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WIN! A Family Fun Pass to Gull Meadow Farms – A Fall Family Favorite!

Tickets for this review and for the giveaway were provided by Gull Meadow Farms. Gull Meadow Farms is also one of our business sponsors. We appreciate their support. All opinions are my own.

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by Jill P

 

 

Fall has arrived and it’s time to get out there and enjoy all of the fun that our region has to offer. One of our favorite family fall traditions is a visit to Gull Meadow Farms. We love Gull Meadow Farms and all of the great family activities that it has to offer!

This year, we went to Gull Meadow Farms on their opening weekend which also happened to be their “Touch-A-Tractor” event. It was the perfect day to enjoy all of the fun activities and even do some apple picking.

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Activities Galore

We love all the activities for the whole family. Pumpkin Lane is my son’s favorite part of Gull Meadow Farms and we normally spend a few hours doing these activities. Pumpkin Lane activities include:

  • Duck Races
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Labyrinth
  • Tube Slide
  • Fence Maze
  • Zip Cord
  • Pumpkin Lane Train
  • No Left Turn Maze and more!

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What’s New This Year-Back Forty Area

This year, they have built a new barn for the animals and moved the location of the Back Forty. Plus, they’ve added some games and other activities. One of my son’s favorites is the apple cannon which shoots apples over 150 yards into the air. Apples for the apple cannon can be purchased in the Back Forty area.

 

Corn Maze

We did not do the corn maze on the day that we went, but we have in the past. The Corn Maze is six acres and it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more to navigate through. You are given a map when you enter and can choose how long to spend inside (unless, of course, you get lost). There are punch stations throughout the maze to try and find. This will add a bit of challenge for the tweens, teens, or adults in your family.

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Apple Picking

Make sure that you do some apple picking while at Gull Meadow Farms. The wagon ride out to the apple orchard is included with your pumpkin lane wristband or you can chose to purchase a wagon ride only wristband to take you out to the apple orchards. Make sure you purchase the bags for picking the apples in the market. When we were there, we picked a large bag of Honey Golds which are one of my favorite varieties of apples. Yum!

 

Special Events Planned At Gull Meadow Farms

We’re excited that Gull Meadow Farms is offering a number of fun activities this year. We already mentioned the Touch-A-Tractor event on their opening weekend which was super fun!

Here’s the additional events planned for this year:

  • THIS WEEKEND ONLY, September 20th and 21st is U-Pick Honeycrisp Apples.
  • September 27th is the Taste of Gull Meadow Farms. You’re invited to sample products that are offered inside the market.
  • The Pumpkin Princess will be making her guest appearance on Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 4th from 1:00-4:00 pm. The Pumpkin Princess will be available for pictures at the farm.
  • November 1st is Pumpkin Destruction Day where you can destroy pumpkins in a variety of different ways including pumpkin t-ball, mallet smashing, ooey-gooey pumpkin walk, dropping pumpkins from a lift, and much more!
  • The Family Friendly Flashlight Maze will be held on Friday and Saturday nights starting September 26th through November 1st (weather permitting) from 7:00 pm with last admission sold at 9:00 pm.

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Tips From A Parent

*Dress for the weather (everything is outdoors). Wear comfy shoes to play (adults and children).

*Don’t forget about the Grain Train located in the Back Forty. It’s like the Pumpkin Lane Train, but for the whole family.

*Terrain around the farm is minimal pavement and is mostly wood chips, gravel, and grass.

*To avoid the busy crowds, I would suggest thinking about going on a weeknight when activities are open from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you go on a weekend, you may want to think about arriving right when activities open (i.e. 10:00 am). You’ll get to do the activities with minimal lines before the crowds arrive.

*You can purchase wristbands for activities at the admission sheds OR inside the market at the registers.

*There are only 2 activities that Adults can NOT paticipate in (due to height/weight restrictions) which are the Pumpkin Lane Train and the Zip Cord. Go prepared to play along with the kiddos if you’d like. Bouncing on the jumping pillow, tackling the obstacle course, riding the grain train..all are great experiences to make memories that will last forever!

