6 Family Friendly Hayrides to Experience This Fall

City Guide, Family Friendly, For Kids, Things to Do


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on September 24, 2021

Kids love hayrides, it’s a fact. They love the free-for-all-ness of it all, the movement, the tractor, the hay itself. While haunted hayrides might be more of a thrill for adults and teens, the delightful daytime version is a pumpkin patch right of passage for little ones.

Lucky for us all, there are tons of spots to get on a family friendly hayride featuring age appropriate excitement and attractions this season. Enjoy, fam!

Heads up – some haunted hayrides are family friendly and do allow children, depending on the place. Check out our guide to Haunted Hayrides and note the age ranges they allow if you’re looking to get frightened as a family.

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1. The Haunted Forest

2860 Beebe Road, Newfane, NY / Website

For a family friendly hayride experience, visit on Saturdays in September from 2-4 pm and both Saturday and Sundays in October from 2-4 pm. This includes access to the Family Fun Scavenger Hunt Hayride and Corn Maze. They take out the scare and add in comedy and songs for the youngsters during the hayride along with a scavenger hunt with prizes.


2. The Great Pumpkin Farm

11199 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031  /

The Great Pumpkin Farm offers family friendly tractor drawn hayrides through their 30 acres of woods in addition to tons of other activities available to kids and families like a corn maze, the Boo Barn, haymaze, and more.

3. Kelkenberg Farm of Clarence

9270 Wolcott Rd Clarence Center, NY 14032  /

This fall, kid-friendly, not at all haunted hayride around the farm and fields is part of the all inclusive admission which also includes any size pumpkin picked from the patch, pony rides for children, animal viewing, jump pad, and barnyard games and activities! Refreshments, food, bakery items, seasonal produce and fall decor are available inside the farmer’s market.


4. Akron Acres

12607 Stage Rd Akron, NY 14001  /

Akron Acres offers a tractor drawn hayride in addition to other fun on the farm including the corn maze, visits to the animal barn, pony rides, any size pumpkin from the patch, snack shack and more!

5. Pumpkintown

3435 Baker St. Ext. Busti, NY 14701  /  Facebook

Pumpkintown near Jamestown offers a tractor pulled hayride for the kiddos in addition to seasonal activities and fun for all ages, open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October. New in 2021, check out their ‘Field of Screams’.


6. Pumpkinville

4844 Sugartown Road Great Valley NY, 14741 / Website

This family-friendly adventure right outside of Ellicottville awaits your family! There are an abundance of Fall activities available ranging from viewing farm animals, hayrides amidst beautiful Fall foliage, blasting apples out of a cannon, a corn maze, Happy Horse carousel and a spooky haunted house. Unwind over a cup of hot cider and pumpkin spice doughnut to cap off this amazing experience.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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