You may recall that I tried to slide down the hill over the summer at Pine Knob… Things did NOT go as well as I had hoped. This weekend I went to Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills. Friends, Doni slid down a hill the RIGHT way. Please pardon me for speaking in the third person, but I was very proud of Doni. JK
It was my first time a Bowers School Farm. Their Winter Park is super family-friendly. Bowers has accessible walking areas for strollers and kid-friendly experiences. Bowers is known for their tubing. It is EXTREMELY popular. When I arrived, I noticed a SOLD-OUT sign for the tubing experience. I can see why. You don’t have to have snow to go tubing! That’s a pretty big deal. Four slide runs are lit up with rainbow lights. You get a push, fly down, and artificial turf breaks your speed at the bottom.
Kids really are fearless.
I watched a ton of kids going down this slide, but when it was my turn… I was a bit apprehensive. lol It doesn’t help that as an adult, I fully realize my lack of coordination. Check out my run in the video below. Austin took this from the top of the hill and I got a clip of him from the opposite end of the run. It was super fun!
Bowers School Farm has a lot of other activities besides tubing. They have a brand skating rink, firepits, a gift shop, and concessions. Most importantly, the staff is SO FRIENDLY and accommodating. Some staff knew I was with WCSX, others did not and regardless, every one of them were wonderful. I got some hot chocolate for myself, Austin and Celeste. The lady forgot to put marshmallows in. I said nothing because we’ll live without them. I didn’t want to make a fuss. The lady realized it, apologized, and took the tops back off to add the marshmallows. I told her not to worry about it, it was no big deal. She replied, “We want you to have the best experience possible,” and gave me marshmallows. It sounds like a small point, but it was a big deal to me. She didn’t know I was with WCSX. I’m sure that’s a level of friendliness she shows with everyone.
Check out the pics from our fun at Bowers School Farms Winter Park! If you get a chance, I’d check it out for yourself. It’s open now through February 26th. The hours fluctuate so plan ahead. I would also HIGHLY recommend purchasing your tubing tickets ahead of time. You can find out more about Winter Park when you CLICK HERE.