Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Patch at the La Verne Heritage Park

Those of you in SoCal still have time to get to this little gem of a pumpkin patch in La Verne. Today is the last day they're open. If you can't make it, there's always next year.

I was tipped off to this event by my friend, so when she took her kids to go, I took mine along. This pumpkin patch is sponsered by the La Verne Heritage Foundation and is located at Heritage Park in the city of La Verne east of Los Angeles. At the park sits the historical Weber House and its citrus groves. For a few weeks in October, the pumpkin patch is open to kids and adults alike. It's much less crowded than that of Cal Poly Pomona's, and more fun, and entrance is free!

Want a pot belly pig? They're on sale here for $150 and are suppose to make very good pets. Can we say George Clooney?

The kids had the best time feeding these friendly goats. There is hay nearby to feed the goats with, but we found out the goats loved the citrus leaves more. They (the goats) were very tolerant of the wild (human) kids.

C and J were afraid at first, but they did end up holding these adorable baby chicks.

For two bucks a person, you can ride on this tractor that takes you on a five minute trip around the grove.

Of course we had to buy a pumpkin to support the foundation. They have them in all shapes and sizes. There are also photo ops with giant pumpkins, cut-outs, scarecrows, and opportunities to pet bunnies and hold larger chicks. At the park itself is a cute playground for the children.

If you check their website, the La Verne Heritage Foundation also has other events here throughout the year. Have a great Halloween, everyone, and keep safe.

The Pumpkin Patch at Heritage Park is located at 5001 Via de Mansion, La Verne CA, 909-593-2862


Food For Tots said...

What a FUN place for kids to discover the nature!

Heather said...

so adorable! i love all the baby animals! i loved your SHF contribution! looked tasty :)

shavedicesundays said...

food for tots, it really is a great way to spend an afternoon.

heather, the chicks were cutest things. Thanks for the compliment on the rice pudding!

Cynthia said...

The name of your blog suits me just fine... it is do darn hot here in Barbados right now that some shaved ice would be perfect to cool things down :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

shavedicesundays said...

Cynthia, I'd hate to say it but we actually went for shaved ice yesterday. Don't hate me. I would love anything to have a nice vacation in Barbados right now. You've got a great blog!