Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Armada
Last week we had the opportunity to visit Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Armada with our homeschooling group. Blake’s has a lot of to offer to its customers including a corn maze, live animals, u-pick, play structures, trike rides, hayrides, train rides, and more.
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Blake’s Orchard is located at 17985 Armada Center Road in Armada. The orchard is located east of Romeo Plank and north of 34 Mile Road.
We spent the whole day exploring the Funland area, picking out our apples and pumpkins, and watching the employees make apple cider.
The children enjoyed taking the train to the u-pick area to get their pumpkins and apples.
The apples were clearly labeled at the end of each row and there were still plenty of great apples to chose from.
After we picked out our apples and pumpkins we tried out the donuts and cider….. yum!
Then we took some time to explore. One of their favorite activities there were the pillow bouncers.
They tried their hand at some of the games and activities.
Soccer, football and basketball challenges were set up.
They had a lot of fun climbing to the top of the hay stack.
The haunted house was too spooky for them. Rosaleigh was too scared to go in, even though she wanted to.
There are a few play structures for children to climb and explore.
And a corn “maze” which isn’t really a maze at all…. you know, every way is out!
Blake’s has a few pavilions for rent if you want to host a group or party there.
There are a few animatronic buildings on the property. The children seemed to really like these. They sing, tell stories and jokes.
The trike races were fun, but some of the bikes were broken or the seats were tilted and uncomfortable. BOO!
The children didn’t want to explore the Story Barn. There are live animals along with short stories.
Bunnyville was really cute. The girls love bunnies.
And this is where my phone died. We went on to visit the cider mill and watch the whole process of making cider. I highly recommend spending a few minutes to see the whole process. The apple press is super cool.