Disclosure: Although tickets for myself and my family were graciously provided to us by Clovermead, all comments, opinions and photos are strictly mine.
Earlier this summer, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Clovermead Adventure Farm located in Alymer, just south west of London, Ontario. We are always looking for local family friendly places to visit and this definitely fits the bill!
You start your adventure in The Honey Shop, where they have a wonderful selection of honey related products.
If you head to the back of the shop, you will find they have a tasting bar with samples of different kinds of honey from their own bees and other Ontario bee producers. I love that you can try before you buy. There is one called the Sweet Heat that contains chili powder and has become my favorite. If I hadn’t been able to try it first, I would have probably passed it by.
I could have spent most of my trip just in the Honey Shop checking out all the amazing products but my little guy was itching to keep going. Upon entering, you have to make a choice; to head to the “Bee” area of the farm where you can learn all about the Clovermead bees and honey making process from a Bee Keeper or head directly into the Fun Farm.
We chose to hit the Fun Farm firsts. There are so many different things for kids of all ages (even the adult kids) to explore. From zip lines, to jumping pillows, to pedal cards, to the playground.
Scattered throughout the farm you will find all kinds of different animals. Our favorite, hands down, were the mini goats. They had some up on the roof of a building where you could use a pulley system to send food up to them. My son absolutely loved this. He wanted to bring one home with us. Be sure to bring some quarters with you to get some feed for them.
There are also wagon rides available where they take you around the farm and show you all that is available for you to see and do. We did this quite early and it helped us decide what we wanted to see and do.
After quite a long time playing, we headed over to the Bee area and one of the Bee keepers taught about bees and the honey process. We even got to let one of the bees crawl on our hands.
It was such a great day and there is so much for everyone of all ages to enjoy. We are looking to come back this fall for another visit to partake in their Pumpkin Festival which will include picking your own pumpkins, a corn maze, the apple sling shot and a kid favorite – the Pumpkin Cannon. To learn more about Clovermead you can visit their Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
There are so many great things I could say about Clovermead, but you really need to experience it for yourself to see what I mean.