*Starting September 26th, the maze will be open at night for our Family Friendly Flashlight Maze. Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:00 pm with last admission being sold at 9:00 pm. No scaring allowed – just fun flashlight family fun!  Note: the night maze is a separate admission charge from Gull Meadow Farms daytime activities.

 

Admission Costs and Hours

Gull Meadow Farms has both market hours and activity hours. Click here for more information on hours and activity wristband prices.

 

Thumbs Up

We give Gull Meadow Farms a thumbs up for all of their great family activities, super apple picking opportunities, and of course, their delicious freshly made donuts.

 

Enter To Win!

Enter to win four Fun Passes to Gull Meadow Farms. We told you some of our favorite parts of Gull Meadow Farms, now it’s your turn to tell us. To enter to win, leave a comment in the section below about your favorite activities at Gull Meadow Farms or let us know if you’ve never been there before. Contests end midnight on October 1. Good luck!

 


This giveaway will close on October 1 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Gull Meadow Farms Giveaway in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

 

 

 

 

Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.

 

149 Comments

  • mary

    Love the great family fun, especially the apple cannon.

  • Tammy R.

    Our family LOVES Gull Meadow Farms! We went last year for the first time and would be very excited to go again. It’s tough to say which activities we enjoyed the most – the jumping pillows are a blast, the haystack obstacle course is fun an challenging for the little ones, and the tunnel slide is awesome for all ages! There are so many great activities that a family can easily spend a whole day enjoying everything Gull Meadows Farms has to offer! Thanks for the opportunity to win passes this year.

  • Carmen P

    I have not had the pleasure of attending Gull Meadows Farms however my little one is 3 and this is the year for us to have this adventure together! Can’t wait! Looking forward to it!

  • Hilary p

    Fall is a great time of year to be with friends and family. My family would love to spend a day at gull meadow farms!

  • Tracie H.

    We love Gull Meadow Farms! Would love to take my family as a whole, as we have it been able to go on field trips. Looking forward to picking Apple’s & the petting zoo!!!

  • Angela Ray

    We love attending every year. Our favorite is the corn maze!!!

  • JT

    New to KZoo and would love to go to Gull Meadow Farms!!!!

  • Amanda W.

    We love Gull Meadow Farms!! Apple picking & donuts are our favorite!

  • Danielle

    The gigantic tube slide is awesome. My kids also love the zipline and pillow trampoline.

  • Grace G

    We went to Gull Meadow Farms last year after hearing about it from friends. Being new to the area, we were happy to find a fun place to pick apples. Little did we know how many activities were available until we arrived…holy cow! We didn’t have the chance to partake of the full list of activities. It would be great to have the chance this year with my three kids to make the experience complete.

  • Jean Henderson

    We love everything! Kids loved the night maze last year. Very muddy shoes but great memories!

  • Dawn

    We LOVE Gull Meadow Farms! We have gone every fall for the last 6 years. My son loves all of the Pumpkin Lane activities, but especially loves their doughnuts!

  • Jen

    We moved to the area over the summer with our 4 year old daughter. We’ve never been to Gull Meadow Farms but after reading this I think we need to go! Thanks for the info!

  • Jill L

    Love the pillow trampoline and zip line!

  • Cassie P

    We’ve never been, but it looks like a great place to take my daughter! Love fall fun!

  • Abby Steele

    My kids love all the activities, especially the jumping pillow and zip line. We also enjoy picking out our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch!

  • Jennifer Johncock

    We love apple picking, the corn maze, and the wagon ride!

  • Kendra Muller

    I’ve never been to Gull Meadow Farms but my husband has when he was a kid. We would love to go and take our daughter! My husband says they have the best donuts!

  • Anne Buttery

    my kids loved the jumping pillow…too funny watching them bounce around..the hipline too!

  • Sarah

    One of our families absolute favorite places! We try to go as much as possible during the season and love all of the activities and yummy treats. Can’t wait to see what is new this year!

