Saturday, October 29, 2011

Frugal Family Fun - Cromwell Valley Park

Welcome to our newest feature, in which we'll be introducing you to Economoms-approved places, venues and events around town. These are Baltimore spots we have visited first-hand with our very own family and didn't have to spend a ton of dough to have a barrel of fun.

Do you have suggestions for Frugal Family Fun? Tell us in the comments and we just might review it for you!

Today's feature is Cromwell Valley Park in Towson. In early October we hit up the 380-acre historic park for its annual Fall Harvest Festival. For only $5 per car, the event offered tons of fun. From apple cider making to pony rides to a fall-inspired "sandbox" filled with dried corn, there was something of interest for all ages.

If you missed the Fall Harvest Festival, no worries. There are a bunch of affordable activities planned throughout the remainder of autumn and into winter. Highlights include a Fall Family Camp Out the weekend of November 4 ($15 per family, includes breakfast), Holiday Candy Making on November 12 ($3 for members, $5 for non-members), and a Thanksgiving Nature Quest on November 26 (FREE!).

The park is also a great place to visit even when there aren't activities planned. Take a hike, check out wildlife, have a picnic near the stream, or discover the park's history (check out its historic lime kiln)!

Here are a few shots of our autumn day spent at Cromwell Valley:

A view of the Pumpkin Patch and childrens' area at the Fall Harvest Festival.

Macy meets an alpaca!

Cromwell Valley holds many of its activities in its Outdoor Classroom.

Making music at the Fall Harvest Festival!

A sandbox filled with dried corn was a fun alternative for the little ones.

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