It’s finally fall and when the weather turns cooler, everyone wants to get outside to enjoy all the season has to offer. Whether you’re looking for the classic pumpkin patch, hayrides and corn mazes or more spooky encounters, we’ve rounded up some of the best places for you and your family to enjoy the fun and flavors of fall.
Freddy Hill Farm: (Lansdale) The Annual Freddy’s Fall Fest at Freddy Hill Farms is a favorite destination for fall fun and treats.Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, cruise down the giant slide, watch the pig races, navigate the corn maze and enjoy homemeade ice cream or caramel apple sundaes to finish out a great time. Mini golf is open, too! WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday in October, starting October 6, 2018.
Highland Orchards: (West Chester) Highland Orchards has been open since 1941 and their Fall Harvest Weekends are not to be missed. Build your own scarecrow, get face paint and of course take a hayride. Check out the Kid Korral with Haybale Maze, Cow milker, Pig striker and other fun. Bring home their famous homemade pies and fresh local produce. WHEN: Weekends through October 28, 2018.
Linvilla Orchards: (Media) Linvilla Orchard is known for their Pumpkinland, delicious pies and a favorite Halloween destination. fun than you can imagine, Larger-than-life scarecrows, nightly jack-o’-lantern exhibit, hayrides, face painting, pony rides, strawbale, corn maze, apple slingshot, apple cider donuts & other fall foods and even live music on the weekends!
Longwood Gardens: (Kennett Square) There’s nothing like the Pumpkin Playground a Longwood Gardens – a perfect backdrop to capture some family fall photos, too. Don’t miss the Idea Garden where you’ll see the largest pumpkin on display weighing in at more than 800 poiunds. WHEN: Through Ocotober 31, 2018.
Merry Mead Farm: (Lansdale) Fall memories are made at MerryMead Farm’s Harvest Days. Visit MerryMead for hayrides both day and evening, pick pumpkins, walk the 5-acre cornstalk maze, and bring your flashlight for the moonlight maze! Don’t leave without sampling MerryMead’s famous homemade ice cream, cider donuts and delicious pies. WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday on October, starting October 6, 2018
Milky Way Farm: (Chester Springs) Milky Way Farm has been featured as one of “12 Perfectly Pleasant Pumpkin Patches in Pennsylvania” and for good reason. Over seven acres of pumpkin patches typically yield over 25,000 pumpkins in a season. You can stroll the easy walking path right to the pumpkin patch or take a free hayride. Kids love visiting the young farm animals and don’t forget the unique ice cream flavors courtesy of the Chester Springs Creamery. WHEN: Weekends through October 28, 2018.
Morris Arboretum: (Chestnut Hill) Morris Arboretum continues to dazzle in fall with beautiful trees, gardens and walking paths. Don’t miss the Scarecrow Walk along the Oak Allee and view over 30 scarecrows and vote for your favorite. Fall Family Weekend is packed with activities: paint a pumpkin, make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, sample different varieties of apples and more! WHEN: Scarecrow Walk October 6 – 31, 2018. Family Fun Weekend October 6-7, 2018
Philadelphia Zoo: (Philadelphia) Halloween fun at the Philadelphia Zoo never disappoints with the Boo at the Zoo events! Kids wear their costumes and set out on a trick-or-treat safari, plus can run through the hay bale maze on the Impala lawn and pose for photos on front of the giant pumpkin wall. For something even more unique, check out the Boo at the Zoo overnight experience. WHEN: Weekends in October starting October 13, 2018
Sesame Place: (Langhorne) The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Sesame Place is a tradition for many families looking for fun that is spooky but not so scary. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes to the park, enjoy the Count – themed rides, find their way through two mazes, enjoy three Halloween shows, and dance and sing along with their favorite characters during the Neighborhood Street Party Parade. WHEN: Select dates through October 29, 2018
Shady Brook Farm: (Yardley) PumpkinFest at Shady Brook Farms is fall fun at its best – take a wagon ride to choose your pumpkins, challenge the Hay Bale Run get lost in the corn maze, climb the giant Spider Web or get your bounce on the giant bouncing pillows. For the older kids, there’s night activities including the Barn of Horror and Alien Invasion, jr. Purchase all the pumpkins you need, visit the full service produce market and sample homemade ice cream while you’re there. WHEN: Daily October 5 – October 31, 2018.