by Kamerine A trip to the pumpkin patch is a great fall activity. My family visits Miller's Farm and Market in Manotick every year. Miller's is a family-run farm with a personal touch.
Miller's is smaller than some of the other pumpkin patches in the city but it has everything you need for a fantastic visit with great photo ops, hay rides, things for the kids, and, of course, perfect pumpkins. It was really busy on a beautiful fall day recently when we took the fam.
There are signs for pictures and the challenge is getting one where everyone is looking at the camera. A difficult task for sure. My kids aren't the sitting type, but if they were, we'd take them on the popular hay ride. The highlight, for my kids at least, is an area set up with bundles of hay in a semi circle. The kids can jump from bale to bale or jump off a bale into the pile of lose hay in the middle. This would be hours of entertainment if only we'd let them stay.
Miller's sells pumpkins and other squash and fall favourites like corn stalks, mums and cider. We settled on a medium pumpkin and a little one for each kid. We let the kids do the choosing and then they rode with the pumpkins to the cash in one of the many wagons available.
If you get a chance, head out to a local pumpkin patch for some fun this fall. I recommend Miller's.
Kamerine is mom to 3 year old Little J and 1 year old Baby K. She documents her life with two toddlers, a husband and a cat at followk.blogspot.ca.