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 2021 season! Leeds Farm will be open this fall from September 18 to October 30 (weekends only), plus one Friday: October 15. Fall hours are Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
- In 2021 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.
Read on to find out all there is to do at Leeds Farm! Make sure to read all the way through to learn about the exciting brand new addition for 2021!
17 Things to Do at Leeds Farm:
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!
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
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!
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! The feeding frenzy doesn’t stop in the barn!
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’s tons of fun – I’ve done it myself!
7. Roll in a Tube
Want to roll around in a tube? You can do that too!
8. Ride in the Holstein Hustle
Anyone who can fit can ride in the Holstein Hustle 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. 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.
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. Play in a Straw Fort
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
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
Pedal carts are fun for the kids and your little ones can get pushed if they can’t reach the pedals!
14. Shoot a Paintball Gun
This activity is one of the few things that is not included in your admission but it is just $2 for a bucket of 15 paintballs or $5 for 50.
15. Climb the Tire Tower
A new addition in 2018, the Tire Tower offers lots of fun climbing entertainment right here!
16. Ride an Iron Horse
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. 😉
17. New in 2021: Green Acres at Leeds Farm!
Leeds Farm has expanded westward into Green Acres, their newest activity area.
Making 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
- 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!
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 2021:
Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 18, 9:30 am
Reserved tickets required. Please read all RSVP instructions on the event flyer. View Flyer
Leeds Farm Military Families Salute!
Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19, 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.
Horse Drawn Hayrides
Sunday, September 19, Noon to 5 pm
Saturday, September 25, Noon to 5 pm
(Tractor hayrides available every Saturday and Sunday.)
Leeds Farm Witches Night Out
Wednesday, September 29, 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 15, 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 September 18 to October 30 (weekends only), plus one Friday: October 15. 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.
- 2021 Admission to Farm Activities is as follows:
- Ages 3-54: $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: $5.00 Must be minimum 52″ tall and less than 250 lbs. (Not included with Admission—pay at Big Zip Line)
- Group rates: If 10 or more General Admission tickets are purchased at the same time (bulk purchase), they can be purchased at $13 each (includes $11 ticket and $2 service fee). (Tip: Go together with another family or two to access this group rate!)
- Parking: No charge
- Ages 3-54: $15 (includes $13 ticket and $2 service fee)
- 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!
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