Our visit to the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch - Autism Friendly -
Are you ready for fall? Yes, fall has officially started September 23rd.
To me, it doesn't seem like fall is upon us with this weather of being overly warm. Though I know, there is one place that will get you in the mood for the fall season.
Irvine Park Railroad's Pumpkin patch is the perfect place to visit.
Just arriving onto the grounds of the park will set the tone for fall. Trees are all around, and the beauty of nature is serene and calming.
Upon entering into the pumpkin patch, there is not a place you can look and not see a pumpkin.
We were still in the summer mode until this past Sunday when we attended Irvine Park Railroads Pumpkin Patch.
The excitement in the air and the refreshing - crispness of nature that was surrounded by several pumpkins brought the meaning to fall to life.
We arrived when they opened at 10:00 a.m.
Per their website:
"If you plan to visit us on busy weekends, we suggest that you plan to arrive early in the morning to help avoid park entrance and parking delays."
As the train was about to start, it's first train ride of the day we jumped in line to begin our morning adventure.
I love the train ride at Irvine Park Railroad. It takes you around the park, and you can see all the beauty this park has to offer.
The pumpkin patch is located right outside of the train. The kids were excited and oh the decision of what shall what we do first?
We headed over to the face painter. One child wanted a skull look, and the other wanted a snake on his arm. Both boys were thrilled.
As we did one activity to the next, this mama was tired.
We were nonstop filled with happy faces and laughs.
(Click on the arrows on side of picture for slide show)
If you had to ask which activity was a favorite, my older boy definitely would say mining for gold. My youngest, well, he would spend every moment in the bounce house.
We did so much that day from playing games, decorating cookies, decorating a pumpkin, face painting, bounce house, games, panning for gold, and more.
We ended the day by enjoying drumsticks, Carmel corn, popcorn, and snow cones.
Before we left this beautiful pumpkin patch, we, of course, had to pick out a pumpkin.
It couldn't just be any pumpkin, and it had to fit my son's personality. A round pumpkin would not just due.
It's a beautiful pumpkin sitting on our porch waiting to be a jack-o-lantern
There is so much to do over at the Irvine Park Railroad.
I would highly recommend putting this place on your things-to-do list for fall. It will get you in the mood for the season.
Until next time: Goodbye Irvine Par Railroad
Autism notes: My youngest worn his headphones at all times. He did not participate in some of the activities. As the morning went on, more and more people came. Being overwhelmed was a factor at this point, and we had to stop and sit quietly at a table for small breaks in between playing activities. Both boys had a wonderful time and exhausted themselves out.
Coloring pages https://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/childrens-coloring-page/
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (weather permitting)
September 14 – October 31, 2019
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ENTRANCE TO THE PUMPKIN PATCH IS FREE
Activity tickets are $6.00 each
Book of 15 tickets are $75.00 ($15.00 savings)
IRVINE REGIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE
Weekdays $3.00 per vehicle
Weekends $5.00 per vehicle
Holidays $7.00 per vehicle
Please see Event Parking for details