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Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Review

by Jennifer Wieland
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

I received four tickets to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions in this review are solely mine though.

My family and I recently had the chance to visit Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill, IL. The land there has been farmed by the Siegel family for four generations and they have been doing this since 1909. With your paid general admission to the farm you get access to over 20 different attractions. We went for the Pumpkin Fest and this is a rare chance to go to a working farm and pick your pumpkin right form the vine. 

We went on a weekday afternoon when the kids had a half day so it was not crowded when we went. This worked out well for my group. They did not have to wait in long lines to get a turn at something. I know the weekends are much busier but even with that there is so much to do at Siegel’s that your kids will enjoy it.

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

We started our visit at the petting zoo. My kids love animals and this petting zoo did not disappoint. It had way more than the usual goats, llamas and sheep. There were chicks, chickens, pig, cow, bull and ducks. There was even one wily, little baby goat who kept managing to escape the cage, much to the delight of all the kids there that day.

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

They have a lot of animatronics at the farm which engages and entertains the children. My kids being the tech junkies they are loved all of them because robotic things are cool. There were plenty of physical activities for little ones to burn off energy on. From bounce houses, to giant slides, to climb on spider webs and more. The rides were fun and they had things geared toward kids of all ages. This included two train rides. One for very small children and one for bigger kids and adults. There was also the hayrack ride which was nice. The kids absolutely loved the kid’s corn maze that featured the story Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The kids loved having to find the next page of the story by going down the correct path. I like that my early readers were getting some practice in while having fun. There is a much larger corn maze but for that one children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

My only complaints about Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm was that the extra activities that were not included were not marked as such. There were two large bounce pillow like contraptions that kids were on and my kids decided to run up to it like other kids were doing. They were all stopped and told they needed to pay. There was a teenage kid there with a box who gave two different prices which were high considering all of the other bounce items were free. There was no posted sign with pricing. My other issue was that the Spookley corn maze was rather muddy and we hadn’t had any rain when we visited. It was so muddy in fact that my umbrella stroller was a casualty of it. We lost a wheel and I had to pitch the whole thing while we were still there.

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Overall this is a fun family activity that I would recommend . Food and drinks can be purchased and if you go on the weekend they have even more activities available. If you do not want to pick your own pumpkin form the field they have ones available in tons of sizes for you to grab at the checkout or in other various locations.

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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

5 Responses to “Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Review”

  1. 1

    Oh that just looks like so much fun! I have to find a farm near that does this.
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  2. 2

    This looks like so much fun!! The kids are enjoying themselves.
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    Rachel says:

    Looks like that was a blast. I love that the goat kept escaping. I’m sure all the kids loved that.
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    Anne says:

    What a great time, love that spider web!
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    Abby says:

    That place looks like tons of fun! I just love taking the kids to pick their own pumpkins and do things like that! Thanks so much for stopping by chapter37 and for your kind comment!
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