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Dec 08, 2013 by: dman728 from Havre de Grace, Maryland
Went to applewood farm yesterday hoping to find or Christmas tree and cut it down as a family. To bad my family does not live in a Church or school. Lol the only trees available to cut down were 20 ft tall. What normal home can house that. We made the drive almost an hour and we're very disappointed we wound up buying a pre cut down tree who knows how old. For $65 an 9 ft tree how ridiculous. And they also charge $2 to drill and $2 to shake the tree.i would never go back save your money and support your local lions club and buy a tree for $40. Hope this helps merry Christmas
Bright Lights - Please don"t waste your money
Dec 08, 2013 by: Marta I from Joppa, Maryland
We took our daughter and grand children last night for the bright light ride. I paid $10.00 for her car and $10.00 for ours. This was a total waste of money and time. A few light decorations, that was it. It was very dark where we parked, there was a huge log right beside my door when I got out of the car. The barn was nothing to brag about. We do like trains, we were not impressed by theirs. I am from Harford County and I would be embarassed for people outside the county to think this is what entertains us here. I can't speak for the other events there, but I do hope they discontinue the night ride.
Drove a LONG way ... not what we thought. Not a total loss, though!
Dec 28, 2012 by: Barb R from Rockville, Maryland, United States
My husband and I wanted to take our three grandkids (7, 5 and 5) on a Sunday Christmas outing and, after looking around, I thought Applewood Farm looked like just the thing. The drive from Rockville, MD was longer than I would have liked, but with the train, petting zoo, maze, and the other attractions I read about, I assumed it would be a whole day's worth of fun. Luckily, the day dawned overcast and cold but clear, not rainy as they said, so we packed the kids and took off -- when we arrived it looked like there were a lot of cars, so we were excited ... until we got out and the "pedal cars" they had mentioned on the site came into view ... there on a small blacktop, sat a few old metal toy cars on which very small children could sit. I had a sinking feeling, but was determined to stay positive. All in all, my husband and I felt a bit duped --- they advertised a Santa's Workshop which proved to be a collection of several figures behind a chickenwire net, their train ride (which we knew cost $4 per person extra) took us on a very non-exciting tour through some underbrush, and the kids had their faces painted by a young woman for free (we tipped her) who we can't say for sure really wouldn't rather have been somewhere else. The thing that saved the whole day was the playground -- the kids played on this more than on anything else. We were happy to see them having a great time, but there are playgrounds a whole lot closer to home!! All this said, the people who were running the train were very friendly and sincerely hoped we had a good time. The folks inside the barn were not as much so, but since there wasn't much in there, we didn't have to mingle much. (The store is VERY small with a very limited stock of mostly farm-related -- i.e., John Deere, etc. -- playthings). I don't like to leave negative reviews, so I will say this: If Applewood Farms were within a 45-minute drive radius, I might visit annually. However, I wouldn't make this trek again! (The admission was free, by the way, which was a good thing!)
Sep 12, 2012 by: Jenni443 from Bel Air, Maryland
We've gone here for the last two years for pumpkin picking and we're going back this year. It's a nice farm, lots of pumpkins! The have a train ride for the kids but it's extra money, which is a little disappointing since you paid to get in. Also to buy the tickets to the train, it's all up the hill from the actual ride so make such buy them before you head down to the train. It's kind of annoying to go up and down the hill when you have a bunch of kids and strollers with you just to buy the tickets. The train ride is kind of crappy but the kids seem to enjoy it, that's what counts. They also have a tractor ride to take you to pick pumpkins in a field. They drop you off in the field for about 20mins and then come back you. The farm also has a little playground area and small metal tractors for the little ones to play on. I seriously couldn't pull my little guy away from the small tractor. There are animals at the farm but you can't pet them or at least I wouldn't, they look like they do bite. We just look at them and move on to the next thing.
Dec 04, 2011 by: fairydusst1028 from Middle River, Maryland
My husband my 2 year old and I came to Applewppd Farm today to cut our Xmas tree down. When we got there it looked very exciting. We noticed some trees on the right but not many and they where very large. We thought maybe they would take u in the tractor to where the trees where. So we got in the tractor and they drove us down the hill and stopped where the very large trees where.. Everyone (which was about 20 of us) just kinda sat there like what do we do. The driver told us to go ahead and get off. And then he left and left us there with no direction. I honestly thought it was a joke. So we walked up in hopes that maybe the smaller trees where in between the very large trees. I was very wrong. Those where the trees!!!! I was very upset. We drove an hour because the website made it look very festive with great trees to choose. We tried to make our time worth while and went to the petting zoo. We were informed by another guest that if you try to pet the mini horse without any food he will bite. We however did have the horse feed they offered. But we tried to warn another lil girl and she got bit. I am very disappointed with this experience and do not plan to return.
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