Aldor Acres is a Langley-based farm that has an autumn pumpkin patch, Christmas activities in December and an Easter event in the spring.
Langley’s Aldor Acres Farm
Located at 8301-252nd Street, the farm is around 5 km from the town of Fort Langley.
The Pumpkin Patch
In the fall Aldor Acres holds their annual Pumpkin Festival. This is the busiest time of year for the farm as they have their pumpkin patch, petting barn and many other family-friendly activities. Thousands of people attend the event each year.
The Pumpkin Patch at Aldor Acres is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day from September 19th until October 31st in 2020.
Fall Activities at Aldor Acres Farm
Pumpkins are the main crop at Aldor Acres. On the twenty-acre farm they grow over a dozen different kinds of pumpkins. To find them, folk can take a tractor ride out to the farther fields or just walk into the closer field adjacent to the entrance. (Note: In 2020, because of COVID-19, there are no tractor rides.)
In years when there isn’t a pandemic, visitors who choose to take the tractor ride out to the pumpkin patch get on board near the goat pen. The tractor ride then winds through the farm and out to the field. There, folk can wander around the fields, take photos and find the perfect pumpkin. Once everyone is back on board then the tractor departs back to the farm.
When you’re out in the field and you’ve found your pumpkin of choice, bring it back to the tractor or the pumpkin stand and a farmer will measure it for you. The farmer slides the pumpkin into a wooden measuring tool which measures the width. (So if you buy a tall but skinny pumpkin you’ll get a great deal!)
Most of the attractions can be found around the venue’s main central area. There’s a store where visitors can purchase fresh food. There are also educational farming displays and a collection of farm animals (for which feed costs about $2).
Just off to the side is the enclosed farm animal area. They’ve got sheep, horses and lots of goats. Folk can enter the goat exhibit to feed and interact with them. (Be careful though – when the goats see the food bags they get very excited!)
Close by is a barn containing more animals and kid-friendly activities. There’s a hay pile for kids to play in along with farm animals like pigs, chickens and bunnies. Last time we went they even had baby bunnies and kittens you could hold!
Aldor Acres is now asking folk to BYOB (bring your own bag) to pick pumpkins. This is in order to maintain sanitary conditions throughout the farm.
Admission to the Pumpkin Patch
Aldor Acres is used to be a cash-only farm, but are now only accepting contactless payment due to the pandemic. Accepted methods of payment include debit or credit cards with tap functionality. Below are the admission prices for the 2020 season.
- General – $10
- Family (2 parents + kids) – $45
- Family Seasons Pass – $100
(Note: General admission includes anyone old enough to walk.)
Pumpkins are an extra charge as they are not included in the price of admission. They are sold based on size and range in price from $1 up to about $20.
Christmas Trees at Aldor Acres
Aldor Acres sells Christmas trees on the last weekend of November most years and first weekend or two of December.
Aldor Acres at Easter
In addition to the pumpkin patch in October and a Christmas tree farm in late November and early December, Aldor Acres also hosts family-friendly activities at Easter. Don’t expect there to be an Easter Bunny at their spring event though – just a fun farm animal experience.
Advice and Suggestions
Below are some tips to help you make the most out of your visit to the pumpkin patch at Aldor Acres.
TIP #1: If you like pumpkin patches, or have never been but want to check one out, this is a great venue to visit. It’s one of the Lower Mainland’s largest and most extensive pumpkin-themed farm events with a variety of things to see and do.
TIP #2: Wear boots and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, especially if it has rained recently. It is a farm after all.
TIP #3: To avoid the biggest crowds and get the best selection of pumpkins, go earlier in the season rather than later. Sunny weekends close to Halloween can be especially busy.
TIP #4: Although weekends are when the farm is at its most crowded, Saturdays and Sundays are great times to visit since that’s when there is often live music.
TIP #5: If you are planning to visit on a weekend, it’s best to go earlier in the day. The parking lot is very large with ample parking space, but traffic can get a bit backed up, especially on Saturdays and Sundays with nice weather and close to Halloween.
TIP #6: Bring cash! Aldor Acres is a cash-only farm and your financial institution will likely charge you a service fee for using the on-site ATM bank machine.
TIP #7: If your kids have allergies you might not want to let them play in or near the piles of hay. It’s fun to do, but there’s lots of dust (as one would expect).
TIP #8: While in the area drop by Fort Langley for a visit. It’s a beautiful little town with a National Historic Site tourist attraction.
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