The leaves are starting to turn colors and fall off the trees. The weather is starting to be chilly and brisk. This means only one thing. It’s October and so is Halloween.
Everybody is getting ready for it by decorating their houses, buy candy as well as treats, and getting costumes for their children or for themselves. But there is one important part of Halloween that everybody enjoys. That is craving or decorating a pumpkin.
Most of us will go and buy a pumpkin at the local store. But there is a fun way to get a pumpkin with your kids and turn it into a daily activity. Go visit a local pumpkin patch. They are full of activities for children to do as well as pumpkins. Plus you are helping out and supporting local farmers and residents too.
There are a few pumpkin patches around the Quad Cities area. One of the most famous ones is the Pride of the Waspi. There is a lot to do there but there are always a lot of people there. If you have small children, then you already know that waiting and patience are two words they don’t know.
Another option is to visit one of the other pumpkin patches like Buffalo Pumpkin Patch in Buffalo, Iowa. This is a smaller than Pride of the Waspi, but there are barely any lines or waiting on activities. They have the moon bouncer, mazes, pumpkin patch, and farm animals for children to see as well as a good staff that will teach your children about the animals. Food and restrooms are also a plus for the pumpkin patch as well as parking. You can go on a hayrack ride to the pumpkin patch. This patch is where you can pick up you pumpkin to crave or paint.
Buffalo Pumpkin Patch prices are very reasonable and you can easily spend two to three hours for less than $40 total. The entry price is a little higher than Pride of the Waspi, but about the same if you add the cost of gas to it. They opened on September 22nd and will run until Halloween. The kids will get a nice experience with the activities and the animals. Plus they will also be outside enjoying the outdoors and will be worn out by the end of the trip.
Both options are a great way for dads or parents to spend time with their kids and enjoy the atmosphere of a farm. You can visit http://buffalopumpkinpatch.com for more information about the Buffalo Pumpkin Patch.