La Jolla Mom

Family-Friendly Activities at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Pick your own blueberries Buy a pint ($8) and fill it with fruit that you select from the 2-acre blueberry patch. Admission to the patch is included with admission to The Flower Fields, but guests not visiting The Flower Fields can access the patch for free by parking in a designated lot and using a different entrance. Blueberries are available for picking starting in early March until the patch runs out.

Let the kids play at Santa's playground Do you remember Santa’s Village in Lake Arrowhead? Well, some of the whimsical playhouses and other displays now live at The Flower Fields. No eating or drinking is allowed inside so that everyone keeps their face coverings in place. If other visitors are waiting, guests are asked to limit time inside to 30 minutes.

Mine your own gemstones Thanks to the Carlsbad Mining Company, adults and kids can have a blast mining their very own gemstones using a water-based method called sluicing.  Tickets cost $4 per person, and kids get a dollar off if they show a completed passport.