October 31, 2014
10:00 AMIrvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, face painting, picture stands, John Deere tractor races and a lot more.

Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. School and group discounts available. For additional information and costs, please visit www.irvineparkrailroad.com.

October 31, 2014
10:00 AMBats, Cats, & Spiders - Preschool Program
  • Come learn about creatures that are associated with Halloween! Class includes hands-on learning, fun, spooky crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close.
  • Ages: 3-4 years old ONLY
  • Reservations are required and can be made by calling 714-973-6846.
  • Program fee: $5 per child (includes ONE adult).
  • Parking fee: $3
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