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Leeds Farm is HUGE. If you’re looking for a do-it-all and then some pumpkin farm experience, this is it! On our first visit, I was completely in awe! We knew they offered a lot of activities, but the size of the farm still took us by surprise!

But don’t let the size and scope of the farm intimidate you though, because the size actually makes the experience better! We were there on opening day, at the same time as the Autism Festival and though there were tons of people there, the fact that the farm is so big and there are so many things to do meant that it didn’t feel jam packed and the lines for activities were not super long. There are literally acres of space to spread out!

One of the great things about Leeds Farm is that there is truly something for everyone. If you have toddlers, there’s the corn bin, an easy corn maze, animals to feed, pumpkins to pick, and a hayride. If you have active elementary school kids, there are pedal carts, a mini zip line, the pumpkin jump (a big orange trampoline), big slides and more! If you have middle schoolers (or kids 52+ inches tall) and up, there’s The Big Zip Line in addition to all the other activities! A full food menu is also available meaning you don’t have to leave the farm at meal time! And don’t forget to visit The Back Porch for kettle corn!

Here’s a break down of all the things there are to do at Leeds farm! Your admission allows you access to all of these activities except paintball, so you can feel free to pick and choose the activities that are best suited for your kids without having to tack on additional costs. If you have babies and toddlers, keep reading because I will also tell you how to experience the farm without paying for activities your little kids might not be able to do!

1. Take a Hay Ride

There are three Hayrides going at a time and the hayride lasts 10-15 minutes so the process operates like a well oiled machine! Throughout the ride, keep your eyes peeled for “animals” in the woods!

2. Pick a Pumpkin

There are lots of pumpkins to choose from and carts available to carry your treasures to your car! The pumpkins are outside the Farm Shop and inside are lots of other gourds, pumpkins and squash to choose from!

3. Eat

Inside the North Barn is a cafe with lots of food to choose from, from main courses like shredded chicken sandwiches, sausage, hot dogs and chili, to snacks and desserts such as nachos, soft pretzels, donuts, pie and my favorite, apple cider slushies!

Don’t miss the Back Porch where the kettle corn is made and sold!

4. Feed Animals

Kids can feed the animals at the farm and cups of feed are $1/piece. (Cash only here.) My kids loved sending the food down the tubes to feed the donkeys and we got to see the piglets born just the day before! The feeding frenzy doesn’t stop in the barn! On the Pond Bridge you can stop to feed the fish in the pond – bring some quarters to purchase!

5. Slide

If sliding is your thing, you’ve got lots of options at Leeds Farm! There are at least 4 areas where there are slides and they are of varying heights and fear factors, including one slide coming from a combine!

6. Jump on a Humongous Pumpkin

This big huge orange thing is a trampoline of sorts! It’s called the Pumpkin Jump and it looked like tons of fun!

7. Roll in a Tube

Want to roll around in a tube? You can do that too!

8. Ride in a Banana Bus

Anyone who can fit can ride in the Banana Bus for a trip around the farm!

9. Zip Line

There are two options for zip lining: The Big Zip Line and the Mini Zip Lines. Two Big Zips are included in your admission and you must be at least 52 inches tall and under 250 lbs. The Mini Zip Lines are perfect for those between 3 and 4 feet tall!

10. Play in Corn

You know this is where my kids spent the biggest chunk of their time – digging, scooping and dumping corn with vehicles! Warning: your kids will be covered in corn dust (is that a thing?) when they are done!

11. Wind through a Maze

This is a great play area for the younger kids. Parents can see in, nobody gets lost and it’s a fun space for the little ones to run around!

12. Watch Pigs Race

We didn’t get to see a pig race firsthand, but several times a day, pigs are raced around this arena! I’m bummed we missed it because it sounds like a hoot!

13. Drive a Pedal Cart

Pedal carts are fun for the kids and your little guys can get pushed if they can’t reach the pedals!

14. Shoot a Paintball Gun

This activity is the one thing that is not included in your admission but it is just $2 for a bucket of 15 paintballs or $5 for 50.

15. Climb

Whether its on a straw fort or a climbing wall, or up a huge grass hill, there are plenty of opportunities to climb at Leeds Farm!

How to do it all: Admission to the farm includes all activities except paintball. When you pay, you get a sticker to wear that allows you access to all of the activity areas. Your admission also includes a hayride and up to 2 Big Zips!

How to do some of it: A lot of the activities at Leeds Farm are geared toward ages 3 and up, but that doesn’t have to stop parents of babies from having fun! Or maybe you’re looking for a scaled down farm experience. If so, it is free to visit the animals in the barn (and a cup of feed is only $1). You can also shop for pumpkins, squash, and gourds with no admission fee. Pumpkins range from $2.50 for pie pumpkins up to $15 for the biggest pumpkins. You can also tack on a hayride a la cart for $5/person.

Know Before You Go:

  • Leeds Farm is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, September 23 through October 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Leeds Farm is open ONE FRIDAY ONLY: October 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM!
  • Admission to Farm Activities is as follows:
    • Kids 3-18: $12
    • Adults 19-54: $10
    • Kids 2 and under: Free
    • Adults 55+: Complimentary
    • Parking: No charge
  • Guests are welcome to visit the animals in the barnyard and shop for pumpkins, squash, gourds with no admission fee.
  • Check out the Farm Map to get your bearings before you go!

Hey Moms, does all of this look fun but you secretly wish you could do it without your kids? Then make sure you get tickets for Witches Night Out on October 5! I’ll see you there!

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Written by Julie Miller