Last December we went to Gardner Village in search of the missing elves. Now there seem to be some witches missing. So, we headed back up to Gardner Village to help in the search. The Gardner Village Witches are fun to find, and kids get a discounted cookie at the Naborhood Bakery if they find all the witches.
This activity is FREE, and you can complete your quest in about an hour. Our boys were slightly scared of the witches, but we loved all the fun activities you would find them doing. If you have some extra time, you can wander through the different shops. Gardner Village boasts many stores with homespun stuff, including bakeries, boutiques, and breweries (kid friendly brews). We like to stop in the Chocolate Covered Wagon for a free sample, and wander through Storybook Nook.
The property is beautiful, too. There is a little river that flows under a few bridges. We saw the geese fly over twice and land nearby. There are always a few tame ducks hanging around. We love spending time enjoying the beautiful grounds and crossing the bridges. The decorations are wonderful at Halloween time, too.
We like this activity, and we know your little ones will enjoy it! We recommend taking clipboards and pencils so that it is easy to write on your scavenger hunt. If it is cool outside, you can also take some knit gloves (we definitely do that for the Gardner Village Elf Hunt in December). You can print your scavenger hunt here, and go have fun searching for the silly witches! There are also lots of other events happening at Gardner Village through the Halloween season, but most require tickets.