child said the Wagon Express wagon ride through the cornfield was “awesome!” Similar to a cow barrel train, but much nicer, the wagons are large enough for parent and child to sit in it together.
The Lil’ Farmers Playland
The Lil’ Farmers Playland is adorable. There is a:
- Sand box
- Water painting area
- Coloring coop
- Log house
There is also a gazebo for parents to watch their little ones which is nice!
Nearby are two jumping pillows, singing chicken show, and air chairs. There is a triple straw bale racer that is not for the faint of heart along with a hay chute slide.
Family Game Time
Family game time is in the form of tetherball, shuffleboard, life-sized checkers, post pounders, a giant game of volleyball, baseball toss, soccer kick, basketball throw, and football toss.
There is an extra fee for sand art, as well as to buy a bag of gems to go mining.
What to Eat
Every kind of food imaginable can be found at the farm. Seriously! Carnivores can nosh on pulled pork sammies, burgers, wraps, corn dogs, and steak sliders.
Watch kettle corn freshly popped, local roasted corn being made, and imbibe in old fashioned root beer.
For the sweet tooth, salivate with fudge, frozen yogurt, apple cider donuts, cotton candy, and funnel cakes.
You can also bring your own food in where there is plenty of open and tented seating areas.
Good to Know Before You Go
- Regular bathrooms and portable toilets were located throughout and cleaned throughout the day
- There is a designated diaper station and area for nursing moms.
- The Farm is cashless, and they accept Credit and Debit cards along with Mobile payments.
Hours & Admission
The farm will open on May 27th until Nov 4th, 2023.
The pricing depends on the season you decide to visit in:
- The Eary Season pricing starts from $17.96 (May 27th to June 30th on selected dates).
- The Summer Season pricing starts from $22.95 (July 1st to Sep 9th on selected dates).
- The Fall Season pricing starts from $22.95 (Sep 15th to Nov 4th on selected dates).
An All Season Pass is also available that starts from $60.95.
Getting There & Parking
The farm is located at 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572.
Visiting Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
While we didn’t get to everything, people raved about the maze and mystery show on stage, the pedal kart track looked fascinating, and I wanted to be a big kid and play with giant Lincoln Logs.
We can’t wait to go back!
Frequently Ask Questions
How long do you spend at Cherry Crest Farm?
With so many attractions available, you could easily spend the entire day here and not get bored. Make sure to plan to spend at least 4 hours at the farm.
How many acres is Cherry Crest Farm?
The total area of the Cherry Crest Farm is 300 acres, out of which 15-acre is dedicated to the adventure farm with 50+ Farm Fun activities, including the Hay Chute Slide and Straw Bale Racer, Jump Pillow and more!
How big is the Cherry Crest Maze?
The Cherry Crust Maize is spread over 5 acres and has over 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges, and clues.