4 Fall Wagon Rides for Every Type of Family

Hop on one of these wagon rides this fall.

Hopping on a wagon ride is a quintessential fall family activity. But not all wagon rides are created equal.

Whether you prefer a simple ride through the forest or something else a little spooky, here are suggestions for fall wagon rides for different types of families.

Autumn Hayrides

Oct. 1-23, 2021

Where: Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles

Cost: $12 per person

See Primrose Farm like you’ve never seen it before — aboard a tractor-drawn wagon ride! After the 30 minute ride, gather around a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and hot cider. Registration required beforehand.

Haunted Wagon Rides

October 2021

Ghouls and goblins have taken over Sonny Acres and are ready to give you a fright as you travel through the woods. Looking for more scares and screams? Then their Haunted Barn is right up your alley.

Fall Festival

Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2021

  • Address: Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 N. Randall Rd., West Dundee
  • Cost: $3 per person, free for kids ages 1 and under

Spend the perfect fall day seeing your favorite farm animals during Randall Oaks Zoo’s Fall Festival. No visit is complete without hopping aboard a hayride around the park.

Haunted Hay Ride

October 2021

Address: Dave’s Pumpkins, 9112 Algonquin Road, Huntley

Cost: 2021 prices TBA

Don’t let the word “haunted” fool you. At Dave’s Pumpkins, the hayrides aren’t too scary for littles and are actually more on the mild side with Halloween decorations. The 15-minute hayride will take you through acres of wetlands, woods and nature trails. Spend time enjoying the rest of the farm with activities such as a mini corn maze, antique pedal tractors, and pumpkin bowling.


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