Touch-A-Tractor at Bonner Heritage Farm, Sunday May 17th

image property of Holly Garvey
image property of Holly Garvey

There’s nothing like the love of a little kid for a giant tractor, and this weekend, your child can get their fix in a big way!

Visit Bonner Heritage Farm, 201 Country Place, Lindenhurst from 12noon-4pm on Sunday, May 17th for their annual Touch-A-Tractor event.  Tickets are only $3 per person and children 3 and under are FREE.

L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015
L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015

Bonner Heritage Farm is part of the McDonald Woods Forest Preserve, with its own entrance on Sand Lake Road just west of Route 45.  It’s a special place anytime of the year, with its farm buildings from the 1800’s, and the self-guided agricultural exhibits that are open all year round.

L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015
L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015

Kids will love all the hands-on play features like the maze exhibit and short heritage trail with larger-than-life exhibits which make great photo ops (and are fun to climb all over!)  It’s important to note that Bonner Heritage Farm isn’t an actual working farm but more of an outdoor farm museum for preschoolers that you can explore at your leisure.

L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015
L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015

You can easily access the Millennium Trail from Bonner Farm to explore the rest of McDonald Woods Forest Preserve.   Lindenhurst Park District’s Millennium Park is adjacent to Bonner Farm and has shaded picnic shelters and real bathrooms.

Little Sprouts Program  - L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015
Little Sprouts Program – L. Thomas | littlelakecounty.com | 2015

Bonner Heritage Farm also hosts educational programming, like their popular Little Sprouts program on select Wednesdays during the summer.   The program is for preschoolers ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver. The program includes hands-on activities and crafts with light “farm work” for young children that teaches them about where our food comes from. I found it to be a great primer for children going to preschool for the first time in the Fall that allowed for “Mommy & Me” time in the great outdoors.

image property of Holly Garvey
Image property of Holly Garvey

If you haven’t visited Bonner Heritage Farm yet, this Sunday is a great reason to make the trip with the whole family. Kids will have the opportunity to climb into the seat of a real tractor, take a wagon ride, make crafts and more. Bring a picnic lunch and stick around to enjoy the exhibits and playground.

Touch-A-Tractor at Bonner Heritage Farm
Sunday, May 17, 2015 12 noon – 4pm
201 Country Place, Lindenhurst
$3 per person, children ages 3 and under FREE

For more information visit the Lake County Forest Preserves website.
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Directions: Enter on Sand Lake Road just west of Route 45 in Lindenhurst. Turn north from Sand Lake Road onto Country Place. The parking lot is located on the right, just past the bend.

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When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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