Mainstay Farm, Cleburne

We love our annual visit to Mainstay Farm, which is a perfect destination for birthday parties, family reunions, field trips and their annual Family Pumpkin Days and Christmas trees.  This Summer, Mainstay is offering a fun way to get kids out of the house and into the fresh air, Watermelon Days!  Watermelon Days will run from Memorial Day through June!
Check out my Mommy Tips for making the most of your visit!
1.  Know Before You Go 
  • Wear comfortable, closed toed shoes – there are alotta places to walk!
  • Try the old fashioned Boylan’s Birch Beer (kinda like root beer) at The Fillin’ Station, Mainstay Farm’s snack stand, which also offers yummy apple chips and funnel cake!
  • Mainstay Farm does not sell “lunch” type foods, but you are allowed to bring your own.

2.  Air Pillow 

Everyone, even adults, are allowed on the Air Pillow.


3. The Dig

Inside the hay barn is a HUGE sand pit, filled with dump trucks ready to be filled and hauled!


4.  The Hay Barn

The Hay Barn is one of my kid’s favorites!  I love how SIMPLE it is; bales of hay for jumping!


5.  Pumpkins and Christmas Trees 

The large barn is filled with pumpkins during the fall and Christmas trees after Thanksgiving.  These trees are not the ones grown at the farm, they have been shipped in from N. Carolina.


6.  Superchute Slide

Slides are always a favorite, and the Superchute Slide is a blast!  You need a burlap bag to slide down, and it’s good, bumpy fun!

7.  The Mainstay Speedway

Small and really large Pedal Cars make for lots of fun in the Speedway!  My 6′ tall son could even ride the drive the large pedal car with ease!


The Rural World


9.  Hayrides! 

Ride a tractor pulled wagon, minus the hay, around the farm and up and down the hill!  During December, the wagon will carry your freshly cut Christmas tree up the hill, too!


10.  Tree House



11. Western Town

Let the kids run in and out of this fun western town while you relax under one of the big trees, or on a swing!


12.  Christmas Trees 

Everyone should cut their own Christmas tree just once!  My kids were expecting axes, and I was relieved that there were only saws!


13.  Maze

Work your way through the wooden maze, or climb one of the towers and watch as others do!


14. Yearly Photo Ops

No matter how big your kids get, they will always be your little babies when sitting in this giant chair!


15. The Flying Fox

Similar to a zipline, the Flying Fox lets you whip down the hill while sitting on real seat!

16.  The Haymarket

A country gift store offering some handmade items by local artist.

17.  Little Farmer Acres
Smaller bikes for younger riders, duck races and much more!


Things to do in Cleburne




The Chisholm Trail Museum is a fun place to explore for the day!  Authentic stagecoaches, a jail and old schoolhouse are just some of the exhibits.  Click HERE to read more!


During the summer, Hulen Park is filled with hot kids cooling off at the Splash Station!  Click HERE to read more!

Whistle Stop Christmas fills Hulen Park with millions of twinkling lights in a walk-through display.  Click HERE for more information.

Cleburne State Park offers camping, hiking, bike riding, fishing, swimming and no-wake water activities on their lake.  Click HERE for more information.


Grab lunch at the smallest restaurant in Texas, the Burger Bar!  Open 9:30 – 3pm Monday – Saturday at 109 N. Anglin St. Cleburne.

Mainstay Farms

1004 W. Bethesda Rd, Cleburne


Click HERE to visit their website   

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