Triple B Farms is located South of Pittsburgh in Monongahela. This family fun farm not only offers an amazing market (full of local fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, home made fudge and more) but also a playful outside Farm Playground that offers educational and hands on experiences. They’re open year round and have a variety of event including a Raspberry Festivals, Strawberry Festival, Peach Festival, Apple Festival, Fall Festival and a Storybook Pumpkinland in October. During the summer of 2014 they’re also holding Pop’s Farmyard. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, you can buy a $5 all-inclusive Pasture Play Wristband that gives you admission to all of these fun activities including the Squirrel Hill Tunnel Slide, Rompin’ Rope Maze, Duck Derby Races, Hay Bale Jump and more!
I love the opportunities Triple B Farms gives for such diverse experiences. When we first arrived, my son was immediately drawn up the path to the farm animals. We passed through the charming Farm Market and ventured out into the farm yard. There’s plenty of beautiful green space for playing and running and tons of photo opportunities with hole for head wooden cut-outs. Keeping with the Pittsburgh theme, pygmy goats could climb the Goatfield Street Bridge. Pulley systems were rigged to allow visitors to send feed up to them (which was awesome). Other farm animals included chickens, ducks and rabbits.
After a few photos, we had to check out the Observation Bee Barn. I had read about the Bee Barn through their Facebook page, but wasn’t expecting such a show. Inside the bee barn we were amazing to find hundreds of live bees behind a large glass window pane. The large panes of plexiglass were on a movable platform, allowing visitors to spin the display. A large mechanical bee sits nearby and narrates interesting and education facts about the bee colony. Located nearby, large interactive boards quiz visitors on their knowledge.
Next, we walked across the street to the Farm Playground. All equipment was in good repair and included various wooden climbing structures, slides and even a large play area full of hay.
Although it wasn’t super hot during a visit, I noticed the lack of shade near the play areas. There was a tented area with picnic benches but I’m not sure if it stays up all the time. If you’re looking to cool off, you may want to head back across the street and sit under the shade trees or have a seat on the swinging bench. On a similar note, the playground is near the road and across the street from the main building. Although it’s a slow back-road, I imagine the traffic is a little heavier on weekends and during festivals. We’re also looking forward to visiting during a weekend this summer or festival this fall when Pop’s Farm Yard is open (we were a little disappointed we didn’t get to slide down the Liberty Tube Slides).
Overall, we were very please with our visit. I can see why so many people love this farm and have turned visiting it into a family tradition!
Triple B Farms | 823 Berry Ln, Monongahela, PA 15063