Fall is in full swing. With football season well into their season, pumpkin, hay, and squash are being sold everywhere, fall cool air, fire pits cracking wood while sipping hot apple cider by the campfire and a perfect time to take your kids to a local pumpkin patch.
We are so blessed in the Northern Virginia we have four beautiful seasons with ample of things to do with the family. from local wineries, local farm and historic monuments to unlimited scenic and many beautiful places within driving distance.
Here are my favorite local pumpkin patches in the area.
Cox Farm– One of the most popular farms in the Northern Virginia area. Located in Centreville Fairfax County area. The festival includes giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum(R) cornfield adventure, straw tunnels, Farm Chores, Kiddie Zone, goat village, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home free with paid admission! It does get very crowded over the weekend so if possible try weekdays with the young kids.
Ticonderoga Farms– Located in Chantilly Loudoun County. This pumpkin patch would keep the little munchkins amazed by the slides, hay ride, Panda Puzzle Bamboo Maze, Upside Down Swinging Bridge,Tether Ball, Tire Play Area and so much more. This farm is great for young kids, my kids are now older and they thought it was bit kiddish.
Leesburg Animal Park/Pumpkinville– If you hate long lines at Cox farm but your kids are older to enjoy Ticonderoga Farm than Leesburg Animal Park/Pumpkinville can be a happy balance. The farm is located in Leesburg Loudoun County. In past year they have added zip line (200 feet), camel ride, mini tractor rides, petting zoo, kiddie cart, free apple cider and open field for all ages to enjoy a farm day!
Great County Farm–Located further than the other farms Great County farm is in near Bluemont but well worth the trip! The farm offers hayrides, u-pick fruits, and vegetables, a 2,800 SQ. foot Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, 4 challenging mazes, giant slides, friendly farm animals, catch and release fishing, swings, and even a giant chess set! Plus if you go in late October you can enjoy the scenic view of the Bluemont fall colors.
Temple Hall Maize and Fall Festival- Located in Leesburg has a great number of activities for all age group that includes Farm animals, cow train, corn box, pig races, pedal cars, hay tunnel, wagon ride, country store, giant spider web, jumping pillow and tons of other activities. Many schools use to take the tickets as part of their field trip. It does get crowded over the weekend.