We love a good pumpkin patch, especially this new-ish trend of floating pumpkin patches. A floating pumpkin patch is when participants can swim in a community pool filled with pumpkins and select one to take home. It’s a unique seasonal activity and fun for families who love swimming.
We rounded up a handful of local floating pumpkin patch events. Many required advance reservations.
Pleasant Hill Pumpkin Splash
October 8. Jump in and once you pick your pumpkin from the pool, give it a face at the pumpkin decorating station on deck. Register by noon on October 6. 1 – 2:30 pm. $16 per resident / $20 per non-resident; spectators and parent helpers are free. Website.
El Cerrito Pumpkin Splash
October 13. Swim with the pumpkins. Two sessions: 3:30 pm is best for families with younger kids or 5:30 pm is best for families with older kids. Drop-ins are subject to capacity limits. $12 per person; kids under 1 are free. Website.
Newark Floating Pumpkin Patch
October 20. Enjoy the evening hours at this event. 5 – 7 pm. Register in advance. $10 per resident / $12 per non-resident. More info on Facebook >
Hayward Plunge Floating Pumpkin Patch & Public Swim
October 21. There will be a floating pumpkin patch, a decorating station, and giveaways for the best-decorated pumpkins. 1 – 4 pm. Registration is required. $6 per person. More info in the Recreation Guide >
Dublin Wave Floating Pumpkin Patch
October 21. Taking place in the Natatorium at The Wave, kids swim to choose their own pumpkin, and then decorate it. Two sessions: 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Register by October 19. Children 5 and younger need to be accompanied by a guardian in the water. $20-$24 per swimmer; each swimmer is allowed two free spectators. Website >
Berkeley Floating Pumpkin Patch
October 28. Enjoy fun activities, swim time in the West Campus Pool, and go home with a pumpkin of your own. Ghoulish attire is welcome on the pool deck, and proper swimming attire is required for floating. Children 6 and older need to be accompanied by someone 16 or older. Three sessions: 10 am- noon, 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm. Advanced registration is required. $10-$12 per person. Website to Register >
Point Richmond Floating Pumpkin Patch
October 28. The annual tradition continues Richmond Plunge, an indoor swimming pool in Point Richmond. Children’s admission includes a pumpkin. Two sessions: 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Children: $8 resident/$9 non-resident; Adults: $7 resident/$8.75 non-resident. Website >
Prefer a traditional pumpkin patch? See our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Guide >
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