It’s my favorite month! Unfortunately with my Paris trip I am just now getting into the spirit halfway through October (and I’ll probably claim December is my favorite too, it’s a tie…). We ventured north today to Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark and this place is a MUST!
Most important- get there early! They open at 9 and you can buy tickets online HERE! to skip the line. Early entry means shorter lines, less crowds and cooler temps but not for long! Weekend admission in October is $20 (kids under 2 get in free!)
You can buy tickets for activities at several stands located throughout the farm. If you’re going with a toddler I suggest starting small.. we left with 10 tickets to spare, guess we will be going back!
We went straight for the pony rides which B LOVED! (5 tickets) Then he ran straight for the pumpkin house which was a huge hit.
I should preface this post by saying I’ve had the Halloween books out for a week at home and have trained him to say “pumpkin” with a level of excitement that mirrors my own. We were making our way toward the pumpkin patch when we saw the Cow Train and jumped in line. There is a Cow Train and a Bee Train (4 tickets). Bee Train has more cars so line moves faster, Cow Train in my opinion is cooler.. who wants to ride a bee at a farm? Just sayin.
There are so many places to see, feed and pet animals throughout the grounds. We bought carrots (1 ticket) to feed the goats and went into the petting zoo (4 tickets) so B could brush and pet goats, sheep and bunnies.
For smaller tots there is a kiddie corner with a small park and enclosed area for running around. This was also the one place I could find a changing table!
There are also several shaded seating areas with tables to eat and rest, one has misters and makes it feel 19 degrees cooler which is much needed in this heat!
There was so much we didn’t experience: the bounce house, corn maze, games and riding tractors that B was still too young for which means we will have to go back again next year (or next weekend💁🏼)!