I recently had the opportunity to visit a wonderful pumpkin patch with some of my favorite girls! I have to say this is such an activity packed location great place to get the kids out of the house.
There were so many fun things to do here: pumpkin slingshot, picking, tractor ride, ye olde shoot (big slide), a bumpy slide, train ride for the little ones, corn maze, many little places to pose, animals to feed and pet including lamas and turkeys, height chart, 4 wheelers, gift store, food stands I highly recommend an elephant ear as a treat and a bunch of other cute nik nak areas to explore. These activities require tickets which can be purchased at the gift shop as you enter the farm on your right.
One of the things that really stood out to me was their hand sanitization stands including portable sinks for those who have sensitive skin. It really made the “jerm-a-phobe” in me feel better.
Other fun tips include bringing a different pair of shoes/clothes to change into after all the fun, it just saves time on having to clean the car. Layers of clothes are good this time of year you never know what the weather will do. If you are going on the tractor ride (great for getting to the pumpkin patch and back to the main area if you don’t want to get to tired), you may want to sit a couple rows back as to avoid mud in the face. If you/your kids are not fond of dirt bring a towel to wipe of the chosen precious pumpkins. This is a fun opportunity to get a second wearing of those Halloween costumes and some photos. I would recommend taking cash with you otherwise there is an atm located near the gift shop.
I must admit something in South Africa we don’t really celebrate Halloween so pumpkin patches, pumpkin slingshots, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving and the like are not something I have been exposed to. This farm was a feast of this fall tradition. I am looking forward to taking my stepson in the coming week if anyone wants to join us let me know!
Hunter Family Farms LLC is located just off Yelm High, 7413 Yelm Hwy. S. E., Olympia, WA 98513. Read more about Hunters Farm http://www.hunterfamilyfarm.com/hours.php