The family is the basic unit of society—yet statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal the extra Arch Deluxe you've been saving for all these years. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today's Groupon: for $12, you get all-day admission for two to Remlinger Farms (up to a $23.96 value), located in Carnation. Remlinger Farms is open seven days a week until Labor Day, September 9, at which point it will be open on weekends only. Children 12 months old and younger get in for free.
Remlinger Farms gives guests a glimpse of wholesome farm life filled with county fair–style rides and friendly farm animals. Upon admission, guests can hop on the Tolt River Railroad Steam Train and ride around the Remlinger Farms estate, a perfect vantage point for checking out the park's 25+ rides and attractions while synchronizing fist pumps to the train's choo-choos. Kiddies squirm with excitement in the 4-H Animal Barnyard, interacting with a wide assortment of adorable, child-friendly farm critters, from goats and sheep to alpaca, and traversing a scenic trail atop the back of a gentle pony safely hand-led by one of the farm's talented pony whisperers.
Visitors looking for even more hands-on activities can roam the farm's fields, hand-picking a seasonal assortment of berries straight off the plant (fruit sold by the pound), and eating them on the field or taking them home, where they pair perfectly with whipped cream, ice cream, or cream-of-broccoli soup. For a more savory taste of farm-fresh eats, Remlinger Farms' Country Kitchen Restaurant and farm market provide a quick way for visitors to shush grumbling bellies. To round out a day of fresh-air-packed activity, laughter-loving family units head over to the Remlinger Farm's stage, where acts including multitalented family entertainer Eric Ode light up kids' faces with brilliant smiles and guitar-sourced sunshine.
Founded by Floyd Remlinger, Remlinger Farms first began as a wholesaler of fresh strawberries. Ten years later, his son Gary Remlinger made sure to keep up with the ever-changing times, opening up the fields to the public to pick their own. When he and his wife, Bonnie, got married, they planted pumpkins—the first crop of their new life together. When groups of children visited the farm, curious about animals and harvests, Bonnie found new ways to teach them about how simple seeds sprout into giant trees to escape from worms' constant requests for directions.
Today, the family's farm stretches across 200 acres of land and attracts 200,000 visitors annually to its home in the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley. The third and fourth generations of the Remlinger family have kept adding their own personal touches and new features, while still keeping true to the farm's original vision. Though visitors can still pick their own berries by the pound, crates of fresh fruits and veggies overflow at the market, demonstrating the abundant yields possible through the Remlingers' use of organic fertilizers and sustainable-farming practices.
Beyond the agricultural attractions, a theme park with more than 25 family-friendly rides lets young guests frolic among the grounds, whether watching live children's entertainment or hopping aboard a pint-sized steam train to chug along the Tolt River and past the homes of barnyard animals. Elsewhere, families can replenish their energy levels at the full-service Railway Cafe, or corral treats from the bakery or ice-cream parlor before enjoying them at one of the spacious picnic areas. Aside from stocking home refrigerators with all-natural goodies, Remlinger Farms consistently gives back to the community by hosting fundraisers throughout the year.
My 2 little girls loved the rides. Train ride was relaxing and offered a beautiful tour around the farm.Jason L., Yelp, 7/12/10
watching your children's faces glow, hearing the laughter and excited voices as they try to point everything out is priceless.AJ M., Yelp, 10/27/10
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Really great place to take your little kids for a fair like atmosphere without the fair prices.”
“Great experience for an 18-month old who loved the train, canoe, and antique cars. Suggest going when they first open to get a good parking space and avoid entrance...”
“Great experience for an 18-month old who loved the train, canoe, and antique cars. Suggest going when they first open to get a good parking space and avoid entrance lines, especially when the weather is good. The restaurant outside the Fair has several good play areas for toddlers to amuse them while they wait for their lunch order.”
“Great, kid friendly day! ”
32610 NE 32nd St.
Carnation, Washington 98014Get Directions