  • Nicole S

    We’ve been apple picking @ GMF every Fall for the last 7 years, and crawling into the trees to get the best apples is always a highlight!

  • Debbie Lindstrom

    Love it all but my favorite is picking apples to bring home

  • Erin

    My kids LOVE the back 40!

  • Kim Jones

    My kids LOOOVE the big black slides. We as a family love getting donuts and cider. We always have an awesome time no matter what we do there. 🙂

  • Julia

    We love the jumping pillow and the big slide! And donuts, of course.

  • Julie Strunk

    We love spending a family Birthday here and the wagon ride.It is so much fun with the grand kids:)

  • Jennifer L

    We have never been, but hoping to go this year!

  • justina crow

    We have never been but have heard great things!

  • Dannielle Staeven

    We love making memories with our daughter at Gull Meadow Farms. She loves the jumping pillow, and of course a trip wouldn’t be complete without a donut and apple cider.

  • Jessica

    Love the animals!

  • Brandi Strunk

    My favorite is the old fashioned apple and pumpkin picking!

  • Philly

    Love the ducks and the giant chair!

  • Shelby

    I’ve never been to gull meadow farms but I’d lI’ve to bring my daughter there! She would absolutely love it!

  • Beth

    Our family loves Gull Meadows Farms! Besides the donuts, they love bouncing and bouncing and bouncing some more! I’m excited to check out the petting zoo

  • Jessica

    We love everything about Gull Meadow Farms! Our school usually takes field trips there each year and they do the best job showing the kids the farm and explaining cool things to them! We love taking a wagon ride out to the orchard and picking our own apples, as a family! Then stopping in the shop for some of the absolute yummiest fresh donuts! Yum!

  • Stephanie

    We LOVE to eat the donuts!! =)

  • Ronda fox

    We love going to gull meadow farms!! We go every year! There are so many fun activities for the kids. The best trip I ever had to gull meadow farms was when I went on my son’s school field trip! Gull meadow farms hosts great field trips for the kids!!

  • Danielle

    Love the tractor rides, petting farm, and of course treats after.

  • Erin

    Such a fun place to visit. Definitely becoming a family tradition for us. Love the fun activities for the kids and going to so u-pick is nice to do with the family.

  • Thanya

    Our family loves picking apples and the corn maze. When the kids were little the loved the peddle tractors.

  • Sarah

    we love the wagon ride and picking out our pumpkins!

  • Megan Frugone

    My boys love apple picking. They love getting a chance to try the different types!

  • Krissy

    Love the hot apple cider while watching my kids play!

  • Heather R

    We’ve never been, but would love to check it out!

  • Brooke Fourn

    Our favorite part of Gull Meadows is the wagon ride and doughnuts/cider! This year we will be taking my 1 year old son for the first time, and I cannot wait to see his face during all of the fun!

  • Andrea L

    I’ve never been but plan on taking my one year old this year!

  • Cassandra

    This is our favorite place to go. We wait all year for it. My son loves the bouncing pillows and I love seeing his beautiful smile.

  • Christina Sonnenberg

    As a new Michigander we have yet to visit the farm. We are definitely looking forward to making new memories and starting a new tradition on our future trip this fall.

  • Anna T.

    We love Gull Meadow Farms! My family and I enjoy the barrel rides towed by the tractor, the wagon rides to the back 40 to pick apples and pet the animals, and of course the donuts and apple cider!

  • staci medendorp

    My kids love the giant jumping pillow, the zipline, and we love doing photos by the giant chair.

  • Nancy

    Been there many times. My kids like the huge slide and water pump/rubber duckies activity. I like the doughnuts inside their market!

  • Debi

    We are coming to gull lake to visit Oma & Opa & are hoping to have some memorable adventures with them at gull meadows!!

  • Lindsey

    The jumping pillow is our family favorite – so many giggles!

  • Autumn

    I haven’t been to Gull Meadow Farms yet but am planning on making a family trip out there at least once this fall 🙂

  • Amanda Strunk

    I have never been, but I am looking forward to going soon to go apple picking!

