All Seasons Apple Orchard

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

 

Website: All Seasons Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, & Corn Maze

Location: 14510 IL Route 76, Woodstock

Phone: 815-338-5637

Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am-6:00 pm weekends and holidays

Admission: 

  • Apple picking – 1/2 peck (no Honeycrisp or Asian Pear) – $10.50 ($9.69 if purchased online)
  • Barnyard activities/pumpkin patch – $10.50 weekends & holidays ($9.69 online), $8 weekdays ($7.14 online)
  • Combo (apple picking, barnyard, pumpkin patch) – $18.50 weekends & holidays ($17.85 online), $16 weekdays ($15.30 online)
  • Apple picking – 1/2 peck (Honeycrisp or Asian Pear) – $14.50 ($13.77 online)
  • Combo (apple picking for Honeycrisp or Asian Pear, barnyard, pumpkin patch) – $22.50 weekends ($21.93), $20 weekdays ($19.38 online)

Parking: Free parking in a large lot.

Bathrooms: There are changing tables in the bathrooms inside the buildings. There are also several port-a-pottys on the grounds.

Nursing: There is no designated nursing area. There are several places to sit both inside and outside.

Handicapped/stroller accessibility: All Seasons is a very large place and mostly grass or dirt so it’s bumpy terrain, but I do think it would be mostly handicapped/stroller accessible.

Other amenities:

  • Field trips can be arranged for the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, or corn maze.
  • Farm Market – Decorations, pre-picked apples, fresh pressed apple cider, raw honey, apple butter, pumpkin butter, jams and preserves, and more.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Food: The Country Kitchen offers sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and pizza are offered, as well as donuts. Prices are reasonable (sub sandwiches for $5.99, hot dogs for $2.99, etc). There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Outside food is not allowed.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Activities:

  • Apple picking & pumpkin patch – 12 varieties of apple and the pumpkin patch opens in late September.
  • Corn maze – Take the short path or the long one and you can answer trivia questions along the way to help you  find the right path.
  • Petting Zoo with goat bridge

All Seasons Apple Orchard - petting zoo - Toddling Around Chicagoland

  • Cow train

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

  • Pedal karts
  • Giant jumping pillow – If it’s a sunny day it’s best to bring socks. The boys were wearing sandals and were only able to run on the pillow because it was very hot on their feet.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - jumping pillow - Toddling Around Chicagoland

  • Spider web

All Seasons Apple Orchard - spider web - Toddling Around Chicagoland

  • Duck races
  • Giant swings
  • Zip lines

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  • Magic shows
  • Pig races
  • Sandbox and slides

All Seasons Apple Orchard - slides - Toddling Around Chicagoland

  • Pony rides – additional fee
  • Shooting gallery – additional fee

We paid: My family received complimentary apple picking and barnyard activities, which would have been approximately $88. We spent about $8 on a snack of donuts and bottled water, and $5 for the shooting gallery.

Our experience:

I love apple picking! Not just the picking of the apples, but the whole experience.  It’s an autumn tradition for us.

After arriving at All Seasons, my kids made a bee-line for the Cow Train. The seats are different sizes (some for adults and some for kids) so John was able to ride with them.

Next stop was the corn maze. Knowing that we had LOTS more to do we opted for the shorter path through the corn maze. Before entering the maze you can choose a trivia sheet from several options. We picked the kids trivia so when we reached the markers in the maze the kids answered questions about Disney characters and cartoons; their answer told us which way to turn in the maze.

The boys immediately found the sand when we left the corn maze; they played there for a bit and then we moved on to the swings and the zipline course. Cooper and Dexter weren’t tall enough to reach the ziplines, but there were zipline swings and they worked out great.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Of course the boys have boundless energy so we followed them to the petting zoo. In addition to the goats and chicks and other things you’d expect to find at a petting zoo they also had emu! We were excited to show them to the boys and let them hear the cool sound they make; it sounds a bit like water gurgling in a drain. So bizarre!

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

The kids were really excited about the big jumping pillow. Unfortunately, they were wearing sandals and it was a really sunny day so the pillow was HOT. The ran on it a few times (quickly, and taking breaks to cool their feet), but were ready to move on pretty quickly. Next time I’ll remember to bring socks for them!

Our next stop was the playground area. There are giant tube slides, a tunnel, and lots of sand with sand toys.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

While the boys were playing on the slides and in the sand we kept hearing a loud THUNK. It was the apple cannons so we headed in that direction next (there’s something about boys and shooting things). On the way we stopped at the duck races. I was afraid the kids wouldn’t be strong enough to work the pumps but they did a great job and had fun racing each other to get the ducks across.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

The apple cannons aren’t just apple cannons – we had the choice of apples or corn cobs to use as ammunition. (The cannons are an additional $5 and you get a bucket of ammunition.) I think John and the boys managed to hit the target a couple times.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

After doing almost all of the activities available (we skipped the pony rides and the pedal karts) we decided it was time to head to the orchard and fill our bags. There are hay rides out to the orchard regularly and we didn’t have to wait long. We were already hot and sweaty but having a great time.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

We spent a long time in the orchard picking apples, taking pictures, running around, and just relaxing.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

We finally gathered our apples and headed back on the hay wagon. We had saved the inflatable slide, obstacle course, and bouncy house for after apple picking so John and I could sit while the kids played and burned off the last bit of energy they had. Campbell took a nap in my arms and we sat in the shade while the boys jumped around and then discovered the corn box.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

It was nearly closing time and the kids were happy and tired and ready to go home. We left with apples and donuts, messy kids (the dust from the corn mostly), and a bunch of pictures of the kids that I LOVE. We had a fabulous day. No whining or fighting, just lots of smiling and great family time all day.

All Seasons Apple Orchard - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Comments

  1. love these photos! we head here every year – I never thought to ask to review it though! Great idea! We always spend a bloody fortune there!

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