Apple Picking in the GTA with Kids

Nothing says Fall in Ontario like a family excursion to the apple orchards. With many orchards to choose from, families can head a short distance within the Greater Toronto Area for their choice of places to pick their own apples ― from late August through mid-October.

We’ve assembled a list of some of our favourite places to pick apples in the GTA. In addition to apple picking, some orchards offer petting farms, country stores, hay rides, corn mazes, and other kid-friendly activities ―which may be limited due to COVID-19. Check the website where you're heading to for details and leave plenty of time to take advantage of all the farm has to offer!


Albion Orchards

  • 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON​
  • 905-584-0354

Albion Orchards located in Caledon is close to the city and apple picking starts at the end of August. They grow many different apple varieties native to Ontario. Pick Your Own is on a First Come, First Serve basis. The farm is not taking reservations. Open daily except for Mondays and Tuesdays. Pricing: $20 for 10lb bags (maximum 2 people can share a 10lb bag) and $40 for a 20lb bag (maximum 4 people can share a 20lb bag). More


Applewood Farm Winery

  • 12416 McCowan Rd, Stouffville, ON
  • 905-640-5357

Applewood Farm located in Stouffville has a large variety of apples for picking which starts on September 4th and continues through the end of October. Admission to the farm is $12.00 per person, ages 3 and up. Pick-your-own apples are: $25.00 per 20lb bag and $15 per 10lb bag. Open daily except for Mondays. More


Brooks Farms

  • 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON
  • 905-473-3246

Brooks Farms in Mount Albert has apple picking for some varieties starting Saturday, August 28th: Zestar, Sweet 16, & Paula Red. 5lb bag: $15. 10lb bag: $25 and 20lb bag: $42. For picking hours, visit website. More


Carl Laidlaw Orchards

  • 9496 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON
  • 905-456-2095

The farm has limited picking this year due to damage from late frosts during blossom season and low temperatures this spring. Picking starts in early September. Admission: children 2 and older $7 +hst and adults 18 and older $12 +hst. This season, they are not weighing the apples you pick. A 10lb bag to pick is $20. Open weekends, 9 to 5. More


Chudleigh’s

  • 9528 Regional Road 25, Halton Hills, ON
  • 905-878-2725

Chudleigh's grows over 22 varieties of apples that are available for picking. There are over 47,500 trees across 60 acres in the orchard. Peak picking season is in September and October, and early apples are ready mid to late August. Time slot tickets will be sold for the 2021 season. Admission: Adults $15.00, Children & Seniors $13.00. Open daily (times vary). More


Dixie Orchards

  • 14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON​
  • 905-838-5888

Dixie Orchard is a family-owned and operated apple farm located in beautiful southern Caledon. You can pick apples starting early September. Wagon rides  take guests to the orchard or if you prefer, it's a short walk. This is included in the entrance fee. There's a maze and farm animals. Reservations are required (online) and give you admission to the farm only. Apple picking costs are extra. More


Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm

  • 13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON
  • 905-838-4777

The farm opens on August 14, 2021 for apple picking. Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Guest have the choice of picking a 10lb bag of apples for $25 (max 3 people per bag) or a 20lb bag of apples for $40 (max 5 people per bag). There is no admission charge to enter the farm. There is a minimum pick of $8 per person. ​More


JC Agri Orchards

  • 3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON
  • 705-606-8174

Previously known as Country Apple Orchard Farm. Opens for picking on September 3rd, 2021. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Apples are sold by the pound. Bring your own bags. Admission is $10 per vehicle or $5 for a single admission. Wagon rides will run if weather and orchard conditions permit. More


Organics Family Farm

  • 7550 19th Ave, Markham, ON
  • 905-640-5206

Organics Family Farm located in Markham is opening on Thursday, August 26, 2021 for apple season, which runs until Thanksgiving weekend. Reservations are not required. Admission is $14 per person (3 years old and up) to enter the orchard. This price includes a 5lb bag of pick your own apples. Apples picked over the entry 5lb bag are as follows: 5lb bag is $12, 10lb bag is $24 and it's $48 for a half bushel/20lb bag. Open weekdays: 9am to 6pm and weekends: 9am to 5pm. More


Pingle’s Farm Market

  • 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, ON
  • 905-725 6089

Pingle's Farm Market in Hampton has pick your own apples starting at the end of summer. PAULA REDS are officially ready to pick! Add an apple bag to your experience when making your reservation and pick-your-own apples on your way back from the flower field. Admission is $10 per person (ages 2 - 92). A 10lb Apple Bag is $24 each and a 20lb Apple Bag is $39 each. Open Friday to Sunday. More


Watson Farms

  • 2287 Regional Highway 2, Bowmanville, ON​
  • 905-623-9109

Watson Farms in Bowmanville has pick-your-own apples starting September 4, 2021. Reservations are not required. The farm features a Playground, Petting Zoo, a Corn Maze and offers Wagon Rides. Pick Your Own is open daily from 9:00am until 5:30pm. Inquire for pricing. More


All information is subject to change so always check websites before heading out.

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