  • staci

    gosh, it’s hard to pick our favorite thing! we love the giant chair.

  • Tom Batterson

    We love baking and gardening so apple picking is right up there on our top 10 fall activities. We haven’t been to to this orchard yet but it looks like we should check it out.

  • Anne Shane

    My family loves Gull Meadow Farms! There is so much wonderful stuff there that it is hard to n pick just one, but I think the new petting farm just edges everything else out!

  • Leah Molter

    I have heard such wonderful things about Gull Meadow Farms, but we have not had a chance to check it out. Looking forward to changing that this fall. Our daughter Avery I think will really enjoy all of it!

  • Kim McCann

    Family tradition! Looking at the pictures we’ve taken will visiting Gull Meadow Farms over the past few years, always makes me smile!

  • Megan

    My family loves Gull meadow farms! We love everything there is to do at the farms, my daughter enjoyed the petting the farm, slide, and the train ride. We can’t wait to ride on the hay ride and pick our pumpkins. Also getting donuts & cider is a must! I’ve had my family that lives on the east side of michigan come over for the day to go to gull meadow farms with us! See you soon gull meadow farms!

  • Amanda Y

    We love the donuts and cider, my son was too young to do any of the activities last year so we are very excited for him to experience it all this fall

  • Bethany Cwalina

    We love the u pick apples! The kids have so much fun finding the best ones! 🙂

  • Chelsea B

    The farm animals and doughnuts are our favorite 🙂

  • E. Storm

    My girls love, love, love the tube slide and jump pillow and I love that they take a good nap after time spent at Gull Meadow Farms!

  • Kim

    We’ve never been–but it looks like fun!

  • Juliet

    The corn maze at night has been one of our favorite activities. I really want to go there during the day!
    Thank you for doing this!

  • Miranda Lash

    We have never been! Would love to take my family!

  • Vanessa

    Our children love going on the tractor ride!

  • Amy

    We have never been to gull meadows but i have heard that it is fun.

  • Erica

    Time to go for a hayride and pick apples!

  • Robyn Richardson

    I’d love to spend a day with my family at Gull Meadow, we haven’t been yet and the kids would love it.

  • Melissa

    We love picking apples

  • Bobbi

    Our family has never been to Gull Meadow Farms. It looks like a lot of fun. We look forward to visiting for the first time this year.

  • Heather L

    The apple cinnamon sugar donuts are always my favorite part 🙂

  • Maren Tillman

    Daughter loves the jump pillow! I love eating donuts, drinking cider, and honey crisp apples!

  • Kelly B

    I have been wanting to take my family here for the last couple of years – we have never been! Would love the chance to go!

  • Dara

    We love them all!

  • Melinda

    We love the ziplines, corn maze, and donuts!!

  • Deana Hargus

    We have been here twice with a group of friends. Really enjoyed every bit of it. The ride through the orchard and the class about pumpkins and a

  • Deana Hargus

    I would love to come for a visit with my family. I’ve always loved the over sized rocking chair. It makes you feel so small and cute. I do have to say there’s not one favorite spot because its all so much fun.

  • Tauna blackport

    Love Gull Meadows Farm! My little guys would say they love being pulled behind the tractor and hanging onto the zip cord, but then when I mention the donuts, that seems to top it all! 🙂 delicious!

  • Heather

    Gull Medow has become a a fall family ritual for us. We love all that they have to offer. I think that our favorite activity would have to be picking apples and then eating donuts!!

  • Laurie Mitchell

    Love picking apples…and getting apple cider doughnuts. . So much family fun

  • Courtney

    I hope the weather holds out this weekend. Looking forward to the honey crisp!

  • Lara

    We love to pick fresh apples! The obstacle course is always a favorite of the 7 year old, but the zip line, the train, hot donuts and cider, petting the animals, the apple cannon – so many fun activities, we love them all!

  • Cassie E

    Love the pumpkin lane and the kids really love the animals. Of course, you have to have the donuts!

