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07 Jul, 2015

Saunders Farm summer fun ticket giveaway

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

This giveaway has officially ended! The name of the winner has been posted in the comments below. Thanks everyone for your entries and I hope to see you at Saunders Farm this summer!

Fishbowl patron Saunders Farm is very well-known around Ottawa for the spooky fun they provide for Ottawa families around Halloween, but have you ever been there over the summer? It’s an adventure that is not to be missed, and a fun and active thing to do as a family. We love this place to bits.

Here’s something good to know: for the past few years Saunders has really been pulling out the stops as it pertains to feeding people. Sidebar: To THIS DAY, Mark won’t stop talking about the Amazing Pulled Pork Sandwich he had there. He actually suggested my pulled pork could be a little more like THEIR pulled pork. The nerve! ;)

Saunders commitment to food – local food at that – goes beyond the humble sandwich. Once again, Saunders is hosting some wonderful dinners on the Farm. They’re called “Farm to Table” dinners, because that’s exactly what they are. The first one this year sold out, but there’s still time to get tickets for the three dinners remaining in this year’s series. You can look at the menu/dates right here. (They are droolworthy.)

Three cheers for good food… and summertime fun!

Summer fun At Saunders Farm Ottawa

But back to the giveaway at hand! I have four tickets for one lucky family to enjoy a day of summer fun at Saunders. Would you like to win?

  • This giveaway is for admission for a family of four, to be used sometime during the summer of 2015.
  • It’s easy to win. In order for your entry to qualify, just check out the Saunders Farm website and let me know what your kids would love most about a summertime visit to Saunders Farm. That’s it! One entry per email address please.
  • Want another chance at winning? Leave a comment on this Facebook post. Just leave a second comment below letting me know you did so!
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • I will draw one winner using Random.org at noon EST on July 14, 2015.

That’s it! Over to you. Good luck!

73 Responses to "Saunders Farm summer fun ticket giveaway"

1 | Nora

July 7th, 2015 at 2:39 pm


Thanks for the opportunity! I think my kids would love the jumping pillows. It’s been ages since we’ve been to Saunders. Maybe this is the summer to change that? ; )

2 | maryatparenthood

July 8th, 2015 at 8:05 pm


We have never been, was thinking my kids too young (6, 2, newborn). But the oldest two like splash pads a lot. Hmmm

3 | Debbie P

July 7th, 2015 at 6:46 pm


Definitely the bouncy pillows!

4 | Debbie P

July 7th, 2015 at 6:49 pm


I left a comment on the Facebook page too

5 | Lynn

July 7th, 2015 at 7:05 pm


I’m all about the mazes – we made it through the mile maze last year, woot! – but of course the kids love the jumping pillows. We’ve been every summer for the past 4 years and this year I dared suggest we should leave it off the list in favour of something new – the kids totally rebelled. So looks like we’re headed out there one way or the other :).

6 | Connie Paris

July 7th, 2015 at 9:34 pm


JUMPING. PILLOWS. Actually, I’m thinking my hubby and I would enjoy the anticipation of the early kid bedtime after tiring them out on the pillows…:-)

7 | Shannon

July 7th, 2015 at 10:39 pm


I’m thinking the jumping pillows and pedal cars would be a huge hit.

8 | Vicky Smallman

July 8th, 2015 at 6:57 am


I have a hard time getting the kids off those jumping pillows! We’d love some passes! Such a great family outing.

9 | KristaR

July 8th, 2015 at 7:14 am


My kids are huge fans of the mazes. The older they get, the more they enjoy them.

10 | Mel

July 8th, 2015 at 7:53 am


I didn’t know they had so many things to do in the summer! My kids would love it all but especially the witch mountain slide, I think. thanks for the chance!

11 | Mark U

July 8th, 2015 at 8:03 am


I think once they got up the nerve to go on it, the Witch Mountain Slide would be a huge hit.

12 | Cath

July 8th, 2015 at 8:32 am


I think my kids would love the mazes — and my husband would love the pulled pork!

13 | Sherri

July 8th, 2015 at 9:01 am


My kids love the bouncy pillows!

