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For this edition of my traveling post I am so very happy to be sharing with you one of the loveliest destinations in my own state, Oregon. I am talking about Tulip Festival that takes place from March 20 to May 3. If you are coming to the NW during these dates, you NEED to visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm located in Woodburn Oregon, and make a fun day of it. We’ve made it a family tradition to visit the farm every year the past ten years.

Ladies if you like flowers, and breathtaking nature ( seriously don’t we all love those), you’ll have the best time here. This place has everything for you to have a beautiful day outdoors with your family, friends or significant other. You’ll see all the hues of the color palette in the gorgeous blooms of tulips, take picture after picture, and if you have kids they’ll run from one activity to the other.

Get ready to see a lot of photos of our day below, and make sure to look under the pics for tips on how to make your day go more smoothly . 🙂 Also don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a kid’s gardening set just by commenting at the end of this post.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

As expected there a couple more activities offered in the farm during the weekends. Historically we’ve always visited the Tulip Festival on Sundays. This year we had the opportunity to go during the week for a change, and I absolutely LOVED this week day visit.

You beat the crowds, and actually other than a couple vendors that sells things, and inflatables, we found that most of the kids activities we like were still there. TOTALLY RECOMMEND you go during weekdays. You can also take your dogs with you. <3

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

This is the view that welcomes you to the farm.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

You need to start by taking a pic in front of the windmill at the garden near the entrance. ( see the red kiosk on the background where you pay, before you go to park your car) 🙂

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

After you park your car, take a right to see the gift shop, and this cool truck surrounded by gorgeous tulips, and ginormous wooden shoes. This area also has food, and tables to sit if you’ve been driving for too long, and are already hungry.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

As our drive is about an hour, and not particularly long, we don’t usually feel hungry for a full meal by the time we arrive at the farm. As a family with young kids we do need healthy, easy to carry& eat, and as the requirement from the kids, yummy snacks though.

For any type of day long outing I always pack two big boxes of Tree Top strawberry apple sauce pouches I buy from our local store QFC.

I think taking nutritious snacks, that are fuss free, and easy to eat is one of the best tips I can give you while traveling with kids, or taking day trips such as this one. My family has been eating Tree Top pouches for a very long time. They come from a company founded in our neighbor state Washington, and the pouches are made of wholesome ingredients that increase the fruit intake of our kids diets.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

I know, and appreciate that Tree Top grows, and produces world-class fruit products. My hubby and I eat them too. YUMM.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

Ok so before you move onto the activities area, pls take a picture here. Life is better when you don’t take yourself too seriously right? 🙂 I love being silly with my kids.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

Here you can see the huge area where your kids can play with all kinds of unique playground equipment. Check out the swings in the background, they are tires made into horses that work as swings. So cool!!

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

These wooden shoe pull wagons are scattered everywhere. Hubby is pulling our oldest who is not sure about sitting in the wagon but can’t resist haha.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

Check out the plastic cylinders coming together to make one original slide. It’s pretty steep too; all the more reason for my kids to go bonkers over them while giving me some heart palpitations. (especially when the youngest starts climbing)

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

We are playing farm with a cow shaped wagon. If you have kids you need to find these when you go.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

After playtime, kids need to re-energize and this is a great point when you can take a snack break. I appreciate how mess free the Tree Top pouches are. When kids are hurrying, wanting to go back to play, they are not particularly neat, or careful.

In effort to bring awareness to “Raising Good Apples”, Tree Top is partnering with The National Gardening Association’s KidsGardening.org to help educate kids on gardening. For every box of Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches purchased through 5/31 Tree Top will donate $1 to help KidsGardening.org to help build and grow youth gardens.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

You can see here how wooden shoes are made. After you are done with the activities area your next stop will be the fields of prettiness.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

Antique equipment.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

Look at all the variations in the same color family, and the wide, beautiful spread of tulips. You can buy bulbs via the gift store to grow these beauties in your own garden.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

One of my favorite views of the day. I love taking photos at this place. The field was filled with people who were taking wedding, graduation, baby pictures among this vast loveliness, even during the week.

WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID'S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP
WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM TULIP FESTIVAL & KID’S GARDENING KIT GIVEAWAY WITH TREE TOP

One of my favorite stops of the day was playing with this pink tractor. I mean, I mentioned its PINK right? 🙂 <3

TREE TOP KID’S GARDENING SET GIVEAWAY

You have kids, or maybe you are an aunt ? I think they would LOVE this Kid’s Gardening Set giveaway from Tree Top. One reader is going to win the set. Just let me know in the comments, and you are automatically entered in the giveaway. That EASY!

Included in the giveaway set are;

  • My Gardening Journal
  • Red Tubrug Pail
  • Kids Gardening Gloves
  • Watering Can
  • Soft Touch Hand Tool Set
  • Favorite Five Sprouting Seeds
  • Tree Top Apple Pouches

“What is your favorite activity you do with the kids in your life outdoors?”  

