Looking for a great place to take the kids for family fun and pumpkin picking? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to do just that in the Arlington and Mansfield areas. Take a look at our list and then let us know what your favorite is in the comment section below!
The Pumpkin Patch at First Christian Church
910 S. Collins Street, Arlington
The Pumpkin Patch at First Christian Church is a partnership between First Christian Church and Rush Creek Christian Church. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch supports youth service trips at each congregation.
There are over 5,000 pumpkins and gourds to choose from along with a story time reading corner for children, photo opportunities, games, decoration stickers, and other activities for all ages.
The First Christian pumpkin patch is open daily from 11am to 8pm through October 31st. Admission is free and the prices for pumpkins and gourds range from $.50 to $30 each.
More details are available on their Facebook page.
St. John the Apostle United Methodist Church
5450 Mansfield Road, Arlington
St. John the Apostle is in their 20th year of hosting their pumpkin patch. Proceeds benefit their Youth Missions program.
They also offer a story time experience for preschools, day cares, & play groups. The kids will have a story read to them, learn about pumpkins, and then decorate a mini pumpkin to take home along with a treat bag. This is open to groups of 10 or more at $3/child, by appointment only.
Hours for the pumpkin patch are 10am to 8pm every day through October 31. They will also host a “Trunk-or-Treat” event from 5pm to 8pm on October 31. For more information, see their website.
Country Critters Farm
3709 County Rd 617, Alvarado
Locate just outside Mansfield, Country Critters Farm offers lots of fun activities for the whole family including bounce houses, tractor and train playground, pony rides, a petting zoo, a wooden maze and much more. They also have story time for the kids and each paying child gets to pick a small pumpkin to decorate and take home.
The Pumpkin Patch runs through November 19th. Farm hours are Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm, gates close at 5 pm each day. Open weekdays by reservation only.
Admission is $12 per child, $10 per adult. Seniors get in for $5. Kids 2 and under are free.
3010 S. Bowen Rd, Dalworthington Gardens
After a very successful “pick-your-own” strawberry season, Storm Farms is back with a pumpkin patch for fall.
Storm’s pumpkin patch is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday’s from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Prices for pumpkins start at $5. Mini pumpkins are 2 for $3 and decorative mini gourds start at $1 each.
See their Facebook page for more details.
First Methodist Mansfield
777 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield
The First Methodist Mansfield pumpkin patch benefits their Student Ministries. The hours of the patch are Monday-Thursday from 9 am-7 pm, Friday 12-7 pm, and both Saturday and Sunday from 9 am-7 pm.
The church also offers a “Trunk-or-Treat” on October 28th from 4:30-6:00 in the parking lot next to the Pumpkin Patch.
Visit www.firstmethodistmansfield.org for more information.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
3420 Hall – Johnson Rd, Grapevine
While it’s not in the immediate Arlington/Mansfield area, Hall’s Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine earns a spot on our list because of their “mind-bogglin” corn maze featuring over 2 acres of twists, turns and dead ends that wind through corn stalks standing as high as 9 feet.
Hall’s also offers a variety of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, hay bales and more. Hayrides and kettle corn are also available.
Admission is free but there is a $5.00 charge for the corn maze and hayrides. Prices for pumpkins will vary. Please note that they only accept cash so hit the ATM before you go.
Hall’s Farm is open daily through October 31st. Hours are Monday thru Thursday from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
For full details on Hall’s Pumpkin Farm, visit http://hallspumpkinfarm.net/
Know of another great pumpkin patch in the area? Share it in the comments below and we’ll add it to our list!