Apple Picking in Toronto and GTA
Fall is here! Ready for some serious family Autumn fun? Celebrate with the time-honored tradition of visiting an apple farm. Many of the Greater Toronto farms have u-pick orchards to boot, where the kids can literally take their pick of apples and, in some cases, pumpkins too.
These apple orchards are sure-fire fun for the kids, from pick-your-own apples to Fall attractions for all ages. And on a weekend visit, agri-entertainment abounds – from climbing walls, petting zoos, huge hay bails, to corn mazes, and live music.
Some family-friendly farms/orchards to check out:
Brooks Farms in Mount Albert has apple picking starting in mid-September. The highlight of a visit to this farm is the Fall Fun Festival open weekends and Thanksgiving Monday starting early September. Kids can enjoy train rides, wagon rides, zip lines, a pumpkin cannon show, Sue Wee pig races, farm animals, a pirate ship, bouncing ponies, a playhouse, slides, and much more.
Chudleigh’s in Milton has apple picking starting in late August this year due to the early Spring we experienced. The farm offers 19 varieties of apples. They will also be running a fantastic full program of events for your family farm experience. Pumpkins will be available in late September.
Pingle’s Farm Market in Hampton has pick your own apples the second weekend in September. Pick your own pumpkins opens on October 1st. Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch begin the first weekend of October. The offer family-friendly entertainment and there is a fee on weekends for Fall activities. This year they had added a Pingle's Barn Bouncer. Pingle’s also has giant 8-acre corn maze.
Phone: 905-725 6089
Albion Orchards located in Caledon is close to the city and apple picking starts at the end of September. A visit in the Fall offers a fun filled family adventure. There are wagon rides (Saturday and Sunday only starting late September) and a children's Hayland play area. They also offer Radio Flyer wagons for your family's PYO experience. Pick your own pumpkins starts October 1.
For more pick-your-own farms, visit: www.harvestontario.com.