Are you looking for a great place in the LA area to visit a pumpkin patch? Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch can be found in Culver City. Whether or not you will think this is a great pumpkin patch depends on what you’re looking for. This particular patch is best for young children. My Mom and I came here and while we had planned on potentially staying for at least an hour we were ready to leave in about 20 minutes.
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If I had not previously visited the incredible Underwood Family Farms I might not judge Mr. Bones so harshly. But, for the prices that this patch charges for activities it is hard to see it as a good value. I was lucky to find street parking but if you are unable to find it the patch charges $5 to park in their dirt lot. If you visit on a weekday admission is $5 per person. Everyone over the age of 2 will need a ticket. In the final days admission goes up to $20.
The good thing about this is that you are immediately given $5 in Bones Bucks to use towards pumpkins or something else if you choose. Should you visit on a weekend the admission goes up to $10 with you still only getting $5 Bones Bucks.
They do have a food truck if you would like to get something to eat but it did not look like anything special. I went on a Friday and was surprised to see that very little was open. It was especially disappointing to see that the decorating station was closed. Luckily, by having to wait until I got home I came up with some fun ideas. I painted my white pumpkin to look at Captain Hook’s hand since the stem reminded me of his hook.
I did enjoy the Pumpkin House for taking photos but you can find pumpkin houses like this at a few different places around LA including Descanso Gardens. Which you could go see on their free day!
They do have a good variety in the types of pumpkins that they have. Pumpkins are priced by weight. Traditional pumpkins are $1.29 per lb and specialty pumpkins are $1.49 per lb. We applied our $10 of bones bucks to the pumpkins which brought our final total to $2.75. All in all, it did not feel like a waste of time or money since our admission almost fully covered our pumpkins and since we got free parking. However, on a weekend I would have felt ripped off.
What kind of activities do they have? There are slides for the children and a miniature hay maze. The maze cost 4 tickets and slides are one ticket per ride. Individual tickets are $1 or you can get 10 tickets for $9, 20 tickets for $17 or 40 tickets for $33. A one-day wristband is $30.
Again, having been to Underwood Family Farms this was not the same value. At the farm, they have a big corn maze, a hayride, lots of animals and a completely different experience. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is an okay alternative if you don’t have the time to go up to Moorpark but for me, I almost felt like I’d rather just get a pumpkin at the grocery store than come back here. I know that in the city they cannot create a massive experience but still. This just felt average at best. Though I have heard that this is a spot to occasionally spot a celebrity. Another blogger saw Harrison Ford here. Mark Wahlburg has been spotted here too.
I hope that if you go you have a wonderful time! I just wanted to share my experience as a young adult living on a budget without a child.