How to Visit the Pumpkin Patch
Every year, we have a family tradition of visiting the Pumpkin Patch! It is tons of fun and gives you some really great picture opportunities, as well as bonding opportunities! I have come up with a few tips that will help you to have a great time at the Pumpkin Patch with your little ones.
1 – Bring jackets. It is definitely no fun to be out in the Pumpkin Patch, searching for pumpkins, when you or your little one is cold. So be sure to grab a jacket that will keep you warm in the cool weather.
2 – Visit when it’s light out. We have visited the Pumpkin Patch both at dusk (pre-kids) and during the day (with kids). It is SO MUCH easier to pick a pumpkin when you can see – lol! So be sure to give yourself plenty of time to hike around the patch in search of your perfect pumpkin.
3 – Bring your camera. Many pumpkin patches are located out in the countryside, away from the city. Chances are pretty good that the Pumpkin Patch won’t have disposable cameras or even batteries for that matter. You will definitely regret it if you don’t have your camera for this fun family experience.
4 – Bring water for everyone. Make sure everyone has a water bottle in the car. After hiking around in the Pumpkin Patch, you will probably work up a little sweat and be pretty thirsty for water. Make life easy and have the water accessible in your car.
5 – Bring snacks for everyone. After walking through the Pumpkin Patch, your kids will probably get tired and hungry. Be sure to bring some crackers and/or fruit to snack on after the visit. This will also help save you money because if you have a snack, you won’t feel hungry and stop off at a restaurant or drive-thru!
6 – Bring cash! More and more Pumpkin Patches are taking debit and credit cards, but some still only take checks or cash. So be sure to bring your checkbook, picture id (hopefully you have your license anyways), and some cash – probably around $20 to play it safe.
7 – Wear proper clothes! When I say this, I mean to leave your stylish platform shoes or expensive jeans at home. If you don’t want them to get muddy or torn, then don’t wear them! Bring an extra pair of clothes in case someone falls in the mud or a child has a really nasty diaper (you know what I mean – lol).
8 – Most important, HAVE FUN!!! Make this an exciting opportunity for you and your family. Tell stories on the way to the pumpkin patch, sing songs, talk about your favorite part of the Pumpkin Patch on the way home. This can become a memorable family tradition you all can enjoy!
OUR FAMILY PUMPKIN PATCH VISITS THROUGH THE YEARS!!
Pumpkin Patch 2004 – Brian was a little guy! Almost 1!
Pumpkin Patch 2005 – Brian was almost 2 years old!
This was in 2006 – George holding Dallen, Brian, me
Pumpkin Patch 2007 – Brian, me (pregnant with Sam), Dallen, and George
Pumpkin Patch 2008 – George, Dallen, Brian, and I’m holding Baby Sam
Pumpkin Patch 2009 – Dallen, Sam, Brian, me, and George