By Dana Pugh
August 18th, 2011
My kids and I recently spent a morning out at Kayben Farms in Okotoks and we thought it was awesome! The highlight of the visit(and–judging by the sheer number of kids vying for one of the 15 precious spots allowed on at one time)was the Berry Bounce. This giant air mattress, bouncy thing is worth the price of admission alone. There is gun to shoot balls at your friends if there isn’t room for you to jump. This requires a bit of team work, but my kids just found that added to the fun.
Once we got tired fighting the crowds at the Berry Bounce, we headed over to the giant play structure. This, too, is really done well. You can climb, swing on tire horses, slide down a giant slide on a potato sack and climb up to a look out.
Georgia, my 6 year old was quite taken with it, but my 9 year old son, Jack, ended up wandering off to the ‘race track’ to ride the pedal go carts rather quickly.
A big hit with both of my kids were the farm animals. Georgia loves animals and she spent a good deal of time visiting each one. Jack ran off and did the tree maze while she did that.
I did not plan on eating at the cafe there, but will definitely do that next time. They have an outdoor oven where they were baking pizza and it looked so good. For those more budget conscious families, there is a large, covered picnic area to enjoy a packed lunch. The little cabins that they rent out for birthday parties were very cute and would provide a little extra privacy for a group function.
Dana Pugh is the photographer behind Short and Sweet Photography. She is an international award winning photographer who enjoys documenting the unique love and chaos that makes up each family she meets. Currently, the NAPCP Photographer of the Year, she loves to blog and maintains both a professional and a family blog