Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures offers a ton of fun activities for all ages! Navigate through their (literal) lilac maze and go from station to station learning about San Diego’s colonial days and different needed skills.
What a blessing to have this kind of business in San Diego! I feel it really helps depict the vibes of Julian’s early pioneer days that we all missed out on in real-life.
The owners have done a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the old times with a variety of booths that will satisfy people of all ages. We learned how to make homemade apple cider & candles, throw tomahawks, shoot arrows & slingshots, vegetable gardening & composting.
We even partook in a hoedown and hayride! There are many more things to experience as well and the activities change with the seasons.
Co-owner, Jesse, has built everything from hand and this business is truly a labor of love. If you are an appreciator of carpentry, I would imagine this would be a great place to visit just for the wood-work alone.
Although Fort Cross is a fantastic place for children, all ages will definitely love it and it’s guaranteed to bring out the inner child in you!
The slingshot station looked cool and was a TON of fun!
Some of the targets:
Learning some basic tips on gardening and composting:
Then the hoe down began!
Some of the many homemade instruments you can play:
Then off to the homemade apple cider station!
I would have to say that this cider is the best I have ever had! Nice and chunky too, as I feel juice should be to keep all the nutrients! Even more exciting to know we all helped make it!
The petting zoo: