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17 Things to Do at Leeds Farm in 2023

Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio is the ultimate Pumpkin Farm experience! With activities for all ages, hayrides, a zip line, pumpkins and tons more, your family will enjoy a day out at Leeds Farm!

A big thanks to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post!

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! We look forward to visiting Leeds Farm each year!

I’ve updated this post with information relevant for the 2023 season! Leeds Farm will be open this fall from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, Oct. 28, 2023 (weekends only), plus one Friday: October 13, 2023. Fall hours are Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

  • In 2023 A pre-purchased ticket is required for every guest aged 3 and over. To assure you will be able to enter, please purchase your tickets BEFORE arrival.
  • The early season admission price is in effect Sept. 16 through Sept. 24. Visit the farm early and save $5 per ticket!

Read on to find out all there is to do at Leeds Farm! 

16 Things to Do at Leeds Farm:

Leeds Farm North Barn

Don’t let the size and scope of the farm intimidate you though, because the size actually makes the experience better! We typically visit on opening day, at the same time as the Autism Festival, when there are tons of people there.

The fact that the farm is so big and there are so many things to do means that it hasn’t felt jam packed and the lines for activities have not been super long. There are literally acres of space to spread out!

Leeds Farm Straw Barn

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, 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!

Wondering what there is to do at Leeds farm?

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 and The Big Zip, 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

Leeds Farm Hay Rides
leeds farm 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!

leeds farm hayride

2. Pick a Pumpkin

Leeds Farm pumpkins

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!

Leeds Farm pumpkin barn
Leeds Farm pumpkin picking
Leeds Farm pumpkin picking

3. Eat

Leeds Farm apple cider slushy

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!

Leeds Farm food

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

Leeds Farm Kettle Corn

4. Feed Animals

Leeds Farm feeding 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! The feeding frenzy doesn’t stop in the barn!

Leeds Farm animal feed
Leeds Farm donkeys

5. Slide

Leeds Farm Slide
Leeds Farm

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!

Leeds Farm Slides
Leeds Farm Combine Slide
Leeds Farm Slide

6. Jump on a Humongous Pumpkin

Leeds Farm Pumpkin Jump

This big huge orange thing is a trampoline of sorts! It’s called the Pumpkin Jump and it’s tons of fun – I’ve done it myself!

7. Roll in a Tube

Leeds Farm Big Tubes

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

Leeds Farm Big Tubes

8. Ride in the Holstein Hustle

Leeds Farm Holstein Huddle

Anyone who can fit can ride in the Holstein Hustle for a trip around the farm!

9. Zip Line

Leeds Farm Big Zip

There are two options for zip lining: The Big Zip Line and the Mini Zip Lines. The Mini Zip Lines are perfect for those between 3 and 4 feet tall! The Big Zip is an additional cost and you must be at least 52 inches tall and under 250 lbs.

Leeds Farm Mini Zip Line

10. Play in Corn

Leeds Farm Corn Barn

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!

Leeds Farm Corn Bin

11. Play in a Straw Fort

Leeds Farm Straw Barn

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

Leeds Farm Pig Races

Several times a day, pigs are raced around this arena! After a couple of years of visiting, the timing finally worked out for us to see a race in 2021! This was so fun! My kids enjoyed cheering on the the pigs as they raced around the track.

13. Drive a Pedal Cart

Leeds Farm Pedal Carts

Pedal carts are fun for the kids and your little ones can get pushed if they can’t reach the pedals! This is one of my kids’ favorite things to do at Leeds Farm!

Leeds Farm Pedal Carts

14. Climb the Tire Tower

Leeds Farm Tire Tower

A new addition in 2018, the Tire Tower offers lots of fun climbing entertainment right here!

15. Ride an Iron Horse

Leeds Farm Horse Corral

Another new addition in 2018 was the Iron Horse Corral! My youngest son LOVES horses so he did not want to leave this area until he had ridden every single horse at least 3 times. 😉

Leeds Farm Horse Corral

16. Green Acres

Leeds Farm has expanded westward into Green Acres, their newest activity area.

