Tuttle Orchards

At Tuttle Orchards, space is not a worry at all. Upon arrival, the first thing you notice is wide-open areas and the huge slides up on the hill. Your kids’ eyes will light up! Tuttle Orchards has become a local, east-side treasure and is often the first place families think of when looking for fall festivities around Indy. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin, apples for a classic pie, big, bright sunflower blooms, or just some playtime on the farm, Tuttle Orchards is a fantastic family destination.

Parking at Tuttle Orchards is not only adequate, but it’s guided and clearly marked so that you don’t forget where your car is located. Parking also is free! The staff at Tuttle is very friendly and will help you navigate to all the different areas that Tuttle has to offer.

Apple Picking

U Pick Apples are available for the 2022 season from August 26-October. The fruit was plentiful, and the rows of apple trees were LONG. Some of the apples varieties available were Red Delicious, Ida red, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, and Cortland. We had rows and rows to choose from and we could barely walk the entire row. Every tree was full of apples in a wide variety of sizes. We looked for the smaller apples so that we could fit more in our bag! Upon arriving at the beginning of the trees, you are greeted by someone who can assist you with selecting the right size bag for your family. From there, you choose and start the picking. Bag sizes and prices vary starting at about $8 for the smallest bag. Just to give you an idea, we picked one of the smaller bags and we had at least 10 smaller apples to bring home.

Pumpkin Patch

2022 Pumpkin Patch is available beginning in October. The 20 acre pumpkin patch is across the street from Tractor Town and the main parking lot. After we took our tractor ride through Tuttle, we were able to scout out where we’d want to find our pumpkin to pick and take home. Just like the apples, the pumpkins were plentiful and in different shapes and colors. Choose from classic carving pumpkins, large and small decorative pumpkins and gourds, and pie pumpkins! Prices are set based on variety, rather than per pound, and wagons are provided so you don’t have to lug the largest pumpkin in the patch all the way back to your car. If you don’t want to go through and look for a pumpkin to pick yourself, there are hundreds of pre-picked pumpkins available for purchase.

Hands-On Educational Games

The area where you first walk in offers some educational and fun hands on games. Play to learn which apple you might like best, or compete in the traditional Connect Four with a Tuttle spin!

Bonus Activities on the Farm

There is no general admission at Tuttle Orchards! If your goal is to take home some fresh apples for baking or pumpkins for your porch, you can park, pick, and leave while only paying for the produce you select. To extend your day and maximize your fun, take advantage of the classic fall activities available for a fee. The Wagon Ride, Corn Maze, and Tractor Town play area cost $7 each, or you can purchase a combo pass for all three activities for $14/person. Children 1 and under are free. Adults can also accompany their children in Tractor Town for no charge. If you are local, you may want to buy a season pass ($30/person), so you can return to the orchard over and over to play!

Wagon Ride

The narrated wagon rides run from 10 am-7 pm on weekdays only. The lines appear to be long when waiting with excited little ones, but there’s about 5 tractors arriving in 15-minute increments. Choose from a trailer with a canopy that provides some nice shade from the sun, or an open wagon. The wagon ride at Tuttle is wheelchair friendly – a truly rare and welcome feature for families who need accessibility! The tractor ride provides a close look at all the local produce grown at Tuttle, and you’ll learn the story of the farm along the way.

Corn Maze

The Corn Maze at Tuttle Orchards is super family friendly. There’s no scary decor and you won’t feel lost or disoriented as you try to navigate to the exit with your children! Plan to carve out 30-45 minutes to make your way through and come out on the other side.

Tractor Town Play Area

The play area has a well thought out structure that keeps everyone in mind. There are big porch swings where parents, grandparents or caretakers can sit and easily see their children. There is endless fun in Tractor Town, with HUGE slides, child-sized mazes, little playgrounds, a sandbox, obstacle courses, hay bales to climb, and corn hole. The designated area for children under 5 years old has four animal pens with cow, horse, dog, and unicorn hippity-hops to bounce on. This section also has mini play house, tractor rides, swings, and a sandbox.

Bathrooms at Tuttle Orchards

A set of restrooms is located just outside Tractor Town, behind the play area entrance. The restrooms are equipped with baby changing tables and the stalls have space for caretakers that have a toddler with them. The other set of restrooms located over by the café and produce store are a little roomier.

Pro Tips for Your Visit to Tuttle Orchards

  • Tuttle Orchards is closed Sundays, so plan your weekend visit for Saturday!
  • Bring wipes for hands. Although there were restrooms in the area, this is a farm, so there’s not a lot of stalls or hand sanitizing stations.
  • Strollers and wagons are permitted. There are areas to park them for the tractor ride and also lots of open space in the play area to store them without worrying if they are in the way of others.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Get ready for a day of walking, running, crawling, getting dirty, and being active!
  • Arrive early so that you can maximize your time at Tuttle.
  • Prepare to indulge in a treat. Tuttle Orchards’ concession stand has fantastic apple cider slushies and pumpkin donuts.
  • Tuttle Orchards is a wheelchair friendly apple farm and pumpkin patch.

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