October 10, 2017

Vala’s Scavenger Hunt

A day at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, Neb., is not enough to see and do all the free activities. I’ve tried. There’s plenty to do just walking around and stumbling on fun activities. But, if you’re a regular at Vala’s or a season pass holder, here’s the Vala’s Scavenger Hunt to spice up your next visit.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area and it’s only open about 45 days a year!

This scavenger hunt is great for groups. I know this since I did a version of it during a work outing recently. I’ve altered it some, but the fun tasks and hard-to-find items are all the brainchild of two Omaha Children’s Museum colleagues, Amy and Grace. It’s great when you work with such creative people!

Vala’s Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt is specific to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and the unique things found there, so it won’t work at other pumpkin patches. That said, if you think you know Vala’s, this hunt is going to prove you wrong!

Sure, the Henway Piano is easy to find, but good luck finding everything else on the Vala’s Scavenger Hunt,

Here are a few suggestions for the Vala’s Scavenger Hunt. You don’t have to use these rules, but they helped with our hunt:

– Teams must stick together to complete the scavenger hunt. Splitting up is not allowed.

– Set a time limit. Our time limit was strict, and any team that arrived late was docked 25 points for each minute past the end time. This kept things pretty fair.

– Make sure at least one member on each team has a phone with a lot of storage space for the photos and videos.

 

Download the Vala’s Scavenger Hunt

Download the scavenger hunt here! This is free to use for personal use. Please do not reshare this on any other site without my permission.

 

If you go

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

Where: 12102 S. 180th St., Gretna, Neb.

When: Opened seasonally starting mid-September through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Comments

  1. What a fun idea! And Vala’s looks like an amazing pumpkin patch!

  2. Tyler Johnson says:

    What age group was this for? I’m looking to make something similar for younger kids and haven’t been to valas much myself. do you have any suggestions on what to do for a group of kids in grades pre K to Kindergarden and their families?

    • Good question. This would be too hard for younger kids. There are a variety of play areas, some are themed. There are places to look at rabbits, feed goats and a camel. The bounce pillows are divided by age so preschoolers are kept from bigger kids. I’d stay out of even the not-so-scary haunted houses as they still can spook a kid. If they don’t like loud noises, stay out of the chicken barn with all the ball shooters – it’s incredibly loud (they’ll probably enjoy shooting the balls but it’s tough to stay in there for long). You will have no problem finding stuff to do. Have fun!

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