14 | Lil

July 8th, 2015 at 9:05 am


The mazes! My kids are huge fans of mazes. And I think my daughter would especially love those jumping pillows (I think I would too – LOL!) I left a comment on your facebook page too.

15 | rebecca

July 8th, 2015 at 9:11 am


The kids loved the bouncy pillows the last time we went!

16 | Carolyn

July 8th, 2015 at 9:16 am


My kids would love just the act of going since we have never been (I know how horrible of us). The Witch Mountain slide would be an obvious thrill for them and they would love the mazes.

17 | nikki

July 8th, 2015 at 9:32 am


The bouncing pillows!

18 | KL

July 8th, 2015 at 9:59 am


My daughter would love the jumping pillows!

19 | Nicole

July 8th, 2015 at 10:07 am


My boys would love the splash pad, so much fun to be had there!!!

20 | Chantal

July 8th, 2015 at 10:26 am


My kids love the jumping pillows and the panning for gold. I just love the whole place.

21 | Chantal

July 8th, 2015 at 10:27 am


I commented on your FB post as well. Thanks Andrea :)

22 | Tatum poirier

July 8th, 2015 at 11:52 am


Looks like a great place… those jumping pillows look so much fun my kids would love them….

23 | Heather Thom

July 8th, 2015 at 10:32 am


My boys would love the puppet shows.
Thanks for the chance !

24 | andrea tomkins

July 8th, 2015 at 11:16 am


This entry is being posted on behalf of Mimi G. who wrote: “Jumping pillows. Hands down.”

25 | Gelatophile

July 8th, 2015 at 1:17 pm


Jumping pillows are awesome!

26 | Sputnik

July 8th, 2015 at 1:53 pm


Love the mazes. And maybe those special dinners. Gonna try the pig roast.

27 | Shannon Barlow

July 8th, 2015 at 2:48 pm


Love love love the jumping pillows and the haunted hay ride! Thanks for the chance!

28 | Shannon Barlow

July 8th, 2015 at 2:49 pm


Commented on FB! Thanks for the chance!

29 | Jason

July 8th, 2015 at 3:28 pm


Definitely the jumping pillows, closely followed by the giant mazes!

30 | Cheryl

July 8th, 2015 at 3:56 pm


the jumping pillows are the best!

31 | Debbie McGugan

July 8th, 2015 at 4:19 pm


Definately the jumping pillows!

32 | LynnD

July 8th, 2015 at 5:06 pm


Definitely the bouncy pillows and the mazes and splash pad.

33 | Lida Wellman

July 8th, 2015 at 5:26 pm


my grandkids constantly talk about how much fun they had at Saunders farm a few years ago. They especially loved the mazes with the jumping pillows a close second.

34 | Lida Wellman

July 8th, 2015 at 5:28 pm


I also commented on FB. Thank you

35 | Rebecca

July 8th, 2015 at 7:23 pm


My kids love the jumping pillows! I always love a wagon ride :)

36 | Rebecca

July 8th, 2015 at 7:25 pm


Commented on facebook as well.

37 | Natalie

July 8th, 2015 at 8:21 pm


Hi Andrea, love your blog and giveaways! I’m thinking if I proposed the pedal carts to my three bundles of energy it would be a unanimous yes! Myself, I’m always up for panning for gold ;)

38 | Elise

July 8th, 2015 at 8:43 pm


The splash pad, on a hot summer day preferably!

39 | Gelatophile

July 8th, 2015 at 9:08 pm


Facebooked as well!

40 | HollyStar

July 8th, 2015 at 11:10 pm


Jumping pillows all the way! Then the splash pad to cool off and some fun on the wooden pirate ship. We love Saunders!

41 | Samantha

July 9th, 2015 at 9:20 am


Never been there but the hayride tours look like a nice relaxing and fun ride and the splash pad is so unique and cute! Also left a Facebook comment!

42 | Stephanie

July 9th, 2015 at 9:23 am


I left a comment on your Facebook post.

My kids would love it all … like most they are very active … but most of all they love water. Since my son just got a cast on his arm removed we can’t get them out of the water so I think they would spend a lot of time at the splash pad :)

43 | samantha

July 9th, 2015 at 9:26 am


Left a Facebook comment!

