My husband and I have ventured to different pumpkin patches since we started dating, it’s always just been a fun little fall activity for us and now with our own daughter it’s even more fun. I may even try to brave making a home made pumpkin pie this year with one we get from a pumpkin patch. Today though I wanted to share some of our favourite pumpkin patches. Get your rain boots ready to go for a walk through the mud and find your perfect pumpkin.
Do you and your family have a favourite patch that you visit each fall season?Aldor Acres is an incredible farm tucked in behind Fort Langley. It’s family owned and you will often bump into Albert and Dorothy who are the owners of the farm. Their two names combined make up Aldor. I have been to Aldor Acres so many times and yet it never gets old. There are always lots of animals around, and they have great opportunities for kids and children at heart to get to hold different animals. Everything from bunnies, and piglets, to goats in a large outdoor petting area. You of course get a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, and often a little bit of a tour of the farm with some history about the area. My husband loves the little store where you can buy different jams and sausages. If you are purchasing a pumpkin bring cash to make payment easy. The pumpkins are measured by size for how much they cost. The whole experience here is incredible, but I highly recommend it as the one to go to if you have an animal lover in your family. Admission is $8 for anyone walking age. Also keep this place in mind if you are looking for a Christmas tree come December. They have a tree farm too!
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch was suggested to me by a coworker. I had mentioned that I had heard that there was such thing as white and red pumpkins, but that I had no idea where to go to find some or if there was such a place to get them in the area. Hazelmere is the place to go for unique pumpkins and gourds. Rumor has it that this season they have white, red, blue/grey, and pink pumpkins. I have bought the red and white ones before and they lasted incredibly throughout October. I had them on my porch as decorations and received many compliments on them. I will definitely be going back to get more unique pumpkins this year. Admission is $4, cash only, and included in that is a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, a mini corn maze, petting zoo, face painting, and a large boat to play on. Laity Pumpkin Patch is the very first pumpkin patch we ever went to as a couple. Admission here is $5 per person over 3 years old, or you can pay $20 for 2 parents with children who are from the same home. Not a bad deal. Here you will find a corn maze, and all sorts of other little attractions including a Fairy Tale Trail and farm animals. If you are looking for a photo opportunity with a classic red barn for the background this is the place to go. The prices for the pumpkin depend on the size of it. Taves Family Farms is the one we discovered last year. My husband declared it a must for those with active kids. There is a lot to do here, and it is worth the drive out into the valley. Rates for entry depends upon what you want to do. There is the fun pass rate, and the super fun pass rate, there are even more things you can add on like getting to try the pumpkin cannon, or go for a pony ride. Pumpkin cost is done by weight unless otherwise marked. Depending on when you go during the season you may even be able to go and pick some apples in the orchards. I highly recommend trying their apple cider. We also got our family Christmas card photo here among the sunflowers in the fields. You can easily spend a good chunk of time here with your family and make it a fun day out.