One of my favorite childhood memories is my first hayride at the old Benjamin Ranch in South KC. So when our oldest was a toddler, I couldn’t wait to take her on her very first hayride. I still love thinking about that sunshine-y day as the horses slowly drew us around the trail, even as I clutched at her wiggly body to keep her from crawling off the wagon.
Fortunately, as the kids got a little older, the rides became easier – and much more fun. I’ll never forget the joy in my son’s 3-year-old face when he first realized the horses were moving the cart!
We are lucky to have plenty of KC-area hayrides to enjoy. Many area pumpkin patches offer hayrides throughout pumpkin-picking season, and there are plenty of other great rides to enjoy around town this fall.
Some of our favorite hayrides around town:
- Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Pumpkin Hollow
- Fall Harvest Days at Paradise Park
- Faulkner’s Ranch & Pumpkin Patch
- Hayrides at Shawnee Mission & Heritage Parks
- Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
- Weston Red Barn Farm