Come and Enjoy Great Activities at Puddicombe Farms!

 

Events, Activities & Tours

 

Casual, Affordable & Fun!
What better way to experience our estate than with one of our fun-filled tours. We offer a great selection of different tours, from our Estate Walking Tour to our family friendly and always entertaining Train, Tasting & Dessert. We cater to groups of all sizes, offering both Bus Tours Groups and Private Group Tours.

 

If you are interested in any of these programs please email us or phone (905-643-1015) and we will send you the information.

 

Estate Festivals | Educational Tours | Train Schedule | Downloads

 

Winery & Estate Tours

Come in a enjoy a relaxing, fun and educational stop by our tasting bar. We always have a selection of award winning wines for all to taste. Our staff are passionate when it comes to helping guest find a wine that fits their palate, and they are always excited to meet new guest as well as keep up to date with regulars. Our selection of wines for you to taste changes on a scheduled timetable. We always offer a minimum of two (2) White wines, two (2) Red wines, two (2) Fruit wines and one (1) Icewine.

Cheers,

Tasting Staff

 

Below is a list of our Daily Tours with Tastings, as well as Group Tastings that guest can pre-book for their groups.

Estate Group Tours Informational Download

Note: Note: The Daily tours are offered; June-October: Daily 11:00 - 4:00, May & November: Weekends Only 11:00 - 4:00.
To ensure a spot please pre-book your group.

 

If you are interested in finding out more information visit the Winery page for a full list of events and activities.

The Market – Country Store and Cafe

Eat Safe, Eat Local!

 

Everyone can admit; we all want to know where our food comes from, and if it is safe for us to eat. Therefore, what better place to find fresh product straight from the farmer fields. Please visit your Local Farmers Market if you don't live close to a farm.

 

If you are interested in the Market or Country Story visit the Market page or Country Store.

Train Schedule

Weather Permitting

January - April: Closed.

May: Open weekends only.

June: Open weekends & during the week if there is school tours on weekdays. Please call for daily ride report.

July - August: 10-2 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10-4 Weekends

September: Open weekends only.

October: Open weekends & during the week if there is school tours on weekdays. Please call for daily ride report.

November: Call for daily ride report

December: Only runs for our Polar Express Event.

 

If you are interested taking a ride on 'Lil Pudd' contact us for more information.

Guided Farm Tours

 

Tours Offered: May - October: Weekends only

 

Train & Tasting

Hop aboard our Agricultural train “Little Pudd”and enjoy a scenic 30 minute ride around our 100 acre estate. After your ride you will be escorted back to the wine shop for a relaxing tasting of 2 award winning wines and 1 award winning cider.

 

5oz Wine Train

Sit back and relax with a glass of wine or cider, while you travel through our scenic orchards of tender fruit trees and rows of picturesque vineyards throughout the estates 100 acre. Your tour guide will walk you out to the vineyard and talk about the aspects that are involved in the growing, harvesting and selling of all the products on the estate.

 

Train, Tasting & Dessert

Guest will board our Agricultural train “Little Pudd” and enjoy a relaxing tour throughout the estate 100 acres of beautiful vineyards and orchards. After your delightful ride, guest will be escorted back to the winery for a private tasting of 2 award winning wines and 1 award winning cider, followed by a tasty seasonal home baked dessert, with tea and coffee.

 

If you are interested in these program, contact us for more information.

 

 

 

Banquet & Group Dining

Puddicombe Estate has adopted a farm to table approach with all of its catered events serving items grown and picked for the occasion right from the farm or brought in from other local growers within a 100 mile radius of the farm. Puddicombe believes that a farm fresh meal is a very basic yet integral part of maintaining a strong bond with families and friends. We believe this philosophy strengthens our communities and enriches lives. Our meals provide farm to table dishes paired with our own wines and cider. Enjoy the simplicities of nature with every bite and indulge your senses. Join us in celebrating slow food at its best.

