6 ways to keep summer going this weekend at Young’s Dairy

Just show up, and Young’s promises to provide the fun.

Young’s Dairy is a perfect summer destination. With sunny skies this weekend, it’s gonna feel like summer never left.

This could be a good weekend to get a last blast of summer before fall activities take over.

New this season and now open is Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure and wagon ride in place of Young’s annual kid-friendly corn maze (which plans to return in 2020).

The playland features a bale maze, hoop toss, human hamster wheels, pumpking bowling and more. The cost is $4 a person.

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Here are 6 other ways to make the most of the weekend at Young’s Dairy before the pumpkins take over.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

GOLF

Young’s has two farm-themed 18-hole miniature golf courses (Udders & Putters), plus a driving range with 40 natural grass tees and 20 artificial grass tees.

The original course was built in 1993 and is nicknamed “Greener Pastures.” It is considered the more challenging of the two courses.

The newer course, “Barnyard Blitz” was built in 2000.

The cost is $1.75 age 4 and younger, $6.25 per game for ages 5-11 and $7.25 for ages 12 and up.

MINI GOLF DEALS: Save $1 a game weekday mornings and afternoons before 6 p.m. Play both courses for $3 more per person.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

The cost for the driving range is $6.50 for a small bucket (approximately 40 balls), $8.75 for a medium bucket (approximately 70 balls), $10.95 for a large bucket (approximately 100 balls) and $15.25 for a jumbo bucket (approximately 150 balls).

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

BATTING CAGES

Young’s offers batting cage features five hardball, three slow-pitch softball, and one fast-pitch softball lanes. The cost is 12 pitches per token for $1.50. You can purchase 4 tokens for $5 or 10 tokens for $10.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

🤪SLIDE

Take a ride down Cowvin’s Fast Slide, a fun addition to excitement at Young’s. This three-lane slide is located between the batting cages and the driving range, and the cost is one ride per token for $1.50. You can purchase 4 tokens for $5 or 10 tokens for $10.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

🚂TRAIN RIDE

Moovers & Shakers is the fun train ride for kids and adults alike. The 5-10 barrel passenger train rides around the farm all spring, summer and fall. The cost is $2.50 per ride or 3 rides for $6.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

🐮ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Walk over to the barn to say hello to cows, goats and other farm animals. Stop by between 4:30 to 5:30 to watch a Young family member milk the cows and answer any questions you may have. Walk up and pet the friendly farm animals...just be careful when you pet the goats. They might try to steal a bite of your ice cream!

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

🍦ICE CREAM

Speaking of ice cream, top off your visit with a cup or cone of Young’s homemade ice cream and the best ice cream in Dayton, as determined by the Best of Dayton contest. Choose from a variety of different flavors, learn how the ice cream is made, and check out their flavors of the week. It’s the perfect treat to end your day at the farm.

>> BEST OF DAYTON: Best ice cream

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Young's Jersey Dairy

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

WHERE: Young's Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs

INFO: Website or call 937-325-0629

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