Can’t wait to read all your answers. Have a look at the cute prize at stake. 🙂

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  • That looks like a really fun place to visit – and loved the photo of you with the giant clogs, haha! So silly and cute 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Theboxqueen

      We had a blast at this place. It’s the perfect place to be inspired by the beauty of nature and also to get silly and have fun. :-)) Thanks for saying hi lovely. XOXO, Elif

  • Ruby Quiroz

    That place looks awesome! Reminds me of Amsterdam <3 Looks like you had fun

    • Theboxqueen

      The clogs definitely reminded me of Amsterdam as well!! It was such a fun day. The tulips were so gorgeous. Happy Sunday. XOXO, Elif

  • Ruby Quiroz

    My son loves being Diego the explorer lol. He won’t play at the playground but just walk/run around the woods outside. 🙂 He is 2 1/2 years old

    • Theboxqueen

      Ah Dora and Diego are loved here by my kids as well 🙂 I can imagine how adorable a 2,5 year old playing Diego would be-cute!! My kids would pretend to save the animals. Best of luck with the giveaway. XOXO, Elif

  • What a gorgeous place! I would love to visit there one day!

    Brooke

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Theboxqueen

      Brooke if you are ever in the NW around this time you really should go. It is beyond gorgeous and such a lovely day to share with family. 🙂 Happy Sunday. XOXO, Elif

  • Talba1

    That is a beautiful place! Although we live in Oregon, we have never visited this place. Hopefully next year! You look like you enjoyed this place a lot. The colors are beautiful. We as a family prefer outdoors too for activities. Usually hiking, exploring new natural parks that are suitable for our five year old. Our daughter loves to eat the Tree Top apple sauce. I should also get her the strawberry one.

    • Theboxqueen

      We’ve been going to this place even before our oldest was born, so probably for more than ten yrs every year. It has become a really fun tradition, and with kids it’s even more fun to spend a day outdoors and get silly 🙂 Your activities sound like a great way to share family time too. Try the strawberry flavor of the Tree Top. I eat too- it’s yummy. 🙂 Happy Sunday dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    Our favorite activity is to dig for granite rocks and other types of rocks. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Ashley that sounds like a very interesting and fun activity. I bet you find really cool rocks. Good luck with the giveaway. XOXO, Elif

  • Gina Daily

    Oh my goodness. This place looks AMAZING! It reminds me of the Skagit Festival in Seattle. The Pacific Northwest must have just the right climate for growing tulips I guess. Thanks for sharing your adventures and these beautiful photos.

    Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Theboxqueen

      Washington and Oregon has such similar climates that I bet tulips there are beautiful as well 🙂 This place was so gorgeous that I could not take my eyes of the variety of colors. Thanks for stopping by Gina. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • 1froglegs

    In
    a perfect world, doing yard work would be my favorite springtime activity with
    my kids, but they won’t help. We have a great network of bike trails in my area,
    so we go on family bike rides.In a few years they will be mortified to be seen riding bikes with their parents, so I realize that this is a short-lived pastime. asotv@aol.com

    • Theboxqueen

      Biking together is a great activity and hopefully even when they are older ( well maybe not teenage years LOL) they’ll still want to ride together. Hope you are enjoying your spring, thx for stopping by. XOXO, Elif

  • Fashionguru

    Such a lovely farm and beautiful pictures, I am amazed. I would definitely want to go and see this farm.
    My favorite spring activity is planting vegetables. I planted some of tomatoes last weekend and I am all sore from doing so. But still it was relaxing. My kids help watering the tomatoes.
    I also tied the tree top apple pouches during spring break vacation with the kids. It was mess free and very convinient to carry around. They are also great for packing lunch for school..

    • Theboxqueen

      It is such a beautiful place. The tulips are stunning, and the color variations are amazing as well. I think you would love this place and the kids would love all the activities. Thanks for saying hi dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    I love tulips, they are one of my favorite flowers. The variegated colors of tulips are mesmerizing! Tulips are elegant, and beautiful; it is great to have a Tulip Festival in your very own city. They are so much fun, as well as a perfect place to observe nature.

    • Theboxqueen

      Tulip Festival is really fun. The kids had a great time too running from one activity to another. Love those flowers, the shape and the colors are so unique. Happy Friday lovely. XOXO, Elif

  • Solducky

    Wow, those tulips are amazing! We love to garden together, and to go on creek stomps.

    • Theboxqueen

      Both gardening and creek adventures sound like great outdoor activities. Congrats on winning the lovely Kids Gardening Set Giveaway! Hope you enjoy it with your kids. XOXO, Elif

  • Lauren

    We like to go on picnics at the park.

    • Theboxqueen

      Picnics are always fun and relaxing. Thanks for stopping by! XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Such lovely pics, I’d love to visit the Tulip Festival some day. One of our favorite outdoor activities is going for walks and feeding the ducks in the neighborhood park. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Cheryl we LOVE feeding the ducks in our neighborhood pond as well. They started having babies right now and they are so adorable! 🙂 If you ever come to the NW around April/ May you NEED to see the Tulip Festival ( and let me know of course as we would probably be there as well haha 🙂 I think you would love! Hope you are having a lovely week. XOXO, Elif

  • I saw some of the photos on your IG, but now seeing the full post – I’m just in love with this farm. Such a colourful place. Beautiful :))

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Lu. Going to this farm for their annual Tulip Festival has been our family tradition for the past ten or more years and I adore that place. There’s something about tulips, pretty special. Have a lovely Thursday dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Laura

    We love hiking and enjoying all nature!

    • Theboxqueen

      Both great activities, thx for saying hi. XOXO, Elif

  • Darby

    WE love swimming!

    • Theboxqueen

      Darby my family loves swimming as well. Thx for stopping by. XOXO, Elif