Family Fun Farm Activities

Farm Tour – Barnyard Animals

A visit to Lyda Farms is an opportunity to experience a 5th generation heritage farm and apple orchard located in Hendersonville NC near Asheville. The farm has family fun activities, including a self-guided tour around the barnyard to observe farm animals in a working farm setting, an authentic fresh fruit and vegetable roadside market, and some great photo opportunities.From June through November, young and old love to get their picture taken beside our main attraction, Juicy.In the fall, the NC apples, pumpkins, winter squash and indian corn are on display. And everyone likes to get their picture made sitting on the tree stump chair.

Bring your camera and capture family fun and farm activities, including posing next to Juicy, the farmyard animals, or the pumpkin displays, and sitting on the tree stump stool.

Juicy – the Giant Apple Bug

Juicy, our resident giant apple bug, is Lyda Farms’ number one attraction. After residing several years in the apple orchard, she crawled to the front yard and has been the main attraction ever since.

FREE Children’s Farm Animal / Barnyard Tour

Children of all ages love to wander around the barnyard and visit our friendly farm animals, such as donkeys, turkeys, goats, geese, ducks and chickens. During the tour, kids can explore the barnyard, greet the animals, and get acquainted with their new animal friends. Just head out to the barnyard and begin your journey of animal discovery.

For your protection, and the protection of the animals, we do not allow petting the animals, nor do we force them from their shelters. But quite often, they’ll be curious about seeing you, and come out to visit in the farmyard.

Outdoor Picnic Area

We have outdoor picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis, and groups are more than welcome with or without sack lunches.

School Groups: For groups with school children we recommend our “Self-Guided Farm Animal Barnyard Tour,” a perfect way to enhance your field trip with an educational experience for students in grades Pre K – 5. While we don’t offer regular guided tours, we can help you with your school tour, if we are available. If you have questions, please contact us at:

Group Tours: Tour groups, buses and coaches are welcome anytime.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 828-685-3459 or email the farm at and you will be contacted shortly.