During the fall, Young's Dairy has a lot of different activities for kids...hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, slides, barn with animals, tractors to climb on, and a kiddie area. We had spent the weekend before this past one inside for pretty much 3 days straight as Lucy was potty training (and it was a success!) so we were ready to get out and do something fun this past weekend. The drive to Yellow Springs is only about an hour and although we got there about an hour after they opened, it wasn't really crowded yet. Now by the time we played and ate lunch, it was packed which surprised me since it was our first really cold day since probably March.
We started our day there playing on the tractors
As soon as Lucy saw the goats outside, she ran over and wanted to check out the barn
We saw goat, pigs, and cows
Climbing on tires
We made our way over to the "pumpkin patch" that had pre-picked pumpkins (you could also take a hayride to the actual pumpkin patch but we're doing that next weekend so we skipped it)
Lucy posing on the hay bale
Proof that we were at Young's Dairy
We spent quite a bit of time at the Kiddie Corral area where she climbed through tunnels...
went down slides...
and rode tractors
Todd helping her pedal (she was very distracted watching all the other kids)
Waiting in line for the "Movers & Shakers" ride
I barely fit in this thing but I didn't trust Lucy in it by herself
Off we go!
We went on about a 5 minute ride around the farm
We came back to Kiddie Corral and Lucy played cornhole
and she attempted putt-putt
She found it much easier to just pick the golf ball up and place it in the hole
We ended our day with a late lunch & Lucy couldn't get enough of the milkshake I ordered
I think Lucy was on a sugar high from the milkshake and cookie we all split
Since Yellow Springs Brewery was only 2 miles away, we made a quick stop to their taproom so Todd could get a taster tray
Lucy & I hanging out
We had a great time on our day trip and we were glad to be able to get away to do something different since the next month or so will be busy with going to the pumpkin patch, Halloween & trick-or-treating, birthday parties, a baby shower, Todd's birthday, and Thanksgiving.