What can you do as a family that is amusing for everyone, keeps the kids active, and lets you enjoy the great outdoors? Head down to the Calgary Farmyard! The Calgary Farmyard, formerly known as the Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm, is one of Alberta’s favourite destinations for agri-fun. Founded in 2008, it offers city kids fun-filled adventures on the farm from spring to fall, only a short drive away. With many engaging activities, there’s enough going on to keep the whole family interested, and perhaps more importantly, offers enough space for kids to burn some of their remarkable energy. The best formula for great family time is family + fun + tired, happy kids that fall into bed at night!
Far more than just a corn maze, the Calgary Farmyard offers animals, games, and terrific activities all summer long (with more than 35 attractions!). Make friends with the barnyard animals at the petting zoo, watch the pig races, ride the train, or shoot it up in the Wild West paintball shooting gallery. Or try for a hole in one on the mini-golf course. With jumping pillows, zip lines, and the ropes course, everyone in your family will enjoy some high energy excitement. Nearly everything is included in the price of admission, and there are new activities for 2019, such as a sunflower maze. When the fall blows in, lose (and find!) yourself in over 13 acres of corn mazes, including a smaller maze perfect for the little ones. Then pick your perfect pumpkin and enjoy the crisp fall air.
The Calgary Farmyard also provides memorable summer camps for kids ages 4 to 12. Fun meets the farm here and campers will enjoy the petting farm, zip lines, ropes course, miniature train, mini-golf, jumping pillows, giant slides, many playground activities, and so much more! Lunches and before and aftercare are also available, to make parents’ lives that much easier. And don’t worry about inclement weather days, there is an indoor area where the campers can stay safe and dry, while still enjoying camp.
If your child loves the outdoors and the activities at the Calgary Farmyard, you can plan their next birthday party there! With all the activities available and 3 party options to choose from, it’s a breeze to plan the perfect birthday for your child out in the fresh air. (There’s even an option that includes loot bags and food!)
When to Visit
The Calgary Farmyard is open from spring to fall. Be sure to check their page for updates regarding specific hours and pricing.
With so many great activities, plus special events, you don’t have to wait until the “corn is as high as an elephant’s eye” to enjoy a perfect family day! During the first couple of weekends in June, you can come to visit the Baby Animal Festival. Summer is a great time to visit the farm, and it’s often the least busy time if you want to avoid crowds. Over two weekends in August, celebrate the Sunflower Festival. Of course, by mid-August, the corn mazes are at their finest height and starting towards the end of September, the mazes are open late for Flashlight Nights, where you can come get lost in the dark. (Don’t forget your own flashlight and sense of direction; you’ll definitely need both!) Then, over weekends in October, head to the farm for the pumpkin fest for a chance to celebrate fall.
Enjoy your precious family time this summer and fall at the Calgary Farmyard. There’s so much going on, everyone will find something they love!
When: Open all summer check website for hours
Address: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB
Directions: Take Highway 22X to Range Road 285 (there is a Burnco sign at this intersection) and turn south. Drive approximately 2 kilometres to Township Road 224 and turn east. Drive approximately 2 kilometres. The destination will be on your left.