It was an unseasonably warm Sunday earlier this month and it didn’t feel at all like fall but it was fall that was on the mind when one takes the trek to Motley’s Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch.
It has a Little Rock address, 13724 Sandy Ann Drive, but it feels like a long way from anywhere when you make the drive, but thousands, tens of thousands, do so annually either to visit the pumpkin patch or the adjacent Christmas tree farm that allows one to pick the live tree they want.
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From Maumelle, the easiest way to get there is to go like you’re headed to the administration building of the Pulaski County Special School District, but take a right instead of a left off I-530, then let GPS take care of the rest. It should take about 30 minutes, traffic permitting.
Once you get there, the Patch itself is family-friendly and geared for the smaller set. There’s a tiny tyke sized corn maze, plus a terrific three-story pirate ship, with a slide, to play on. There’s also pig races and a magic show on the weekend.
There’s plenty of selfie stations scattered across the property with pumpkins and plenty of flowers for those looking for a fall-themed portrait or just something for the ‘Gram.
A grill was also doing a lively business for those looking for something to eat and they also had pumpkins, gourds (it is decorative gourd season after all) and flowers for sale.
It is worth a visit regardless of one’s age.
The Pumpkin Patch is open today and through Sunday, Halloween.
Today and Friday the hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday the hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
General admission tickets are $9.95 and a do-it-all admission is $13.95. That ticket allows unfettered access to the jumping pillow and cow-train ride.
Those 3 and under or 60 and over are free.
For more, click here to see their website.