Young’s Dairy celebrating Independence Day with summer fun and deals

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Young's Jersey Dairy celebrates Independence Day for a week

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Looking for ways to celebrate Independence Day?

Young’s Jersey Dairy, near Yellow Springs, is continuing its 10-day Independence Day celebration through Sunday.

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Young’s Dairy is always a good time. But on Memorial Day Weekend, Young’s offers some bonus fun with the addition of carnival rides. The fun continues today, May 27, 2019. Did we spot you eating ice cream, playing mini golf or making new animal friends? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS
Young’s Dairy is always a good time. But on Memorial Day Weekend, Young’s offers some bonus fun with the addition of carnival rides. The fun continues today, May 27, 2019. Did we spot you eating ice cream, playing mini golf or making new animal friends? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The 10-acre farm offers the perfect place for families to spread out and have fun, co-owner Ben Young said.

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“What we try to do here is just offer a chance for families to get out, spend the day together and enjoy being outdoors and enjoy being with each other and in an environment where they're outdoors and feel safe,” he said.

Young’s is offering family fun wristbands in celebration of Independence Day good through July 5. The wristbands — which cost $15 dollars for ages 12 and older and $9 for ages 11 and younger — grant unlimited access to all of Young’s entertainment offerings including miniature golf, batting cages, the driving range, the Moovers & Shakers train ride, the fast slide and Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral.

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Young’s Dairy is always a good time. But on Memorial Day Weekend, Young’s offers some bonus fun with the addition of carnival rides. The fun continues today, May 27, 2019. Did we spot you eating ice cream, playing mini golf or making new animal friends? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS
Young’s Dairy is always a good time. But on Memorial Day Weekend, Young’s offers some bonus fun with the addition of carnival rides. The fun continues today, May 27, 2019. Did we spot you eating ice cream, playing mini golf or making new animal friends? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Although you’ll get the most bang for your buck with the Independence Day deal, there’s plenty of fun to be had at Young’s all summer long. Be sure to stop to see the new baby goats and try Ben Young’s current favorite ice cream flavor, Sea Salty Double Caramel. Here’s what to check out:

Patrons rang in the unofficial start of summer at one of Dayton's most popular destinations, Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. (TOM GILLIAM)
Patrons rang in the unofficial start of summer at one of Dayton's most popular destinations, Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. (TOM GILLIAM)

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Miniature golf 

Kids will love the two 18-hole farm-themed miniature golf courses. The original course, “Greener Pastures,” was built in 1993 and the newer course, “Barnyard Blitz,” was added in 2000. “Greener Pastures” is known as the more challenging course, according to Young’s website.

Pricing:

Ages 5-11: $6.50

Ages 12 and older: $7.50

Ages 4 and younger: $2

*play both courses for an additional $3

*save $1 Monday-Friday if you play before 6 p.m.

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Batting cages 

Knock it out of the park at Udders and Putters nine-position batting cages. The cages have speeds for slow- and fast-pitch softball as well as four speeds for baseball.

Pricing:

12 pitches for 1 token (Tokens are $1.50 per token, or five tokens for $6)

Patrons rang in the unofficial start of summer at one of Dayton's most popular destinations, Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. (TOM GILLIAM)
Patrons rang in the unofficial start of summer at one of Dayton's most popular destinations, Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. (TOM GILLIAM)

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Moovers and Shakers 

All aboard! Moovers and Shakers 5-10 barrel train takes kids for a ride around the farm that’s sure to leave them smiling.

Pricing:

$2.50 per ride or $6 for three rides

Cowvin’s Fast Slide 

Kids with a sense of adventure can take a trip down Cowvin’s Fast Slide, a three-lane slide located between the driving range and batting cages. Children must be at least 42” to ride.

Pricing:

One token for one ride

Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral 

Take younger kids down to the Kiddie Corral to play in the corn pit or take a ride down a smaller slide. Children must be less than 48” to play.

Pricing: $5 for all-day admission

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WANT TO GO?

What: Young's Dairy Independence Day Family Value Week

When: June 26 through July 5

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

Hours: Miniature Golf, driving range and batting cages open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; petting area/barn, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin's Fast Slide and Cowvin's Kiddie Corral open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

More info: Website | (937) 325-0629

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