Ice cream pairs well with any number of events, from birthdays to weddings to tonsil bon-voyage parties. Enjoy an energetic ice-cream pairing with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one round of mini golf for two (up to a $15 value) and two servings of soft-serve ice cream (if redeemed before October 31) or kid-sized homemade ice cream (if redeemed after October 31) (a $6 value each) from Trombetta’s Farm in Marlborough (up to a $21 total value).
Trombetta’s Farm furnishes an 18-hole mini golf course in a greenhouse, bedecked with a hand-built stone waterfall. Mini golfers of all ages defy dexterously designed challenges, including bridges, tunnels, and chutes that lead to other dimensions. A rock-lined riverbed and well-stocked garden center add some greenery to the greens, and soft-serve ice cream helps to replete depleted athletes. Soft-serve enthusiasts can choose from 11 flavors, including cotton candy, mocha cappuccino, and the refreshing yet simple ice flavor. Each serving boasts 95% fat-free content and a healthy helping of sprinkles. When the soft-serve offer expires, dessert devourers can help themselves to kid-sized homemade ice cream, also adorned with sprinkles.
A greenhouse is a place for things to thrive—plants, flowers, miniature golf courses. Perhaps the last item in that group isn't as conventional as the first two, but at Trombetta's Farm, it's perfectly normal. The Marlboro location's 18-hole course snakes players across bridges, through tunnels, and past a trickling, hand-built waterfall, all beneath the sun-splashed roof of a greenhouse. Sticking with its green theme, Trombetta's Farm doubles as a garden center, showcasing vibrant annuals, perennial shrubs and trees, and herb and vegetable plants from local growers. Hanging baskets and gift plants also brighten the space. During visits, guests can even cool off by snacking on homemade ice cream, which Trombetta's has been crafting since 1978. The shop's diary specialists churn out 10 flavors of soft serve and several varieties of frozen yogurt.