Orange County Pumpkin Patch

I love going to the pumpkin patch! It’s such a fun memory to make with the kids, great photo ops, and most of them usually have fun family activities like face painting, petting zoo’s, and pumpkin decorating!

This year we went to the best one yet at, Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano and I’ll tell you all about it below! In addition, Scroll down and I will list the best pumpkin patches to visit in Orange County.

I actually bought our tickets on livingsocial and got a great deal so make sure you check there first and see if they still have them for sale! 4 tickets came with admission, two feeding baskets, and two pumpkins! 

There is a cute downtown area with restaurants and shopping near the entrance and the main parking lot is actually behind zoomars so you’ll have to circle around the back. We arrived around 11am and they opened at 9am. There was a line to get in but it wasn’t too long probably about 10 minutes. 

I didn’t seem to mind because there was nowhere the toddler could run off too, and they also came out to give the kids toys out of a treasure chest to keep them happy! (so very thoughtful) Anyway, once we got in the kids wanted to feed all of the animals

Orange County Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars - Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars – Pumpkin Patch

Zoomars - Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars – Pumpkin Patch

Zoomars - Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars – Pumpkin Patch

Carter tried to eat the broccoli for the animals! HAHA

Zoomars - Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars – Pumpkin Patch

The Guinea pig area has tons of them just running wild! You can see one by her foot. One ran past the baby and my daughter is holding one!

Zoomars - Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars – Pumpkin Patch

Most of the animals seemed a little overfed and were not that hungry so I really wish we would have arrived right at 9am! But they were all adorable and clean too! There was sanitizer outside of each feeding/petting area and nothing smelled of urine which I have seen at a lot of other ones. There are several good areas for photo ops too! See below:

Lastly we let the kids pick out some pumpkins and did a little decorating and they just loved it! I will note that there are no bathrooms other than out houses (which is my worst nightmare) and I had to take my daughter and almost threw up and she refused to go lol. So make sure you go ahead of time and don’t stay too long unless you’re ok with using them!

pumpkin decorating - ZOOMARS


pumpkin decorating – ZOOMARS

Zoomars - Pumpkin Patch


Zoomars – Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Decorating - Zoomars


Pumpkin Decorating – Zoomars



Below is a list of my favorite orange County Pumpkin patches that are great for families and kids. 


October 1 – October 31

New this year they are starting to charge for weekend parking and you must purchase tickets online in advance! Monday – Friday is still FREE parking. So make sure you do this in advance if you plan to come here otherwise they won’t even let you in the parking lot. There isn’t any street parking either. However once you get in they have wagon rides, a petting zoo, games, food and lots of other really fun activities for the kids!

Address: 5380 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

 (949) 653-2100


Irvine Park Railroad

At tanaka farms the pumpkin patch entry is free but you do have to pay $5.00 for parking.The train ride here is probably the best around! They also have face painting, bounce houses, games, food and hay rides! It gets pretty crazy around here so make sure you come early!


1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869


 (714) 973-6835

Receive Free admission and Free parking but you will make up for the savings when you buy the pumpkins here since they are a little pricey! I do love coming though because it’s small, family owned and has a-lot of cute photo ops as well! 

Located off Jeffery road, in Irvine.

15500 Jeffrey Road, Irvine CA 92618

(949) 733-0650 or (714) 891-7456

Pumpkin city has a great assortment of pumpkins at decent prices. They also have amusement rides, game booths, and activities. 

Farm dining at the pumpkin patch!  They have hot dogs, churros, ice-cream, popcorn, cookies, snacks, a host of soft drinks, juices and more!  Relax under the shaded umbrellas while the kids have fun!

Pumpkin City has 3 OC Locations! See below

  1. Laguna Hills Mall

24203 Avenida de la Carlota

Laguna Hills, CA 92653


2. Anaheim Town Square

2180 E. Lincoln

Anaheim, CA 92806


3. Rancho Santa Margarita Town Center

30592 Santa Margarita Pkwy

Santa Margarita, CA 92688



Orange County Pumpkin Patch

Hope you guys have fun with the kids this year and get some amazing memories and photos!


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