This past weekend my boys and I had the pleasure of attending the Timberline Ranch Country Christmas. We had attended during their first year and enjoyed it so much we just knew we had to go back.
I don’t know about you but during this time of year, it seems like there is just never enough time in the day. It was nice to get away from the city and the hustle and bustle of it all for an afternoon. If you are on the fence about taking a break from the city and attending the Timberline Ranch Country Christmas, it is time to jump off.
Here are some of the reasons I think you should make Timberline Country Christmas part of your holiday tradition:
The Atmosphere: This was the highlight for me, when you drive into the parking lot at the Timberline Ranch it is decked out with Christmas lights and decor. As you approach the registration desk, you can feel the calm. Because they have designated start times for each tour you are not having to deal with large numbers. We were able to slowly go about our day and was never pushed or rushed by any of the ranchers. This was lovely for me as this day my husband was called out of town and I was solo with my three kids. We spend about 2.5 hours taking our time and enjoying everything that the Ranch had to offer.
Wagon Ride: This was the highlight for my 2-year-old is this was the first wagon ride he ever remembered. The pure look of joy on his face as we sat on the wagon with the Christmas Carols playing and the wagon bumping along on the dirt path.
The Barn Activites: The barn was set up into three different areas, hay maze, petting zoo and pony rides. As we walked into the barn my older boys were drawn to the hay maze where my 2-year-old wanted in that petting zoo. The lovely thing about this was that I was able to take my little guy to the petting zoo while still watching the older ones run their way through the maze. The animals in the petting zoo were very friendly which made it nearly impossible to tear my little one away.
The Workshop: This is where you get to make your keepsake for your visit to the Ranch. This year it was a simple pipe cleaner Christmas Tree.
Storytime: After spending our afternoon making cookies, petting animals, throwing snowballs, making ornaments and playing games we wound down the day with some storytime. This was a nice end to a fun day as it gave the boys a chance to enjoy a Christmas story and to unwind and a place for Mommy to rest her feet.
Snowville: When I asked my kids on the drive home what their favorite part of the event was the answer was unanimous. What is Snowville you ask? Well, it is a room that is painted in a winter scene with targets and balls for kids to throw. My boys spent at least 30 minutes in there trying to make sure they hit every target, but alas they were stumped.
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