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irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-2016The Irvine Park Railroad’s pumpkin patch is now open and we were so excited to go visit. I have to say, this pumpkin patch is definitely one of the best in Orange County. The setting is just stunning, the activities are endless,and this year, the pumpkins are just amazing. And it doesn’t matter if you are on a budget or not, I promise, you will have a fantastic family outing. Check out all the fun activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Activities at the pumpkin patch:

Thousands of pumpkins to choose from. Cost: $4-$27.

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The train ride is definitely a favorite of most toddlers and preschoolers. The train is a one-third scale train that takes both children and adults on a scenic, 12-minute ride through the 477-acre park. Cost: $5/person, 12 months and younger are free.

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Panning for gold. Children will have 5 minutes to find “gold”. This is one of my kids favorite activities. Cost: $10.

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Hay Ride: 20-minutes hay wagon ride through the park. Cost: $5.

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Pumpkin Ring Toss: everyone wins a prize. Cost: $5.

John Deere Tractor Racers. Drive a motorized tractor for 5 minutes. Ages 5-8. Cost: $5.

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Pumpkin Moonbounce. Cost: $5 for 10 minutes.img_3654

Cookie Decorating. I like this activity because the cookie is giant and you can decorate it with as much frosting and sprinkles that you want. So you don’t have to worry about taking a snack with you :). Cost: $5.

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Face Painting. They do an incredible job! Cost: $10.

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Carnival Games. I also like this activity. It doesn’t last long since the kids only play two carnival games, but everyone wins a prize which the kids love! Cost: $5.

Bank a Ball. Everyone wins a prize! Cost: $5.

For the activities above, you need to purchase tickets ($5 each ticket). If you buy a book of 15 tickets you get $15 off. Also make sure to subscribe to their newsletter here to get lots of exclusive offers. 

Free Activities at the pumpkin patch:

  • Walk through the pumpkin patch. If you have a toddler, they will probably just love to run around, touch the pumpkins, and look at the Halloween displays.
  • Run through a giant hay maze. I am a pro in getting my kids to enjoy free activities like this!
  • Check out lots of great picture stands and rustic spots for fun family pictures.
  • Walk through the haunted house.  If you can, check it out first before sending your kids in there. My kids were really scared when they were younger :).
  • Download and color a Halloween coloring page before your visit. Bring it to the train station to receive a sweet treat!

Free Activities within walking distance from the pumpkin patch:

  • Look at the horses on the right side of the train station.
  • Feed the ducks at the lake.
  • Visit the interpretive center which has lots of neat stuff to explore. Open weekends only.
  • Go for a peacock “hunt”. There are tons of peacocks walking around the park. My kids and I love to go search for them.
  • What else? Bring a picnic, enjoy one of the four playgrounds in the park, bring bikes and ride around the park, or go for a hike.

More activities within walking distance from the pumpkin patch:

  • Visit the OC Zoo which is fantastic and really economical. Cost: $2 (children 2 and under are free). 
  • Ride a horse or a pony. Cost: $5.
  • Rent bicycles (you know those that fit 6 people): Cost:$10 (kids bike) to $35 (for 4-5 people). Prices are per hour. 
  • Rent paddle boats: Cost: $15 for 1/2 hour (it fits two adults and one child or one adult and two children).

Parking:

Parking is $5 on weekends and $3 on weekdays (Tuesdays parking is free if you tell them you are going to the Farmer’s market, 9am-1pm).

Hours:

Open 7 days a week until October 31st, 2017.
Weekdays: 10am-5pm
Weekends: 10am – 6pm

Address:

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869

Irvine Park Railroad’s 12th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family. Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily at 10:00 am, beginning September 16th through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California.

The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station. Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin.

Pumpkin Patch activities include:  Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and a lot more.

Irvine Park Railroad’s 2nd annual “Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off” will take place on Saturday, September 23rd starting at 11:00 am. Come see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded. KTLA Channel 5 weatherman Henry DiCarlo will host this event and a live band will play on this day only from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Cost:

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for additional information and costs.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad

When:

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from

September 16th through October 31st, 2017

Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Irvine Park Railroad’s 2nd annual “Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off” will take place on Saturday, September 23rd starting at 11:00 am.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad

Where:

Irvine Park Railroad @ Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA, 92869

Parking:

The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, we encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. Visit this page on our web site for special event parking information.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad

Other Activities:

Visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily at 10:00 am. Visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for full details including hours of operation and costs.

Photo Credit: Irvine Park Railroad

 

Giveaway

One lucky PlanADayOut reader will win the following package

  • 8 Tickets (which can be used to ride the train OR participate in Pumpkin Patch activities)
  • 1 Double Surrey Rental 
  • 1 Paddle Boat Rental

For a chance to win leave a comment under the post about this giveaway on our Facebook page.

11th-annual-pumpkin-patch-at-irvine-park-railroad-2016Irvine Park Railroad’s 11th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily at 10:00 am, beginning September 17th through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California.

The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station. Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin!

This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include:  Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and a lot more!

New for 2016: Irvine Park Railroad’s “Great Pumpkin Weigh Off!” This activity will take place on Saturday, September 24th starting at 11:00 am. Come see if Southern California pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin in Orange County. Cash prizes will be awarded. And, a live band will play on this day only from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Cost:

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for additional information and costs.

When:

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from

September 17th through October 31st, 2016

Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where:

Irvine Park Railroad @ Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA, 92869

Parking:

The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, we encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. Visit this page on our web site for special event parking information.

Other Activities:

Visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily at 10:00 am. Visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for full details including hours of operation and costs.

Giveaway

One lucky PlanADayOut reader will win the following package

  • 6 Tickets (which can be used to ride the train OR participate in Pumpkin Patch activities)
  • 1 Double Surrey Rental 
  • 1 Paddle Boat Rental

Please enter below to participate. Good luck!
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