I love going to Linvilla! It reminds me of home. I live in Philadelphia but I’m from Lancaster PA! One of the hardest things was not feeling some of the country feels that Lancaster provides when I first moved! When I moved I was so sad feeling like I would have to travel just to get that feel. I started to find ways to make Philadelphia home and so I googled and and one of my first discoveries was Linvilla Orchards.
At the time when I first went I only had two of my 3 kids. They were so young. I mean my son had to be 1 and my oldest was 3. I needed to find parts of home without running to Lancaster just to find a familiar place. After the first visit I made Linvilla Orchards our yearly trip!
My children ages 1 and 3 now 8 and 10
Oh how we have grown over the years of coming to this family treasure. It means the world to me to have this be our tradition. Since my first year we also have included other family as well. Why do I love Linvilla? Going during Pumpkinland is everything Fall you can expect. There are hayrides, the Garden Center to choose your pumkins, apple throwing, corn and straw bale mazes, kids playgrounds, pony rides, train rides, friendly witch hayrides, apple picking, and of course the most amazing food ever.
This is where you pick your own pumkins! The prices are everything! They have pumpkins and gourds in every size!
The displays are always larger than life it’s almost the way to know you have definitely arrived
Although when I went this time they didnt pony rides available until right around the time I left. They are always a fan favorite!
Although Linvilla doesn’t charge admission or parking there is a fee for train and pony rides and they take cash. Meaning you need to either use the ATM at the Farm Market or bring cash of your own!
It’s completely closed and there is a section for the younger kids and the older kids and both are super close so you can supervise kids between the ages. This made it easier for when my kids were younger not to feel like they one couldn’t participate or would be knocked down by an older child!
There is a $1.00 admission paid in cash and children and adults must wash their hands exiting to help cut down on the spread of germs!
Although I’m from Lancaster and love corn mazes I seem to always get stuck. This time I used the flag to help locate me. I’m happy to say I didn’t need it this time but I was definitely prepared! Corn mazes are always a great time. You do need tickets for that but you can purchase tickets with cash or credit/debit card.
Corn mazes are always instant fun. I went by myself and it was a blast! Do not worry I’ll be taking the kids soon!
Straw bale Maze
Food is always a good idea! There are three things I will NEVER leave Linvilla without and that’s corn, apple cider donuts, and apple cider/apple cider slushes! These are an absolute must!
I also had a cherry limeade!
The food options are endless! There are many food options from the grill, funnel cake, etc.
Ship Bottom Brewery Garden
This is open during the weekends! This is always a great idea. Beers must be kept in the garden areas! Adding a little adult drink fun is clutch! Always remember not to drink and drive!
This is a must! This is where you can get in season bakery goods. You also can get cakes and those infamous apple cider donuts from above!
I love Fall Hayrides! The ability to be at Linvilla Orchards to learn how this is a family owned Orchard is amazing. Passed down from generation to generation you see the pride in the upkeep! You get to see their fruits that are planted and see the land for what it is-simply beautiful!
Hayrides are definitely pay as you ride! One ticket per rider is necessary. If you have seasonal allergies I would suggest to take your allergy medicine before you come. Bring a scarf or a small blanket to cover your face from the dust that will pick up. Also have your inhaler if necessary. My kids has asthma and allergies but do extremely well on the hayride!!
For those who love Halloween there are friendly witch hayrides to the witches house that include apple cider drinks and a campfire at the end.
There are a lot of activities for kids and adults of all ages. You really can make the trip what you want. Some people break their trips and make multiples trips or you can cram it all into an one time visit. Keep in mind that Linvilla Orchards is open all year round minus a few holiday closings!
This is a must for all of your Fall fun! They also have fun all year long including pick your own Christmas tree that starts in November!
To find more information please visit Linvilla Orchards!
Thank you to the hands down amazing staff who allowed me time to visit. You were all so hospitable! From making me feel comfortable to the warm welcome!! I look forwards to coming back!
Of course follow me on Instagram as you never know where I may end up. I hope that you have an amazing Fall Season. This should be a time for slowing down, family and friend fun, and a time for being grateful for all that we have!
This sums up what Linvilla Orchards to me!