Nestled down a country road southeast of Fort Worth is Country Critters farm and petting zoo. Open seasonally for Spring and Fall, the family-owned farm is like a visit out to Grandma’s house! Since it’s just a short car ride for us, we’ve been going to Country Critters since my teens were tiny toddlers, and it’s still a favorite!
Country Critters Fall Pumpkin Patch is open weekends from Oct. 2 – Nov. 14th!
Please check out My Mommy Tips for making the most of your visit, and enjoy my pictures!
Know Before You Go
It’s a farm, wear closed-toed shoes that can get dirty, but shoes that are easy to get on and off for the bounce houses!
They take cash and credit cards. Parking is close and it’s FREE.
Portapotties, but they were clean! No changing tables, so bring a pad.
Pack a lunch, they have plenty of tables under shady trees. The food stand sells nachos, corn dogs, etc. too. Be sure to pack your hand sanitizer and some wipes. Sunscreen and bug spray, too.
Bring your camera and phone with a charged battery, there is not anywhere to charge them.
Slow down. Relax on a bench and let the kids be kids. Don’t be in a hurry to the next activity, just let them run and explore. Encourage a little pretend play, too.
Parking is free. Admission is charged at the gate.
Pumpkin Patches are definitely not just for little kids!
Some men see pumpkins as they are and ask why, I dream pumpkins that never were and ask “Why not”? ~ U.S. President John F. Kennedy dreaming about a 1500 pounder in the oval office.
The Pumpkin Patch– After a week full of visiting Pumpkin Patches, I’ll tell you that I love that Country Critters has real pumpkin vines growing in their patch. The pumpkins have been purchased, but the vines are real, and even has some little pumpkins growing! On admission price included one of these pumpkins for each child!
If you remember the Halloween favorite, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Linus said the Great Pumpkin comes from the most sincere pumpkin patch, and Country Critters Pumpkin Patch is the most sincere we’ve found!
Barrel Train Ride
Pony Rides and Petting Zoo – I appreciate places that can cater to my children of various ages. We enjoyed the petting zoo, which was mostly goats we could go inside and pet. They also have some young Brahma cows, a donkey, peafowl, and chickens.
More Things To Do near Country Critters
Downtown Mansfield offers great boutiques, fun food and even a brewery!
Fill up before you head out to Country Critters at Our Place Restaurant in Mansfield, offering incredible breakfast and lunch!
You can’t beat at weekend at North Texas Jellystone with kids! The park offers cabins, RV hookups and even tent camping near the scenic lake! Each weekend offers fun, themed activities for the whole family!
3709 County Road 617, Alvarado
Click HERE to visit their website.
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