Fall Fun Cider Mills for Kids

Fall Fun Cider Mills for Kids – Reviews, pics, and info for Metro Detroit cider mills that offer extensive fall fun activities and things to do for kids. Playgrounds, play-lands, fun zones, low-scare haunted fun for kids at the local cider mills.


We love every cider mill we’ve been to in SE Michigan but only the select few go above and beyond when it comes to autumn fun. This list isn’t about who makes the best donut, it’s about which ones the kids enjoy the most. Sure, EVERY cider mill in Metro Detroit has some hay bales for kids to climb on. This list here is about the ones that go out of their way to keep kids entertained for a full day of cider mill fun.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of cider mills that go above and beyond cider & donuts. Here are our favorites.

Fall Fun Cider Mills for Kids

Blake’s Orchard Funland (Daily 10a-6p all Fall)
17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, Michigan 48005, 586-784-5343, www.blakefarms.com
We affectionately call Blake’s Orchard the “Cedar Point of Michigan Cider Mills”. Funland offers giant bouncers, a petting farm, straw bale maze, trike track, straw mountain, sports zone, play structures galore, and a non-haunted daytime version of the Haunted Village and Blackhole to explore. Fair Warning! If you want to avoid Cedar Point-like crowds, make a weekday trip. Daily tickets sold online. Also, Blake’s offers similar Big Apple Funland at their Big Apple Location about 10 minutes away (71485 N Avenue, Armada 48005) FULL REVIEW / PICS

Wiard’s Orchards Country Fair (Wednesdays through Sundays early September through October)
5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-390-9211, www.wiards.com
Country Fair Fall fun starts every September and runs through Halloween. Country Fair offers playgrounds (slides, swings, & playscapes galore), a Firehouse Fun Zone, mini golf, and an educational learning barn. There’s also a playground for little tykes. The even open access to certain, usually scary, haunted attractions that are toned down so they’re not scary in the daylight. The fun (and the prices) increase on Saturdays and Sundays with additional attractions (paintball, bouncers, apple cannon, and fire engine rides). Daily Tickets sold online. MORE INFO

Westview Orchards Fall Festival (Weekends through October) (Farm Fun Daily through October)
65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp, Michigan 48095, 586-752-3123 or 866-WVO-4-FUN, www.WestviewOrchards.com
Daily attractions with Farm Fun, the expansive 3-acre playground, petting animals, and straw bale maze. The fun ramps up on weekends with Fall Festival where admission includes the cool playground plus farm animal petting barns, jumping pillows, giant slide, farm basketball, low-scare Black Hole & Indoor Maze, wagon rides, and more. Daily tickets sold online. FULL REVIEW / PICS

Three Cedars Farm Barn Yard Playland
7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167, 248-437-8200, www.threecedarsfarm.org
Access to Barn Yard Playland is FREE making it more affordable to spend the nominal money on one of the best hayrides around or a visit to the 7 acre corn maze. Playland offers fun displays, John Deere peddle tractors, a slide, and plenty of farm animals to visit. Playland in an semi-enclosed area so it’s easy to keep an eye on the little ones. The Fall fun is skewed a little toward the younger demographic but Playland is quality entertainment for an unbeatable price. FULL REVIEW / PICS.

Blake’s South Lyon Twp Funland
61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, Michigan, 248-437-0150, blakefarms.com
Formerly Erwin Orchards, Blake’s took over operations in 2022 to expand their Metro Detroit cider mill empire. Blake’s is re-introducing Erwin Orchards’ fall “Agri-Tianment” play area to incorporate an expanded vision. The NEW funland will include old favorites like the John Deere Speedway and numerous play structures while adding new ones like giant jumping pillows, inflatables, straw mountain, live music, food trucks, petting farm, and more. Hopefully they bring back my old favorite from Erwin – Mr. Bee’s Big 3-D Adventure Barn. REVIEW / PICS


More Places for Fall Fun for Kids in Metro Detroit

Not cider mills, but highly recommended

Upland Hills Farm Fall Harvest Festival Weekends
481 Lake George Rd., Oxford, MI 48370, 248-628-1611, www.uplandhillsfarm.com
Fall Festival Weekends take place every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10a-5p. Enjoy magic shows and farm shows throughout the day, a hayride, access to the pumpkin patch, Storybook Trail, playground, animal visits, and more. Tickets are on sale here. Upland Hills also hosts Toddler Days and Harvest Moon Hayrides throughout the Fall. Oh yeah, they sell delicious cider & donuts too… they just don’t make them on the farm. FULL REVIEW / PICS

September Saturdays & Sundays / October Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Belleville Weekend Events – DeBuck’s Fall Festival Weekends
DeBuck’s Corn Maze (50240 Martz Rd, Belleville MI 48111, 734-260-0334, www.debucksfamilyfarm.com)
Fall fun galore with slides, pedal carts, an epic corn maze, endless rows of pumpkins, Family Fun Area, and more. General admission tickets include admission to the farm and 25+ activities. Food, beverages, pumpkins, and donuts will be available for purchase. 10a-4p Fridays, 10a-6p Saturdays & Sundays. Ticket info on their website. FULL REVIEW / PICS

Which of these Fall Fun Cider Mills for Kids is your favorite?

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