Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill
September 20, 2017

Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill

For many Sacramento families, the arrival of fall prompts an annual visit to Apple Hill. This popular destination offers visitors the opportunity to kick-off the cooler season with a day of wholesome family fun. There are many kid-friendly farms on Apple Hill that have been drawing families to the area for more than 50 years.

Apple Hill has many large, busy farms… this year, skip the crowds and visit a few of the hidden gems in the area. Get the most out of your trip with our Apple Hill Destination Guide, offering our top picks for kid-friendly farms on Apple Hill.

24 Carrot Farm

Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill 24 Carrot Farm

Located at 2731 Jacquier Road in Placerville, 24 Carrot Farm is perfect for kids, who will enjoy picking their own fruit or taking a tour of this certified organic farm. They grow more than just apples… their produce includes fruit, flowers, and vegetables, too! Their farm has a produce stand, a pond and a picnic area. Visitors will love learning all about their commitment to sustainable farming techniques.  Learn more by visiting the 24 Carrot Farm website.

Apple Ridge Farms

Apple Ridge Farms

Located at 1800 Larsen Drive in Camino, Apple Ridge Farms is favorite destination and is one of the many kid-friendly farms on Apple Hill. Apple Ridge Farms welcomes families to their ranch, which features farm animals, a hay maze, a tranquil pond and a nature trail. They also have an apple barn, a bake shop, a candy kitchen and a gift shop, too! To learn more, visit the Apple Ridge Farms website.

Delfino Farms

Delfino Farms

Located at 3205 North Canyon Road in Camino, Delfino Farms has been devoted to creating fresh products from fruit grown on their farm for over 50 years. They welcome families and offer tons of activities for kids including two corn mazes, u-pick pumpkins, a nature trail, farm animals and a beautiful family-friendly picnic area. To learn more about this kid-friendly farm on Apple Hill, visit the Delfino Farms website.

Denver Dan’s Apple Patch

Located at 4354 Bumble Bee Lane in Camino, Denver Dan’s Apple Patch is a kid-friendly attraction featuring entertainment geared towards younger visitors. Their location features pony rides, a kids’ cooking program and tours that are sure to delight curious minds. To learn more, visit the Denver Dan’s Apple Patch website.

Fudge Factory Farm

Fudge Factory Farm

Located at 2860 High Hill Road in Placerville, the Fudge Factory Farm will please visitors of all ages. More than just a candy store, they offer handmade chocolates, fudge, candy-coated apples, caramel corn, ice cream, jams, pies, apples, seasonal berries and more. In addition to these delicious goodies, they welcome families and offer a kids’ play area and farm animals. To learn more, visit the Fudge Factory Farm website.

Larsen Apple Barn

Larsen Apple Barn

Located at 2461 Larsen Drive in Camino, Larsen Apple Barn is the longest family-owned farm on Apple Hill. They offer over 20 varieties of apples plus pears, grapes, juices and more. Their bakery is full of pies, turnovers, dumplings and other delectable goodies. They also have an on-site deli perfect for picking up a quick lunch to enjoy in their grass-covered park with its picturesque waterfalls and arching bridges. While you’re there, don’t miss the Apple Hill Museum which gives visitors a glimpse into the history of Apple Hill. To learn more, visit the Larsen Apple Barn website.

Mill View Ranch

Mill View Ranch

Located at 2740 Cable Road in Camino, Mill View Ranch welcomes families to its ranch, offering visitors a special kid-friendly attraction: a free “Kids Town” comprised of an old-west miniature town just for youngsters. They also have a live scarecrow, a huge gift shop, plus goodies such as pies, jams, apple butter, fritters, donuts, breads, apples, caramel apples, peaches, popcorn balls, assorted candies, cookies, and more. To learn more, visit the Mill View Ranch website.

Rainbow Orchards

Rainbow Orchards

Located at 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino, Rainbow Orchards has been family owned for 40 years and is best known for their hot apple cider donuts, a favorite of kids and adults alike. In addition to their on-site cider mill, they produce made-from-scratch pies, cobblers, crisps, tarts, jams, syrups and vinegars. But they’re not all-about-apples… they also grow heirloom pumpkins and squash! If you’re looking for something savory, try their tri-tip BBQ or corndogs while tapping your toes to some live bluegrass music. To learn more, visit the Rainbow Orchards website.

Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden

Located at 3061 Snows Road in Camino, Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden offers majestic views, fun crafts, tractor rides and farm tours sure to delight visitors of all ages. Kids will love this location, where they can pick out a pumpkin, choose fresh veggies or meet live animals during their visit to this magical farm and orchard.  Sloan Winters Mountain specializes in organic produce, but they also feature honey and jams. To learn more, visit the Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden website.

Smokey Ridge Ranch

Smokey Ridge Ranch

Located at 2160 Carson Road in Placerville, Smokey Ridge Ranch is a small family farm offering children the opportunity to observe the diversity of produce that can be grown on a small-scale agricultural operation. The farm produces grapes, chestnuts, 17 types of apples, olives, figs, pears and pumpkins. They also make handmade preserves, condiments, and custom sausages with the items they grow. Kids love the u-pick chestnut and pumpkin options offered at the location, and families often visit to enjoy the farm-to-table lunches by their beautiful pond. To learn more, visit the Smokey Ridge Ranch website.

Get the Apple Hill App!

Did you know there’s an Apple Hill App? Developed by By GoLocalApps, the Apple Hill Growers App allows users to plan and customize their trip to Apple Hill. Search farms by category, plan adventures and discover the traditions of local growers. Download the App from iTunes  or through Google Play.

Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill

Apple Hill is a popular destination for wholesome family fun. There are dozens of kid-friendly farms on Apple Hill to choose from, make the most of your trip with a visit to one of these kid-friendly Apple Hill farms.

More things to do in Sacramento with Kids…

Looking for more things to do with kids in Sacramento? Sacramento offers countless opportunities for fun! Check out our list of things to do in Sacramento, or browse Places to Go section.


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About Michele C.

Michele is a freelance writer based in Sacramento county. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband, two children and four cats. Michele is proud of her role as a working mother and maintains a full-time career. Writing is one of Michele’s passions and she aims to share her unique perspective on parenting through the written word.

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