This week-end we decided to take the kids to the Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. We’ve been here before to pick strawberries, but this was the first time we’ve gone in the Fall.
Saturday was the perfect day for this little adventure. There was a nice chill in the air, so it all felt seasonally appropriate. There’s nothing worse than going to the pumpkin patch and being drenched in sweat because it’s still 90º!
Marble Falls is about an hour and a half from where we live. There are definitely closer pumpkin patches, but this one had everything you could want (with the exception of homemade apple cider donuts!), and their space is huge, so even when there are lots of people, it never feels crowded.
As far as activities go, Sweet Berry farm had a big bounce field, scarecrow making, face painting, sand art, tons of pumpkins, a train ride, make your own scarecrow, hay rides, two corn mazes (one for kids and one for the really adventurous), there was a huge field of zinnias that you could pick for $3/cup (definitely the best value, considering how long it took my kids to fill the cup!), and my personal favorite, the goats! There was goat food for 25 cents a container, plus they had over 75 baby goats born last week. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever!
There’s a little gift shop and a food counter, if you get hungry. We didn’t do everything there, and my kids were a little upset that we didn’t let them stuff a scarecrow, but it was definitely worth the drive. I think Sweet Berry Farm is a great adventure for the whole family. It’s my favorite place to go strawberry picking because the employees are so friendly.
The pumpkin patch continues through November 11, and I bet there won’t be too much in the way of crowds after Halloween. Keep in mind Sweet Berry is always closed on Wednesdays. If you make it up there, I’d love to hear what you think.
Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch?