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 fun 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.
Upon arriving, head to the little red building for all your activity tickets and apple picking needs. Here you’ll be greeted by a staff member who will assist you with selecting the right size apple picking bag for your family, tell you which varieties of apples are ripe for picking and direct you to the best rows of trees to pick from. Bag sizes and prices vary starting at about $8 for the smallest bag.
The Wagon Ride, Corn Maze, Sunflower Field and Tractor Town play area cost $7 each, or you can purchase a combo pass for all four 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!
Hands-On Educational Games
General admission to Tuttle Orchards is free and this includes the educational games just inside the main entrance. The area where you first walk in offers some educational and fun hands-on games. Play to learn which apple you might like best, play a game of checkers, or compete in the traditional Connect Four with a Tuttle spin! Another freebie is a visit with the llama and goats in the entrance area.
U Pick Apples are available for the 2023 season from August 25-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!
The 2023 Pumpkin Patch is available beginning September 22. The 20-acre pumpkin patch is across the street from Tractor Town and the main parking lot. After we took our wagon 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 or small decorative pumpkins & 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.
Sunflower Meadow and U-Cut Flowers
Late summer brings dazzling displays of florals at Tuttle Orchards. The Sunflower Meadow offers 3-acres of blooms to wander. Simply soak up all the golden beauty around you, snap some photos of your family, or pay to cut your own stems. Admission to the Meadow is $7. Individual stems are $3 each, or you can fill a vase for $25.
U-cut flowers are available beginning late in August and often bloom through October. Pricing depends on the jar size you choose and ranges from $18-$25 per bouquet. There is no separate admission price to the wildflower patch.
Bonus Activities on the Farm
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.
In the fall the narrated wagon rides run 930 am – 630 pm on Saturdays and 11 am – 630 pm on weekdays. Wagons are covered with a canopy that provides nice shade and bench seating. The wagon ride at Tuttle is wheelchair friendly – a truly rare and welcome feature for families who need accessibility! The wagon ride provides a close look at all the local produce grown at Tuttle, and guests will learn the history of the farm during the 15min ride the way.
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. Guests will find a map at the start with the answer key so snap a pic if you think you’ll need assistance getting through it. Find challenge questions and cute scarecrows along the way to make the experience more than just a walk through the corn.
Tractor Town Play Area
The play area has a well-thought-out activities that kids of all ages will enjoy. 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. Bigger kids will enjoy the basketball and the human hamster wheels. The designated area for children under 5 years old has animal pens with hippity-hops to bounce on. This section also has a mini playhouse, 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 your hands. Although there were restrooms in the area, this is a farm, so there are 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 Orchards.
- 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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