When it comes to planning family activities, I try my best to make sure we don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun. Needless to say, I am always on the lookout for deals, and was pleased to see that LivingSocial Deals had a deal for Lambs Farm in Libertyville. For just $10 ($20 Value) you get an adult day pass and child’s day pass. Check it out here.

My family and I were able to visit Lambs Farm last September. Here’s a review of our experience:

From as long as I could remember, every time we would go to Gurnee for either the mall or Great America,  we would always remember seeing Lambs Farm. IThe big red barn became a landmark that signaled we were getting closer to our destination. Since they had their Train Days event happening, we thought it would be perfect to finally check out Lambs Farm.

The Nitty Gritty: We went here on a Saturday morning in September for their Train Days. Admission was free for the event. There is ample free parking. Admission is only needed for the train, carousel, mini golf and to check out the animals. It’s easy to find and you can see it right off the highway.

Lamb’s Farm is actually more than just a farm. There’s a thrift store, country store, restaurant and even a pet store.

The Fun:

The model railroad train exhiibt is actually housed in a building close by the thrift store and country bakery. One of the cool things was being able to operate the train around the track with a remote control. They have more than 3 trains to operate so we didn’t have to wait our turn, and we were able to do it twice. There were also crafts to participate in. It was a little smaller than we expected, but was perfect because there was no crowd. If that had been the case, I’m sure we would have been disappointed.

Afterwards, we crossed the street and bought tickets to the train. We had a few minutes to kill, so we walked around and checked out the area. If we had more time, we would have loved to ride on the mini carousel.

Some animals were out and about, but I admit some parts of the farm could use a little bit TLC.

 Son’s fav moment: Watching the model trains go around the track AND of course riding the mini railroad train.

Parent’s fav moment: Getting to actually operate the model trains by remote control. Checking out the thrift store and making a purchase that supports a good cause.

Bottom Line: We would definitely come here again, even if there wasn’t a model train exhibit happening. They have lots to do that could easily take up half a day. They also offer many events throughout the year and would like to check it out one day.

We made this a day trip (since this area was a little further from us) and went to Gurnee Mills after for lunch and some shopping.