• Heritage Christian Jan 2024

Farms with Activities for Children

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.

Jeter Mountain Farm

828.513.0404 | 1126 Jeter Mountain Road, Hendersonville, NC

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.

  • Open weekends 10-5 as of July 2023 for u-pick berries.
  • Apple U-pick Begins August 12, 2023.
  • Pumpkins will be available in early October, 2023.

Pets are not allowed at the u-pick orchards, inside the market, inside the tap room, coffee shop, and wagons

Offers:

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
1813 Smokehouse
Covered play area



 

McLeod Farms

843.335.8611 | 29247 S.C. Hwy 151, McBee, SC

Fall pumpkin season September 30th, 2023 – November 4th, 2023
Spring strawberry season opens in early April
Summer Peach Festival held in July

McLeod Farms is a produce farm founded in 1916 in McBee, SC. Along with their U-pick patches, they offer a market with a variety of goods to purchase. They also offer school field trips.
Their strawberry and pumpkin u pick patches are off the vine.

Offers:
U pick strawberry patch (April – May)
U pick pumpkin patch (October)
Corn maze (October to November)
Wagon rides
Summer Peach Festival (July)

 

Fall Festivities:
Wagon Ride to U-Pick Pumpkin Patch: $4 for ages 3 and older; Free for ages 2 and under
Corn Maze and Sunflower Field are priced separately
Open Tuesday – Friday and Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm
Open Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Lever Farms

803.321.5952 | 5057 SC Highway 34, Pomaria, SC

Open April – June for strawberry season Monday through Friday
Open Summer months from dawn until dusk
Open October for pumpkin season on Saturday 

Lever Farms is located in Newberry County and is a working farm that is open seasonally to the public. The pumpkin patch and strawberry patch offer U-pick, and visitors can pick from the vine or select pre-picked for purchase. In October, there is a corn maze, an educational wagon ride, farm animals to view, and more.

Offers:
Spring field trips
Fall field trips
U-Pick Strawberries (April – June; Monday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm)
U-Pick Pumpkins (October; Monday- Friday by appointment; Saturday 10-5; Closed Sunday)
Corn Maze (fall)

Prices:
Contact Lever Farms for specific pricing

Justus Orchards

828.974.1232 | 187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC

Justus Orchard playground

KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites Finalist: Best Family-Friendly Farms


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.

OFFERS:
Blackberries – July thru August

Apples – Mid August thru Early November
Bakery
Apple cannon ($)
Jumping pillow ($)
Cow Train ($)
Playground



 

Clinton Sease Farm

| 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington , SC

Clinton Sease Farm is located in Lexington, SC and was established in 1940. The farm has expanded since the early 2000s to include several public attractions, including a corn maze, birthday parties, and school tours.

Offers:
Sunflower fields: 
September
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: September-November for ages 3 and up. Tickets for mazes include all mazes, playground access, an obstacle course, unlimited wagon rides, and a visit to the pumpkin patch (pumpkin purchased separately).
Note: The pumpkin patch has placed pumpkins, not pumpkins on the vine.

School Tours available:
Pumpkin Patch Tour (October)
Strawberry Patch Tour (April)
Garden Tour (June)

Birthday Parties are available to book from April through November

Pets are not allowed.

 

Fox Farm

803.351.2462 | 133 Virginia Pine Lane, Lexington , SC

Fox Farm

Fox Farm is a family-run farm that offers family visits by appointment and birthday parties on Saturdays.

Family visits:  Offers Saturday visits, by appointment only. Visits include:
Horse rides for $7.00 per child, $3.00 per adult
Hayrides
Visit the barn to feed and pet the farm animals.

Birthday parties: Parties cost $200 for a 2-hour time slot on Saturdays. Parties include:
Cookouts
Hayrides
Horse rides
BB gun shooting
Visits to the barnyard
Crafts

Goat Daddy's Farm

| 144 Tomahawk Trail , Elgin, SC

Pet, feed, and learn about animals at Goat Daddy’s Farm. We would suggest setting aside at least 1 to 2 hours of your day in order to get the full Goat Daddy’s experience! There is so much to see and learn and even some opportunities for hands-on experiences!

Don’t forget to visit the farm for goat milk soap and lots more farm goodies.

The farm is open to the public every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.

This farm also offers seasonal events and homeschool days, as well as classes in homesteading.