Pumpkin Patch for Toddler

Hello! I am hoping someone will have a recommendation for a good pumpkin patch in the Berk/El Cerrito/Richmond area for an 18 month old. It would be great if they had a petting zoo, some activities, rides, etc. Thank you! 

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Speer Family Pumpkin Patch in Alameda.  https://speerfamilyfarms.com/

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There's one in Alameda that I just took my 17-month-old and 3-year-old to and it had a petting zoo and big slides and bouncy houses and a little train. It was cute. The tickets were a little expensive but my kids had a great time. It's Speer Family Farms https://speerfamilyfarms.com/ Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch

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We just went to G&M farms in Livermore. Do not recommend--there were Disneyland-long lines and nothing fun at the end of them (one pony for a short pony ride costing $8, a "tractor race" that had parents pushing their kids on trikes around a track). And "free admission" ended up being very expensive in ride tokens.

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We live in El Cerrito and drove to Grossi Family Farm in Novato. They are a small operation, so no rides. But they do have a hay bale maze, hay tower, corn pit, and a "bunny village" where the kids can go in and pet bunnies. It was plenty of entertainment for my almost 3 year old. I also liked that you could walk into the field and pick your own pumpkin. They also have pre-picked pumpkins if you're not into that.

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I do NOT recommend the Alameda pumpkin patch that two other commenters have mentioned. They have very low safety standards. There are no attendants on any of the bounce houses and my son fell off one on his face onto the concrete and we had to take him to the ER. Check reviews on Yelp. 

In a previous year, we did go to an actual family farm in Brentwood, Three Nunns, which was lovely. 

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I liked G&M farm in Livermore for the free admission, free parking and they have a large pumpkin patch for my toddler to freely roam. My daughter is 18 months and she was able to do the small hay bale maze with me. There was also a corn kernel pit (like a sensory pit) that my daughter enjoyed. Some animals go look at but not pet. We did not do any of the rides since the lines were long and we did not want to spend money. There were picnic tables so we ate a small snack we brought there. Overall, good for a free activity for a quick 1-1.5hrs, but can be pricey if you buy tokens for rides