It was Gabriel’s last weekend before he starts Kindergarten and to soak up the very last bit of summer I wanted to surprise him with a fun outdoor activity. I remembered that I had purchased a Groupon for Lemos Farm a while back and it was about to expire so I decided that we would go to Lemos Farm for the day. Lemos Farm is located in Half Moon Bay which is one of our favorite places to go to when we want to escape the business and warmer climate of Silicon Valley. It is so much more calm there and reminds me a little of San Diego. Its a small town that sits right on the coast so it is cooler there which is nice. When you drive into Half Moon Bay, you will feel the laid back vibe instantly. It a great place to get away from it all without having to go too far. I love the smell and cool breeze of the ocean. As you drive into Half Moon Bay, Lemos Farm will be located on the right side. It’s a small farm but very colorful so it’s hard to miss.
As soon as we pulled up to Lemos Farm Gabriel spotted it right away and remembered it from when we passed by it the last time we were in the area. He immediately perked up and was excitedly asking us if this was the surprise! He couldn’t wait to get out of the car! We noticed that there were several birthday parties going on which I’m sure is very typical for a Saturday afternoon. Parking was a little tough due to the large parties but we were lucky to find the last available spot. When we parked we were greeted by Ponies who were roaming around right in front of our parking spot. They were so cute, calm and friendly! Gabe was even lucky enough to ride one of them inside.
We liked that Lemos Farm is not a very big place because we are able to do a lot for a short amount of time so it was great for Emilia as well since she can get a little antsy after a while and needs a change of scenery. We spent about 2 hours there and were able to do all the activities they had to offer. They have train rides, hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo and jumpy castles. They also have a laser tag area but it was closed the day we went.
The prices per activity ranges from $1 to $8 but I suggest getting a day pass if you will be spending the day there. A day pass costs $15 for children and $5 for adults and will give you access to unlimited rides and activities.
Gabriel had so much fun but his favorite was petting the goats! He was by far the loudest and most animated child there which is one of the things I love so much about him. He can’t contain his excitement and truly shows his appreciation for nature and animals.
I can’t wait to come back here in the Fall and Winter for pumpkin season and for Holiday Wonderland where you can find and cut your own Christmas Tree.
After Lemos Farm we stopped by Repetto’s Nursery & Florist to pick up some flowers for our house. They sell the most beautiful flowers and sell them for wholesale prices. It was hard to make a decision, there were so many I wanted them all!
By this time, we were pretty hungry so before heading back home we had an early dinner at The Barn located on Cabrillo Highway. Its a casual farm to table restaurant that uses the freshest ingredients. The food is great but the ambiance is even better. It’s an actual barn and just the most darling thing you ever did see. There is seating area inside and outside. If you choose to sit outside, the picnic tables come with blankets that you can use if you get cold. Such a thoughtful idea.
We ordered two barn burgers, a barn dog, french fries, mac attack and two beers. The mac attack is a must get! It was so good especially with the ranch style sauce it came with. Before getting back on the road, we ordered to go the best milkshake we’ve ever had. Our mistake was only getting one to share because we were all fighting for some in the car!
It was such a great way to spend a Saturday with the family! I love moments like these where we get so much accomplished on a single day. We were exhausted by the end but we sure did sleep well that night!
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