The best part of fall is heading to the local pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin with your kids. These Dallas pumpkin patches are just a short drive from the city center, but you’ll feel far away in farm land with corn mazes, hay rides and apple cider donuts. Get your fill of fall and Halloween at one the best pumpkin patches for kids near Dallas.

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The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
This spot at the Double Oak Ranch offers hundreds of pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales and tasty autumnal refreshments for visitors. You pay for parking here ($5 weekdays, $10 weekends) and then all of the on-site activities are free. The kids will especially love the bounce houses and the hay bale maze. Come back in the winter for Christmas in the Country.

5100 Cross Timbers Rd.
Flower Mound, TX
Online: flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com

Autumn in the Arboretum
For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum highlights the nationally-acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. More of a pumpkin display than a traditional pumpkin patch, you can visit the Children’s Adventure Garden and enjoy the live performances on the weekends. Wednesdays are BOGO day and October 26-27 is Family Fun Weekend.

8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX
Online: dallasarboretum.org

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Mainstay Farm Park
On weekends through Nov. 3, you can head to Mainstay Farm Park in Cleburne to jump on the inflatable pillow, race your buddies in the pedal cars and pose for pics in front of the pumpkin house. You can even take a free ride down the Texas Tubin’ Hill Slide. There are loads of pumpkins here and you can even come back at the end of the season to watch them smash those remaining at their annual Pumpkin Smash!

1004 W. Bethesda Rd.
Cleburne, TX
Online: mainstayfarm.com

St. James Pumpkin Patch
This pumpkin patch tops our list for convenience. Open daily in October, this no-frills spot offers hundreds of pumpkin for sale and the proceeds support the church’s youth group.

9845 McCree Rd.
Dallas, TX
Online: stjamesdallas.org

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YesterLand Farm
If you want a full-day farm experience, this is the spot for you. In addition to a large pumpkin patch, Yesterland Farm has a kiddie roller coaster, pumpkin houses, a candy cannon and three-acre corn maze. Come on Friday or Saturday night in October and you’ll have to stay for the fireworks which happens around 8:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating will happen Oct. 25-27.

15410 Interstate 20
Canton, TX
Online: yesterlandfarm.com

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at Preston Trail Farms
Through November 27, this farm will offer visitors a chance to experience blossoming small green pumpkins right on the vine in the pumpkin patch, hayrides, a six-foot hay maze and a petting farm for a taste of the country life. Set along the historic Shawnee Trail, this year-round destination farm offers access to local, seasonal produce and an escape to a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle.

15102 TX-289
Gunter, TX
Online: prestontrailfarms.com

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
Located in historic Grapevine, this farm is nestled between Dallas and Ft. Worth, just west of DFW airport. Come out to pick one of their hundreds of pumpkins and then get lost in the massive corn maze. When the little legs get tired, take a hay ride around the property, pulled by a farm tractor.

3420 Hall Johnson Rd.
Grapevine, TX
Online: hallspumpkinfarm.net

—Kate Loweth

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