WHO: Kristi Johnson (Mom), Cobyn (10), Audrey (7) & Wesley (3)
WHAT: Lucky Ladd Farms
WHERE: 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville
WHEN: Thru Sunday, Oct. 28: Wed - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $13.99 adults, $11.99 ages 2 - 12; parking is free
INFO: 615-274-3786 | luckyladdfarms.com
Last Sunday we took the kids to Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville for some fall fun and to purchase our first pumpkins of the year. Lucky Ladd offers so many more activities than your standard pumpkin patch. Although you have to pay admission, you get an all-inclusive feel here.
Your kids are free to roam from one attraction to the next without you having to pull your wallet out at every stop. There are a few exceptions to this, such as pony rides and gold mining, which come at an extra cost. Parking is free but somewhat of a far walk for carrying pumpkins. If you have a wagon, be sure to bring it — or you can rent one at the farm for $5.
The weather outside may still feel like summer, but I would highly recommend wearing pants and close-toed shoes while at Lucky Ladd. My son unintentionally stood on an ant hill while we were in the corn maze which caused him to get a few bites on his ankles before we could knock them off.
I brought my 3 children ages 10, 8, and 3 who all were able to find something of interest to them. My 10-year-old son, Cobyn, took the lead and navigated us through the Nashville Predators themed corn maze. There is a very fun scavenger hunt for the kids to do while you’re in the maze as well.
Audrey, my 8-year-old, must have slid down the giant slide about a dozen times before I could get her to move on to the next activity! Now, my 3-year-old, Wesley, was torn between the tractor pull and the farm animals. I’m pretty sure he had the most exciting day of all the kids.
Myself though, I preferred the tractor ride with the adorable narrator sharing facts about the local wildlife. If you are planning a visit to Lucky Ladd, be sure to come hungry. The farm offers an excellent selection of snacks and food such as freshly made apple cider donuts which are absolutely delicious!
The pumpkin selection, however, is somewhat small, but it had everything we wanted. Before you plan your visit, be sure to check the website as the farm does close occasionally in case of inclement weather. Overall, we had a really great experience and would recommend the farm to anyone with young children. It was the perfect way to kick off our fall season.