Last week, I took my almost three-year-old twins to Oma’s Pumpkin Patch in Lakeside. Oma’s Pumpkin Patch is a working dairy farm that sets up a massive fall theme park for little ones. They offer a hay ride, jumpy pad, cottonseed sledding hill, old tractors to climb on, toy tractors to play with, multiple play sets, a dirt track with real bikes to ride (I didn’t see exactly what the kids were riding since mine are a bit young), and of course, lots of pumpkins.
Main attractions at Oma’s Pumpkin Patch
The hay ride take you past the pumpkin patch and through the cows. Both years we have gone we have seen a brand new calf born hours before. It doesn’t smell very nice but for a city dwelling child it is an incredibly informative tour! The cottonseed hill is exactly what it sounds like…a giant hill of cottonseed to sled down. It doesn’t compare to real snow, but it is such a novelty and kids really love it.
For the younger set
For the little ones, the tractors and playgrounds are probably one of the highlights. My son did not want to leave the sandy spot filled with toy tractors (at least 50 I suppose). And when he was finally dragged away from that, he wanted to check out all the old tractors and climb in them. My daughter really enjoyed all of the ride on toys and swingsets available.
Admission to Oma’s Pumpkin Patch is only $8 per child (this includes one adult per child). Extra adults are just $4. With admission comes a water bottle, a hay ride, and a pumpkin. The kids can choose their own, which was a huge bonus for my toddlers. I must say I hope to make Oma’a a family tradition for years to come. It has a special feel to it and I highly recommend checking it out. If it is too far from your neighborhood, take a look at this list of pumpkin patches from San Diego Family.