Room Rental / Corporate Room Rental

Please see attachments for:

Room rental information

Corporate room rental information

Dining menu

 

 

Caboose Farm Stay Rentals

Looking for a unique Holiday?! Then come on board the Puddicombe Caboose Farm Stay. Enjoy a relaxing time on our farm, go on a hike, sit on the porch and take in the escarpment view, or enjoy watching the ducks & geese on the pond, maybe a train ride or visit to the children’s village. What ever you are looking for I am sure you will find it at

Puddicombe Estate. Caboose Rental Information Brochure.

Birthday Parties

A place for all ages to create everlasting memories! Our estate has been hosting children's birthday parties for over 15 years. Offering over 8 unique Birthday Party packages that can be customized. Birthday Party Brochure.

 

For more information on birthday parties please visit the download section.

Campfire Get Togethers

Bring your friends & family to the estate and enjoy two hours in the afternoon or evening  (6:00pm-8:00pm) for a wine tasting & campfire. We will provide you with a campfire pit, wood, hot dogs, marshmallows, and a warm drink, and a campfire get together wouldn’t be complete without a wagon ride snuggled under your warm blankets.

Note: please contact us for more information and pricing

If your groups in one of the following groups listed below, please contact us for your campfire package and pricing

 • Church Groups

 • Youth Groups

 • Beavers

 • Cubs

 • Scouts

 • Girl Guides

 • Brownies

 

Download the full flyer here.

Download the Youth Group Tour Flyer here.

Kids Club

Hello Kids!

Become a Kids Club Member and be a part of Puddicombe's magic! With becoming a member you will receive specials for all of our events, a birthday card with a gift on your birthday, a seasonal news letter and much more! It's super easy to join, all we need is your age, full address, birthday date, and email address.

If you are interested in this program, contact us for more information.

Mom & Me Days

Every Tuesday & Thursday May-September 30th, 2016. you and your children can enjoy some indoor/outdoor time together.

Event Activities: Train ride, Visit with the animals, play area, snack in the cafe (strudel/muffin & tea/coffee for mom, cookie/fruit & juice for children) and craft.

If you are interested in this program, please download the flyer.

 

Miniature Horse Rides

Guided Miniature Horse Rides

If you are interested in this program, please download the flyer.

 

Old MacPuddi's Summer Camp

Puddicombe Estate, Old MacPuddi’s Summer Camp staff are dedicated to your child’s inner growth and development.

Our summer camp programs encourages inclusivity and strives to meet your child’s intellectual, moral, physical, social needs and interests. This caring environment will install self confidences, self realization and foster both independent and group belonging.

If you are interested in a summer camp program, please download the flyer.

 

Seniors & Retirement Home Day Trips

Enjoy the fresh air surrounded by beautiful scenery for the estate country side, while sharing memories with your friends at Puddicombe Estate. Packages from Country Kitchen Lunch, Scenic Agricultural Train Ride Tour, Wine Tastings & Animal Farm & Estate Walking Trails

If you are interested please download the flyer.

 

Youth Groups, Girl Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Cubs,
Sparks & Beavers

Puddicombe Estate believes in making a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults, just like all of your groups. Our mission is to provide families with the opportunity to visit the countryside and embrace what Mother Nature provides us among family and friends. It’s the simple things in life that make all the difference and create the best ever-lasting memories. That’s why Puddicombe Estate for over 30 years has created programs for you all to take part in.

If you are interested please download the flyer.

 

Farm Festivals

 

Sweets with Snuggles

February 17th, 2018

Snuggle up with Your Love Ones!

Enjoy a wagon ride through the vineyards and orchards, have a glass of wine, cider or hot chocolate

around the campfire while you roast hotdogs, create s’mores and enjoy chocolate covered treats. Every person will receive a grift will love from Puddicombe Estate.

~Pre Register Only ~

Interested in more information - Download the flyer.

Easter Eggstrvaganza Hunt

March 24, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt with an Easter goodie bag, Easter Craft, Train or Wagon ride (depending on

weather) with Darcie Chick, lunch with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera to take pictures), 3

Wine & Chocolate Tastings for the adults and a campfire marshmallow roast.

Interested in more information - Download the flyer.

 

Alice vs. The Queen of Hearts Tea Party

Come and join Alice & friends for a Wonderland Tea Party!

