Ever since the days started getting shorter and the pumpkin spice lattes appeared at Starbucks, I have been excitedly awaiting the opening of the pumpkin patches. We had so much fun last year that now it’s one of my favorite family traditions. Before moving to California, I didn’t really like fall, but now that I’m here my mind has changed. That’s probably because the weather is perfect here. It’s still warm and dry and the sunsets get more dramatic and vibrant, and, even though it’s too hot for a sweater, it makes everything so cozy.
This year we went to the same pumpkin patch as last year, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch! I’ve seen a few pumpkin patches around town and this one is still my favorite! It’s pretty big yet off the beaten path. You get into the fall spirit and totally forget that you’re surrounded by the city.
A few tips for a great pumpkin patch experience:
- If possible, get your tickets online to skip the line. I bought our tickets while actually standing in the line, it took only couple minutes, we also received two $5 coupons toward pumpkins.
- Bring a camera! Pumpkin Patch is such a pretty backdrop, everything looks so colorful and amazing.
- If you’re not sure how long you want to stay, let’s say if your kid is still too little to enjoy activities, take advantage of the morning or evening tickets, at Mr. Bones tickets are half price for adults and kids after 2 years old ($5) from 9 AM to 12 PM and after 6 PM (the Pumpkin patch is open till 9 PM).
Looking back at the photos from last year, I can’t believe how much Alaric has grown and changed! Back then he just got his first two teeth barely showing, couldn’t sit or walk yet which of course didn’t stop him from rocking those overalls and crawling all over. This year he loved the petting zoo, riding in the wagon and jumping up and down in the hay maze.
Pumpkin Patches are open all the way till Halloween so you still have time to visit one!