The Carlsbad Flower Fields
Visiting the Carlsbad Flower Fields is a super fun Springtime family outing! There’s a lot to do, most of which is included with the cost of admission.
Tractor Ride, Playground, Maze, Gem Panning, & More!
Some of the activities at the Carlsbad Flower Fields include a tractor ride with an audio history about the location, Santa’s Playground, a sweet pea maze, rose garden, gem panning, an “artists garden” with a pond and birds, and so much more. Most activities are included with admission. Gem panning and the tractor ride are a bit extra.
The Flower Fields Passport Activity
When children enter, they receive a Flower Fields Passport, included with entry. Kids look for specially numbered wooden posts, and stamp their fun little booklet with the corresponding number from the posts. Once they have all their stamps, they can take the passport to a gem panning area for $1.00 off the activity.
The Flowers Bloom In Patches
Something to keep in mind, is that the ranunculus in the fields are never in full bloom completely all at once. They bloom in patches. From our experience, we’ve found many of the flowers tend to be blooming around mid-April, but it varies each year. Weather, time of planting, and other factors play a part of when the flowers bloom. You can call 760-431-0352 x3 for current blooming conditions.
What To Bring, Wear, & More
The Carlsbad Flower Fields allow strollers, and you might want to bring one if you have a little tot. Be sure to bring sunscreen, hats, and wear comfortable walking shoes. You might want to bring a light jacket as well, as the fields are just above the Pacific Ocean, and there’s often a nice breeze. You can bring food and beverages to enjoy at designated tables for eating. They sell fresh lemonade daily, and sell other food items certain days of the week.
Hours, Dates, Etc…
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are open from 9am-6pm daily, from March 1 – May 14, 2017. Weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends. If you visit on a weekend, or on the day of a special event, you might hear a band, or be present during an arts crafts show. We suggest you designate a good 3+ hours for your visit.
Buy Entry In Advance or at the Gates
You can either buy your admission tickets online, or at the ticket booth. Be sure to buy your tractor tickets at the admission booth prior to entering the gates. You can pay your gem panning fee at the panning station. Parking is free!
Location, Location, Location
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, in Carlsbad, CA, just down the hill from LEGOLAND California. Click HERE for more information about The Flower Fields, including their event calendar and pricing. Perhaps we’ll see you there!