Fall wouldn’t be complete with out a trip to the Pumpkin Patch! One of my favorite things about having a family of my own is making memories and starting our own traditions. Doing things like hayrides, bonfires, corn mazes and anything to do with corn and pumpkins remind me of my childhood. They’re memories that are still vivid to this day and I cherish. I hope to instill the love of family trips and family time for my own children for years to come.
If you haven’t explored a pumpkin patch in your area be sure to check to see what’s available. There are usually yummy treats and lots of activities, whether you’re making it a family day, taking your dog/s or a date day!
This year we switched it up and went to a new one called Pumpkin Creek Farms. If you live close to Springfield, IL this was a great choice! I can’t say we went on the best day weather wise. There were high winds, so if you can imagine there was lots of dust and corn stalk pieces were flying! The nice thing about small children is these types of things don’t normally bother them!!
Note to Self: It’s always best to get a family photo before letting the kids play! Clearly mine weren’t happy about this, but I’m not really sure there’s E.V.E.R a great time for a family photo with little ones!
Some of the activities included:
-Hay and straw bails for the kids to jump on
-Corn sensory tables
-A spider web rope
-Hayrack rides (this was being sanitized in between rides)
-There was a small shop in a barn, but we didn’t go in
-Playset and a variety of swings
-Several different stands for food including coffee, donuts, BBQ and more!
-Pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkins!
I was very pleased with the pumpkin patch. They were sanitizing the tables after people ate and some of the attractions that wouldn’t allow for social distancing were closed. I feel that when you go to a place like this, while it’s outside… you’re taking your own risk when it comes to germs… especially during a time that we’re currently in with COVID. I wouldn’t recommend going to any pumpkin patch if you don’t feel comfortable with this. We only participated in the outdoor activities.
YAY to being able to fit the twins in one of these little cars that were pulled by a lawn mower around the farm. They loved it and we were able to buckle them both in!
The petting zoo was small, but had just enough animals to keep the kids attention! They got lots of giggles as they watched the goats!
There were various swings for the kids to ride on! They included some for smaller kids like the one pictured and in the background you can see ones that would suit older kids!
How cool is this spider web!? The kids enjoyed having this all to themselves for a few minutes while their dad bounced them!
Our pumpkin patch adventure was a success! I HIGHLY recommend this one if you’re near the area! They have so many different activities that can reach out to a variety of ages! We’ll definitely be going back next year!
Do you have any fall traditions!? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!