Pre- pre-school 2006
Love those little rubber boots. We tagged behind a grade 1 class for some of our visit. The sheer volume of pumpkins made for a very happy little 3 year old.
The corn maze (and the pumpkin he carried with him) were very serious business.
Preschool 2007 (4 years old)
This visit brought back memories, loved the petting animals, the serious choice for the best pumpkin.
Lots to see and touch. The pumpkins are in the fields and piled high on the hay racks and in groups on the ground. The chances for exploration, interactions, the petting animals (and the look at only animals too) and the space to run bring back families by the hundreds every day in October.
Kindergarten 2008 (age 5)
This was our first field trip with his class. Serious play time, gold panning was and continues to be a favourite activity each year.
This is my favourite photo - the orange ladybug on a pumpkin stem. The boys in the group stayed looking studying the bugs on the pumpkins for quite some time.
Grade 1 2009 (age 6)
A greater familiarity and lots of friends to share the various activity areas. Love those missing 'two front teeth'.
We've continued every year to visit, pick out favourite pumpkins, visit the animals, gold panning, visit the small forest of imaginary scenes, find a path through the pumpkin patch maze and pick pumpkins. Each year the Laity Pumpkin Patch adds to their attractions, collections of play time stations, additional places to explore, more and varied gathering areas (barns and teepees).
Great memories, treasured time.