Hey Instagram, get ready for pumpkin-picking cuteness! Here are our fave pumpkin patch picks to get you in the seasonal mood. All you need now is a scarf and a pumpkin-spiced latte, amirite?
NB: All the usual activities may not be available this season due to COVID-19. Daily limits in place.
Top pumpkin patch picks around Vancouver
Taves Applebarn and Pumpkin Patch
Located in Abbotsford, Taves Applebarn 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
Richmond Country Farms, Richmond
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 (Korny Corn and Polly Pumpkin!) and a farm band provide colourful entertainment and the kids love the barnyard animals.
Aldor Acres, Langley
This patch wins for most Instagram-worthy moments, with cute baby animals, hayrides, and chainsaw-wielding pumpkin carver. And pumpkins, of course.
24990-84 Avenue Langley, BC
Laity Pumpkin Patch, 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.
Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest, Abbotsford
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).
>> Maan Farms
Rondriso Farms, Surrey
This sprawling three-acre pumpkin patch offers a wide variety of pumpkins, a
general store selling local fresh pesticide-free produce and naturally raised beef products, and most importantly, hayrides! Head down to the pumpkin patch in your own tractor-pulled wagon. Plexiglass installed between the middle of the wagon.
Peteys Pumpkin Patch, Chilliwack
With over 5,000 square feet of indoor activities, you can head there rain or shine. The wagon and train are also covered. There are indoor bouncy castles, a petting zoo, four huge corn mazes, train rides and Fortrunamuck!
Harris Farm, Maple Ridge
This off-the-radar Pumpkin Patch in Maple Ridge is a family hobby farm perfect for little kids. The two-three acre farm offers an array of pumpkins; from tiger-coloured pumpkins to multi-coloured gourds and a festive barn.
>> Harris Farm
Westham Island Herb Farm, Delta
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 Farm, Vancouver
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.
6767 Balaclava Street (at 51st) 604-261-1295
Willowview Farms, Abbotsford
This Abbotsford fave is a seasonal U-pick farm with rows of apples, plums, pears and pumpkins. Hayrides, petting zoos and a pumpkin patch. Try their apple cider slushy (via Stephanie Small). NB: Petting barn and playground will not be available this year due to COVID-19.
Port Kells, Surrey
This smaller patch features a hay ride (with stops at a chicken coop and goat palace!), kid friendly haunted house, hay maze, face painting and a nice variety of pumpkins.
18730 88 Ave W, Surrey, (604) 882-1344
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch
Open every weekend in October, this fan fave features wagon rides, a mini corn maze, petting zoos, and play areas (fire truck, Tonka Toy, and Boat) for $7.50 (cash only). Pumpkins are extra and priced by size. Food trucks are on-site on weekend.
Meadows Family Farm, Maple Ridge
This quiet gem is perfect for is perfect for toddlers and little babies and features a hobby farm, petting farm, pumpkin patch display, and general trailer store with a playground area and umbrella sheltered picnic tables for lunch.