Burnside Farms pick your own sunflowers– Fun Things to Do With Kids in VA
We've been to Burnside Farms a few times now, last year for the Tulip Festival and again this year. So when I read that they also had pick your own sunflower fields I was really excited to visit again. It's a nice ride out to Haymarket VA, very scenic and pretty this time of year.
I won't lie though, the heat wave we are having this year has been brutal! We've actually avoided doing a lot of things we would normally love to do because it's just impossible to be outside for very long. Thankfully we went very late in the afternoon on a day that was not extremely hot.
The Summer of Sunflowers entry is $6 per person and kids two and under are free. You can also purchase a Sun Pass that allows you an unlimited number of visits to the sunflower fields.
We paid our way in and found a basket and headed out to pick some pretty blooms. Rows and rows of sunflowers taller than Brady! He was very excited to find a good one and pulled Daddy's hand to follow along. B found one he deemed “beautiful” and Dave showed him how to cut it. Of course we explained that only adults were allowed to use the flower shears.
I love how curious he is about everything at this age. He wanted to know why the flowers grew so tall, why some of them were wilted, why there were bees…. And he loves to explore and investigate things by himself.
He was a little afraid of the bees. When he saw one he would run and hold on to me, yelling “the bee almost got me.” They also have a big sunflower maze with sunflowers that were a couple of feet taller than me.
After we had picked a few flowers and roamed around a bit we headed back to wrap them up. They have the cutest little gift shop where you can find pretty containers for your flowers and small gifts.
And the big highlight of the trip for Brady was the giant jumping pillow and the playset. We ended our visit watching him run and bounce and play. It was nice to get all of his toddler energy out, he was so worn out he fell asleep in the car not five minutes from leaving.
We visited Burnside Farms on a Wednesday around 4 pm and it was not busy at all. Weekends can get pretty crowded though I have heard. It's a great place to pack a picnic lunch and spend a few hours with the kids.
Sunflowers are $1.50 per stem. They also have cosmos you can pick that are $.50 each.
- Burnside Farms 2617 B. Logmill Road, Haymarket, VA 20169
- Hours are Sun-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 9-6, weather permitting
- Cost $6 admission, $10 for unlimited pass to fields. They accept credit cards
- Sunflowers are $1.50 per stem
- They have cold drinks and a few snacks you can purchase. The picnic area is shaded and you can bring your own food.
- Jumbo bouncing pillow, cornhole games and playset for the kids
- Wear bugspray and sunscreen!