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Lucky Ladd Farm

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I didn’t want to go to Lucky Ladd Farm.  The website looked great but Eagleville just sounded like it was FAR.  But I had a whole Saturday in front of me and Ava (9) and Katie (10) were desperate for activity, so we loaded up the minivan and headed South.  It turned out to be a great decision!

The farm is about an hour drive from my home in Mt Juliet.  It’s not far out of Murfreesboro so don’t let the rural address scare you off.  When you enter the farm, there is a small store and food area where you pay admission.  Inside the barn is a cow milking simulator, the baby chick hatchery and an awesome growth chart.

When you exit the barn, you walk through the large petting area.  Trust me here.  Your kids are going to go bananas for this part.  You can buy a small bag of food that is appropriate for any of the animals.  Some of the animals are penned in but others (mostly chickens) are just roaming about. It’s completely safe and there are plenty of employees stationed throughout the area if you need assistance.  There are ponies, donkeys, sheep, pigs, lambs, and goats and more!  There is a smaller area where your child can enter the pen and feed, touch or even brush some goats, lambs and chickens.  Don’t tell me you don’t want a picture of your kid trying to brush a chicken 🙂

Pony rides are available for an extra 5 dollar fee.  Be aware that there is a 75 pound weight limit.  The farm has plenty of trained employees so safety is not an issue.  And look how much fun it is!

Once you leave the petting zoo area (assuming you can convince your child to leave), you will go into the large play area.  If you have a child under ten, this area alone is worth the price of a season pass.  There are swings, a tire mountain, rubber duck races, a tire climber, a bouncy sheep pen and a playhouse.

There is a large picnic area near the playground so be sure to pack a lunch.  There are corn hole games, a stick horse lasso challenge , a corn box and tons more.  My kids (ages 11, 10 and 9) could have played in that corn box for hours.

The farm offers hay rides.  (This hay wagon is great.  Very easy to get into even if you are carrying a toddler.)  They also offer a ‘tractor train’ ride for younger kids.

Lucky Ladd also has some great slides.

There are four different slides to choose from.  My kids loved them all.

And every kid loves a tire swing!

During the fall months, Lucky Ladd has a pumpkin patch and a corn maze (usually open late September  –  early November ). There is a concession area and drinks and sandwiches are available for purchase in the entrance area. The only available bathrooms are porta-potties but it is, after all, a farm so just pretend it adds to the ambience.  They do offer a cute little outhouse changing area.  It’s clean and has everything you need .

Lucky Ladd  is available for parties or group events.  Plan a trip with your family to this great destination.  Accept the fact that your kids will get dirty.  Dress them in some old clothes, bring some wet wipes and just enjoy the dirt.

Family Fun Facts

Lucky Ladd Farms   (Map)

Hours and Days vary depending on time of year – Information is here

Cost : $13   Kids under 2 FREE

Rachel Kline

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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