In an effort to keep my kids from going stir crazy in the house this cold fall, I took them to another pumpkin farm. I decided to visit Siegel's Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill, IL. We went to visit the farm on a weekday during the day to avoid crowds.
Siegel's is located at 17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill, Illinois. Siegel's is open as a pumpkin farm from September 26 to November 1st. The hours are 10 to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and children 3 & up. Kids 2 and under are free. Siegel's does offer a $2.00 off coupon for up to 6 people if you complete a short online survey.
Siegel's is a huge pumpkin farm and offers a ton of activities. They have three separate playlands with wooden play structures, slides, wooden trains, climbing walls, etc. They have a petting zoo with goats, pigs, llamas and horses. We even got to see a goat on the roof! They also have a baby chick nursery where you get to see all the cute new baby chicks.
Siegel's has a giant corn maze that is 20 acres and 5.5 miles of paths. The maze is only open on weekends though so we didn't get the chance to check it out. They do have a small hay maze for tots located in one of the barns.
Siegel's has two blow-up slides. A giant slide called Jack's Giant Slide. It is 30 feet tall and is double slided so you can race down. The drawf slide is 16 feet tall and perfect for the little ones.
Siegel's has a haunted barn that while decorated for Halloween wasn't scary. My 3-year-old went through it with no issues. Right outside of the haunted barn is Jason's Pumpkin Patch Moonwalk - a large pumpkin bouncy house.
Siegel's also has a few rides. They have a hay ride which leads you through their corn fields and pumpkin fields. This was a long but enjoyable ride. They also have two train rides for the kids.
There was also an activity called Balloon Typhoon. It is a giant blowup pumpkin. Inside the pumpkin there are numerous balloons which are swirling around from blown air. I could barely get my 3-year-old to leave this activity.
Siegel's does have two activities that have an additional fee. These activities are pony rides, spooky spiral and a climbing wall. The pony rides are only on weekends and cost an additional $3.00. The spiral is also only on the weekends and costs $1.00. The climbing wall is 25 feet tall and accommodates up to 4 climbers. The cost is $3 for 1 climb, $5 for 2 climbs, or $8 for 3 climbs.
Siegel's also has numerous food stands where you can purchase everything from popcorn to hot chocolate to turkey legs. Most of the stands are closed during the week and only open on weekends.
I really enjoyed our trip to Siegel's Cottonwood Farm and will be going back next year. If you want to get the full experience though be sure to visit on a weekend.