With Halloween quickly approaching we decided to visit the Miller’s Farm pumpkin patch. You can get your pumpkins anywhere from the Byward Market to your local Canadian Tire but if your looking for a great family outing take a wander through the pumpkin patch.
We headed out to Manotick a 30 minute drive from downtown Ottawa to visit Miller’s Farm, during the summer we picked strawberries there and had a great time so we knew their pumpkin patch would not disappoint. Miller’s farm opens at 9am but the wagon rides don’t start until 10, we arrived at 10 and it wasn’t too busy but by the time we left the place was getting crowded.
The wagon ride was maybe 5 minutes long but well worth the $2 it’s a bit of a walk to the pumpkin patch plus the kids loved the bumpy ride. The pumpkin patch was quite large with both white and orange pumpkins to pick pricing ranging from $4-8 a pumpkin we picked up a good sized one and paid $4. The walking the pumpkin patch was a bit difficult for my toddler, there are lots of vines for little ones to hook their feet into so expect to see at least one face plant.
After successfully choosing our pumpkin and riding back to the farm it was time to play. Miller’s has bales of hay to play on and a corn maze, playing in the hay was a big hit I 3 days later we are still finding hay tracked through our home. We didn’t go through the corn maze you have to pay for as we had done for free during our trips apple picking.
There was a great selection of pie pumpkins, ornamental gourds and wide variety of squash to purchase. If you are looking for produce for you fall feast Miller’s is a great place to stock up. We spent roughly 2 hours at Miller’s Farm, spent $9 and brought home 1 good sized pumpkin and a baby one.
This was a totally enjoyable family outing that was well worth the price.