The lazy days of summer have come and gone and it’s already pumpkin picking season! If you’re looking for some family-friendly fall fun, you don’t have to look very far.
There’s so much right here in Southwest Ontario! Here are a few London area pumpkin patches you and your family will surely enjoy visiting!
London Area Pumpkin Patches
Kusterman’s Berry Farm in Mount Brydges has a little bit of everything, from pumpkin picking to Haunted Tours. You can spend the entire day on the farm doing fun things like pony rides, Farmcade games, and playing on the playground. That’s assuming you find your way out of the Corn Maze in time! Kusterman’s also has its own speedway, friendly farm animals, and Bouncy Town! You may want to visit this one a few times so you can take it all in! Tickets are available online at a discount.
In Thorndale you’ll find Appleland Station, a favorite for many families. After you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, you can check out the corn maze and visit the farm animals. Appleland Station also has a pumpkin patch, tractor train rides, and a sand mountain. Don’t forget to stop at the bakery and take home some delicious pies! You may also want to check out the store to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. Appleland Station is open 7 days a week, so you’ve got plenty of opportunity to plan a day trip!
Phillips’ Farm in London sells pumpkins 7 days a week. The farm has been operating since 1910 and is a favorite among locals for fresh and beautiful Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins! Prices are reasonable and the pumpkin display never disappoints!
If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll love the next on our list of best London area pumpkin patches. In Aylmer, the Clovermead farm is the place to visit from September 15 through October 27. On every Saturday within that timeframe, you can celebrate the world of pumpkins with your family. Sure, you can just pick out a pumpkin and go home, but why would you when you can try your hand at pumpkin bowling? Not your thing? How about shooting apples from sling shots or walnuts from a cannon? There are also wagon rides, farm animals, and of course, a spectacular corn maze. There is truly something for every member of your family to enjoy.
Ferguson’s Produce in St. Thomas is one of those pumpkin farms that becomes a family tradition to visit. The elaborate corn maze changes every year and is always inspiring. They’ve also got horse drawn wagon rides and lots of children’s activities! It’s the perfect destination for those looking for a farm-fresh fall experience.
Kennette Orchard in Lakeshore is of course, an apple orchard, but they’ve also got plenty of pumpkins ready to bring home! Also at Kennette you’ll find delectable natural unpasteurized honey, pears, squash, and other seasonal produce.
This was our first year on the pumpkin train and we’ll definitely be going back next year! It was so much fun. You take a train ride from Port Stanley through a beautiful autumn scenic route and arrive at the pumpkin patch where you can choose your pumpkins. Pumpkins are included in the price of the train ride.
Whether you choose to pick your own pumpkins for baking, to carve, or simply to enjoy the season with your family, we’re sure you’ll have a great experience at one of these farms!
Find out how to pick the perfect pumpkin here.
And learn how to preserve your carved pumpkins longer here.
Have you visited one of these London area pumpkin patches? We’d love to hear about it!