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.
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.
- Address: Sonny Acres, 29W310 North Ave, West Chicago
- Cost: 2021 ticket prices TBA
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.
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.
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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