This year we went to None Such Farms in Buckingham, PA. As mentioned in Friday's post, we had been there 4 years ago when Eva and I both only had 1 child. Now we are going with 6 kids in tow, what a difference a few years make! The farm had gone through some changes as well. Their pumpkin patch had grown quite a bit and there was not only a traditional tractor drawn hayride but also a draft horse drawn hayride as well! The farm also features--decorated pumpkin people, hay bale maze, pony rides, live music, tractor drawn wagon ride for kids and food. The rides require different amount of tickets and the tickets cost $1 a piece.
We decided to go pick pumpkins first before going on the various rides. The field was a bit overgrown so it was difficult for the children to walk through some parts of the patch where there were plants that were taller than them in the way. But we had fun none the less and found quite a few pumpkins to our liking.
E3: "I like this one."
The great thing about None Such Farms is that their patch has various types of pumpkins and even gourds growing so you could pick all different kinds. We were able to pick traditional orange pumpkins, albino pumpkins, and tan pumpkins. E1 and H even found a huge albino pumpkin during our trek!
H:"Look at what we found!"
After taking many pictures and finding lots of pumpkins, we found the ones we wanted and decided to leave the patch and go for some rides.
First up were pony rides for E2 and E3.
Followed by wagon rides for H, N, E2, and E3. E1 wasn't too interested in the rides for some reason.
H & N: "Hi Mommy!"
Then we decided to go on the draft horse drawn hayride since that was a more unique experience.
Not the one we were on but a nice view of the draft horse hayride.
The horses have their own personality and we started out with them tangled up (you can see it if you look closely at the picture), so a farm worker had to untangle them. Then we were off and trotted along the field. At one point there was a bit of a slope and the horses picked up their pace and the kids got quite a kick out of that! There were also some corn stalks hanging low that our carriage came in close contact with so we had to brush those aside. The end of the hayride was a short distance on a paved road and the kids enjoyed listening to the click clacking of horseshoes on the pavement. This proved to be quite a unique experience indeed!
After the hayride, we still had a few tickets left, so H, N, E2 and E3 went on the wagon ride again and had a great time the second time around. By this time the weather was getting a bit chilly and we had used up all our tickets. So after a short rest listening to the live music and munching on some snacks we decided it was time to leave the farm.
Overall, a great experience at the pumpkin patch this year!
We would love to hear your pumpkin patch experiences, do share!