One of my favorite seasons is Fall, I absolutely love the colder nights, the falling leaves and all the family time. Something we try to do each year with Pearce is the Pumpkin Patch – but we have a few must haves when we are planning on where to go! I have put together a few of our favorite places to go during the fall season for fun activities and of course everything is toddler friendly!! I hope your all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, with the world events I feel there is so much more to be thankful for this year.
I will start by sharing Pearce’s must haves:
1. a playground – our little monster has a TON of energy so he loves a good playground to burn it out on
2. Farm Animals – Pearce absolutely loves animals and farm animals are his favorite!
3. Lots to do – We all know toddlers get bored easy so having lots to do in 1 place is another key thing we look for when planning an excursion.
Now here are the activities to do around the Fraser valley this fall, all Pearce Approved!
- One of our absolute favorite farms to visit is Maan Farms – Abbotsford, BC
Maan Farms truly checks off every box on our list, they have tons of activities, lots of space and all the animals Pearce could dream of seeing at the farm, not to mention its pretty close for us to visit. We have gone for Birthdays, Easter and now we will be going for their Halloween activities. Our favorite part of the Maan Farms fall experiences is their HUGE pumpkin patch and their haunted corn maze – going during the day is much easier on our monster loving toddler. Not to mention they also have all the rest of the farms great activities: Zip Lines, 2 play grounds, jumping pillow, climbing spider web, Pedal car races, Petting zoo, and for the adults they have wine tasting!! If your interested in checking them out, they are located in Abbotsford, and you can find out all your info here: Maan Farms
- A Childhood favorite of mine is Chilliwack Corn maze – Chilliwack, BC
When I was a kid my family would go to Chilliwack corn maze and it was the best time, with four kids to entertain this place truly had it all! This season they have got tons going on and although they are little further out I can ensure you it is worth the drive! They of course have the huge Corn maze, a pumpkin patch, giant jumping pillow, Pedal Carts, Duck Races, Indoor Haze maze (for the younger kids or a rainy day activity), Corn train, Hay Rides, Climbing Spider Web, playground, and Farm animals of course! To plan your family trip here: Chilliwack Corn maze
- Laity Pumpkin Patch – Maple Ridge, BC
This particular farm has 2 Venues, there is Laity Pumpkin Patch South and Laity Pumpkin patch North, on their site they have clear attractions for each. Both sides, have a play area for the kids, you pick pumpkins, corn mazes, Hay rides, and farm animals!! This farm is definitely worth the trip, and very affordable costing only $5 for 3 and up! If you check out the north side you can explore the woods or pan for gold. The South side has some fun family games to entertain everyone! Check their site out to plan your trip! Laity Pumpkin Patch
- Taves Family Farm Aka Apple Barn – Abbotsford, BC
Last year on thanksgiving I got SO SICK!! It was awful, So my husband took my son, and my sister and headed out to Taves Family farm. He said it was the best experience for Pearce and him. They got a pumpkin, played on the playground and spent a lot of time petting the animals. This year I hope I can make it out to Taves Farm as it sounds like an awesome experiences. During the week they have: Pedal Karts, Corn Quest Maze, Bunny Town, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Jumping Pillow AND Pumpkin, Tractor Trail, Zip Line, Playground, Petting Barn, Farmville, Bee hive Viewing, Cider Press Demonstration, U-Pick Apples. On the weekend they add more activities: On top of all the activities above you can also, Go for Pony Rides from 10am – 4;30, try out the corn gun, Check out the concession Stand, See the pumpkin Cannon, and Check out the Corn and Potato Roaster. Check out this link to plan your trip: Taves Family Farm Aka Apple Barn
- Ghost Train – Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
This one is definitely on our list to try to check out this year. Our son has a MASS obsession with trains. This year’s theme, Alien Invasion! The train runs during: Friday, October 13 to Tuesday October 31; Monday to Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m ** There are NO live performances during the matinee trains. For More info and to plan your trip: Ghost Train
I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving with your family – May your tummies be as full as your hearts! As well I hope you get to check out one of the 5 local events listed above with your family! Happy Fall Days!