Endless Fun at Kraay Family Farm & Lacombe Corn Maze

by - Monday, August 07, 2017

With over 40 games and activities - including a huge corn maze, pig races, and grain train - Kraay Family Farm is fun for kids and kids at heart! We recently spent eight hours at the farm, and still have new things to try next time.

The Kraays have been running the farm, "essentially a seasonal country fair," for 18 years. "We constantly re-invest," Rachel Kraay tells me, "so there's always something new." It's easy to see why families are excited to return year after year, and we know we will definitely be back!

Things to Do

Lacombe Corn Maze

Named the largest corn maze in the world in 2012 (Guinness Book of World Records), the 15-acre Lacombe Corn Maze is a must-see at Kraay Family Farm. Preschoolers will enjoy the Fairy Tale Trail (follow the numbered signs to read the stories and find your way out), while bigger kids and adults can do the big maze for a 1.5-2 hour challenge.

The big maze - which sports a Canada 150 theme this year - has 3 phases that take 20 minutes to an hour each (phase 2 is the trickiest) to complete. Grab a Passport before you begin, then look for the posts inside the maze.  At each numbered post, answer the corresponding question and go right or left based on your answer. There are viewing platforms within the maze too, so you can get your bearings - and enjoy the view!

We loved the maze and want to come back in the fall to try it after dark!

Lacombe Corn Maze Map, Kraay Family Farm
Lacombe Corn Maze Viewing Platform


Everything was fun, but we especially enjoyed racing through the Timberline Adventure Course (with small zipline!), bouncing on the Jumping Pillows, watching the Pig Races, and feeding the farm animals (feed available for 25 cents). We hope to play mini golf next time!

See a complete list of activities here: Kraay Family Farm - Attractions.

Baby bunnies!
Junior Straw Bale Hoist (lesson in pulleys)
Barnyard Basketball
Mini Golf
Chicken Show
Barn Slides
Duck Races
Jumping Pillows
Little Crooked Houses
Cheeky goats
Prospector's Peak Gemstone Mining
Timberline Adventure Course
Stalk Car Racing

Attractions Requiring Tokens (or Adventure Day Pass)

The Pumpkin Blasters (hit targets on a bus with a pumpkin cannon), Grain Train, Post Pounder, and OK Corral require tokens or an Adventure Day Pass. The Grain Train is fun for all ages, but the Pumpkin Blaster, Post Pounder and OK Corral (air guns with soft balls) are best suited to school age kids. My kids liked the Shootout at the OK Corral so much, we played twice!

Grain Train
Shootout at the OK Corral

Know Before You Go

Bring sunscreen and lots of water as you will be walking, bouncing, pedalling and running a lot!  

Check the schedule when you arrive, so you don't miss the Pig Races (so cute)! The Grain Train runs on the hour. 

Mid-summer afternoons are hot in the corn maze, so do the corn maze in the morning if you can.


You can purchase a regular Day Pass ($13) or Adventure Day Pass ($20). Kids 2 & under are free.
  • The regular Day Pass includes admission to the corn maze and all farm fair activities/games EXCEPT Pumpkin Blasters, Grain Train, Post Pounder, OK Corral.
  • The Adventure Day Pass lets you try the Pumpkin Blasters, Grain Train, Post Pounder, OK Corral once.
If you prefer, you can purchase tokens to do one or some of the extra-charge activities. 

If you will be visiting 3 times this year, a season's pass is a bargain at $35.

Check out Kraay's Special Events for details on their upcoming Solar Eclipse Party (August 21, 2017), Princess Parties, Pumpkin Smash, and Outdoor Movie Nights.

Kraay Family Farm and Lacombe Corn Maze, Alberta
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Where to Eat

Kraay's has lots of yummy fair food for sale at reasonable prices. Be sure try the pulled pork! 

You are welcome to bring your own food if you prefer. Fire pits are also available for your use (purchase firewood onsite), and barbecue and tent rentals are available for special events. Reservations recommended for tents.

Mm.. ice cream!

Where to Stay

Camp at Aspen Beach Provincial Park, only ten minutes away. Check out our trip report here.There are also several hotels in Lacombe (8 minutes away).

Getting There

Kraay Family Farm is located just west of Highway 2, near the city of Lacombe. 1.5 hrs from Calgary and 1 hrs 20 minus from Edmonton. It's worth the drive!

For More Information

Visit Kraay Family Farm's website at www.kraayfamilyfarm.com.


Kraay Family Farm generously hosted me and my family, but all words and opinions are my own.

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  1. Great photos! We go at least once a year...it's not to far from home. My fave thing has always been the jumping pillows!! They do an outdoor movie night too that is fun.

    1. Thank you! The movie night sounds so fun!!! We loved the pillows too!


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