  • Vicki Wilson

    We LOVE Gull Meadow Farms! Our grandson really doesn’t have any favorite activity, he loves them all. We spend alot of time in the pumpkin patch trying to find that pefect pumpkin. Gull Meadow Farms is always decorated so nice and the property is very well kept. Thank you for making this an enjoyable place to look forward to every fall.

  • angela minckler

    We love to wander around the orchard, picking & eating apples! The kids can’t get enough!

  • Laurice S.

    We love apple picking, wagon ride, tube slide, jump pillow and seeing the animals.

  • Amber

    I have never been here, but am planning on taking my daughter there this year! Can’t wait!

  • Natasha T.

    This is a great place to bring your family and friends if you want to have a day full of fall festivities! No matter how old you are, there is at least one activity you will enjoy. The younger children I have brought love going on the zip-line and picking their own pumpkin in the “Pumpkin Patch.” My peers love shooting the cannon and I adore visiting the animals. You can even have a group event with donuts and a bonfire! How could you go wrong?

  • lois rodriguez

    I love taking my grandsons. We pick apples and pumpkins then donuts and cider.

  • lois rodriguez

    I love to take my grandsons we ride the wagon and pick apples. They pick out a pumpkin. Then we have donuts and cider. A fun fall day!

  • christy corsi

    We love the trampoline and donuts!

  • Jessie P

    we love Gull Meadow. the donuts are great, kids love the slide and duck races…back forty is GREAT this year! and we love to pick apples as a family.

  • Jeff Berry

    Without a doubt it was the apple canon.

  • Amanda Starr

    We have never been here but we are looking for a new place to carry on our annual family tradition of Apple picking and fun fall festivities!

  • Connie farmer

    We’ve been to the store, but never any of the activities. The kids are both old enough now to love it all. 🙂

  • Amy H.

    My favorite activity is the one my kids are doing with me. I love playing with them as they grow! I think my top favorite might be apple picking, because we get to enjoy it for so long after! 🙂

  • Nickie Whitney

    We love the donuts, u pick, and back forty!!

  • Nickie Whitney

    We love the donuts, pumpkin lane and the crazy jumping pillows!

  • Becky

    We love the donuts, picking apples, and my kids have enjoyed the big tube slides:)

  • Heather

    Everything is so much fun at Gull Meadow farm. My kids LOVE the zip line. I love the donuts and cider!

  • Katherine S.

    We love the hayrides and apple picking.

  • Katie

    Never been but it looks like it would be a blast!

  • Wendy

    We haven’t been yet, but we’re planning on this upcoming weekend. Looks like so much family fun!

  • Sherry Falin

    I have never been to Gull Meadow Farms yet. But would love to enjoy my first time there with my awesome grand kids. 🙂

  • S. Ratliff

    The cider, donuts and the kid activities are amazing!

  • Dana

    Never been would love to

  • Heather

    I love all the activities at Gull Meadow Farms. This year, I really need to try the Apple Cannon!

  • Mom of two

    We love the atmosphere at gull meadow! The crisp air and smell of cider… Nothing better!

  • Amy

    We love Gull Meadow farms! The donuts are the best 🙂

  • Dawn

    The corn maze is soooo fun!! Gull Meadow Farms is A-Maze-ing

  • Sarah

    My girls LOVE the slide!!

  • Stacey

    We love Gull Meadow farm and would love to take our exchange student with us this year! We’ve already quickly hit the store for their amazing donuts and cider. I have never done the maze before and would love to check it out this year. My girls love the jumping pillow and they hay ride to pick apples.

  • beth

    my son loves the jumping pillows

  • Sarah

    We’ve never been to Gull Meadow Farms, but it sounds like fun!

  • Meg

    My favorite part is the corn maze. I love letting my boys lead me through.

  • KIMBERLY

    My youngest was too little to do anything last year. My oldest loved the rides especially the wagon ride. It’s a place to bond with your kids and to have a good time. Love the donuts. My son was eating them before we got into the van.

