Welcome to San Diego Blog | October 27, 2010
Halloween Pumpkin Farm in Bonita
Looking for a pumpkin patch to visit with your little one this Halloween season? Check out the Pumpkin Farm in Bonita. I took my little guy there this morning and we had a great time. It’s a relatively short drive from Downtown San Diego, 15-20 minutes in non-traffic times, and it’s economical too! Pumpkins range from $2-$20, the corn maze is $1, and a tractor ride is $1.
The farm offers a pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor rides and a petting zoo with small goats. We spent about 2 hours there and my 21-month-old had a fantastic time! He loved the corn maze, which was a true maze – we found ourselves lost, running into various dead ends, before we made our way out in an entirely different part of the farm! It was great!
The pumpkin patch still has some pumpkins left on the vine too, which was neat because my little one got to see some at various stages of growth and he enjoyed getting dirty in the patch! He tried to pluck an unripe, green pumpkin off the vine and after much wrestling, gave up!
The tractor pulls a trailer with hay bales for sitting on around the perimeter of the farm. There are also small goats in a petting zoo area, which all the kids loved! Pumpkins are for sale and are arranged by price, starting at $2 for the little ones, all the way up to $20 for huge ones! A picnic area, several photo opportunity stations, and porta-potties are available as well.
If Bonita is too far of a drive, there are several other locations as well: Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Mission Valley, El Cajon, National City and Chula Vista. Check out the website for the hours of operation and activities each site has to offer.
If you’re looking for a bigger pumpkin patch and willing to take a drive out to Valley Center, I’ve heard the Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm is really worth checking out!