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South Texas MAiZE Review

Life In Texas: South Texas MAiZE Review

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

South Texas MAiZE Review

     Last weekend, a friend, my husband and I loaded up our kids and headed to the South Texas MAiZE at the Graff Family Farm in Hondo, Texas. None of us had ever been to a corn maze, so we were as excited as the kids were. As per the planning tips on their website, we decided to go on a Friday evening. We were pleased with the size of the crowd. They were busy, but we were able to do the maze without continually running into people (a great thing when you're navigating a maze with 5 kids all under 5 years old).

     Before we entered the MAiZE, a very sweet employee suggested that we take a "passport" with us. Each "passport" has 10 multiple choice questions that help you navigate the maze. There were several different categories to choose from. We picked a Tiny Tots Passport and a Halloween Passport.

     When you get to a number post, you read and answer the corresponding question on your passport. The correct answer sends you in the correct direction while an incorrect answer sends you the wrong way. Using our passport, we didn't get lost and we never had to turn around. It took us only 30 minutes to complete phase 1 of the maze. The kids weren't ready to walk for 30 more minutes, so we took a break and checked out some of the other attractions at the Graff Family Farm.

     At the Boar Goat Walk, the kids were able to pet goats and watch them play. You can also purchase food to feed to the goats.

     In the Lil' Poppers Play Pen, Thing 2 enjoyed jumping around on the hay pyramid. All of the kids enjoyed the tractor and the swings. The parents enjoyed the picnic tables and the shade provided by beautiful Live Oak Trees.

     Since the Corn Poppers are open to all ages, I was very pleased to see that they separated the big kids and adults from the little kids. The girls got to jump for 10 minutes and we didn't have to worry about them accidentally being tackled by bigger kids.

      The last stop on our visit was the hay ride and pumpkin patch. The girls loved the hay ride and the driver was so friendly and talkative. The girls enjoyed talking to him.

    We told each kid that they could pick one pumpkin but that they had to carry it back to the hayride and then to the car. Thing 2 thought that this was the pumpkin that she was going to be taking home. Unfortunately, she couldn't carry it more than a few steps and I made her put it down before she dropped it and it smashed.

     There were a lot of other fun things we did while at the Graff Family Farm. To see more picture from our trip, be sure to check out my G+ album, South Texas MAiZE. Be sure to check out the South Texas MAiZE on Facebook and Twitter.

*As a US Family Guide Blogger, I may receive free or discounted tickets to local attractions. However, all opinions are 100% my own and completely honest.

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