Visiting a farm is a fun way to get outside in beautiful Fall weather to go on an outdoor adventure, especially if you have your heart set on carving a perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern or you’re planning on baking a fresh pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Not only that, but many farms around the GTA also include family experiences such as wagon rides, farm animals and play areas. Here then is our Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Southern Ontario…
(Note: Availability is not guaranteed, as nature is always changing.)
West of Toronto
Andrew’s Scenic Farms (Milton)
A popular spot for their sunflower field, you can also pick your own pumpkin, plus tractor wagon rides are available on weekends.
Brantwood Farms (Brantford)
The Fall Festival has plenty to keep families busy during weekends in September and October, from pick-your-own pumpkins and a corn maze, to wagon, pony rides and train rides, to active areas such as obstacle courses and slides.
Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm (Milton)
While known for their apple-picking options, Chudleigh’s also has pumpkins available and has fun activities for families including scenic tractor wagon rides, farm animal area, swing ropes and kids play area with huge slides, a tower and hay bale jumps.
Dixie Orchards (Caledon)
There are lots of food options available here to go with the pumpkins, such as fresh apples, hazelnuts and seasonal produce. Along with the pumpkin patch, there is also a corn maze, straw jump, animals and wagon rides.
Downey’s Farm (Inglewood)
The big event here is Pumpkinfest that touts more than 25 family activities, including wagon rides, farm animals, straw jump, eight-acre corn maze, hop-it horses, trike track, jumping pillows, pedal cart track and slide. Plus, on weekends, there are also wagon rides, live entertainment, inflatables and puppet shows.
Merry Farms (Hamilton)
Also known for their Christmas tree farm, pumpkin season is a busy time here, with a full day’s worth of activities of over 30 (!) awesome activities for your family to enjoy. Plus, pick-your-own pumpkins and grab a snack from the Sweet Shack.
Snyder’s Family Farm (Bright)
Fall Fun activities include a corn maze, play area, pirate ships, petting zoo, pedal carts, jumping pillows, haunted houses and hayrides. You can also book a private group campfire experience on weekends.
Springridge Farm (Milton)
Harvest Weekends feature wagon rides and the return of the 5-Acre Corn Trail, plus the Fun Farmyard which includes slides, giant sandbox, farm animals and goat mountain, tractors and more. There’s also a bustling barn market and bakery to grab a snack and bring home goodies.
Stonehaven Farms (Campbellville)
Along with PYO pumpkin picking, this farm’s giant corn maze has a game to play within it, plus they offer continuous unlimited wagon rides and the “Strawhaven” straw bale area.
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes — North of Toronto
Albion Orchards (Caledon)
After you’ve grabbed some of Albion’s famous apples, meander into their pumpkin patch to find your favourite among the many shapes and sizes.
Brooks Farms (Mount Albert)
This busy farm offers family-friendly activities such as farm animals and many active possibilities. The Fall Fun Festival weekends also include special events every weekend, and this year, they have also extended their Halloween events to become the After Dark Spooky Festival.
Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze (Zephyr)
Admission to this CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm includes a you-pick-it pumpkin from the patch, but the centrepiece of this farm is their 10-acre corn maze. The maze path is wide enough for strollers, wagons and wheelchairs, though be aware that the path is bumpy.
Murphy’s Farm (Alliston)
Murphy’s Farm hosts a Fall Fest and Fun Farm Yard, with a corn maze, wagon rides, and pumpkin walls and hay bales for photo ops. They also have pick-your-own pumpkins and a market bakery to shop for delicious, local, made-from-scratch treats.
Reesor’s Farm Market (Markham)
Conveniently located close to Toronto in Markham, this farm features pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze, sunflower field and a farm market.
Robintide Farms (Maple)
Robintide Farms’ fall season has pick-your-own pumpkins (more than 20 varieties of orange, white and specialty types), a corn walk, farm games, farm market and more, from late September until Halloween.
Round the Bend Farm (Kettleby)
This CSA farm sells numerous types of pumpkins and also hosts Farm Fall Fun in October. Traverse the corn maze, play in the straw maze and tube chute, check out the farm animals, go on a forest scavenger hunt, play games and more.
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes — East of Toronto
Applewood Farm & Winery (Seagrave)
Applewood has Fall Fun on the Farm with a pumpkin patch, a 40-acre corn maze, farm play yard and animal friends. Parents, don’t forget to bring some wine and cider home with you!
Buzzing Bees Adventure Farm (Sunderland)
This farm is known for their spectacularly designed corn mazes, and this year, there’s even a spot-the-difference game hidden within the maze. There’s also pumpkin patch and family-friendly activities, such as pedal kart, pumpkin bowling and an elastic band shooting range.
Forsythe Farms (Uxbridge)
Pick your own pumpkin, then enjoy their Barnyard Adventure playground, maze, farm animals, hillside slide, tricycle and pedal kart tracks, and play train and tractor. On weekends until Halloween, there are also wagon rides and scavenger hunts.
Knox Pumpkin Farm (Hampton)
There are plenty of activities for little ones here, including pony rides! There are also farm animals, wagon rides, mini-maze, lay area and a market stand. Plus, there’s of course pumpkin picking with plenty of “room to roam” in the valley.
Nature’s Bounty Farm (Port Perry)
Apple and pear trees, and rows of corn join the pumpkin patch in this pretty spot on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Visit with the sheep, pick your own pumpkin, navigate the corn maze, test your agility at an obstacle course, take a nature walk and grab a fresh snack.
Pingle’s Farm Market (Hampton)
Also known for their apple picking, Pingle’s Harvest Festival is back. Tickets include admission to the farm and Secret Agent 6.5 acre corn maze, access to the play land (trike track, farm animals, jumbo slide, sand box, jump pad), a wagon ride, the pumpkin patch, live music, and food to purchase.
Watson Farms (Bowmanville)
Along with apple picking, pumpkin season gets in on the fun with the Watsonland Playground, petting zoo, tractor rides and photo stations.
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