Pumpkin Patch Visit: Geisler Farms in Bondurant, Iowa


Pumpkin patch visit! Last week I shared about our trip to Wills Orchard and Pumpkin Patch, this week I have our group trip to Geisler Farms in Bondurant, Iowa. We went with a stay-at-home parent group so we had the entire place to ourselves on a weekday morning. It was $5 a person – we took a hayrack ride, played in the farmyard for 2 hours, and then everyone got to choose a small pumpkin to take home. It was so much fun!

You can see more specific details on the Geisler Farms page or check out its location on the interactive map.

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Pumpkin Patch Visit: Wills Orchard in Adel Iowa


Wills Orchard and Pumpkin Patch is so much fun! I always recommend it for young babies and toddlers who don’t need a lot to be entertained; they added some new activities this year that weren’t there in 2015, but the focus is mainly on being outside and on the pumpkins! We went to both Wills and Center Grove Orchard last year, which is probably the most popular in the area and over the top, but took a return trip to Wills when my family was in town this past weekend.

You can see more specific details on the Wills Orchard page or check out its location on the interactive map.

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Pumpkinville- Mitchellville, Iowa


[photos courtesy of Pumpkinville]

Pumpkinville is a fun fall destination, with lots of farm related activities. There are pumpkins available for sale, straw bales for climbing, loose straw for jumping, corn pit, tug of war, sack races, corn maze, and hayrack rides. You pay for admission to the corn maze; other farm yard activities are free and then you pay for your pumpkins.

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