  • Victoria

    We love Pumpkin Lane, picking apples, and of course the delicious donuts!!!

  • Angie B

    I love the apple picking, my kids love the back 40!

  • tori pillars

    We love picking apples!!!

  • Audrea Hoelle

    We have never been to Gull Meadows. My boys would love to go and I think this is where we will be getting our pumpkins this year!

  • Nena McComas

    We love the corn Maze and the flashlight maze. The apple picking is the BEST part though it’s our family tradition.

  • Amy

    Our family has gone to Gull Meadow every fall for the last five years. The kids love pumpkin lane and their favorite activities in pumpkin lane change every year as they get older. There is always so much to do and its a great way to spend a fall family day.

  • Shontel

    My daughter will be 2 in january so this will be her first year to experience true halloween, she loves animals and I can not wait for her to see the petting zoo and to get the traditional giant chair picture. We went the year before we found out we were expecting and we are very excited to start this tradition of going every year to pick out pumpkins and enjoy what gull meadow farms has to offer.

  • Jessica L

    We love getting donuts and cider and the apple cannon!

  • Michelle

    We love the tube slide and the potato cannons. Most of all we love enjoying the fall weather by picking apples and playing outside with lots of room for all the kids to enjoy and spend all their energy. We usually end up with some great pictures, too.

  • Amber Hicks

    We love the jumping pillow and the apple cannon, and the wagon ride, although, we pretty much like it all! And we can’t leave without cider and donuts.

  • Beth

    I come every year with my preschool group..but this year I’m excited to take my 15 month old for a family outing! My favorite is apple picking and of course the yummy donut!!

  • Jessica

    My family loves everything about Gull Meadow Farms but the best part is getting to go into the store and purchase fresh donuts and apple cider to take home and enjoy together the following days.

  • Nikki Taplin

    My favorite part is the hay ride to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin! We have been on several hay rides and this is the best around!!!!

  • Jamie

    We have only been once a few years ago but my son’s favorite part wad the apple cannon. He really wanted to jump on the jumping pillow but it was a half hour before close and he wasn’t allowed to get on. 🙁 My favorite activity was apple picking as it was a first for the entire family.

  • ronda fox

    we love eating fresh donuts. i also enjoy watching my kids pick apples off of the trees after our wonderful ride out to the orchard. Of course my kids also enjoy picking their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

  • Heather DeColumna

    We love apple picking and our daughter LOVES the zip cord!

  • Tiffany

    Last year was the first year we took our daughter. Her favorite was climbing the hay bale tower and picking out a pumpkin, oh and getting a donut of course!

  • Felicia Sidney

    We love everything at Gull Meadow Farm! Our favorite thing has to be hand picking apples from the orchard and going home to make a homemade pie with my girls!!

  • Nina Garza

    Love love love the apple cannon!! Kids love to bounce, zip line and maze!! Of course picking apples and taking home a pumpkin is always a highlight.

  • Kristina Fredryk

    We love Gull Meadows! Great with family and friends. Our favorites are the donuts and fun picture opportunities with the enormous rocking chair and cut outs!

  • Tiffany Stommen

    My favorite activity at gull meadow is the barn! I love the gifts, the decorations, the pumpkins and gourds, and I especially love the donuts and cider!

  • Carol

    Had a blast with our church group last year! And really enjoyed Touch a Tractor last month. Thank you!

  • Julie S

    Our favorite is apple picking, hands down 🙂

  • Debbie Lindstrom

    Apple picking is the best

  • Jason Lindstrom

    My family loves everything about gull meadows

  • laura echtinaw

    My family and I come every year. As the kids get older they tend to like different things. Last year we picked apples.

  • Shelley Jewell

    We have only been once and really only picked out pumpkins! My girls were very young and were missing their naps, so that is about all we were able to do. Looking forward to going again to enjoy this time!

  • Dominique Grabbe

    We have never been there, but my brother and his wife insisted on it! Now all of us are looking forward to going after hearing about it!