|Address:||10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM|
Attended a birthday party today 8/20. Mother of the birthday girl collected monies for each parent. The employee that brought her the bill and requested payment went over the pricing with her and she handed her the money. She wasnt charged for the parents so she handed monies back to parents as they were leaving the party. The employee comes back later after the party is cleaned up and the parents are gone and gives her a different, larger bill to pay. At this point all the parents are gone with the exception of a few. So the mother of the birthday girl had no choice but to pay for every adult that had already left on top of her party package. The employee in charge was rude and inconsiderate about it even though she made a huge mistake. All she could offer was "I made a mistake" and whisper stuff under her breath when approached about it. If you are in charge you should know how to manage the checkout process and do your job properly. It was her mistake and she shouldnt have been stuck with the bill after guest already left. Not only did she drop the ball with the bill but my husband over heard her talking trash about the other party group that was next to us because they were Indian. I will never go back to this establishment .... the way people were treated today is beyond ridiculous!
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This place is charming and fun to wander around. If you grew up in this area knowing about the Enchanted Forest it is a must visit for the nostalgia. There is plenty to do but some of it costs extra. Im not sure Mandy S.decided to do two bad reviews. Although a lot of the pets behind fences, there is an area you can go in and pet the goats and chickens. She must have missed it. They also have a nice area set up to wash your hands afterward. My family has gone there about 3 times, once alone, once with other moms and once on a field trip, and had fun every time. We have not experienced the same wait, even when it is super busy, although there was a small wait. Also, I didnt think the prices were too bad. They are a seasonal business so what they charge and get during their busy seasons, like October, is needed to support their business year round.
The pony ride should have been free. It was really short. They rushed the ponies around a small circle. My kids were annoyed and disappointed. The hay ride sucked. That also should have been free. The lines are super long. They need more cashiers. The food and items are overpriced. The face painter was a joke. 5 dollars for a crappy painting on my childrens face. Although, she was very sweet. Gem mining was kinda cool. The best put of everything in his place. They need to lower their prices, though. I loved how we got to interact with the animals. The employees try to be funny and it just doesnt work. Sometimes, they even make inappropriate jokes in front of children. Overall, just do the gem mining and have fun with interacting with the animals. Only two things that are worth it there.
A friend and I each drove two hours to take our children to the farm park today and were a little let down. The admission price for her 13 month old daughter was the same an adult would pay. The Enchanted Forrest structures/houses seen on their website were not open for the the kids to explore. We had to tear away our 4 and 2 year-old children from the padlocked houses, and at each structure explain that they were not allowed inside. (There were tears at one point.) There were no water fountains or indoor restrooms or changing stations for diaper changes. (It was 85 today. We drank from the hand washing station at the petting zoo.) On the bright side the petting zoo and little tykes play areas were a hit with the kids. But, I dont think we will be going back again.
Great day trip for kids. Its reasonably priced, so you could do a quick trip, but there is so much to do its worth a day. Lots of animals to see and little animals to pet like bunnies and chicks. There are pony rides, a hay ride, and a little train of individual cars. Lots of slides and structures to explore. And a disabled tractor to pretend drive. There is even a little gated play area for very little ones with baby cars and other toys, but only half of the area has a soft ground, the other half is concrete so close supervision is recommended. The little shop has snacks, water and ice cream. You will need your most rugged stroller to get around the rustic paths and grass hills. Very picturesque.
Visited with two of the kids I watch. Id read online the petting zoo closed up at 5, and we arrived at 4:30. Most of the animals were put away, and we were informed they stop selling entrance tickets at 4pm. BUT we did not leave disappointed. They were nice enough to check and see if any of the animals were still out, and the baby goats were still out. Perfect for us, little Abby really wanted to see goats. We were allowed in and were able to stay a little passed 5 so we could go through the enchanted Forest. We were even able to see one Pony before it was put away. We had a wonderful time. We are planning a second trip, just a bit earlier this time!
A Private User
This farm has an amazing petting zoo! To anyone who thinks that they threw homemade playground equipment around they obviously didnt grow up with Then Enchanted Forest! The farm has restored many of their pieces and placed them on their farm. I LOVE that they did this, it brings back so many great childhood memories and my kids love playing on them just as much as I did! The prices for the extra activies are VERY reasonable, $2 for a hayride or pony ride? They do have a business to run and its only $5 bucks a person to get in. I highly recommend!
My kids loved it. They really enjoyed petting the animals and going on the pony ride. It has all the old Enchanted forest pieces as well, which just added to how much my kids enjoyed the experience. Just a note tho, kids (adults too) are not allowed on some of the pieces (they are for display only). While not a significant number, there was a little disappointment when we had to tell our children they couldnt play in the pumpkin with Cinderella. Overall not a big deal tho as there is a lot to do there.
My friends and I visited Clarks Elioak farm (mind you we are all grown ass adults!) and had a good time visiting the animals. The baby goats were especially adorable, and you can buy feed from one of those quarter machines that you you typically get temporary tattoos or bouncy balls from. The enchanted forest displays are amusing to say the least. Its worth the 6 bucks per head generally (young children I think 12 and under get in free). I liked the Emu as well, he liked head scratches. Just move slowly.
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A nanny friend of mine recommended this farm to me. I love taking the children I care for on farm visits. I was really disappointed in this adventure farm. I was very dismayed as was the childrens mom- in the care of the animals including their homes. The pony ride was a joke. This is the only farm Ive been to in this area. Definitely going to check other farms out. Honestly Montgomery County farms are a lot better especially in regards to the care of the animals.