We had gorgeous weather this past weekend and we took advantage of it by going to the pumpkin patch. We had heard wonderful things about Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Pleasant Hill, MO, so we decided to try it out. It was a short drive from our house, only about 20 minutes and when we pulled up, Grace excitedly shouted "This, let's go!"
The first thing Grace spotted when we walked in was the barrel train. We figured she would freak out if we tried to make her go by herself, and we were right. So Mike climbed in with her and away they went!
She was a little hesitant at first, and Mike said it was pretty bumpy, but she came back with a huge smile on her face.
Unfortunately, Connor was in a lot of pain from teething that day, so I carried him in the Ergo for most of the trip. But at our next stop he got to get out and play too. The Kids Cornbox is basically a huge sandbox full of corn kernels. The kids weren't too sure about it at first, but once Mike found them some buckets and toys to play with, they really seemed to enjoy it.
Our next stop was the zip lines. They had some large ones for older kids, but I was surprised that Grace was willing to try one of the smaller ones. Daddy pushed her back and forth and she thought it was great!
The promise of a hay ride tore her away from the chickens.
After waiting a bit (their tractors were having mechanical issues) we were finally able to take a hayride. We tried to take a family picture, but it was a sad attempt since we were facing the sun.
We wanted to try the corn maze, but we could tell that we were reaching Connor's limit for the day, so we decided not to push it. On the way out we decided to try get some pictures with the pumpkins.
Try is the main word in that last sentence. Trying to get a picture with my two kids looking at the camera at the same time is nearly impossible! This is the best we got.
Grace was fascinated by the small pumpkins.
She was telling Connor all about them and tried to put about 5 in his lap before we made her stop.
By the end of our trip, both kids were exhausted but Grace did NOT want to leave. As we went to get in the car she threw a fit saying "Go back!" She obviously loved it. I loved that there were plenty of activities to keep a toddler entertained. I also loved that while there were plenty of people there, it didn't feel packed like other pumpkin patches we've been to. Trying to deal with a toddler and a baby with long waits for activities wouldn't have made for a fun day. Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch was prefect for our family.
We will definitely be going back next year!
Disclosure: In exchange for sharing this review, I received free tickets for my family to attend this Pump kin Patch. However, the opinions expressed are my own.