Bloomsbury Farm Atkins
Where is it at?
3260 69th Street
Tel: 319 446 7667
Where are we going today?
We all love a farm - those sweet petting zoos, cute little animals that you can feed and play with and.....a haunted house!? What?
It's true! Bloomsbury Farm has something for the whole family. Yes, they have those sweet petting zoos where you can watch the goats just LOVING their Goat Walk, as well as over a dozen well-trained animals that are just waiting for you to head on over and feed them! Even Ted the pig loves a visit!
There are a HUGE range of other activities for the whole family, as well as the petting zoo. If you're feeling a bit bouncy you can enjoy the fun Jumping Pillow (this one isn't to sleep on!), and a challenging and fun Corn Maze to get lost in. Wait, we stand corrected - TWO corn mazes! There is a challenging 10 acres on for the more adventurous kids, and a small 4 acres maze for those a little less daring.
Have you ever flown in a maze? Well here you can - as well as flying in aMAZEment! Ha...get it? Their newest attraction is the 1200 foot zip line where you will soar 50 feet above the ground high above Dry Creek, zipping over cornfields and pastures! If you are a bit nervous to go it alone, you can tandem!
There is what they call "the area's largest Pumpkin Patch" with over 17 acres of pumpkins! You can even ride the Pumpkin Shuttle out to the patch to pick your own!
And last but not least...every Friday and Saturday in October they will open the very cool and scary Scream Acres! Enter if you dare into the Slaughterhouse where you won't know what's waiting around every corner, or test your bravery in the haunted cornfield! Boo! We actually nearly scared ourselves just then....
Like we said...so much more than a farm!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$8.50 Weekdays / $11.50 Weekends
- Children$8.50 Weekdays / $11.50 Weekends
When can we go?
Open daily during 9am - 6pm Mon - Sat and 11am - 5pm Sun Sept and Oct, and by appointment and on spe
ZIP is open by appointment all year!
They hold great summer camps and field trips, as well as activities for home schooled groups and daycare! .
For those sweet toothed farmers needing a recharge, The Sweet Shack has incredible treats waiting for you! Fudge, candy apples...YUM!.
Any Top Tips?
Come prepared for cool weather with layers and closed toed shoes. Remember you'll be on a farm! Also, please don't bring pets. The other animals might get jealous of your attention! .
Need a little extra help?
While the farm is handicapped accessible, please not the corn maze, and most farm attractions are on unpaved farm ground. Wheel chairs, strollers and wagons can be brought on premises and are able to complete the corn maze, but the ground (like any farm) can be bumpy, and sometimes even muddy, in spots. So be careful! There are also handicapped restrooms.
There are diaper changing stations in the men's and women's restroom, but be mindful of the strollers on the farm ground! It can be bumpy!.
The Paintball shooting gallery is no included in the admission. Oh yes...did we tell you there's a paintball shooting gallery? There is!.