We took Sophia to a little pumpkin patch at a local church last year and we decided we wanted it to be tradition and take her every year. This year, we decided to do something a little bit different. Instead of just taking her to the church with pumpkins, we wanted to take her to a big pumpkin patch with animals, hayrides, and other things. I ended up finding one about an hour away that seemed to have good reviews called Mainstay Farm. It has TONS of things to do for kids. Sophia will really enjoy it in a year or two, she is still a little too young to do all of the things they have to do and climb on. There are pedal carts, a 3 story treehouse, rope webs, a huge bounce pillow, slides, and much more. They have an area called Goatscape mountain that usually has goats that climb all over this wooden "moutain", but they weren't there this year :( We were sad about that because Sophia loves animals right now! They also have a marshmallow roasting area, face and pumpkin painting, and hayrides.
We got there a little after they opened, about 11:30, so Sophia was a tad crabby since it was so close to her naptime. Overall, we had fun though. Sophia enjoyed being outside and seeing all the pumpkins. We also got some really great pictures. I can't wait to go back next year! But next year we will have an 7 month with us in addition to our toddler. So crazy to think about!