Take a Pumpkin Patch Train Ride this Weekend (You’ll be the Most Popular Parent in the World)

Image courtesy of Grand Canyon Railway

Got kids? Trying to come up with kid-friendly activities this weekend — or any other weekend, for that matter … well, we’ve got something that might make the entire family happy. Every weekend throughout the month of October, the Grand Canyon Railway will be taking children (and their parents) to a secret pumpkin patch accessible only on the Pumpkin Patch Train.

“The Pumpkin Patch Train went over so well last year that we brought this event back and even added a weekend and the haunted train car,” said Bob Baker, general manager for the Grand Canyon Railway. “Parents and children alike simply got a big kick out of combining the train and Halloween fun.”

Besides visiting the secret pumpkin patch, guests will be able to check out that new haunted train car, get lost in a hay maze and wander around the historic 1908 train depot. Parents, you’ll love this because while your little one is being entertained (think face painting and pumpkin decorating), you can enjoy pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, caramel apples or hot cider (all available for purchase, of course).

The Pumpkin Patch Train will depart on the hour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2012. Rates are $20 for adults and $15 for children 2-15, and seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve your spot, visit http://www.thetrain.com or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN (1-800-843-8724).

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