Best of 604: Family Edition Updateby
Last month I put out a “Family Edition” of the Best of 604, focusing on parks, playgrounds and kid-friendly establishments. Having never been to one of the parks I recommended I did so solely on my sister’s advice. She has three kids, 7 years old and younger, so she knows a good park when she sees one.
Luckily for a reader of mine, the park proved to be all that and more. She tried to take her family to the pumpkin patch in Steveston last Sunday but it was just way too busy, they even told her it would be over 2 hours to get in and that if she had something else to do, she should do it…
…So, we turned around and I desperately tried to think of something to calm our 3 year old who, at this point, was crying, “Why can’t I go see Corny?” I then remembered a blog of yours in the last few weeks about family things to do around Vancouver and remembered the park in the flight path near YVR that you recommended.
So we zoomed over there, had our picnic and let the kids play. Our 3 yr old had a blast and the day was saved! Thanks – I really enjoy your blog, and saving us from being cooped up in the car with a crying toddler is no small feat!
[Contact Form Email from Naomi]
I’m so glad to get such a nice email, and a follow up on the recommendation for the Best of 604.
On a side note, the Steveston pumpkin patch is mentioned in last year’s “Pumpkin Patch Review“, which was written by my sister – she’s my correspondent when it comes to family-friendly matters, obviously.
Since I’m getting tons of Google hits from people looking for pumpkin patch information, and the post is from 2006, if you do have any updates, raves or reviews, please leave a comment and let us know, thanks!
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There is also the Laity Pumpkin Patch in Maple Ridge on Old Dewdney just west of 216th.
So corner of 210st and 128st
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=&daddr=49.236095,-122.636862&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=14&sll=49.236375,-122.637377&sspn=0.031047,0.08626&ie=UTF8&z=14&om=1
Ditto on the Laity Pumpkin Patch in Maple Ridge. It’s excellent $2 per person lots of stuff to see and interact with farm props, hay ride, corn maze, teepees, petting zoo and 2 huge pumpkin patches. They have a website here: http://www.laitypumpkinpatch.com/
Gotta echo the others as well. Laity is where my kids go twice each fall. Once with school, once with the grandparents. Image here.