Although indoor attempts have been made to replicate autumn's crunching leaves and crisp air by spreading out on a corn-chip-covered floor next to a box fan, nothing compares to the tactile and Fritos-free immediacy of actually being in nature. Experience the season firsthand with today's Groupon: for $6, you get a one-day weekend admission to Pumpkinville in Leesburg on either November 6 or November 7, 2010 (a $13 value).
Pumpkinville is the annual family-oriented celebration of all things autumnal, held in Leesburg Animal Park. The young and young-at-heart can run free on 21 activity-packed acres, with hay-wagon rides also available for those looking to give wagon wheels some much-needed exercise. Kids can choose from a plethora of outdoor play options, including moon bounces and straw tunnels, and the boldest miniature thrill-seekers can soar on the special 200-foot kids' zip line (not included with admission). Other activities include slides, mazes, and pumpkin painting. Catch a dentist-silencing breather with all-you-can-eat apples and helpings of fresh cider, or study the skills of live entertainment acts ranging from professional musicians to power-hungry puppeteers.
Admission to Pumpkinville also gets you entrance into Leesburg Animal Park. Feed friendly farm animals, or study the swinging techniques of gibbons for later demonstration at the office holiday party.
Our Kids recently reviewed Pumpkinville. Six Insider Pagers give Leesburg Animal Park an average of four stars, and almost 500 Facebookers are fans. Judy's Book reviewers give the park an average of four stars.
- Pumpkinville takes the Leesburg Animal Park to another level…Everything at Pumpkinville seems extremely well laid out…the Leesburg Animal Park takes its festival very seriously. It's all about increasing the fun factor. And Pumpkinville does that very, very well. – Mitch Scott, Our Kids
- This place is awesome! We went during the fall festival, Pumpkinville…This place is a lot of fun for the whole family. – A R., Insider Pages