Our family was recently invited to experience the first ever Springtime celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Berry Bloom! The first thing we noticed when we entered the Park were the beautiful Springtime decorations. Lots of cut-out giant-sized butterflies and flowers, live flowers, and fun photo opportunities.
Upon entry, the kids received a paper to take around the Park to search for the Easter Beagle. Each time they found one, an employee marked it off their paper with a special paper punch. It was a fun scavenger-type hunt, and a great way to explore the Park. Upon finfishing the hunt, the kids took their finished paper to the Redemption Center at Easter Beagle Egg Garden, located in Camp Snoopy.
We also loved the chalk art we saw adorning the walkway. We saw the woman coloring with the chalk, and were amazed at how the art seemed to pop out in a 3 dimensional manner. Beautiful!
After a full day of exploring the Park, we decided to check out the Towering Topiary Tasting Garden, a special wine and food pairing event they were having at the Wilderness Dance Hall. They had a large assortment of wine, but since I’m still nursing the baby I opted to join the kids in sampling the different selection of nonalcoholic lemonade. My favorite was the strawberry, which I found out is sold year-round in the same location as the churros. Hubby tried a few different beer samples, and we each tried some of the delicious food pairings. This is a special event they’re having right now during Berry Bloom. The cost is $15 for 6 samples of your choice. If you go, be sure to take a look at the beautiful centerpieces made of fruit. Gorgeous!
Once we left the Wilderness Dance Hall, the kids asked if they could have a pastel drawing made of their profiles. It sounded fun, and we agreed since we had never done anything like it prior, and it was reasonably priced at $10 per person. The artist did a great job, and now we have a really cool keepsake!
Prior to leaving the Park, we decided to indulge in an ice cream cookie sandwich. It was two giant chocolate chip cookies with soft serve vanilla ice cream between the two, then rolled in mini chocolate chips. It was HUGE, and we each loved every bite of it. It too was reasonably priced at under $6.
All and all we had a Springtastic day! Berry Bloom is happening now through April 7th, 2013. Click HERE For more information on the event. Perhaps we’ll see you there!