May 6th & 12th

Interested in more information - Download the flyer.

Apple-lee Fun Weekends

September 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th 2018

Event Includes: Live Entertainment, Children’s Village, Fall Harvest Train Rides, 3 Food & Wine/Cider pairings, Juice Tastings, Campfire & Marshmallow Roast, Fall Craft, Kids Bouncy Fun

Interested in more information - Download the flyer.

Halloween Ho-Down Weekends

October 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th 2018

Event Includes: Live Entertainment, Children’s Village, 3 Food & Wine/Cider pairings, Juice Tastings, Halloween Train Rides, Campfire & Marshmallow Roast, Kids Bouncy Fun, Trick or Treat around the farm & Halloween Craft.

Interested in more information - Download the flyer.

Puddicombe Polar Express

December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 2017

Celebrate the season with our version of the Polar Express!

Children love this Christmas pajama party where Mrs. Clause tells the story written by Chris Van Allsburg while guests enjoy nibbling on cookies and sipping on hot, hot hot- hot chocolate. Children will enjoy a Train ride to the Magical North Pole (or wagon, weather permitting). For more information download the information package.

Educational Based Agricultural Tours

Thank you, for choosing Puddicombe Farms for your Educational Experience. As an alternative to classroom learning your children can participate in the “see” and “do” learning experiences on a 213 + year old farm. Each tour may feature “Lil’ Pudd”, Niagara’s first agricultural train, tractor pulled wagon rides and a free seasonal class gift. Children love learning about the needs of living things, growth, and the importance of agriculture today at Puddicombe Farms.

Farm to You

Did you know that cows are responsible for ingredients used in disposable cameras? Corn is needed to produce ethanol, which powers some cars and trucks, a renewable fuel! Students will play games called “Farm to Table” and “Where do our fruits and veggies grow”. Students will also get the change to find out what foods come from each farm product.  If you are interested in this program, contact us for more information.

Buds & Blossoms Family Days - May

You will be able to see the bees in action firsthand as well as the beautiful blossoms on the fruit trees. Take a ride on "Little Pudd" as well as a wagon ride throughout the orchards, vineyards, by the irrigation pond and view the Niagara Escarpment. View and observe beehives and touch various bee keeping equipment. Learn how bees work and all the good they do for the crops. If you are interested download the flyer.

Apple  Harvest – September & October

Train ride on Lil’ Pudd as well as a wagon ride throughout the apple orchards, vineyards, by the irrigation pond and view the Niagara Escarpment fall colours. You will be taken to the pick your own apple or pear orchard and will see firsthand how apples or pears are grown, cared for and harvested. You will be taken to the packing shed and the storage coolers to see how apples are processed for retail. If you are interested in this program, contact us for more information.

Fabulous Pumpkin Excursion – October

Train ride on Lil’ Pudd as well as a wagon ride throughout the orchards, vineyards, by the irrigation pond and view the Niagara Escarpment fall colours and view all the fall crops and pumpkin patch. (Students will observe by using all 5 senses). Take the pumpkin trail to the pumpkin patch and play pumpkin trivia. If you are interested in this program, contact us for more information.

Puddicombe Polar Express

November & December

Train ride on Lil’ Pud as well as a wagon ride throughout the orchards, vineyards, by the irrigation pond and view the Niagara Escarpment (Students will observe by using all 5 senses). Students will play games called “Farm to Table” and “Where do our fruits and veggies grow” to demonstrate how agriculture meets their personal and community’s needs. Students will also get the chance to find out what foods come from each farm product. This will explain how the natural environment effects agriculture to meet society’s needs. If you are interested download the flyer.

Puddicombe Estate Welcomes Peter Cottontail

May to March, 2018

Students will get to step back into the magical world of “Peter Cottontail” written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins in 1949 and many of its elements had a long and distinguished literary and cultural history. They will also experience the sights of the beautiful estate. Wagon rides, springtime stories, snacks and farm fresh apple cider.

If you are interested in this program, contact us for more information.

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Open January 12th - March 22nd

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-4

or by appointment

 

OPEN April - December

7 days a week from 9-5

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