The tractor ride is excellent for small children as it takes you on a tour around the farm.
- Cost: $6 a person, plus $6 per activity (tractor ride, petting zoo, etc.)
- Parking is free on weekdays but costs $10 and must be reserved in advance on the weekends.
- Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
- Location: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
- Information from my visit in 2021
Last Modified: October 6, 2021
After exploring the pumpkin patch, you can head to the other attractions if you pay for tickets.
You can do other things here, like shopping at the store, buying food from the vendors, and a small kids hay bail maze. We spent about an hour and 15 minutes here and had a good time. Check it out if you are looking for a fun pumpkin patch, and let me know what you think in the comments.
Tanaka Farms is located right off the 405 Freeway at University Drive. You will head south and then turn left on Strawberry Farm Road and follow the signs to park. I went on a weekday, and it was not busy, but the parking lot is huge, so I am sure it is swamped on weekends.
You can use wheelbarrows if you want to grab a pumpkin to take home with you, or you can just browse the rows of pumpkins.
After paying your fee and entering the farm, you will notice two large pumpkin patches right near the entrance.
There are many areas for photos on hay bails and wooden cutouts if you want to get a fun family photo.
Some of the animals here are goats, sheep, alpaca, pigs, and chickens.
There is a walk-in area for the chickens in the back, but it was closed when we went there.
The petting zoo here is also small, but it was fun as there were a lot of animals, and many allowed the children to pet them.