Frequently Asked Questions About Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
- What all is included in the admission prices?
- What do I have to pay extra for?
- Does Cherry Crest Adventure Farm close if it rains?
- Does it get muddy when it rains?
- Can I bring my pet?
- Can I bring my own food?
- What should I bring with me when I visit the farm? What should I wear?
- Do you offer a group discount?
- Why are you closed Sunday and Monday?
- Is the big maze ok for small children?
- Is the maze stroller/wheelchair accessible?
- Can we leave the property and come back?
- Can I drop my kids off at the farm by themselves?
- I lost something on the farm, how can I find it?
- Can I smoke on the farm?
- Do I need to bring a flashlight for the Flashlight Maze?
- Does the Flashlight Maze cost extra?
- Are the owners of Cherry Crest Amish?
- Can I pick apples and cherries at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm?
- Is there lodging at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm?
- My school or organization is having an auction/raffle, can I get tickets donated?
What all is included in the admission prices?
The Summer and Fall season admissions include 50+ Farm Fun activities, including the A-maze-ing Maize Maze, the Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Pedal Carts, a petting zoo, the Giant Slinger, the Hay Chute Slide and Strawbale Racer, the Barnyard Jump, and much more!
The Spring season admission includes 32+ Farm Fun activities in the Barnyard, including the Giant Slinger, the Hay Chute Slide and Strawbale Racer, the Barnyard Jump, and more! Please note: the Courtyard and A-maze-ing Maize Maze are not available during the Spring season.
What do I have to pay extra for?
Any food and merchandise purchases, as well as some activities such as the Farm Dig and Gem Mining, and our Shootn' Gallery activities (Apple Blasters, Paintball Range, and Battle Zone.) The majority of activities are included in your basic Farm Fun admission. We also have Shootn' Special and Hog Wild admissions that include some activities and food. Check out our tickets and pricing page for more details.
Does Cherry Crest Adventure Farm close if it rains?
Yes, we do sometimes. Our business is very weather-dependent. It depends on how long and hard it has rained. Safety is important to us, as well as your enjoyment while here. If you are traveling a distance, please check the weather and our website for up-to-date information.
Does it get muddy when it rains?
Keep in mind, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a real working farm! Some of our walking areas are stoned, but most of our surfaces (including the entire maze) are dirt, which gets muddy after it rains. The safety of our guests is always at the forefront when we have recently had rainy weather, but it is wise to come dressed accordingly if the weather has been wet.
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, we do not allow pets on Cherry Crest Adventure Farm property, whether on a leash or in your arms. Exceptions will only be made for registered service animals, which must be properly identified as such. Additionally, there is no shade in the parking lot for your pets to stay in your vehicle.
Can I bring my own food?
Although we have a wide selection of food choices, you may bring your own food onto our property. We ask that you clean up after yourself and not leave your coolers or bags on the picnic tables, but rather return them to your car when you’re finished eating. There is no grilling allowed, and we do not allow cooking over the public campfires in the fall. Private campfires can be rented here. Absolutely NO ALCOHOL is permitted on Cherry Crest Adventure Farm property.
What should I bring with me when I visit the farm? What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes you can move in. We recommend you bring sunscreen, water bottles (for the maze), weather appropriate clothing, money (if you plan to make food/merchandise purchases).
Why are you closed Sunday and Monday?
We are closed on Sundays because we believe in family and time to restore one’s self. By being closed on Sunday, our families have time to spend with each other and attend worship if they so desire. Being closed on Monday gives us time to maintain the farm and the property.
Is the big maze ok for small children?
If you just want a taste of the maze, we recommend that families with small children do the Easy Challenge. It is short walk through the maze, past some of the activities and mailboxes, and takes approximately 20 minutes. Our employees are always on hand to help if you get stuck!
Is the maze stroller/wheelchair accessible?
Keep in mind that the maze is a real cornfield, so the paths are bumpy, but they are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, stroller, or wagon! The field is on a slight incline, but generally speaking, the paths are accessible.
Can we leave the property and come back?
You may leave and return to the farm as often as you like in the same operating day. You must retain your wristband for reentry. This includes going to your car for any reason.
Can I drop my kids off at the farm by themselves?
No. Anyone under the age of 12 must have an accompanying adult.
I lost something on the farm, how can I find it?
If you are still on the property, stop by our Guest Services building in the Courtyard to check the Lost & Found. Be prepared to fully identify the missing object. If you have already left the property, you can call the office toll free at 1-866-546-1799 and we will check the Lost & Found for you.
Can I smoke on the farm?
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a non-smoking property. If you would like to smoke, we ask that you do so at the designated area in the parking lot.
Do I need to bring a flashlight for the Flashlight Maze?
Yes, you need to bring your own flashlight when coming for our Flashlight Maze. However, if you forget to bring yours, we sell them at the property.
Does the Flashlight Maze cost extra?
If you have purchased a daytime admission to the farm, then the Flashlight Maze is included in that admission, and you can stay through until the end of the night without paying extra. If you are only coming for the Flashlight Maze, the admission is good from 7:00pm-10:00pm on the night you purchased the admission.
Are the owners of Cherry Crest Amish?
No, Jack and Donna Coleman are not Amish. They began farming in New Jersey, where they farmed grain. In 1987 they sold that farm and moved to Lancaster, where they ran a dairy until 2003. Currently, they raise beef cattle, broilers for Tyson Foods, and crop farm 300 acres. Click here to learn more about the history of Cherry Crest!
Can I pick apples and cherries at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm?
Sorry, our Pick-Your-Own in the fall months includes pumpkins and popcorn. There is a local orchard, Cherry Hill Orchards that grows fruit for picking.
Is there lodging at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm?
There is no lodging at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, however there are many hotels, vacation homes and Bed & Breakfasts near by.
My school or organization is having an auction/raffle, can I get tickets donated?
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm gives out a limited number of donations each year. To be considered, please send an official request letter to email@example.com. Please send your request at least 2 months prior to the event, ESPECIALLY if the event falls during our season, May through November.
Requests that have been approved will be sent out approximately one month before the event date or donation deadline.