2016 Update: Open Sundays from June 19 – October 18, 2016 from 8 am – 1 pm.
295 Matson Hill Rd, South Glastonbury, CT 860-633-7467
This past Sunday we packed up the kiddies in the car and headed about 40 minutes north to Rose’s Berry Farm in South Glastonbury. I had read about their Sunday Breakfast-with-a-View from Out and About Mom and thought it sounded like a great way to spend part of our July 4th weekend.
Everything I read said to get to the farm when they opened at 8 am, but I knew that sounded like too big of a task for this tired mama of three. We got to the farm around 10:30 and I was prepared to wait. In total we waited in line about an hour before being seated for breakfast. The sun was beating hard and my two toddlers were getting pretty cranky, but we thankfully made it through without any real meltdowns.
The dining areas was a covered deck surrounded with hanging baskets of overflowing petunias. The view overlooked the farm below. I imagine that the view must be spectacular during the Fall.
By the time we were seated, we were thirsty, exhausted, and expecting a toddler tantrum at any moment. Thankfully we were seated at the end of the deck which gave our girls the freedom to walk around the table without disturbing anyone else.
We decided we wanted a sampling of several things on the menu. We ordered french toast, pancakes, a Belgian waffle and bacon all to share. The food came quickly and was served with fresh blueberries and whipped cream.
The food was delicious. The whole experience was worth the wait. Of course it would have been even more enjoyable as just a date with the hubby, but the kids seemed to enjoy themselves too.
Once everyone had cooled down and filled their bellies we headed out to explore the rest of the farm. We had already chosen to skip berry picking since we were already pressing our luck with a long wait and car ride. We took the girls blueberry picking last year so we already know that it’s a great toddler activity. We’ll just have to pick a day that isn’t quite as sunny.
The farm had a cute area for kids to play and plenty of colorful Adirondack chairs for parents to sit and relax.
There was also a quiet pond filled with fish and dragonflies. The girls loved watching the tractor ride up and down the hill to bring people blueberry and raspberry picking. I loved that I could sit still a few minutes before heading home.
I’d love to come back to Rose’s Berry Farm in the Fall. Maybe next time it will be a Sunday breakfast date for me and Chris in October.