Longmont Pumpkin Patches in Review

Every year we go to at least one pumpkin patch.  There are so very many to choose from here on the Front Range and they are  each unique.  Happily this year we made it to two!

Sunflower Farms

This place is like a gem.  So sweet and very country, almost romantic in its appeal.  At least for me.

Up in the trees at Sunflower Farm

Huge tree houses greet you has you walk into the farm with all kinds of swings hanging on the surrounding tree branches.  These are some big trees and the swings go high!

Swinging

The hay bale maze here is built-up at different levels with wooden planks for walking over gaps.

Super Fun Hay Bale

There is a great long zip line.  The animals on this farm are friendly and some of them roam free.  We had a couple of turkeys gobbling at us by the camp fire when we first arrived.

Yummy Corn

Kids can play in a big enclosure filled with corn like a sandbox and feed the corn to the goats.  The goats are funny and very gentle at least with us humans, there was some serious competition for corn.

We also took a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Enchanted Forest where the kids played among trees and picked a pumpkin from the nearby field.

On our way to the enchanted forest

I love how natural and old fashion Sunflower Farms is.  How it is set up for pure imaginative fun!

Anderson Farms

This place has a HUGE corn maze.  We went early in the morning and the breeze through the corn was rustling like a forest on a mountain side.  Actually we went to this maze twice this year and were able to complete the maze during our two visits.  There are sign posts or markers throughout the maze where you can punch your map to show that you made it through.  The kids had a lot of fun figuring out how to get from one section of the maze to another.  There is also a who-done-it mystery to solve in the corn maze that is very kid friendly and kept them going strong.

Figuring out where to go next on the map.

Anderson Farms  also has barrel and tractor rides.  A tire castle to climb and a super fun hay bale maze for the kids to jump around on.   We didn’t see it all, we focused on the maze.  So I know there is more at this pumpkin patch, maybe for next year.

Tire Mtn

Anderson Farms  also has barrel and tractor rides.  A tire castle to climb and a super fun hay bale maze for the kids to jump around on.   We didn’t see it all, we focused on the maze.  So I know there is more at this pumpkin patch, maybe for next year.

Rocky Mtn. Pumpkin Ranch

This is our old stomping grounds.  We have gone here for years and just recently branched out.  I am planning to sneak over there by myself one day to score some of there wonderful organic produce.

The fun here involves bouncy houses and carnival rides, face painting as well as pumpkin painting.  The kids were sad we didn’t go here this year, maybe next time….

Please Note:  As of Fall 2012, it looks like Rocky Mtn. Pumpkin Ranch has changed some things around since last time we went.  Still  fun things going on, but maybe no carnival rides?  And it looks a bit less expensive which is something to cheer about!

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2 thoughts on “Longmont Pumpkin Patches in Review

  1. Wow — more than one pumpkin patch in the same year? Your kids are lucky! Looks like they had a great time. Isn’t it a magical time of year? This transition from warm to cold? The Fall is definitely my favorite season. There’s so much to do with children outdoors. It’s not too hot, so we don’t need sunblock. And it’s not to cold so we don’t need snowsuits. Just throw on a jacket and get ready to explore. Looks like your family’s doing just that. Beautiful post!

    (PS — I’m going to add the places you listed to my Fun Places for Kids link on my blog. They look great.)

    • It really is a great time of year. So crispy and fresh. I hear you about just a coat and no sun block or snow pants. I love how tangible the changes in the weather and environment are, so easy for even the littlest ones to become entranced by. We were very lucky to go to two pumpkin patches this year!! It was great fun. Thanks so much for reading and I think it is a wonderful idea to add these places to your Fun Places for Kids link. Hope you enjoy another lovely Fall day!

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