Ready to take the kids to enjoy a day at the farm? We’ve got a great list of farms with activities for kids. These farms offer things like cow trains, jumping pillows, playground space, slides, gem mining, zip lines, pedal cars and so much more. Some farms charge per activity, and some farms charge one flat admission fee.
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This 900-acre farm located just north of I-85 between Anderson and Clemson boasts one of the largest corn mazes in the southeast. In addition to the maze, they offer a wide assortment of activities including play areas, farm animals and a u-pick pumpkin patch. The activities are all covered under one admission price. Denver Downs Farm is open daily late September through mid-November.
Many Kids’ Activities- cow train, jumping pillow, zip line, and more!
Check out our KA review of the Denver Downs Fall Festival, with reviews of what’s new on the farm, their epic slide, and other fun things to do on the farm.
Eliada’s features a 12-acre maze as well as 2 children’s trails, the Storybook Trails. These trails lead guests on a fun-filled adventure while following along with a story your child will love. Other attractions include a cow train, spider web climber, tube slides, corn cannon and a jumping pillow. All proceeds benefit Eliada Homes, which is a non-profit organization that serves Western North Carolina children. Activities also include a hayride, pumpkin patch, and corn cannon.
The 2023 Eliada Corn Maze is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between September 29th and October 29th. Note: Tickets must be pre-purchased for specific time slots this year.
Located in Seneca, SC this family farm opened to public visitors in the Fall of 2022. The farm has over 22 acres total and produces apples, summer squash, blueberries, blackberries, and other fresh produce throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall which can be purchased at the farm store.
The farm offers activities for families on weekends in the fall through November.
Everything you need to know before your visit can be found in our KAG review of McLadke Orchards!
2023 season dates are TBA
Fall activities include:
Piglets, cows, donkeys, and goats to interact with
Hay bale maze
Water duck racing
Prices: $10 per person 3 and older; 2 and under are
Fall Festival Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:30 am to 8 pm
Farm Store Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:30 am to 8 pm
Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2023 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 23rd and ends on October 29th.
Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28th. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
2023 Homeschool Days are on September 26th and 27th
Corn Maize Cost:
Ages 6 & up: $8 + tax
Kids age 5 and under: Free
Big Boo Nighttime Corn Maize:
Ages 6 & up: $12 + tax
Wagon Ride Cost:
$5 + tax for day time ride
Ages 2 and under: Free
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Located in a picturesque part of Hendersonville with views of the mountains, Justus Orchard is the perfect place to go apple picking. Their apple cider donuts are also a treat not to be missed. This apple orchard in Hendersonville, NC was one of the first in the state to invite customers to not only buy apples already picked but allow visitors to go into the orchard and pick their own apples.
Open for 2023 season
Check the Justus Orchard Facebook page for current u-pick status, before heading up.
Gala Apple Upick opening day: August 11th, 2023
Well-behaved dogs on leash allowed and owners must pick up after them.
Blackberries – July thru August
Apples – Mid August thru Early November
Apple cannon ($)
Jumping pillow ($)
Cow Train ($)
Located in West Union, Little Cane Creek Farm features a 4-acre corn maze, hayrides, children’s play area, pumpkin patch, and more. Each year the corn maze has a different theme. Little Cane Creek Farm’s 2023 fall season is September 30, 2023 – November 5, 2023
Children’s play space
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Find your perfect pumpkin, other locally-grown produce, dairy goods, and more at Happy Cow Creamery!
They host an annual Pumpkin Festival in late October.
Happy Cow Offers:
Jeter Mountain Farm is the result of more than 150 years of farming history in the Hunsader family. Located on 411 acres near Hendersonville and Brevard, this farm offers Choose N’ Cut Christmas Trees, plus u-pick includes berries, peaches, pumpkins, grapes, and over 20 varieties of apples. Be sure to check the Jeter Mountain Farm Harvest Calendar to see what’s ready for picking. Important to note for the tractor enthusiasts in your family, orchards are accessed via tractor ride!
2023 season: Get updates for availability on their Facebook page.
Pets are not allowed at the u-pick orchards, inside the market, inside the tap room, coffee shop, and wagons.
U-pick Apples & other fruits according to season
Market with pre-picked apples, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and other goods
Hard Cider Tap Room
Covered play area