Evie is all about “punkins” as she calls them. She gets so excited when she spots one any where. Perhaps this is why we visit so many places with pumpkins. These places also have the added bonus of being outside and that is another thing that always makes her happy.
Raincouver has hit with full force, it is now the season of either hunkering down, or making the most of it. We decided to make the most of it yesterday and brave the ever changing weather. We went to Port Kells Nurseries. I’ve never been before, though I drive past on a very regular basis. I have had several people highly recommend checking it out.
I always just through that it was a tiny little store. Was I ever wrong. It goes farther back than you’d expect. Sure they have turf, hedging, and plants but they also have a pumpkin patch. Once inside we looked around a bit at the items for sale and then a staff member quickly spotted Evie in her bright red coat, and asked if we would like a map of what there was to do and where, and also radioed to see if the hay ride had already left or not. The staff there were very helpful. We passed on the hay ride because there was plenty of other things to do. It is nice to know that there is another place that offered covered hay rides out to a pumpkin patch.
Inside the building is a hay maze. It’s just the right size for toddlers as it is not too long to get through. Evie zoomed through it twice, and happily played in the tunnels. There is a little section that is a bit dark, but it is very short just keep walking slowly to get through. If you have kids who like to be frightened there is also haunted house inside. We didn’t check this out as I am not a fan, and Evie is much too young for that sort of thing. But it is an option if you have older kids. Evie also quickly spotted the albino bunnies in their cage. The cage is the perfect height for older kids to look into, but there also also little viewing holes on the sides, or there is hay bales kids can climb up on to view in.
Apparently on the weekends they have face painting available. The prices for that range from $3 to $5 depending on the size of what is done. Of course if you do want to go home with a pumpkin, there are fees for those. When you are out in the pumpkin field there are buckets marked with different labels. Each label explains how to check what the cost of your pumpkin would be. You place it over top and if your pumpkin fits inside it is that price. The prices ranges from around $2 to $10. I did see a few massive pumpkins around with stickers on them for how much they are. If you want to take home a massive pumpkin you are looking at close to $30.
We just walked out to the pumpkin patch. There is a wide variety of coloured pumpkin and gourds available in the patch, or on the other side in little bins. We had a great time just wandering around. My favourite part was that we actually didn’t spend anything on our little adventure. We aren’t ready to bring a pumpkin home just yet because we are waiting til closer to next week. We will probably go back to here though to grab one. If you are looking pumpkin patch adventure that has a little bit of everything, and is budget friendly. This place is great! I really wish I had known about it sooner which is why I am sharing with all of you.