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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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.
11199 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 / greatpumpkinfarm.com
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 / kelkenberg-farm-clarence.square.site
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 / akronacres.com
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!
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’.
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.