We had a great time at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm last weekend in Celina Texas.
If you haven’t ever been this little pumpkin farm, this is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in cool October weather here in the Dallas area.
The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
The cost is very reasonable for $8 a person over 2. For your $8 you will get a cup of animal food for each person in you party to feed the animals and a hot dog. They have a many different types of farm animals you can pet and feed in the little petting zoo. Little face and my step son just loved feeding the animals. Little Miss doesn’t really like animals. She was still scared of feeding them.
The one part we look forward to every year is the hay ride behind the tractor. There are several bales of hay in three carts in the back. They take you around the farm and there is a little humorous story to read about Farmer John. Be sure to read the story on the ride.
New this year is the Hay Maze! This is a great way to burn out the extra energy the kids have all stored up. The maze was not real complicated, so we let the kids run through it again and again. The hope was everyone would take a nap on the way home. It didn’t happen.
There is a little train ride for the kids that is $3 per child. They are pulled behind a tractor and ride in little plastic cut out barrels. They all just love it. This is one thing that is extra and they only take cash for this little ride. So be sure to bring extra cash for this ride the kids are sure to enjoy.
There are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the pumpkin patch. I just love this tin rooster! They have cute little painted wooden displays of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too for a great family photo! There are plenty of other pumpkin laden photo op areas. There is a scarecrow in the back that says “How Tall this Fall.” I highly recommend taking your kids pictures over there every year, so you can see how much they have grown.
There is a pumpkin field where the pumpkins are lying on the ground. If you go early enough you can pick the pumpkins in the pumpkin field. Throughout the season they replace the pumpkins with new ones. We went with some friends and made a whole day out of it. We all had a great time. If you live in the Dallas area I highly recommend visiting the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina open until November 6.
They Have Moved (UPDATE)
Formerly known as the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm has moved to Preston Trail Farms 15102 TX-289, Gunter, TX 75058. They have changed their name to Preston Trail Farms. You can still find all these great things to do there. It feels more open and more photo opportunities. Stop by and check them out this fall.