Disclosure: I wrote this review after being invited to the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch. We received free admission and tickets for attractions and concessions. All opinions expressed are my own.
This past weekend, I took the kids to the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch. We are regulars at Irvine Park – it’s a great place to spend the day playing and having a picnic. There is so much to do there, and we always enjoy it. If you live in Southern California or are planning a visit, it’s a place you want to check out.
There are so many things to do at Irvine Park even when the holidays aren’t around. But during the holidays, we have made it a family tradition to check out all the fun. The Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch has activities for the entire family.
Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch of course has lots and lots of pumpkins. Each of the kids picked out their own pumpkin and brought it home. They are mad that I’m not letting them carve them yet.
Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch
Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch also has the Irvine Park Railroad. The kids agree it’s their favorite thing to do at Irvine Park.
There’s a hay maze that the kids loved because they couldn’t see over the top of the haystacks and had fun being “lost” in the maze.
There’s also a Haunted House that isn’t too spooky even for little ones. It is dark, but isn’t really spooky at all. No things or people jump out at you. All of the little ones that went in with us came out smiling. Well, not crying anyways.
Lots and lots of Halloween picture stands. And yes, the kids wanted to try every single one of them.
The kids wanted me to make sure to tell you that there is popcorn and cotton candy (as well as other yummy food for purchase). Or bring a picnic basket and enjoy your own lunch!
Either way, the cotton candy is always a messy hit.
There are old school carnival games like the ring toss and bean bag toss. What I love most about these games is that every kid is a winner.
And still there’s more. Like a hay ride, panning for gold, John Deere tractor racers, cookie decorating, face painting, bounce houses. Horse rides. Big ponds perfect for an afternoon picnic. Bike and paddleboat rentals…even a small zoo!
Most of these activities do require tickets, but walking through the pumpkin patch, the haunted house, and the hay maze are all free. And the kids wanted to keep going through the maze throughout the day.
You could spend the entire day at the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch. We are even going to go again before Halloween because the kids had so much fun! We missed panning for gold, so that’s something all of us are looking forward to.
This weekend is the beginning of Halloween decorating here at our house. It’s my favorite holiday to decorate for!