Well, it’s the start of my favorite season, Fall. It seems like just two weeks ago the trees were in full bloom with bright green leaves. Now, gazing out the window, I see orange, yellow, brown, and red. I don’t know, there’s just something about the leaves changing color that makes me want to eat pumpkin pie, sit in front of a fire and roast some s’mores, and sip on pumpkin flavored cappucino.
A little tradition we have at my house is going to the Pumpkin Patch. I don’t recall ever going to one when I was younger, but my kids really seem to enjoy it. There are quite a few of them in the area I live in, and some are probably cooler than others. We always go to the same one, however. All the kids like going because there are so many activities for them to do.
We took an improptu visit after I picked the girls up from school the other day. It was not only a nice surprise for them, but very economical for us. Ordinarily, at the pumpkin patch we go to, ticket prices are $7.00 a piece (2 and under free). However, they offer a “Halfy Hour” from 3-4pm (which just so happens to fall right in the time slot my kids get out of school). So, our trip to the Pumpkin Patch was only $14.00 for all six of us!
There was a petting zoo, a fishing pond, a corn maze, a giant inflatable caterpillar. There was a cow-milking station (pretend), a giant checkerboard, horseshoes, football throw, pedal-cars. There was a hayride, a zipline, and an obstacle course. There was also a plastic duck race, and they even offered pony rides.
Click here to watch our Pumpkin Patch adventure!!!
All in all, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours with the whole family. We got to enjoy the beautiful setting all around us, all while having some good wholesome fun! If you’ve never been to a pumpkin patch before, and were hesitant to go, because you thought it would be boring, I encourage you to find one of good size, go on a weekday so it won’t be as busy, and bring your camera. 🙂 Enjoy the Fall!!!