Monday, October 25, 2021

Deer Creek Park (Rocket Park), Maplewood


Location: 3200 Laclede Station Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143

Amenities: Playground, picnic shelter, sports fields, restroom, concessions

Website: https://www.cityofmaplewood.com/79/Maplewood-Local-Parks

Playground ground cover: rubber mats, wood chips, sand

This is a great park often referred to as just Rocket Park because it's all space-themed. The rocket slide is huge, almost 3 stories! There are sling swings, an adaptive swing, and baby swings. They have a sand area, a digging toy, a bouncy thing that resembles the space shuttle, a car kids can "ride in", a rock wall, and more. Bathrooms and a nice covered pavilion are close. The sign says for 5 and up because it is so tall but my 3-year-old enjoys it. They also have a teeter-totter that he really likes. There is a snack station here where you can buy things like sno cones, pretzels, hot dogs, etc. but they are usually only open when games are happening. 




Ramps to get into the play structure























Huge covered pavilion right next to the playground and parking lot. 















Gaga ball


2 shovels for digging in the pea gravel











Saturday, October 9, 2021

Boonies Farm Pumpkin Patch, Worden, IL




 Location: 8863 Dustman Rd., Worden, IL 62097

Website: https://www.booniesfarm.com/

This is a wonderful pumpkin patch! It's best suited for kids over 5, not so great for toddlers. 

They have a lot of activities for the money. It costs $12.95 per person in advance or $16.95 at the gate. It's about an hour outside of St. Louis if you don't mind driving. Activities include:

  • Live music on the weekends
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Corn maze
  • Spider web with Charlotte's Web quotes
  • Bounce pillow
  • Trike track
  • Pumpkin Cannon (costs extra)
  • Farm animals
  • Hill slide
  • Duck races
  • Yard games
  • Tire swings
  • Barrel Train
  • Playground
  • Zipline
  • Photo Ops
  • Food
  • Market
  • Corn bin
  • Wagon rides

On to the photos!





Trike track


Tire playground













We ordered the chicken tenders and the loaded potato chips and they were both delish. It did take a while to cook but it was worth it. 









Cute truck photo op




The duck races were fun, you pump the water and see who gets to the other side first.





The bounce pillow was a huge hit with my kids! They were a sweaty mess after just a few minutes. 






Barrel Train




I just love this gourd house!


My daughter found lots of food pellets on the ground so she enjoyed feeding them to the goats. There were a few babies, they were adorable! Bring quarters if you want to buy food!














The pumpkin cannon was loud!



The zipline was long and super fun for my kids




Basketball hoops


Spider web play area









Haybale area that kids love to climb






Sugar shack with sweet treats and ice cream!




Corn bin



Market area


Corn maze