The Pumpkin Plunge at Leeds Farm.

Green Acres made its debut in fall of 2021. This new area features:

  • The Pumpkin Plunge Slide for those 42”+ tall and brave enough to plunge down the pumpkin-orange straightaway. In 2022 an additional lane has been added to the Pumpkin Plunge Slide which features a 160-foot-long pumpkin-orange straightaway.
  • Picture on the Porch: Take a photo of your friends that will make you marvel at what your eyes can ‘see’
  • Gravity Wagon Basketball & Football – try shooting hoops, farm style
  • Vintage Tractor – climb right up on 1930s era Case tractor featuring its original pumpkin orange hue
  • Tilt Barn – experience gravity in a new dimension; seeing is not always believing!
  • Grain Bin Bar – treats available at the Grain Bin Bar include Mini Donuts & Kettle Corn

All Green Acres activities are included in Admission!

17. Play on The Treehouse

In the Green Acres area, there is a new addition! The Treehouse was added in 2023 and is a super fun playground area that has a treehouse theme! It’s lots of fun for kids!

The Treehouse playground at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio.

There’s a fireman’s pole, multiple slides, ropes to climb, a climbing wall and cute house areas to play in! And they have lots of seating around so parents can take a rest while the kids play!

The Treehouse Play area at Leeds Farm.

How to do it all: Admission to the farm includes all activities except paintball and the Big Zip. When you pay, you get a sticker to wear that allows you access to all of the activity areas.

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.

Mark your calendar for these special events in 2023:

Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 9:30 AM
Reserved tickets required.

Leeds Farm Military Families Salute!

Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 10 am – 5 pm
Active duty and retired military personnel receive a free bag of kettle corn or mini-donuts.
Simply present military ID at admission barn upon arrival.

Leeds Farm Witches Night Out

Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
It’s girls’ night out at Leeds Farm to support Pink Ribbon Girls!
Ladies 21+ join us for fun, food, wine and more.
Visit Witches Night Out for details and tickets.

Leeds Farm is open one Friday only:

October 13, 2023: 10 am to 5 pm

Know Before You Go:

  • Leeds Farm is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM beginning Sept. 16 through Oct. 28, 2023 (weekends only), plus one Friday: October 13. Fall hours are Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
  • A pre-purchased ticket is required for every guest aged 3 and over. To assure you will be able to enter, please purchase your tickets BEFORE arrival. Purchase tickets here.

2023 Admission to Farm Activities is as follows:

  • Ages 3-54:
  • Regular season rate: $20 (includes $18 ticket and $2 service fee)
  • Early season rate Sept. 16—Sept. 24: $15 (includes $13 ticket and $2 service fee)
  • Friday, October 13: $15 (includes $13 ticket and $2 service fee)
  • Kids 2 and under: Free (Kids under age 3 are not permitted on the Pumpkin Jump for safety.)
  • Adults 55 and over: $5 (includes $4 ticket and $1 service fee)
  • Big Zip: $5 Must be minimum 52″ tall and less than 250 lbs. (Not included with Admission—pay at Big Zip Line)
  • Cups of Animal Feed: $1

More Details:

  • Guests are welcome to visit the animals in the barnyard and shop for pumpkins, squash, gourds with no admission fee.
  • Visa, Master Card & Discover accepted for pumpkins and food
  • Check out the Farm Map to get your bearings before you go!

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Tuesday 26th of September 2017

I'm loving the apple cider slushes! So much to do - I think the hay ride and feeding the animals sounds so fun!

Julie Miller

Thursday 28th of September 2017

You gotta get a slushy! :)


Monday 25th of September 2017

So many fun things to do!

Julie Miller

Thursday 28th of September 2017

So many! :) They really have it all covered!


Monday 25th of September 2017

Wow! I need to check this one out too!

Julie Miller

Thursday 28th of September 2017

You should!! :)