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.


There is a lot of wide open space at this farm; you can see the bigger pedal vehicles to ride here.


You can see the giant tubing slide in the background of that picture above – it is soo high! It goes surprisingly slow and is big enough for a small adult and child to go down together. There are potato sacks for extra slip.


I had never seen tubing used like this – human hamster wheels! Perfect for wearing out young kids, right!


My kids would have been disappointed without this – the obligatory corn pit for maximum dumping, scooping silliness.


They don’t have a traditional pumpkin patch; they pick them and line them all up in rows. This would be ideal for younger toddlers and early walkers – and there is no fee to pull up and buy pumpkins. It was a bummer for my son though; he started crying when he realized we weren’t going out into a “real patch” to pull one off the vine.


I have heard that Geisler Farms isn’t crazy busy during the weekends either – when we were there, it had a nice, relaxed feel with lots of open spaces in between activities that lent themselves well to running around and being wild for the kids. We will definitely go back! There is a bunch of stuff that I didn’t take pictures of; a traditional playground, rubber duck races, a “noise kitchen” with pots and pans and a baton to hit them, and another track with smaller pedal trikes.

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