Every fall we do the Dallas suburb pumpkin patch tour. There are 3 patches within 8 miles of my house in Flower Mound.
It starts with the excitement of driving by and seeing the pumpkins being delivered, watching the inflatables go up, observing the crowds gather and then stopping by to join in on the fun.
Our favorite Dallas area pumpkin patch is The Pumpkin Express in Argyle, Texas. It is a few miles further than some of the others, but the entire family loves the peaceful surroundings and of course, the train.
Pumpkin Express: 11351 Hilltop Road, Argyle, TX 76226 is open from 10 – 6 daily during the month of October. Admission is $5 per person which includes a train ride.
You enter The Pumpkin Express through the train depot and then ride the 10 minute ride through fields, over bridges, under trees and then arrive at the pumpkin patch.
The pumpkin patch is stocked with little red wagons for pumpkin “picking” along with a bunch of things to do with kids. There is a large tent that sells a variety of pumpkins and fall decor along with a concession stand.
There is a hay maze, play train, a variety of playhouses, jump houses, hay “stack” and of course, the train.
I follow my kids around snapping pictures just like every other mother present – it is our motherly pumpkin patch duty.
There is a really neat tree trunk tunnel, but by far the most popular among my boys was the teeter totter…
…except, of course, for the train.
One of the reasons this is our favorite pumpkin patch is because it costs $5 to enter, the crowds are not as intense at some of its competitors. There is plenty space to play without feeling like you are in a crowd.