Now that businesses are opening back up, I’ve been looking for a fun place to go – somewhere outdoors that would give each member of my family a memorable experience. Oh, and it had to be within an hour and half drive so we would not be crabby by the time we got there. The search for a place we had not been to yet was on! I started looking on Pinterest, Facebook, Google searches and talking with friends. I finally found a place called Young’s Jersey Dairy. Growing up I had visited my aunt’s farm every summer, so my expectations were that of visiting that farm or school field trips to a farm. Young’s Jersey Dairy seemed like a cool new place to try and we loaded up in the car.
Before arriving at Young’s Jersey Dairy, we drove through the charming town of Yellow Springs. There’s so much hustle and bustle, neat shops and unique dining. (We unfortunately did not have time to stop during this trip — so stay tuned for an article on our experience visiting there next time!) Just outside of town we started to see the farm. As we got closer, our jaws dropped. Did we just drop into a “Pigeon Forge” attraction?! Young’s Jersey Dairy is no ordinary farm with a few things for kids to do. Ample parking for the many visitors and patrons guided families to the farm’s unique amenities: two miniature golf courses, driving range, batting cages, kiddie corral play area, large slides and “moovers and shakers” barrel-train rides. Some of the activities did have height restrictions for safety, but we had plenty to do with our toddler.
As our family started to wind down from rides and games, we moseyed back over to the barn. Patrons and guests were able to feed and pet goats at an outside pen, view a cow field and walk through the barn. Inside the barn there were different animals including a pig, calf and baby goats. Families can also watch cows being milked during certain times of the day per their website. Young’s provides a hand-washing station and plenty of sanitizer for families to use after petting or feeding animals. As a mom, I loved this attention to detail!
Once hands were cleaned, we went to the restaurant. It featured their homemade ice cream and a full food menu, indoor dining and gift shop. Indoor dining was limited, but there were plenty of picnic tables, bench seating and porch dining — in the shade. The restaurant also featured a drive thru. Overall, our family had a wonderful experience and we look forward to going back with extended family soon!
Check out Young’s Jersey Dairy to see if this is the adventure your family has been looking for, too.