Leesburg Animal Park Pumpkin Village brings fall fun to Northern Virginia, September 17th through November 8th. With hill slides, hay rides, moon bounces, a kid's maze and more, there's tons of fun for kids of all ages.
The time has come for pumpkin patches, fall festivals, football games and all the other wonderful things that October brings. Hopefully, some cool weather as well! We set out one afternoon last week to visit the Leesburg Animal Park and check out their Pumpkin Village.
The drive out to Leesburg is beautiful, lots of farms and pretty foliage all along the way. We made it to the park around 1:00 pm on a Tuesday, so we could avoid traffic and enjoy the park when it was not too crowded.
Weekday admission is $11.95 for children 2 to 12, and $13.95 for adults. You can also purchase food to feed the animals and tickets to ride a pony or a camel. Wagon rides are included with admission, and everyone gets to pick out a mini pumpkin to take home.
Inside the main entrance there is a great indoor play space with tunnels and slides, as well as an area for babies and toddlers to crawl around and have some fun. There's also a gift shop and snacks you can purchase. Leesburg Animal Park has a large space for hosting parties too! I'm planning on making another trip out to cover those details in the future.
Walk out back and you'll find a whole list of fun things for the kids to enjoy. Moon bounces, slides, animals, pedal cars, a lake, a maze and so much more. We started with the petting farm first. Brady LOVES animals so he was excited to see who was hanging out in the barn.
We were greeted by a very friendly llama. Llama llama red pajamas is one of our all-time favorite books so B was just ecstatic to see this guy. He was pretty ecstatic to see a handful of food.
This sweet sheep reminded me so much of Charlotte's Web! We just watched the cartoon movie the other day.
After making our way around the barn and seeing cows, sheep, goats, deer and bunnies, we headed over to the open range feeding area.
And then traded in our ticket for a pony ride. B was grinning ear to ear the whole time as he made his way around the pony circle. He patted his horsey friend and gave him a little kiss on the nose. Definitely one of our favorite parts of the visit.
After we washed up and had a little snack we made our way over to the moonbounces. There are a bunch of them set up all over the park, from this corn maze one to a Disney Princess themed bouncey house. Look over to the left and you'll see a caged area where monkeys are swinging about.
At the backside of the park you'll find a lake that's just filled with tons and tons of fish. It's crazy watching them all flip and flop over each other. We tossed them some food and laughed as they went crazy to get a nibble. And all along the lakeside there are ducks and geese waddling up and down.
A cute tee-pee camp sits beside the lake for kids to explore, with a small fire pit. B ran in and out of each one and pretended to warm his hands over the campfire.
A pedal cart track and a corn bin are at the back of the park under the giant pumpkin. After all the fun we had already had, I could B wasn't gonna make it much longer so we opted for riding the hayslides instead. After a few races down the hill on our potato sacks it was time to call it a day, so we made our way back to the main entrance to pick out our pumpkins. You can also purchase larger pumpkins by the pound, and there is a cute outside shop that sells baked goods, jellies and lots of delicious treats.
We had such a great time at Leesburg Animal Park. There are more than enough fun things for kids to do and see to fill an afternoon or make it a mini day trip.
Leesburg Animal Park
19279 James Monroe Highway
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
- Wear sunscreen and bug spray
- Play clothes and sneakers, you will get dirty
- You can purchase tickets online. Prime times, weekends and holidays are very busy so plan ahead
- Checkout their entertainment calendar to see a whole list of fun events