What to do in Toronto with the kids: Head to the pumpkin patch!

Heading out to a pumpkin patch is an fall family tradition. To get a true farm experience, you’ll need to get in the car, but it’s well worth the ride. So round up your littlest pumpkins (in rubber boots of course) and head to a pumpkin patch (or festival). While you’re there, wander through the corn maze, pick up some apples, take in a hayride, hang out with the farm animals, or blow of steam on the jumping pillows.

Our favourite Pumpkin Patches

Brooks Farms

Pick-your-own pumpkins and the annual Fall Festival are a go at Brook’s Farm. The farm’s harvest celebrations are packed with fun seasonal activities for kids, including a pumpkin cannon show, farm animals, pig races, a corn maze, apples, sing-alongs. Don’t miss: Halloween at the Farm: October 28 – 29 and the Pumpkin Smash Weekend: November 4 – 5!

122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert,  905-473-3920

Downeys Farm

This picturesque farm’s annual pumpkin fest features thousands of pumpkins and tons of family fun. Think unlimited wagon rides, a Boo Barn, farm animals (calves, llama, sheep, rabbits, and goats), live entertainment, a straw jump, a HUGE corn maze, duck races, jumping pillows, a goat mountain slide and more! PS: Check out their Instagram feed!

13682 Heart Lake Road, North of Brampton

Forsythe Family Farms

This Uxbridge farm runs their annual Harvest Festival from Thanksgiving weekend until Halloween and their pick-your-own pumpkins come in many varieties including: Fairtytale white pumpkins, Munchkins, Jack-Be-Littles, and traditional pumpkins. Highlights include a barnyard adventure playground, an animal cuddle station, a 2-acre corn maze, mini train and tractor, and more!

Cragg Road, Uxbridge, ON – 905-887-1087

Pingles Farm Market

Known for their expansive corn maze, you can also pick up the perfect pumpkin here. Free wagon ride to their pumpkin patch where you can select your jack-o-lantern. Then take the kids through 8-acre Pirate’s Corn Maze. Cap off your visit with the barnyard animals and sandbox. And thumbs up on the pies!
1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton

Whittamore’s Farm

This 330 acre fruit and vegetable farm nestled beside the Rouge River Valley in Markham includes a Pick-Your-Own, fruit and veg market and the main event right now: Pumpkinland! Come for the pumpkins stay for the barnyard animals, chicken show, climbers and slides, jumping pillows, farm bouncer and more!

Harriet Fancott

COMMUNITY MANAGER AT CRISPMEDIA. SHE'S AN URBAN MOM TO A CUTE (BUT WILD) LITTLE BOY WHO LOVES TO RUN, JUMP, PLAY AND EAT. THEY CAN BE FOUND IN CAFES, ICE CREAM SHOPS, AND FUNKY NEW RESTAURANTS AROUND TOWN ... WHEN THEY AREN'T AT THE BEACH, IN THE WOODS OR AT THE BALL DIAMOND!

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