Hazelmere Pumpkins and Fall Activities
The Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch is a popular place for young families in the fall. For the month of October it has a field of pumpkins and a corn maze for children to explore. The place has a number of play structures for kids to play on including tractors, a fire engine and a boat.
At Hazelmere there are also farm animals for people to admire. You can even go inside some of their enclosures. When we went there were bunnies, little piglets and goats.
When and Where is the Pumpkin Patch?
In 2022 the event runs from September 24th through to October 31st. The place is open to the public daily. On Mondays to Fridays it’s open from 1 to 5 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays it’s open from 10 am until 5 pm.
Gabriel Farms and its pumpkin patch are located at 1958-184th Street in Surrey. It’s between Darts Hill Garden Park and Campbell Valley Regional Park (and less than a 10-minute drive from both).
Admission to Hazelmere is $10 for everyone except for kids under 2 who get in for free. With the cost of admission folk get access to the pumpkin patch, wagon rides, farm animals, mini corn maze for kids and the children’s play areas. The pumpkins do cost extra if you want to bring any home.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch Activities
As expected from the name, the centrepiece of Gabriel Farms in the fall is the pumpkin patch. If you’re looking to make a jack-o-lantern, bake a pie or otherwise want a pumpkin, there’s a whole field of them available at Hazelmere.
Pumpkin harvesting isn’t the only thing to do at the farm. One of the other main activities is the Hazelmere Corn Maze. This maze definitely isn’t the biggest one around. It’s more for very young children. You’ll still have a lot of fun with it and there’s no extra cost (the same as all the other activities).
In 2019 Hazelmere had a Haunted Corn Maze for a week near the end of October. This ran in the evenings and included actors that looked to spook attendees. As of early October, 2022, it’s unclear whether the haunted attraction will take place again this year.
There is also a petting zoo open to visitors most years. The biggest section is the goat pen which includes many young goats. There are other animals like bunnies and pigs as well. On top of the animals and the corn maze, there are also some play areas for the young ones.
Other Times to Visit the Farm
The fall is not the only time that Gabriel Farms is open to visitors. In the Spring (in non-pandemic years) there is a seasonal opening of the animal areas as that’s when a lot of babies are born. The animals and an expanded play area make this a nice time to visit.
In addition, on select dates during the summer the farm opens for viewings of their sunflowers. You can walk through thousands of flowers and also check out the corn maze (with the option to buy some fresh corn for yourself). The 2022 summer dates were August 20th and 21st, and August 27th and 28th.
Both the spring and summer openings cost $7.50 for admission. During years without a pandemic, there is also a Summer Farm Camp for children.
For more information visit the Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch website.
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