Sunday, August 23, 2009
Clarks Eliok Farm in Maryland
Clarks Eliok Farm was fantastic for kids aged 1.5-6 years old. It's best attribute is the petting zoo. Children can pet and feed goats, horses, and chickens as well as seeing pigs and rabbits. Some parts of the petting zoo allow you to go into the pen and walk around with the billy goats. The animals are friendly and allow you to come right up to them without fear.
They also have a tree maze which has some enchanted character statues such as Jack and the bean stalk. The maze is hard to navigate with a stroller, but is doable. There is also a small jungle gym and a few other enchanted forest characters. Additionally, they had a shaded gazebo filled with toys so that the kids could play while the adults ate lunch. My son had a blast playing with the tug boat, the trucks, and the other toys at the table.
Several Enchanted Forrest characters were located throughout the grounds and getting to see the smile on my son's face as he slid down the slide belonging to the little old lady who lived in the shoe was priceless. He also enjoyed posing like Peter Pan in the room that was decorated like Never Neverland. It takes about 30-35 minutes to get to from Silver Spring, MD and is located in Ellicott City which is on the way to Baltimore. The best advice is to go on a day that is not too hot as there is a lot of walking, but this is a fantastic place to take kids and is near enough to Historic Ellicott City that you can also stop off and do some antiquing.
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Posted by Brett at 12:39 PM