Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill
September 4, 2023

Whether you’re headed to Apple Hill for the day or enjoying a weekend getaway, these kid-friendly farms have so much fun to offer!

For many Sacramento families, the arrival of the fall season prompts an annual visit to Apple Hill. This destination guide offers visitors the opportunity to kick off the cooler season with a day of wholesome family fun. Many kid-friendly farms on Apple Hill have drawn families to the area for over 50 years.

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Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill

Kid-Friendly Farms on Apple Hill - High Hill Ranch


2901 High Hill Rd., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: (530) 644-1973

High Hill Ranch offers the widest selection of outdoor Apple Hill activities for kids and the whole family every fall season. From apple picking, fishing for trout, pony rides for kids, hayride tours, school field trips, and wine tasting to a pumpkin patch, you can shop at the largest craft show of Apple Hill! This farm is an excellent choice for the entire family to visit and have fun. To learn more, visit the High Hill Ranch website.


2731 Jacquier Rd., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: (530) 391-8582

24 Carrot Farm is perfect for kids who 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.


1800 Larsen Dr., #1898, Camino, CA 95709
Phone Number: (530) 647-0613

Apple Ridge Farms is a favorite in our destination guide list 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 this fall season. They also have an apple barn, a bakeshop, a candy kitchen, and a gift shop! To learn more, visit the Apple Ridge Farms website.


3205 N Canyon Rd., Camino, CA 95709
Phone Number: (530) 622-0184

Delfino Farms has been devoted to creating fresh products from fruit grown on their farm for over 50 years. They welcome families and offer kids many activities, 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.


2345 Carson Rd., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: (530) 626-0138

This family ranch offers outdoor fun for all ages, from ponds and picnic areas to kids’ activities, including Mining Adventure, Maze, and Horse Rides (weekends). Enjoy the Craft Fair, Apple Barn with Bake Shop, Candy Counter, Apple Pantry, Gifts, Book Nooks, Deck, and Terri’s Country Cuisine & BBQ with a view and dining tables. Learn more by visiting Abel’s Apple Acres’ website.

Fudge Factory Farm - fall season


2860 High Hill Rd., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: (530) 644-3492

The Fudge Factory Farm will please visitors of all ages, especially during the fall season. 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.


2461 Larsen Dr., Camino, CA 95709
Phone Number: (530) 644-1415

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 contains 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.


2569 Larsen Dr., Camino, CA 95709
Phone Number: (530) 644-1594

Located at 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino, Rainbow Orchards has been family-owned for 40 years and is best known for its 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 vinegar. 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.


3061 Snows Rd., Camino, CA 95667
Phone Number: (916) 860-9207

Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden will never be missed on our destination guide as it 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 while visiting this magical farm and orchard.  

Sloan Winters Mountain specializes in organic produce but also contains honey and jams. To learn more, visit the Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden website.


2160 Carson Rd., Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: (530) 626-5077

Smokey Ridge Ranch is a small family farm offering children the opportunity to observe the diversity of produce that can be grown in 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 their growing items.

Kids love the u-pick chestnut and pumpkin options offered at the location during the fall season, and families often visit to enjoy the farm-to-table lunches by their beautiful pond. To learn more, visit the Smokey Ridge Ranch website.

Apple Hill Growers Association

Apple Hill Growers Association

We have been in touch with the Apple Hill Growers Association, and they are sharing their great list of destination guides to visit. Fun things to do!
Fun for Kids
Calendar of Events – Updated weekly with many Apple Hill kid-friendly events- Apple Hill Events
UPick Farms is currently open. Denver Dan’s has you-pick apples. Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm. Harris Tree Farm has U-pick thornless blackberries, apples, and pears. Thurs-Sunday 9-4:30 pm. 24 Carrot Farm has you-pick flowers. Open Sat-Sun 10-5. Monday-Friday 12-6.

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

Our destination guide to Apple Hill consists of a popular list 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 the Places to Go section.

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