Walter’s Pumpkin Patch
One visit, all families should make during October, is a pumpkin patch. There are a bunch in and around Wichita to check out. This year, after researching them all, we decided to visit Walter’s Pumpkin Patch in Burns, KS. It’s highly regarded as one of the if not best one.
The pumpkin patch is open until the end of October. Admission depends on the day of the week and month you go. Generally, it’s between $13-20.
After looking at all the pumpkin patches, there looked to be more to do at Walter’s than any other one. General admission included:
- Corn Maze (Daytime only)
- Hayride and Access to the Pumpkin Patch
- 2 Giant Jumping Pillows
- O’Play Barn & Farm Animals
- “Kid-Fashioned” Fun Pumpkin Patch Play Area
- O’Play Corral
- Pumpkin Perpetrators Stockades
- Bag Swings
- Mountain Boo Underground Slide
- Hay Bales to Climb
- Carroll’s Corn Crib
- Straw Piles for Jumping
- The “No Left Turn” Maze
- Tree House Play Area
- Horse Walker with Swings
- Corn Bin
- Pedal Boats
- Trike Track
- Culvert Swing
- New Play Area
- Pumpkinland Game
- Picnic Areas and Pavilion
There’s so much included with the price of admission. We went during the week when it wasn’t as busy. If you go on the weekend, there’s even more to do, but many of those activities cost extra such as a Punkin Chunkin (slingshot), Barrel Train, Duck Races, Mining for Gems, Pumpkin Artillery Canon and more.
They even have a hayride in the evening called the Haunted Cannery that cost $20 per person.
Last year, our two-year-old wasn’t as interested in doing many of the activities generally found at a pumpkin patch. This year was a complete 180. She wanted to do everything.
We did the swings, hay bale climbs, maze, horse walker, play area, petting zoo, the giant jumping pillows and here favorite, the corn bin.
Here’s a video snippet of many of the activities her and family and friends joined in on all day.
And if you get hungry, there’s a cafe and a building serving food. Only the cafe was open during our visit, so we ordered a hot dog, pretzel and hot chocolate. Nothing to rave about on the hot dog, but the pretzel was great; soft, warm and plenty of salt.
The kids fell asleep on the way home after a fun-filled afternoon at that patch. To say they had a ton of fun would be an understatement. My daughter slept better that night than any other night in recent memory.
What’s my biggest complaint with Walter’s? I’m still finding kernels of corn throughout our house from her time in the corn bin.
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