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Abbotsford’s Maan Farms

Maan Farms in Abbotsford

Maan Farms is a farm in Abbotsford with a fruit and vegetable stand, petting zoo, children’s playground, and fall pumpkin patch and corn maze.


This article includes information about the following topics:

Admission Rates | Country Market | Wine Tasting | Barnyard Adventureland | Petting Zoo | Easter Activities | Sunflower Festival | Halloween Activities | Tips & Advice | Other Information


Maan Farms in the Fraser Valley

Located at 790 McKenzie Road, Maan Farms is a family-owned Fraser Valley farm. It’s a great place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and take children for some fun.

The place is open from early April until early November each year with produce available for sale starting in late May. Sometimes it’s even open just before Christmas too.

As a play place, Maan Farms is really good. It has a country look and rustic style as you’d expect from a farm. The petting zoo is a fair size and most of the play apparatus is hand built by the owners. Young children love it! It’s a popular self-contained place that’s ideal for holding birthday parties for kids.

In spring the farm hosts an Easter Event and Mother’s Day activities. From mid-August until mid-September the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival takes place on the property.

Later in autumn there is a Pumpkin Patch and other family-friendly Halloween attractions (plus the very scary Haunted Corn Maze for older folk). The farm also sells fruits, vegetables, wine and homemade food products onsite, and its Barnyard Adventureland play area is also open most of the year.

If you’re in the Abbotsford area and if you have young children and/or want good quality fresh produce, then it’s a great place to visit. It’s a farm with old-fashioned fun activities, plus some little extras (like their cool giant jumping pillow).


Maan Farms Playground
Jumping Pillow at Maan Farms


Admission to Maan Farms

Admission prices to Maan Farms vary a bit according to the season and event. The market area though is always free.

To access Barnyard Adventureland, which includes all the play structures and petting zoo area, the prices were as follows the last time we checked (which was in the fall of 2020):

  • General Admission (ages 3+): $15 ($17.50 same day)
  • Parent Admission (with a paid child): $12 ($13.50 same day)
  • Little Kids (ages 2 and under): free

Admission rates to special events vary. Tickets to the Sunflower Festival in 2020, for example, ranged between $10 and $22 depending on your age, when you went and whether you purchased your tickets online in advance or at the gate on the day.


Activities at Maan Farms

In addition to its country store where you can buy fresh produce and baked goods, Maan Farms offers numerous things to do for young children. Below is a list of the activities you’ll find.

Depending on what you do and how much fun you have, expect to enjoy the attractions for anywhere between 30 minutes and all afternoon.


The Country Market


Maan Farms has a nice little country market where they sell their produce (in season). They also sell baked goods, homemade jams and wines.

The place is especially famous for their berries in the summer and pumpkins in the fall. They also offer a wide variety of other fruits and vegetables throughout the spring-to-fall seasons.

The majority of produce sold at the Country Market is from their own farm and most of the preserves and other prepared goods are made right on site.

Strawberries are the first crop of the season and available starting in late May, followed by other berries in early summer. Produce like corn and pumpkins are ready by early autumn. You’ll find the fresh produce in their store. Alternatively, in some cases, you can save money, have fun and head out to the fields to pick your own!

The Country Market has a kitchen that serves a number of hot menu items. We’ve had their butter chicken and it was delicious. Their fried samosas are also amazing – quite honestly the best we’ve ever tasted. The tandoori chicken is also very tasty, as are their desserts, wines and other treats!


Maan Farms Wine Tasting


In addition to things like homemade preserves, curries and fudge, Maan Farms also produces its own selection of award-winning grape and berry wines. Tastings are free for folk ages 19+ at the back of the Country Market (or at least they used to be).

The wines are exceptional. Their blackberry, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry dessert wines are all delicious and cost around $25 (plus or minus), and their Maan Trois wine won gold at a New York competition in 2016. We’ve also tried both their non-dessert blackberry and blueberry wines and found them excellent.

For other wine-tasting opportunities in the area, see Lower Mainland Wineries.


Maan Farms Wines
Maan Farms grape and berry wines


Barnyard Adventureland Farm Animals & Play Structures


The adventure zone at Maan Farms is lots of fun, both for very little kids and slightly older children. It features a huge bouncy pillow that people can jump on (including most adults), as well as a playground zipline, pedal cart race track and large wooden play fort.

As a play structure, the play fort is a pretty good one, and the pedal bike race track can be fun – not as exciting or fast as a motorized go-kart track, but cheaper, safer and better exercise!

The zipline at Maan Farms is also a great one. It’s not too far off the ground, and it goes for a good long ways. It’s a simple, old-fashioned style, so a perfect fit for the farm! There is a platform you climb up. From there you grab onto the rope, hang on tight and then go zipping down! You then pull the rope back up for the next person.

Near the entrance to Barnyard Adventureland and the farm animals, there is also a play area with a “rustically unique” slide, a sand pit for young folk, and small stationary tractors to play on. It’s all completely enclosed, so a great place for young children. It’s like playing in a giant sandbox!

An especially nice thing about the Barnyard Adventureland is that there are usually no time restrictions or limits on how many times you can do things. On busy days you might have to wait your turn in line, but if you want to go on the zipline or jumping pillow again and again all day, you can! And everything is included – you don’t have to pay extra or use tickets to go on things.


