Fairy tales, hayrides, and local eats. Does it honestly get any better than that? If you and the family are looking for a uniquely enchanted afternoon, look no further than Clark’s Elioak Farm in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Getting To The Farm
Whether you are in DC, Baltimore, or Annapolis, Clark’s Elioak Farm is no more than 40 minutes away. It is easily located right off Route 108 in Ellicott City. For more detailed directions, click here.
Cost Of Admission
I’m sure most parents know children’s attractions can cost an arm and a leg. That is not the case at Clark’s Elioak Farm. The cost of general admission is $6 per person with additional fees per ride. Infants 12 months and under are admitted for free.
The most expensive ride is $4 per person and everything else is a very affordable $2 per person. If you buy tickets for a ride you are not able to go on, you can take the tickets back to the Castle Store for a refund. That alone is magical, right?! Talk about good, honest business.
Attractions At Clark’s Elioak Farm
A majority of visitors are drawn to Clark’s Elioak Farm to see the remnants of The Enchanted Forest. The owners of the farm (with the help of the community) so graciously restored a ton of the old fairy tale structures and scattered them around the farm for children to explore. They even made their own version of an enchanted forest which brought back all of the childhood feels for me.
Clark’s Elioak Farm is much more than just fairy tales though. They have a really awesome petting zoo where you can play with and feed baby goats. For a small charge, the kids can go on a pony ride. Clark’s Elioak Farm also offers a hayride, train ride, and cow train ride which is perfect for even the smallest explorers. If you don’t want to pay an extra charge for rides, there is a pretty substantial playground area for the kids to let out some energy.
Shopping At The Castle Store
When you are done being enchanted by the farm, head back to the Castle Store for some equally magical shopping. The Castle Store is packed full of adorable souvenirs and children’s toys that are reasonably priced.
The Castle Store also offers meats and jellies made right there on the farm. During the summer and fall seasons, you can also find produce grown at the farm. I am a huge advocate of shopping local and their prices truly are reasonable. Even if fairy tales aren’t your thing, it’s worth going for the shopping.
Go Get Enchanted!
I can honestly say Clark’s Elioak Farm is one of the coolest places I have ever been in Maryland. Not only is it a totally affordable destination, but it fun for both the kids and adults. Regardless of where you are staying in Maryland, it is pretty centrally located so it is worth making the trip out to see.
If you have ever been to Clark’s Elioak Farm, I would love to hear which attraction was your favorite. If you are a fellow Marylander, I would love to hear about your experiences at the old Enchanted Forest and hear your opinions on the restorations. As always, share this post if you love what you’ve read or think someone you love would enjoy this post. Don’t forget to follow me on social for fun behind the scenes action. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our adventures out in Our Happy Place 🙂