Visited: 1/29/22 Published: 12/30/22
If you’re looking for a spot to u-pick Oranges with your kids this year, try Orange Picking La Verne Heritage Foundation, it’s about as fun and easy as it gets! Located a couple of minutes from the 57 & 210 interchange, La Verne Heritage Foundation is a perfect spot for families to u-pick some tasty oranges without a long drive.
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Orange Picking La Verne Heritage Foundation Visiting Information
- 5001 Via De Mansion, La Verne, CA 91750
- Dates & Hours:
- Orange Picking Season will open on Jan 14th, 2023 and continue every Saturday while oranges are available.
- Hours are typically 9 am or 10 am to 3 pm but check their Facebook or Instagram @laverneheritagefoundation for all updates.
- Dates and hours of operations may change. We recommend calling them or checking their Facebook or Instagram beforehand to confirm their business dates and hours.
- Free entry.
- $6 per bag for orange picking.
- $2/person tractor rides. Children under 2 years are free.
- The total cost for our family with 2 adults and 2 kids: $14
- Includes: 1 bag for orange picking and the tractor ride.
- Payment options: Cash or Venmo
- Free street parking.
- Orange picking ($6/bag)
- Free tour of the historic Weber House.
- Tractor ride around the grove ($2/person and children under 2 are free)
- Visit the small farm animal pen.
- Time spent:
- 2 hours
- Stroller friendly:
- Yes, flushable toilets.
- What we observed:
- We highly recommend visiting their grove on opening weekend (Jan 14th). Last year, their season only lasted for 3 Saturdays. Check their Facebook or Instagram for any updates.
- We arrived at 9am and there was already a line of people.
- We used Venmo to pay for our orange bag and tractor ride.
- There is a small park (Heritage Park) located right next door that our girls enjoyed playing. It’s also a great place to have a picnic.
things to bring
- Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing and closed toe shoes is recommended.
- What we packed:
- Sunscreen, lip sunscreen, @Suds2go portable cap, insect repellent, lunch, fruits, veggies, snacks, and water.
- School field trips:
- Gift Certificates:
- Future events:
- Spring Fling Faire – March 25, 2023 from 10 am – 3 pm
- Summer Concerts – June
- Pumpkin Patch – October
What We Said In Our Orange Picking At La Verne Heritage Video
The 1.5-acre Historical Park is currently opening Saturdays from 9-3 until the oranges are gone. We came on the 2nd Saturday, and It looked like the grove only got another weekend or two max before it’s picked through.
While it’s a short window, we recommend bookmarking the place and checking back next year if you miss it. Our girls had fun walking around their grove using the picker to pull the oranges down from above. While it didn’t take long to fill the bag, we stuck around to take in the Historical Park’s other stand-out attractions.
It’s more than orange picking
Outside of oranges, the main draw to the La Verne Heritage Foundation is the Weber House. Initially built in the 1880s, the house was in bad shape before being moved onsite and fully restored to give visitors a glimpse of life in the early 1900s. Unfortunately, our girls were a little too young to appreciate the volunteers’ amazing work of bringing the house back to life, but I was nerd-ing out on all the old appliances and products inside.
In front of the house, we also bought tickets for their tractor ride. Honestly, I thought the ride was great. The volunteer driver was extremely friendly, taught us a lot about the property, and he had me walking off satisfied.
All the volunteers were extremely friendly at La Verne Heritage Foundation. You can feel how much they love the grounds and their excitement to share it with others is contagious.
Their passion can be felt throughout the well-maintained site, in volunteer projects like their garden, the white barn & restrooms, and the windmill water pump. They even take care of a small group of farm animals. While we expected goats, a pig, and chickens. The big puffed-up white turkey with the blue face was the surprise and star of the farm. Both of our kids loved that area.
Another great thing about visiting the historical park with kids is the playground next door. Afterward, we let the girls tire themselves out before heading out.
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That being said, We’ll be visiting plenty is other u-pick farms throughout California this year. We’ll link them here once they’re in season.
See you again with more around California with kids.