A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside," offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two adult admission tickets (a $16 value) to Maan Farms, located in Abbotsford. This Groupon expires on October 31.
An excursion to Maan Farms tractor-pulls families along on hay rides; sends dates wandering through a corn maze and pumpkin patch; and grants goats, ducks, and other livestock a chance to steal visitors' hearts in the petting zoo. Kids can expend energy on a giant wooden slide and sandbox area before romping around the crooked houses play area or exploring the corn maze. On special Flashlight Nights, daring souls can try to navigate the spooky labyrinth after dark with only the help of their brave, bright beam. After perusing Maan Farms' pumpkins, guests may purchase their favourites in a range of sizes to accommodate all seasonal needs, such as designing a festive centerpiece or adding on a cozy backyard guesthouse for the holidays.
- The four acres of corn has been carved into two paths, one for youngsters seven years old and younger, and a challenging route for the more adventurous. – Jean Konda-Witte, Abbotsford Times
Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery
Though it started as a small berry stand in 1977, Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery has spent the last three decades expanding, accommodating, and providing its community with a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of urban living. One constant during that time, however, has been the family's dedication to producing fresh edibles, from juicy berries picked during the summer, to the crisp vegetables and sweet corn that spread across tables in the fall. Today, those are also supplemented by fermented produce: wines, made from the farm's own berries and sold by experts who always have a pairing suggestion on hand.
While visiting the farm, guests can utilize those wholesome treats as fuel to explore the property's collection of activities, including the Critter Corral, where pigs, bunnies, and ducks elicit wonder by munching scoops of food. A bird sanctuary, a patch of pumpkins ranging from 10 to 100 pounds, a country kitchen baking homemade pies and meals, a panoramic view of the valley, and a trio of mazes—including Papa Joe's corn maze—round out the lineup of agricultural attractions, which group tours, birthday parties, and campers can take advantage of at various times throughout the year.