Located in Maple Ridge, Laity Pumpkin Patch features fields of pumpkins and other fall activities. It is comprised of two farms: Laity North and Laity South.
Laity Farm Pumpkin Patches in Maple Ridge
Laity Pumpkin Patch is a large family-run farm located in Maple Ridge. In 2017 the place added a new second location just across the street. The original location, now known as the North location, is designed for younger visitors. The new location, called the South location, is geared towards older children.
Both the North and South locations have large pumpkin fields stocked with gourds of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins usually range in price from about $2 to $12, with larger pumpkins being more expensive.
If you like pumpkin patches and corn mazes, another great place to check out is Maan Farms in Abbotsford. They have some amazing kids’ play structures including a giant jumping pillow and a zipline. They also have a petting zoo.
Where and When
Laity Pumpkin Patch is located in Maple Ridge. The farm is around a 35-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The North location can be found at 21145 128th Avenue while the South location is on the other side of the road at 12725 Laity Street. It takes about 8 minutes to walk from one location to the other.
As of fall 2020, the North and South locations had different hours of operation. The North location was open every day in October from 9 am to 5 pm. The South location was open on the weekends of September 26th and 27th and October 3rd and 4th from 9 am to 5 pm. It was also open from October 10th until the 31st from 12 until 5 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 5 pm on weekends and holidays.
Opening hours for the 2021 season are to be determined, but will likely be comparable to the year before.
Admission to the Laity Pumpkin Patches
General admission to the pumpkin patches cost $8 per location including tax for the 2020 season. The cost of admission was the same online and at the gate. There were also no discounts for visiting both places – if you go to both it would simply cost double. The general admission rate applied to folk ages 3 or older. Children under the age of 3 got in free.
In 2020, in order to reduce crowding and encourage physical distancing on the farm, visitors were advised to purchase tickets in advance online for peak season hours. Busy times included weekends and holidays in October. Tickets were only sold at the gate during these times if space is available.
Dates and details for the 2021 fall season are to be confirmed.
Laity North Pumpkin Patch
The farm’s North location is the original site of the Laity Pumpkin Patch. This location is recommended for younger folk ages 6 or under.
Attractions at Laity North include several farm-themed attractions such as a farmers play centre where kids can pretend to milk a cow, gather eggs and drive a tractor. They can also go on a hay wagon ride. Other attractions include a themed forest walk, one-acre family corn maze, obstacle course, panning for gold station and petting zoo.
Laity South Pumpkin Patch
Laity’s South location is the newest addition to their pumpkin farm. The place has been in operation since 2017. Each year the attraction expands and adds more activities. In 2019 the farm opened its pumpkin cannon and expanded its Western Pumpkin Town. New for 2020, the games area was expanded and they added some new picture display areas.
The Laity South location is recommended for visitors ages 4 and up.
Similar to the North location, Laity South has a petting zoo, tractor rides and a corn maze. However, the corn maze at the South location is twice the size, at two acres. There is also an option for kids to race through the maze using farm facts that they have learned.
Other unique attractions at Laity’s South location include an obstacle course, right-turn-only maze, glow-in-the-dark garden, family games area, Western Pumpkin Town and a Pumpkin Cannon. (Note: Due to COVID-19, the right-turn-only maze and the hay rides were closed for 2020.)
To learn more about the venues visit the Laity Pumpkin Patch website.
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