Fall Fun at Leeds Farm

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A big thanks to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post! Malini originally wrote this post in September 2018, but all dates and information have been updated to reflect the 2021 schedule.

It’s been a hot summer here in Ohio. And I’ve been itching for that crisp fall weather. Fall is my favorite season and there’s nowhere else I’d like to spend it than here in Ohio. Today was the first day that felt like fall and there was nowhere else I would have wanted to spend my day.

There are so many fall activities to choose from that sometimes it can be hard deciding what to do or where to go. Which is one of the reasons I LOVED visiting Leeds Farm for some fall family fun! They have SO MANY activities – it’s truly a one-stop shop to get a taste of everything that makes autumn in Ohio so wonderful.

Leeds Farm Slide
Pumpkin patch slide

Leeds Farm newest attraction this year is the Pumpkin Plunge!

Visiting Leeds Farm – Know Before You Go

The farm is located in Ostrander, Ohio which is about 30-40 minutes from Columbus. They have enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day, including hayrides, feeding farm animals, Pumpkin Jumps, a John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, a trike track, and pumpkins. New this year is the Pumpkin Plunge at the all-new Green Acres activity area!

A pre-purchased ticket is required for every guest aged 3+. And you can visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and to purchase tickets. Leeds farm is open six weekends only from 10-5 starting September 18th and is located at 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander.

General Admission includes:

  • Mountain Slides
  • Racer Slides
  • Pedal Carts
  • Mini Zip
  • Tube Time
  • Holstein Hustle
  • Grainary – corn box
  • Straw Barn
  • Iron Horse Corral
  • Tractor Tire Tower
  • Pumpkin Jump
  • Pumpkin Plunge
  • Hayride (includes 1 hayride – additional rides are $5)
  • Farm Animals (feed is $1)

There is an onsite cafe where you can purchase hot dogs, chili, chicken sandwiches, soft pretzels, or nachos. They also have lots of baked goods available like donuts, cookies, and several types of pie!

You are also welcome to bring your own food and the farm has plenty of tables to sit and enjoy a picnic.

Visiting Leeds Farm – So Many Activities!

My family spent 4 hours exploring the farm and still didn’t get a chance to do everything. There was SO much to do and see! This was my first time at the farm and I had no idea it was so large.

The first thing my daughter wanted to do was feed the goats. Little cups of feed are available to purchase for $1 (you need to bring cash) and she had so much fun hand feeding the friendly little goats.

That face!

She was a bit nervous at first.

But the goats were so friendly and gentle, she quickly got into the groove of feeding them by hand.

Next up was tubing. She had fun being pushed around in the large tube, and my husband said it was a great workout!

She also had fun rolling herself around in the tube.

They had a cute little “Holstein Hustle” ride – basically a little train of cars that were pulled by a tractor. So much fun!

Leeds FarmThe highlight for my little one was the “Pumpkin Jump” – which was a large inflatable for kids to jump around on. They had some pretty amazing music playing and she had fun dancing and jumping. As a parent, I really appreciated that they had two separate areas for kids to jump and they kept the younger kids on a different inflatable than the older kids/adults.

Next to the “Pumpkin Jump” they had a Combine Slide. She had so much fun sliding down and climbing back up that we hung out here for a solid 30 minutes.

Since Leeds Farm is so large and has SO many activities available, there were never any long lines or a long wait between turns.

The pedal carts were great because if your little one is too small to pedal, they can be pushed from behind!

Next up was the tractor ride!

Our tractor driver was great! He pointed out all the critters on our drive. Keep your eyes peeled for some cute surprises!

The “Grainery” was really cute – it was basically a large sandbox, but instead of sand, the box was filled with dried corn!

It was almost time to go, and we wanted to end the day with a treat. When we went to the North Barn where the cafe is located, we were surprised to see they had another slide inside! I guess we have time for ONE MORE turn at the slide!

We ended our visit with one of their delicious pumpkin sugar cookies. What a perfect ending to a fun day at Leeds Farm!

Special Events at the Farm!

Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival 

Saturday, September 18, 9:30 a.m.

Reserved tickets are required. View Flyer.

Leeds Farm Military Families Salute!

Saturday and Sunday, September 18 + 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Active duty and retired military personnel receive a free bag of kettle corn and mini donuts! Simply present your military ID at admission barn upon arrival. 

Horse Drawn Hayrides

Sunday, September 19, noon to 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 25, noon to 5 p.m.

(Tractor hayrides available every Saturday and Sunday)

Leeds Farm Witches Night Out

Wednesday, September 29, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

It’s girls’ night out at Leeds Farm to support Pink Ribbon Girls! Ladies 21+ join us for food, wine and more!

Open one Friday only – October 15th

Leeds Farm is open one Friday only, October 15, from 10:00am-5:00pm

There are so many options for family fun at Leeds Farm!

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Malini was born and raised in Worthington, OH. While it’s true that she has a raging case of wanderlust and takes every opportunity to travel far and wide, she and her husband can’t think of a better place to raise their 4 year old daughter and 10 year old Basenji dog, Sparky (aka - Sparks, Sparkles, Spark-a-licious, Sparkle-Pants). She works full time and spends her weekends tinkering around on a passion project that she and her husband have turned into a business. Malini’s favorite thing about Columbus is the amazing food scene - from food trucks to fine dining, Columbus has it all. Basically, she is obsessed with all things food + travel, and you can follow along with her family adventures on her blog Lakes and Lattes. She fell in love with her husband on a dance floor, and their daughter has certainly inherited daddy’s dancing genes! You can find them dancing around the kitchen, the living room, and the lawn. While it's painfully true that she has zero fashion sense, she can usually find her way around a kitchen. Her life goals include connecting with others and inspiring them to travel and eat good food!

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