With No Snow, It’s No Go for Papa’s Polar Patch

There’s no way around it. We are loving the milder weather this December, but we don’t have enough snow on the ground for Papa to open his Polar Patch. There will be no Papa’s Polar Patch this year. The forecast sounded positive for possible snow on Monday and Tuesday of Christmas Week, and that didn’t…

Planning to Play at Papa’s? Schedule Now and Save $$$!

Papa plans to open his Polar Patch in just over two weeks! From Friday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 4, Papa and the family hope you’ll plan a visit between 12 and 5 pm daily for some great outdoor play. The big red barn becomes a warming house, and outside you’ll find horse-drawn sleigh rides,…

One Month from Today Papa’s Polar Patch Opens!

Sometimes it’s fun to have a countdown. Papa especially likes them when it means we are getting closer to welcoming guests to the pumpkin patch or, in this case, Papa’s Polar Patch. So here it is: One Month from Today, on Dec. 26, Papa Plans to Open His Polar Patch for You! And today would…

Papa’s Polar Patch Is a Go!

Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith, and this is one of those times. Papa has decided to open his Polar Patch on Friday, December 26 at 12 noon, even though there isn’t enough snow on the ground today. You see, we’ve learned over time that while we live in North Dakota, we may or…

Papa’s Polar Patch Is Closed for the Weekend

Both the temperatures and the wind chills are in the negatives today so Papa’s Polar Patch will be closed Saturday, Jan. 4. The forecast looks the same (or colder) for Sunday as well. We’ve had requests to be open additional weekends this winter. We certainly have the snow for it; the winter weather is our…

WOOT! WOOT! Papa’s Polar Patch Is Open!!

It’s Friday, Jan. 3. It’s supposed to hit 40 degrees today. And Papa’s Polar Patch is (finally) open! There is a blizzard warning starting at 6 pm tonight so if there’s any chance to have some fun at the polar patch, it’s this afternoon. The warming house will be toasty; the horse-drawn sleigh rides will…

Closed Thursday; Gearing Up for Final Friday!

Papa’s Polar Patch is closed Thursday, Jan. 2 due to frigid temperatures that will change drastically overnight. Only in North Dakota can we go from -20 below one morning (today) to 20 degrees above zero 24 hours later! That’s right. The forecast is for 40 degrees above zero by Friday afternoon, and then it looks…

Papa’s Polar Patch Is Closed New Year’s Day

It’s a cold stretch, that’s for sure, and Papa’s Polar Patch will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1 due to low temperatures. According to the forecast, we won’t get to zero today. Looking ahead, the forecast isn’t good for Thursday but get a load of Friday: it could be a repeat of last Friday with temps…

We’re Ready for Fun Today, Friday, Dec. 27!

It seems odd to say it, but it already feels warm outside. Papa’s Polar Patch is ready and waiting for visitors, starting at 12 pm today, Friday, Dec. 27! We will be open from 12-5 pm. Many thanks to local media — KFYR TV, the Bismarck Tribune and KXMB TV. They visited Papa’s on opening…

WOOT! WOOT! Papa’s Polar Patch Is Open Dec. 26!

That’s right. Papa’s Polar Patch is open Thursday, Dec. 26 from 12-5 pm! The forecast says high 20s or low 30s; it’s going to be an awesome day to dress for winter and get outside and play. Papa and his crew will have the warming house warm; the bonfire stoked; single and triple sleds ready…

It’s Take Your Breathe Away Weather!

OMGosh! Papa’s horses are sure glad they have heavy winter coats because it’s been more than brisk these last couple of days. It’s Take Your Breathe Away Weather! The good news is that opening day for Papa’s Polar Patch — Thursday, Dec. 26 — looks like it will be in the high teens and it…

WAHOO! Papa’s Gonna Have a Polar Patch!!

Papa said his polar patch was dependent on snow, and we’ve got enough to open Dec. 26 from 12-5 pm! It’s a short season so plan now to join us: Dec. 26 – Jan. 5. We will be open 12-5 pm daily, weather permitting. Between now and then, keep your fingers cross for temperatures to…