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Will Re-Open April 3, 2015 

Admission Includes: Colorful Maze, Bounce House,Jumping Pillow, Hayjump, Fort, Giant 80ft Slide, Corn Playhouse, Swings, Bunnyville, Farm Animal Corral, Fish Feeding Dock, Picnic Areas

Ages: 2-12 $7

Ages: 13+ including adults $5

Train Ride: $3

Hayride: $5

Gem Panning: $6

Pony Rides: $4 Sat. Only

flag 10% Discount all military personnel & family

$50 per person valid 4/3-12/27

**As of January 1, 2014 NC Law Requires sales tax on all admissions and activities**

Currently accepting field trip, birthday party, and track-out reservations

703 Tarboro Road - Youngsville, NC 27596 - Directions
(919) 556-1771 - 1-800-358-4170 - Fax: 919-556-5881

Opening day 2015 is on Friday, April 3 10am-4pm!

Fun on the Farm at Hill Ridge Farms!

We offer one of the Triangle's best educational and fun-filled destinations for church and family outings, picnics, school field trips, birthday parties, and more!

Be sure to check the Calendar to find out about special events happening throughout the year on the Farm, including our famous Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Festival!

Farm Animal Corral

Read our Safety Policy here!

Our Farm Animal Corral offers children and adults a safe, clean, fun opportunity for learning about real barnyard animals. The Farm Animal Corral is designed with double fencing to let children view and even feed live farm animals safely!

The Corral showcases an assortment of all the wonderful animals found on the farm, including: goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits.

Food for the animals and for the fish is available in the Country Store or in coin-operated vending machines near the Corral. (Please don't feed the animals your own bread or snacks - it's not good for them!) Don't forget to bring your camera!

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Train Rides
Tickets for Tain Rides are available in the Country Store.

Be sure to take a tour of the farm on Hill Ridge Farms EXPRESS during your visit!

Big John, our 16-gauge gasoline-powered steam engine, is the first train of this type in Franklin County. It has a red caboose, and can accommodate up to 100 passengers at a time.
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Hay Rides
Tickets for Hay Rides are available in the Country Store.

Hayrides are great fun for all ages. Hay Ride Tours of the Farm take you on a trip to the past, through recreated sites from yesteryear, including an authentic "moonshine still."

No reservations are required for families and groups under 15. Groups of fifteen or more may qualify for special group rates. You must have a reservation to qualify for group rates. Visit our Group Events page for pricing information and reservations

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Giant Slide

Admission to Giant Slide is included with your General Admission to Hill Ridge Farms, and is designed for all ages. Note: Children 2 and under must be accompianied by an adult.

Climb to the top, and take a slide down 80 feet of fun!

- Hand Rails to the Top
- Burlap Sack to Slide On
- Slide as Many Times as You Like!

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Fort Arrowhead and Indian Teepee

Check out our all new Indian Teepee and Fort Arrowhead!

Explore Fort Arrowhead to get the feeling of Frontier life, and view the life size ceremonial Indian Teepee to learn about American Indian history.

Tickets for Hayrides, Train Rides an Gem Stone Panning are available in the Country Store!

Fall Festival General Admission: Ages 2-12 $12/ Ages 13+ $10 Includes Hayride with Free Pumpkin, Playland, Giant Slide, Corn House, Animal Corral, and more!

*Under 2 years old Free* 

*Active Military Families 10% off Admission to the farm park*

*Teacher Appreciation Weekends Sept. 13th-14th & Sept. 20th-21st (Teachers Free w/School ID PLUS 2 Free Family Members)

Train Rides:  $3.00
Gem Stone Panning:  $6.00

Gem Stone Panning
Tickets for Gem Stone Panning are available in the Country Store.

I'm rich! Gem Stone Panning is great fun for anyone! Bring the whole family, or schedule a group event or field trip. Our Gem Stone flume is open March through November.

Our facility includes two covered 75 foot flumes, lighted with pumped water.

The most common stones include:

  • Sapphires
  • Tourmaline
  • Emeralds
  • Topaz
  • Amethyst

Visit our school field trips page for information on special programs for day care centers, summer camps and public, private, home, and year-round schools.

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Admission to Playland is included with your General Admission to Hill Ridge Farms, and is designed just for the little ones. Tiny farmers can enjoy the following features in Playland:

- Swings & Slide
- Moon Bounce
- Run-Thru Tires
- Colorful Maze
- Sand Box
- Tee Pee

Remember: All adults in Playland must be accompanied by a child!

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Bring a picnic lunch to the farm and enjoy a family picnic in our beautiful picnic grounds, covered picnic area, or the Farm Animal Corral pavilion.

If you are expecting ten or more people, call to see if you qualify for our special Group Rates!

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Old-Fashioned Farm Equipment

How did farmers ever manage to farm before gasoline-powered tractors? Find out by taking a tour of our fully restored old-fashioned farm equipment.

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Educational Exhibits

Take a tour of our authentic farm-life exibits showcasing how life was back in the "Good Old Days," and learn about out how people managed without electricity, gasoline engines, running water, or video games!

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