21145 128 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R9
Laity Pumpkin Patch is separated into North and South portions, each with its focus and admission. Both pumpkin patches open between October 1st to October 31st and are filled with fun activities for kids. The Laity Pumpkin Patch North is for younger kids, and the Laity Pumpkin Patch South is for older kids. These two pumpkin patches are located in Maple Ridge. Today, we will talk about Laity Pumpkin Patch North, just off 128 Avenue.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Hour of Operation
The Laity Pumpkin Patch North only open between October 1st to October 31st, 2022
Weekdays: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Weekends: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Opening dates and operating hours of holidays can be found HERE
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Entrance
Once guests’ vehicles turn into the Laity Pumpkin Patch North from 128th Avenue, you will see staff giving instructions on where to park on the grassy field. As we make our way to the farm entrance, wheel barrels are lined up on the side for you to wheel the pumpkins you will buy. Kids love sitting in the wheel barrel, but other than that, there’s not much point getting the wheel barrel because there are too many fun activities on the farm that you will ditch the wheel barrel on the side in no time.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Activities
Laity Pumpkin Patch North is one of the farms dedicated to providing kids with fun activities. There are countless mock vehicles, sandboxes, bouncing fields, a petting zoo, a tractor hay ride, a fairy garden, a corn maze, an obstacle course, and a pumpkin patch. It’s got all the activities I can imagine, and some more.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Tractor Hay Ride
The tractor ride is the main reason why we come to this farm. There are two tractors taking turns to take guests for a tour to the pumpkin patch and back, with no stopping during the tour. The best thing about Laity Pumpkin Patch North is that you can get onto the tractor hay ride unlimited times during your visit, as long as you get off to line up every time. I was chatting to one of the drivers, and he told me that the most crucial part is for kids to have fun. That shows Laity Pumpkin Patch North’s philosophy and the staff’s passion.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Fun Activities
There are many fun activities throughout Laity Pumpkin Patch. As soon as we enter, there is a large area with animal-themed mock vehicles made of plywood. Kids love to get in for a ride. Besides these simulated vehicles, Laity Pumpkin Patch kindly provided fun facts about animals. This area also hosts many sandboxes with construction vehicle toys. These sandboxes are installed with wooden slides along the walls so kids can slide the toys into the sandbox. Many mock animal milking stations are not only fun but educational.
Another area with many fun activities is the centre of the farm. Multiple tractors and life-size plywood vehicles for kids to climb in and play. In this area, there are also a magnet fishing pool (dry) and a duck pond filled with yellow duckies with slides similar to the sandbox in the other activity area. This fun activity area is mixed with trucks of pumpkin display, perfect for autumn family pictures.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Fairy Garden
Laity Pumpkin Patch North has a vast fairy garden hidden behind an alcove of trees at the very North part of the pumpkin patch. There are rows of mock plywood vehicles and a pirate ship at the entrance of the fairy garden. This is a trendy spot for the kids, and many refuse to leave their cars to enter the fairy garden. The fairy garden is broken up into different sections of the themed display. One thing to note is that the floor is filled with sawdust, so kids may be frustrated with sawdust getting into their shoes if they are not wearing boots.
Laity Pumpkin patch North Obstacle Course
The Laity Pumpkin patch North obstacle course challenges kids with balance beams, climbers, wobbly bridges etc. It has approximately eight different types of challenges. However, some of the climbers may require adult supervision.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Petting Zoo
The Laity Pumpkin Patch North’s petting zoo is in a small building. There are sheep, goats, hens, rabbits, turkeys and many other animals. The hens are of different varieties. There is also a cage with kittens inside.
Outside the central area, there are a donkey, goats, and dogs.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North The Pumpkin Patch
Laity Pumpkin Patch has pre-picked pumpkins and guests can also go to the pumpkin patch to pick fresh pumpkins that are still attached to the vines. Do be careful that the fresh pumpkins have tiny needles on the stem.
The pumpkin’s pricing is confusing. Some signs say, “Guards squash $2.00+ UP,” which means the minimum price is $2. This needs to be more accurate as the price of pumpkins is charged by size. The more precise pricing sign can be found in the building near the exit, where it shows the price by pumpkin size. So as you know, the highest price per pumpkin is $12.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Concession
The concession is quite underwhelming with all the other fun activities and the amount of effort put into the fun activities for kids on the farm. Other farms have food trucks, kettle corn, mini-doughnuts, corncobs, etc. The Laity Pumpkin Patch North only has cookies, muffins, pies and hot dogs. There is still a decent selection, but it’s evident that these are all pre-made snacks. If Laity Pumpkin Patch North expand the section, guests can enjoy a fantastic snack, and put the cherry on top before they leave the farm.
Laity Pumpkin Patch North Cost
Weekdays: $9 at the door. Tickets are NOT sold online
Weekends and Holidays: $12 online and at the door if there is availability.
Children under the Age of 3 (2 and under): Free