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Family Fun at Pumpkin Hollow

Family Fun at Pumpkin Hollow

Nothing shouts fall more than pumpkins and corn mazes.  This past weekend my husband and I packed up our little one and headed out to Pumpkin Hollow Corn Maze Family Fun Farm & Fall Festival.

The farm, which is a short drive north of Regina (near Lumsden) has been in operation for 20 years now but this was our first visit.  I honestly didn’t know what to expect.  The website lists most of the activities and attractions but there are very few pictures and, as we all know, a picture really and truly is worth a thousand words!

Despite not knowing exactly what we were going to find there we knew that Pumpkin Hollow has a great reputation so we were excited to take our two year old.

And what did we find?  Well, to start, pumpkins of course!  Literally tons and tons of pumpkins.  They have the back half of the store almost completely filled with pumpkins and besides picking out your favorites to buy you are also more than welcome to use this lovely fall display for photo opps.

The store is also filled with all kinds of fall and Halloween goodies and if you are in the mood for a treat be sure and buy a piece of yummy homemade pumpkin pie (complete with whipped cream).  My daughter enjoyed a decadent chocolate/pumpkin cupcake at the end of the day.

When you first arrive and make your way through the store, you have the option to hop on board the tractor pulled wagon and take a small tour of the farm.  The tractor then drops you at the entrance to the corn maze.  Our daughter loved her tractor ride.
If you like corn mazes (and come on who doesn’t?), you won’t be disappointed by this one! We actually didn’t go through the maze, there were just so many other things that our little one wanted to do, but I can tell you it was huge and looked like a lot of fun!
Here’s a couple of shots of the Corn Cannon in action!  For $2 you can try your hand at shooting corn at targets.  Apparently if you manage to hit the bulls eye you win a prize.
Next stop was the Kiddie Corral.  There are all kinds of cool activities for the little ones here.  Molly loved playing in the giant Corn Box (think sand box but filled with corn).
There is also a quaint little play house called the Chalkboard House that the kids are welcome to draw all over.  I have to tell you I was immediately drawn to the Hay Slide. I grew up on a farm and spent countless hours playing on the bails.  Oh how I would have loved the addition of a slide!
Some of the other activities in the Kiddie Coral include  the Petting Farm and the Pony and Tractor Swings.

And our daughter’s absolute favorite attraction at Pumpkin Hollow was, hands down, the Cow Train!  The little train is pulled around the courtyard by a garden tractor.  She could have spent the entire day riding around in this thing!

A day at the farm could not possibly be complete without a Pony Ride.

As you can see there are tons of family friendly activities at Pumpkin Hollow.  We had a wonderful time.  The farm is quite large and very well kept.  The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Visiting Pumpkin Hollow every fall is definitely going to be a new family tradition for us.

If you are thinking about taking your family for a visit to Pumpkin Hollow here are a few things you should know:

  • It is open seasonally September through October
  • It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays it is open only for field trips
  • You can find more information on their hours here: Pumpkin Hollow Hours
  • In addition to all of the awesome activities and attractions I’ve already mentioned there are tons of events, like the Screaming Family Fun Run, going on.  You can find details on the Pumpkin Hollow Website.
  • Give them a call to plan a school outing or birthday party.
  • Children 2 and under get in free.  Admission is $10 for kids 3-12 and seniors and $12 for adults. Family season passes are also available.
  • We went on a Saturday and it was BUSY!  I recommend going early in the day.  We went mid morning and it didn’t get too crazy until shortly after lunch.

This article has 7 comments

  1. Corn Canon!!! How fun. I really want a picture of the kiddos with pumpkins!

  2. We try to get to a farm in the Fall at least once. Such a great place to visit for old fashioned fun. Plus, the pictures are the best!

  3. AMAZING pictures, looks and sounds like a great time. Looking forward to our own fun in October! Thanks for your kinds words about Alexander. Sucks.Besos, SarahZookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  4. We're really close to this too but we haven't checked it out yet. My guy is 16 months so I'm sure there are many more things he could do this year now that he's walking…running mostly. 🙂

  5. THis is a GREAT pumpkin patch!! WOW…probably one of the best I have ever seen. Your two year old was adorable in the cow barrel!Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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