Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon to the Hamilton Pumpkinfest at the Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum in Burlington. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 30, and on Monday, October 10. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get four regular-sized pumpkins (a $24 value).
- For $12, you get a one-day unlimited Kids Fun Zone ride pass valid for all kiddie rides and jumping castles (a $25 value).
The Hamilton Pumpkinfest transforms the Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum into an autumnal wonderland replete with a sprawling pumpkin patch, squeal-inducing kiddie rides, and a farmers' market. A quartet of regular-sized pumpkins look longingly at humans, hoping to find a home and be plucked from the bountiful patch. New owners can whisk rotund acquisitions home, sculpting their orbed surfaces into grimacing door guardians or seasonal smiley faces.
Alternatively, Wee thrill-seekers can use their Kids Fun Zone pass to unlock a day's worth of unlimited ridehopping without the hassles of pilfering the keys to their parents’ luxury rollercoasters. Once the rides have been bested, miniature fairgoers can test gravity's insecure tyranny within the body-ricocheting walls of the jumping castles. For an additional fee, tiny feet can take a load off atop a hay wagon or pony ride.
Family Fun Fest
For three days, the Family Fun Fest comes to town, delighting children and families with 30,000 square feet of rides and activities. The indoor amusement park has it all: carnival rides, ball pits, giant slides, and inflatables. A lot of inflatables—think giant structures that feature gorillas, dinosaurs, pandas, and soccer balls. When kids need a break from bouncing, they can try their hand at carnival and arcade games, or catch Doo Doo the Clown's interactive show that not only features ample clowning, but also magic tricks.
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