Everything you need to know before you visit Cobb’s Adventure Park in Calgary, Alberta.
Address: 1500 84 St NE Calgary
Parking: free gravel parking lot Cobbs is located on the right hand side of the road from 16th Ave, Hwy 1 East just before Stoney Trail. You turn left on Garden Road. See website for directions.
Day Pass Cost: General admission: $14.50 for adults over 17. $13.50 for kids 3 -17 and Under 3 are free. Family Passes (2 regular admission, 2 bought the farm admission) $69.
Bought the Farm Admission: (Includes unlimited premium activities) $26.
Annual Pass Break Even Point: Bought the farm admission seasons’s passes break even on the second visit. General admission passes break even on the second visit for kids and the third visit for adults.
Premium Activities: Premium activities are included with the Bought the Farm pass or ‘kernels’ can be purchased separately. Each premium activity costs 5 kernels which can be purchased at the ticket counter or candy store. You can purchase 5 kernels for $5 with discounts for buying larger quantities.
Premium activities for 2019 include Black Light Mini Golf, Spider Climb, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, Euro Bungy, Archery Tag, Funballz, Blaster Balls.
Food Services: Two food buildings side by side include a cookhouse and the Sugar Shack – Hot food such as fries, poutine, mozza sticks, hot dogs are available. The Sugar Shack has all kinds of candy, popsicles, packaged ice cream and cold drinks. You can also pack a picnic lunch and eat it in the park. There are plenty of picnic tables.
Age Range: All ages.
Stay Length: 2 hours to all day.
Gordie’s Review (8 years old): “I liked the carts the best but would like to try the extra things”
Nicky’s Review (5 years old): “I liked all the things. And the bouncy castles and seeing Moana.”
Robbie’s Review (2.5 years old): “We go there again? Pumpkin bouncy castle!”
Overall: Cobbs Corn Maze opened in NE Calgary in mid August of 2013. We visited on a warm Sunday in Mid-October. We opted to get regular admission for everyone and didn’t do any of the premium activities on this visit.
Cobb’s Adventure Park sometimes hosts special activities such as character visits. While we were there Moana and Rapunzel were there for photo ops – free with regular admission.
They also had pumpkins available for purchase.
Regular admission activities
Bouncy Castles: There were 8 different kinds of inflatable bouncy castles. This area is included with regular admission and one of the highlights for my kids. On particularly windy days this area may be closed.
Corn Mazes: Corn Mazes in Calgary can be a little hit and miss depending on the growing season. This year was a hard year for corn mazes so the maze was a bit short this year.
They define the path with coloured tape so you can still find your way around. We had a fun time navigating the corn maze regardless. There was also a rope maze that we didn’t get to that you can access from the mid way point in the tractor ride.
Barnyard Games and Puzzles: There are a number of different little games, puzzles and mini mazes. They aren’t particularly fancy or elaborate, but my kids enjoyed trying them out.
Play Area: This area is primarily aimed at younger kids with a few slides and a couple play features like a car and little house.
Tractor Ride The ride is a 15-20 minute ride through the Corn Maze and over to a Rope Maze. You can get off at the halfway point or continue back in the loop.
Pedal Carts: This was one of the highlights for our kids. There are a few different kinds of pedal carts – including single riders and carts where you can go with your kids.
With the purchase of ‘kernels’ (essentially tickets) or a bought the farm admission, you can get access to the park’s premium activities. This includes a climbing tower, spider climb, funballz,
black light mini golf, blaster balls, ropes course,
and the Kangaroo petting zoo.
Overall we had a nice time at Cobb’s Adventure Park. We ended up spending about half a day and were able to easily fill out time without the premium activities.
If your kids are a bit older or you are planning on staying longer, you will probably want to include at least some of the premium activities in your visit. One of the best things about Cobb’s is how close it is to the NE side of the city.
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