Pumpkin Patches

Fall: the season of pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, crackling fires, bursts of colours on every tree. What’s not to love about fall? The air becomes crisp and fallen leaves become mounds to jump into. There are also many activities that can be done only in the fall, one of which is going to a pumpkin patch.

As a child, I had never experienced the joy of a pumpkin patch. In fact, I only thought patches were for growing Cabbage Patch Kids. It turns out, I was incredibly wrong and missing out on one of the greatest fall activities. The pumpkin patch is a magical place for children of all ages. I began taking my child there before she was one and we have created a yearly tradition of going before Halloween.

We always go to pick out our pumpkin, but we also go for the experiences and activities held at the patch. A pumpkin patch is usually attached to a working farm, some with animals, some not. Our local patch has a petting area, a corn maze, slides, large bales of hay to jump into, tractor rides, and more.

And let’s not forget the delicious baked fall food that seems to always be for sale at pumpkin patches. It a great time to stock up on apple pies, fresh pressed cider, and other goodies.

The most important piece of our annual pumpkin patch visit is that it has become my family tradition, something we look forward together each year. Life can get incredibly busy, but we always make time to be with each other and create memories at our favourite pumpkin patch.

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