A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in cornfields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $8, you get 20 game and ride tickets at Pumpkin Village in Flower Mound (a $20 value).
A hub of autumnal activity that donates all profits to charity, Pumpkin Village entertains families with a fleet of kid-friendly rides and games. Free hay rides trek through rustic scenery, navigating around a towering hay pyramid and passing furry friends at the free petting zoo. A tractor tows petite cars for a jaunt on a children’s barrel train (three tickets/child); rides are also available on a jaunty ferris wheel (three tickets/child) or the warm back of a pony (three tickets/child), providing little ones with both bird’s-eye and pony’s-eye views of the scenery.
Pumpkin Village Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Village Pumpkin Patch opens its fields each October, welcoming visitors for manifold fall activities. Admission and hayrides are always free, and activity tickets grant families access to additional amusements, with all profits going to charity. After roaming the pumpkin patch or riding one of the farm's friendly ponies, guests can stop and launch a pumpkin at the Punkin Chunkin station for a chance at a prize, depending on where the gourd lands on the target or on the farm's ferris wheel. A petting zoo allows kids to get up close and personal with new furry friends, and a picnic area invites human companions to rest and refuel with fall-themed refreshments.