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.
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!
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Vala’s Pumpkin Patch 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!
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, Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Wednesday 21st of September 2022
About how long would the hunt take to complete for Adults?
Thursday 22nd of September 2022
It depends on how well everyone knows the place. I'd estimate an hour to two.
Thursday 6th of September 2018
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?
Friday 7th of September 2018
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!
Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
Tuesday 10th of October 2017
What a fun idea! And Vala's looks like an amazing pumpkin patch!
Tuesday 10th of October 2017
Thanks! You should plan a fall visit so your family can see it sometime. It's one of a kind and a huge place to visit.