Family Fun at @therockranch #Giveaway #makingmemories

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Life has been busy lately... With Broxton in Kindergarten and me on the PTA and all of that good stuff... but you know me... I am all about #MakingMemories with my little guy and when I learned of The Rock Ranch, I was SO EXCITED to be able to take him for a day of fun.
I heard of The Rock Ranch from visits to Chic-Fil-A - but lets be honest, how much can you really learn from a little brochure at the check out counter or a mini poster on the window?
We were invited for a media day and I am so glad I was able to attend... Now that we have learned of this not very well known secret, I want to share it with everyone!!!   
Their theme this year is Wizard of Oz - so it was fitting that they had a few special appearances from a couple familiar faces!   
They were so friendly and it was a nice addition.. but let me tell you - the Scarecrow... HE ROCKED IT.  At one point, I looked over to see him playing pattycake or something with a child... He answered all of Broxton's questions and was just overall an awesome kid!  After a brief little meetup with some of the staff, we were treated to a bit of a behind the scenes tour of the Ranch... 
 
 Up first?  We were able to visit one of the houses you can rent to stay a while.  The farm stay that we were able to check out had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a cute little kitchen and a nice sitting area.  They even have a couple board games and really promote spending time with your family!  
 As soon as Broxton saw the Covered Wagons, he started in that he really wanted us to stay a night there!   I absolutely LOVED the set up of it all... Camping at its best!  Each of the wagons had 4 bunk beds, so sleeping 8 would be no problem.  They did include port-o-pottys so that you did have a place to go to the restroom. Also included?  Fire Rings and picnic tables!   Tell me this isn't a picture perfect opportunity?!  
 After touring the lodging accomodations, we were free to explore the ranch and that is just what we did!  We were headed to the Corn Maze when we had a slight detour and ended up at the corn launching area!   The next thing you knew, Broxton was shooting Corn Cobbs at targets and the sound of the launch was making great expressions on his face!  (He had better aim than me, yes... I will admit it!)  
 Soon, I will be sharing an aerial view of the corn maze, but I wanted to tell you about the entrance... Since it is a Wizard of Oz theme, you know they had to have a "yellow brick road" to get us started! It was great that they gave you a flag, that way if you got lost, you could wave it and have an employee come help you!  I was determined that we would NOT wave that flag, but we ended up following a few other people out when the employee came to help them... (Not us, you notice we cheated, but we never waved our flag!)  
 Broxton was thrilled that he was able to ride a pony... and of course I was loving that the pony rides are included in your ticket price.  Just to let you know, pretty much everything is included in your ticket.  The "add on" features are the rock climb, the zipline and the carousel.  
One of Broxton's favorite areas?  Tiny Town!  It was a mini street with tiny buildings, perfect for kids!  They had a jail, a courthouse, a school house, a church and so much more!  Of course, the kids loved the firestation with the firemans pole!  
 An add on feature that brought a smile to both of our faces?  The carousel.  He loved it and I loved watching that smile circle back around to me over and over again!  
There were several great places to take photos all over the property!  I fell in love with this shot when we rode by on the train.  Yes, you read that right...  They even have a mini train that sort of circles it all.  Broxton wanted to ride it because it was a train... but then he wanted to ride again to make sure we saw and did everything that was offered....   WE DID.

The Rock Ranch isn't right off the road - it is a good 20 minutes or so off of I 75, so to get there, you must plan for it.  While I hate that it isn't super easy to get to, I realize if it was convenient, the charm of it all would not be readily available.... That leads me to be extra thankful that we were invited to go and check it out!
If you live near enough to make a day trip, I highly suggest it. They are open on Saturdays from 10 am until 8 pm...  One tip I will share with you?  Get there at 10, as you really want to spend the whole day there... Also, make sure you wear tennis shoes...
They have paddle boats, pedal cars, family dodgeball and more.  If you have on sandals, I do not think they allow you to ride them...   

Now that I have told you all about it, I get to offer one reader a chance to win a family 4 pack of admission tickets to check it all out!  

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Comments

  1. I think I recall seeing this place on a travel brochure years ago but maybe not...
    Sounds like fun & we'd love to do it all. We could really use a vacation/trip as it's been about 3 yrs w/o one :(

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  2. That place does look fun, and you're right about all the cool photo opps. :) I'd have wanted to ride the train twice too! And good tip on the tennis shoes!

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  3. We've never been before, but I've heard it's an awesome place! Looks like you had lots of fun. Your son is getting to big!

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  4. What an amazing place! I would love visiting!
    Glad y'all had such a wonderful time.

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  5. The Rock Ranch Rocks because it is wonderful quality family fun time!

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  6. Would love to take my grandchildren here to the rock ranch. first heard about the rock pn a families facebook page.

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  7. I would love to visit the Rock Ranch. We have not been. It looks like alot of fun I would really love to see the carousel.

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  8. Really want to take the kids here! It looks so fun!

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  9. The Rock Ranch sure was a lot of great fun! I can't wait to go back!

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  10. I have never been to Rock Ranch. Exited to try it though

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  11. I've never been there before, but my kids would love to visit. Looks like so much fun!

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  12. I've never heard of this place but it sounds adorable! My little one w old probably love the mini town

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  13. I've never been, but it looks like a great time! I think that the girls would like to do the zip line. Heck, I would like to as well!

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  14. I've never heard of Rock Ranch. I know my daughter would love to take the train ride.

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  15. This looks like so much fun! We would love to go!

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  16. This place sounds awesome.. cant wait ....gwoodbury@att.net

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  17. I have wanted to go for couple years now. Would love for kids to see the mini city and go during pumpkin smashing

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