We are certainly making the rounds to all the Fall festivities this season! I have no idea why we haven't been to Wicked R before! It is such a cool little place in the middle of nowhere. They are only open on Saturday's and Sunday's for their Fall Fest, so make sure you add it to your weekend schedule. One of the BEST things about them is that they don't charge for parents and the entry price of $8/child includes ALL activities.
Bull train ride
Tractor pulled wagon ride
Petting zoo and more
ONE TICKET PRICE!!!
Many other places have the ticket price which all adults have to pay, plus it costs extra for some of the "better" activities so the fun really adds up quickly and if anyone knows me, they know I'm super cheap so I love what a good deal this place is! And I can't even tell you how many times D would say he wanted to do something at other places, so we would buy tickets, stand in line and when it was finally his turn, he would refuse to get on the ride or do the activity so we'd end up giving his tickets to someone else. Wicked R is a very easy going, low pressure type of place.
D LOVED the duck race game where he had to pump water to push rubber duckies down the tube. He could have played with that the entire time we were there and we practically had to peel him off the pump to be able to see anything else!
We had a pretty big moment during our visit to the ranch with D. He has always had more sensory sensitivities than the average kid which leads to bigger fears and more apprehension than average as well. You know those barrel train rides that most kids love? He refused to ride one up until very recently and he's 4 1/2. Now, he's conquered that fear and we are hoping to conquer one right after the next from this point on. The pony ride at Wicked R was something I really wanted D to try. Usually, when he says he doesn't want to do something we just move on but I knew he could do it and I knew he would love it when he did so I begged and bribed until he agreed to try it. When he finally got on the pony, he had the hugest smile on his face and was SO proud of himself! Seeing him achieve this seemingly minute accomplishment made my heart explode and I am so thankful for Wicked R for providing the low pressure opportunity for him to try it on the most gentle, slow pony ever!
We had a ton of fun on this adventure and we hope you will try it too! While you are there, try this scavenger hunt to see how many of these animals you can find at Wicked R!