I woke up my boys (ages 3&5) this morning and told them that we were going to Davis Farmland today! They did not seem to share my enthusiasm. The boys had NO idea we were going to Moo Town USA, the new expansion at the Farmland.
They complained all the way there and asked me the same question over and over. Upon arrival at the farm, they were dragging their feet however this drastically changed once they walked over to the entrance for Moo Town, USA. The questions and comments quickly changed to, “Wait we are going in there? WOW, mommy that looks awesome!! I want to play in there NOW”. The boys could not wait for that ribbon to be cut by Moo Moo, the cow!
After all of the children were appointed as honorary postmasters, police officers, and firefighters of Moo Town, USA, the ribbon was cut, kids ran in every direction.
In Moo Town USA, you had the options of playing in the “Cow-A-Bunga Campgrounds”, the “Okee-Dokee-Corral”, and the custom town. “Cow-A-Bunga Campgrounds” offered lifelike campers, a fire pit, a fish shack, and a log cabin which were all filled with pretend play food, gadgets, and utensils. The boys cooked some fish and served it in one of the campers for their “guests”. They kept yelling, “Check this out its so cool!” (A Little different than how our day began…)
The Okee-Dokee-Corral offered the children a chance to be farmers. The boys went from picking up chicken eggs, to brushing the horses tails, to cleaning their cottage, feeding the babies, washing clothes, riding the toy tractors, sitting in the dog house, to bouncing on the cows. They spent a lot of the time hanging out in the dog house with what they called “The biggest dog in their life”. In the middle of the village the children can climb up on the tractor, ring the bell and drive a stationary firetruck, or sit in the covered benches and take a “hay ride”. My boys briefly walked to these, climbed on them but sprinted over to the custom town.
The custom town was their favorite part!!! They got to play in the Furry Friends Vet Clinic, Ice cream shop, shopping market, diner, and a cottage. They went into the market and pretended to be customers and the clerk. Veggies were overflowing in bins, multiple shopping carts, and plenty of pretend food to go around. My boys enjoyed being Vets and taking care of the animals using the doctor kits and medicine on the shelves. The ice cream shop was a huge hit with my boys. They were having so much fun pretending to serve me ice cream.
I have never seen my 5 year old so intrigued and my 3 year old stayed so busy for so long it was hard to pull them away. All of the items offered in Moo Town, USA are child friendly, safe, and especially geared towards children using their imaginations. One of the best things about Moo Town, USA was that there were enough pretend play items to go around without children having to wait for a turn for more than a minute or so. There are even picnic tables and chairs placed throughout Moo Town, USA for the parents/guardians to sit on and observe their children’s minds at work.
This is certainly a custom town where they children can play, explore, and push their imaginations to new levels! We had the opportunity to explore more of the Farmland. The boys played on the playscapes, saw many animals (most of which they could actually pet or interact with) that included goats, chickens, cows, snakes and so many more. We wanted to take pony rides, a hay ride and splash in the water area, however we ran out of time.
That just means we HAVE to go back!!