44 | Sarah

July 9th, 2015 at 9:28 am


My kid would like the splash pad!

45 | Trish

July 9th, 2015 at 9:29 am


We’ve had at least two birthday parties at Saunders Farm (3 kids), and while the jumping pillow is awesome, the peddle cars get the most laughs :-)

46 | Nathalie d

July 9th, 2015 at 9:41 am


With 5 kids its exhausting so we like to relax in the kitchen for a meal after we enjoy ourselves at the splash pads and running through the mazes.

47 | Gwen

July 9th, 2015 at 10:10 am


I know my kids will love the witch mountain slide and the jumping pillows! (can you believe we have never been to Saunders? I’m going to fix that this summer because I have no doubt we will love it!)

48 | victoria

July 9th, 2015 at 11:47 am


Love the mazes. Always getting lost in them!

49 | Joyce

July 9th, 2015 at 4:55 pm


We love to spend the wonderful summer time at Saunders Farm.

The bouncy pillows, mazes and splash pad.

And more and more…..FUN!!!

50 | Shawna

July 10th, 2015 at 6:47 am


My kids are suckers for anything they can jump on, so the bouncy pillows it is!

51 | Shawna

July 10th, 2015 at 6:50 am


Commented on Facebook!

52 | Jill

July 10th, 2015 at 9:11 am


Play structures and being in a fun outdoor environment. ????

53 | Dawn Pickering

July 10th, 2015 at 9:15 am


Definitely the bouncy pillows for my two little bouncers.

54 | Angela

July 11th, 2015 at 3:13 pm


Post on FB too! Great giveaway!

55 | Dawn Pickering

July 10th, 2015 at 9:17 am


Posted on Facebook, too!

56 | Natalie

July 10th, 2015 at 9:21 am


My 3 would love the jumping pillows!

57 | Natalie

July 10th, 2015 at 9:23 am


Posted on Facebook as well.

58 | Karen

July 10th, 2015 at 9:49 am


Thanks for doing this. We love the splash pad!!

59 | Karen

July 10th, 2015 at 9:49 am


FB posted as well.

60 | Nicole B

July 10th, 2015 at 10:46 am


The bouncy pillows for sure! My kids love to jump!

61 | Alecia

July 10th, 2015 at 1:31 pm


Hmmmm. Where do we start? Firstly, we start off at the big climbing structure (barn?) and burn some energy there. Then we move to the puppet show, followed by th bouncy pillows (of course). Eat a snack then head over to lookout to find frogs in the weeds and go down the big slide. We Love Saunders Farm!!

62 | Alecia

July 10th, 2015 at 1:32 pm


And FB comment done ????

63 | CourtneMy K

July 10th, 2015 at 1:42 pm


My seven year old loves the mazes and the ice cream :) My two year old is a big fan of the bouncing pillows! (and this year i’m sure she’ll also get a taste of the ice cream too). Thank you!

64 | Krista

July 10th, 2015 at 3:10 pm


I think he will love the water areas, and the mazes! We got married at Saunders Farm, we love it!

65 | audrey

July 10th, 2015 at 6:46 pm


The jumping pillow would be an instant hit with my 2 girls!

66 | Frances Chan

July 11th, 2015 at 9:06 am


My kids would love the Play Structure, especially the pirate ship as they pretend to jump off the plank!

67 | Angela

July 11th, 2015 at 3:10 pm


Definitely the splash pad!!! We’re water babies!

68 | andrea tomkins

July 13th, 2015 at 10:00 am


This entry is on behalf of Chris M who wrote:
“For the contest, my kids would love the splash pad of course!
Thank you”

69 | tdargent@gmail.com

July 13th, 2015 at 11:54 am


I think my oldest would be into the mazes while my youngest would love the bouncing pillows.

71 | Shawn

July 13th, 2015 at 12:01 pm


The splash pad and the mazes would be a hit with my little ones. :D

72 | Marielle

July 14th, 2015 at 11:04 am


My kids would love the playstructure!

73 | andrea tomkins

July 14th, 2015 at 12:52 pm


We have a winner! It’s commenter #18 – Nicole – who wrote:
“My boys would love the splash pad, so much fun to be had there!!!”

Woot! Congratulations Nicole. Check your email!

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