Dillon and I ended 2016 on such a fun note with a sleigh ride at Charmingfare Farm this past Saturday. He found the activity online and reserved tickets for us the day before, meaning zero wait time. We bundled up in our warmest clothes with hand warmers and boots and headed to the farm on Saturday afternoon. We had just received a pretty heavy snowfall on Thursday night which was still fresh, making the trees looked magical. The sleigh was all ready for our ride when we arrived and we were able to climb in shortly after.
The horses took off at quite a clip and winded through the woods with jingle bells ringing from their bridles. There were about fifteen of us on board, including some little ones who were excited to see the animals. We spotted goats, reindeer, cows, more horses, and sheep as we traveled through the farm. Charmingfare had set up precious little displays along the sleigh path, including a gingerbread house, the grinch, a snowman village, and a little penguin family. It was really cute!
About halfway through the sleigh ride, we stopped to warm up at a pair of campfires they had prepared in a clearing. I roasted marshmallows, while Dillon enjoyed a warm cup of cocoa. He had thoughtfully brought extra layers for me to wear, so I was happily bundled in his coat and mine.
After our fireside break, we enjoyed the last bit of the sleigh ride and then visited their gift shop before we left. They had a variety of candles, jams, and Christmas decorations on display, as well as some cute little farm-themed toys for little ones. We had so much fun and I would gladly return for another ride next year!
Have you ever taken a sleigh ride? If so, share your experience in the comments below!