Hey looking for something fun to do this weekend? Go to a pumpkin patch, even if you’ve already bought a pumpkin it’s a lot of fun to check out the activities. Sometimes it’s free! We found that to be the case last year when we tried out Jaker’s, and went again this last Saturday. We had a blast! If you’re in the Utah valley I’d highly suggest you look into them.
At the patch we visited, they had two hay mazes, a corn maze, a corn pit, a spook alley (cheesy but fun), a hay pyramid to climb, horses to feed, animals to view or pet if you’re adventurous, a tractor ride, and of course the slides.
We enjoyed hay mazes, the corn pit, tractor ride and of course the slides. Who ever thought up the slides was a genius. They put these really big tubes up on the back of the spook alley, where the kids can climb a mountain of hay and slide down a slow or fast slide into a ton of corn kernels at the bottom. Our kids couldn’t get enough of it!
As a calm down/good bye activity we went to the corn pit and buried each other in the corn. It’s a great sensory activity; just running your kid’s hands through it will help their brain make new connections and all that jazz. After a bit I left the kids with the hubster and picked our pumpkin, right out of the patch! That might not sound so exciting to some of you guys, but that has been one of my childhood dreams. To pick my own pumpkin and have it as fresh as can be. Guess I can check that one off the bucket list. 🙂
If you decide to have your own harvest adventure today, be sure to bring along some hand sanitizer and lint rollers for your clean up. That way you aren’t tracking a ton of stuff back into the car with you, plus it’s nice to feel clean if you decide to buy food or bring snacks. We spent a good 1 ½ hours and $7 on 2 big pumpkins. It was a great day!
This next week’s adventure will be carving. I’ve created a pumpkin design template so Sunny and I can brainstorm on paper before cutting, and I’m sharing it with you too. Be sure to share pics of your pumpkin carving, I’d love to see what you come up with!
What’s your favorite part of harvest time?
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for writing this post, we chose this pumpkin patch from our own research and without any outside influence. All the opinions expressed are my own.