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Top pumpkin patch picks around Vancouver

One of the best things about having kids is doing all the fun, seasonal and festive activities. We are all about “go-big-or-go-home” category when it comes to embracing all things seasonal. We love annual traditions with friends and family, and one of our favourites is our trip to the pumpkin patch. Here are our pumpkin patch picks in the Vancouver area for a total farm experience. Don’t forget to follow with wine–all that pumpkin picking can really wear a mom out!

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Instagrammable pumpkin picking pics #somanypumpkins

Top pumpkin patch picks around Vancouver

Richmond Country Farms, Richmond

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Just chillaxing in the pumpkins

Perhaps because of its proximity to Vancouver, Richmond Country Farms is always busy but worth the visit. Try to come at a non-peak period if your schedule allows, or even a drizzly day. There is an undercover hay tent where the kids can frolic, covered wagon rides with sing-along out to the pumpkin patch and a stage area to eat the post-patch apple. Costumed entertainers (Corny Corn and Polly Pumpkin!) and a farm band provide colourful entertainment and the kids love the barnyard animals.

Aldor Acres, Langley

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Plenty of cuteness at Aldor Acres

This patch wins for most Instagram-worthy moments, with cute baby animals, hayrides, and chainsaw-wielding pumpkin carver. And pumpkins, of course.

Laity Pumpkin Patch (north and south, Maple Ridge)

Searching for eggs in the chicken coop, ride a tractor, visit the pumpkin zoo. There’s a snack bar on site too. Grab a wheelbarrow because you’ll need it for the trip back with your pumpkins.

Four tips for your trip to the pumpkin patch!

Maan Farms, Abbotsford 

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All the pumpkin patch feels at Maan Farms

Maan Farms is a great family outing any time of the year with a large fenced field for kids to roam. Kids can explore the petting farm, playground, wooden playfort, zipline, pedal cart racetrack and huge bouncy pillow trampoline.

During pumpkin season, they add a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay-wagon rides and a VERY scary evening haunted corn maze (to be avoided at all costs unless you want your sweet little snowflake in your bed for the rest of their childhood).

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Pretty much breaking the internet with pumpkin-themed cuteness

Taves Applebarn and Pumpkin Patch

Located in Abbotsford, Taves farm is a favourite for good reason. Not only is there a hayride out to the pumpkin patch with an old tractor for the kids to play on, but the farm has a popular bouncy pillow, corn maze, pumpkin (and corn) cannon, petting zoo, playground, marketplace and pony rides! #boom

Westham Island Herb Farm

This family-friendly farm is a spring-to-fall favourite. The highlight each year is the pumpkin patch, where you can grab a wheelbarrow and head out into the fields to pick the perfect pumpkin with your own little pumpkins. They sell ornamental gourds, cornstalks, miniature and full-sized hay bales and sweet sugar pumpkins for baking or cooking. Bonus: They light up 100 hand carved pumpkins every night for the last ten days of October.

Southlands

Image credit: Michael Kwan

Southlands Heritage Farm is a perfect for low-key, local option. This small but lovely urban farm offer pumpkins and apples, minus the hoopla. Kids can meet the goats, sheep, chickens, chicks, and horses, pick a pumpkin from the Old Apple Orchard and sit by the fire.

Originally written by Elizabeth Clark and updated by Harriet Fancott in 2017

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  • Angela
    October 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Our family LOVES going to the Laity pumpkin patch. It’s HUGE and has all the fixings like tractor rides, a small corn maze, farm animals, and tons of characters to visit on their forest trails. Oh, and they have plenty of pumpkins too. 🙂

  • Amanda
    October 7, 2016 at 7:36 am

    We always go to Port Kells Nursery. It’s smaller but they have a hay ride, kid friendly haunted house, hay maze, face painting and a nice variety of pumpkins.

    • Heather Maxwell Hall
      October 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Thanks for the tip!

  • Jen
    October 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Great picks!

  • Leanne
    October 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Great article! Look forward to many more!

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