Maan Farms Race Course Track
Race Track at Maan Farms


Maan Farms Petting Zoo


At Maan Farms there is a hobby farm area with a collection of animals including sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, peacocks and rabbits that children can see, and in some cases both touch and feed. (Note: Actual animals on site may vary.) The petting zoo is part of Barnyard Adventureland mentioned above and included with the same admission price.

The animal area is a fair size. The farm animals are accustomed to people, and many of them come right up to the fence to say hi (and accept food that can be purchased in the Country Market). Animals can walk along the ground close to people, but also climb up and along areas further back and even overhead. In some cases, animals like the chickens and rabbits will even roam around freely.

The petting zoo area is a great place for young children and photo opportunities.


Maan Farms Petting Zoo Animals
Farm animals in the petting zoo


Seasonal Attractions at Maan Farms

Maan Farms offers a number of seasonal activities and special events throughout the year including at Easter, late summer and Halloween.


Easter at Maan Farms


Maan Farms’ Easter Event takes place over the Easter Weekend most years. In 2022, the farm hosts two different events for different ages.

The Baby Animal Easter Days event is on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the holiday weekend between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. General admission costs between about $15 and $21 depending on your age and whether you buy your tickets online or at the gate.

Activities at Baby Animal Easter Days include an egg hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a chance to play with baby farm animals, and access to the venue’s regular attractions. In years with good weather, up to 5000 people typically attend over the course of the long weekend. It’s a popular event!

In 2022, Maan Farms also hosts an adult-only Easter event. Bunnies & Booze takes place on Friday, April 8th, and Saturday, April 9th. This event starts at 6:00 pm on both days and includes a tasty dinner served with appetizers and an alcoholic beverage. Guests play games for a while and then head outside for an egg hunt in the dark. Everyone is asked to bring their own flashlights and baskets. There are several prizes up for grabs as well. Tickets are only available online and they cost $79 each plus taxes and online fees.

To learn more about the springtime events in 2022 click Maan Farms at Easter.


Easter Bunny at Maan Farms


Abbotsford Sunflower Festival


In 2020 Maan Farms hosted its first ever Sunflower Festival which featured a field of beautiful sunflowers. Included with admission to the festival was access to the corn maze and Barnyard Adventureland. Because it included admission to the corn maze, petting zoo and kids’ play structures, the event was especially recommended for young families with elementary school-aged children.

The Sunflower Festival ran from August 19th until September 13th in 2020. In 2021 it ran from July 30th to August 28th. It was open most days from 9 am until 7 pm. General admission to the Sunflower Festival for adults on weekdays was $17.50 online or $21 at the gate. Rates cost $5 extra for adults on weekends. Tickets for children cost $15 both online and at the gate every day of the week.

To learn more about the event, visit the Maan Farms website or see our article about the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival.


Sunflowers at Maan Farms
Field of flowers at the Sunflower Festival


Halloween at Maan Farms


From August until the end of October, Maan Farms has a corn maze which can be fun. From late September until the end of October it also has a Pumpkin Patch where you can pick out your own Halloween pumpkin, and in October in recent years it has had both a Flashlight Corn Maze and a Haunted Corn Maze.

The pumpkin patch and regular maze are great for young children. They aren’t scary. The Haunted Corn Maze, however, is for older folk who want to get seriously freaked out! Maan Farms claims to have “the scariest corn maze in Canada,” so don’t say you haven’t been warned!

With the Haunted Corn Maze, hiding around the labyrinth of corn stalks there are gory scenes, plus live actors who might jump out at you, but never touch you. It’s not for the faint of heart! Also within the Haunted Corn Maze are a number of building-like structures with dark hallways and scary stuff inside.

The family-friendly corn maze and Pumpkin Patch ran from September 17th until the end of October in 2021. The Haunted Corn Maze and other scary Halloween attractions ran from September 24th until October 31st in 2021.


Maan Farms Corn Maze
The Corn Maze at Halloween


Tips & Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to Maan Farms.

TIP #1: The best times to visit Maan Farms are on sunny days between June and October when there is fresh produce for sale, the place is at its most beautiful, and the outdoor play structures are all (usually) nice and dry. Other best times include when they have special events (like at Easter, Halloween and other special occasions).

TIP #2: Unless it’s just the Country Market and its produce that you’re going for, go on a dry day if you can. If it’s raining the ground can get muddy in parts and the jumping pillow in the Barnyard Adventureland can’t be used if it’s wet, which can be disappointing. If going in the corn maze or pumpkin patch if it has rained in the previous number of days, be sure to wear your boots.

TIP #3: The wines in the Country Market are really good, as are the jams, pies and other homemade food items.

TIP #4: Look out for Maan Farms at Lower Mainland Farmers Markets on weekends. They participate at several of them. We’ve seen them with their berries at the markets in Fort Langley and Trout Lake, among others places.


Maan Farms at Fort Langley Farmers Market
Maan Farms at Fort Langley Market


Other Information

For more information about the Abbotsford farm, see the Maan Farms website.

To learn more about the area, see our articles about Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley.

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