When we started looking into all the fun “firsts” to do with our son, we were overwhelmed by the number of fall activities available in Gilbert. Street fairs, kid-friendly spooky events, and of course, pumpkin patches. I’ve been to a few local farms in the area in the past, but when it came to taking the little one, we wanted something simple, small, and close by. A friend recommended we check out Mother Nature’s Farm – and we absolutely loved it!
The family-owned farm has been in Gilbert since 1968 and has been a pumpkin patch open to the public since 1991. Located mere minutes from downtown, you could actually miss the farm if you weren’t looking for it. A little slice of Gilbert’s agricultural history right in the heart of town!
Truthfully, that’s what we love about Gilbert. The residents aren’t afraid of adjusting to modern times but insist upon honoring its past. Companies continue to move to the area causing a huge boom in the economy and population growth. Yet, on any given day you can see horses walking along the major streets and celebrate the town with Gilbert Days (at the rodeo, no less!) in the fall. Truly the perfect big-little town.
So back to Mother Nature’s Farm.
Admission is $10 for kids and $5 for adults. Children’s admission includes a small (real) pumpkin and stickers. Little ones can even pick out their favorite pumpkin from the patch!
The farm has everything you could want from a pumpkin patch. Food and drinks. Face Painting. Hay bale maze. Bounce house. Gaga pit. A giant slide made of industrial tubing. Tractor ride. Of course, animals to pet and feed. Large pumpkins to purchase. Two adorable piglets named Daisy and Duke. And numerous Instagram perfect photo locations. Best part – not once did it feel crowded.
What more could you ask for?
Oh yeah. Don’t forget about their super adorable store full of local products like preserves and candles.
We loved Mother Nature’s Farm and can’t wait to go back soon!
For more information, visit their website here.
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