There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Waterman. From the combine-harvester-turned-slide to giant barrel slides, this town offers a lot for families to explore. Here, we highlight some of the top attractions. For a family-friendly day out, head to the Waterman Harvest Festival.

Waterman’s Family Farm

Waterman’s Family Farm has been a local favorite for 40 years. It hosts a fall festival every year and has added some new activities this year. The farm also offers pumpkins, gourds, fresh Indiana watermelons, and sweet cherries and peaches. You can visit the farm year round at two convenient locations in Waterman.

The Waterman’s Family Farm features a pumpkin patch, tractor-drawn hayride, and a miniature train. The tractor-drawn hayride will take you through the pumpkin patch and disembark near a play area.

Waterman’s Cottage

Waterman’s Cottage in Kent is a beautiful holiday cottage located in a charming conservation area. The cottage is the perfect location for a romantic break or family holiday. You can enjoy the surrounding area’s sights and attractions, or play a game of golf. The cottage offers well-designed accommodation over two floors, with a welcoming entrance hall, a comfortable sitting room with an open fire, and a superb open plan kitchen and dining room. There is also a utility room and solid oak flooring throughout the ground floor.

Waterman’s combine-harvester-turned-slide

One of the highlights of the Waterman’s Harvest Festival is the giant combine-harvester-turned-slider. Children can climb a rope ladder and even climb up into the combine’s driver’s seat. The cab of the combine is closable so the driver can get out of the dust and heat. Before, farmers would come home caked in dirt, but modern combines leave them only halfway covered.

For over 40 years, Waterman’s Family Farm has been a favorite local spot. Their Raymond Street location is host to an annual fall festival and this year’s event is better than ever with new attractions for kids to enjoy. I visited the family farm with my kids recently and was impressed with the new additions to the farm’s activities.

Waterman’s Boutique

Located on Main Street in Springville, Waterman’s Boutique offers an eclectic mix of gifts. Items on display include cutting boards, beaded flowers, and ceramic garden sculptures. The shop also sells seasonal yard signs and other items made by local artists. Jennifer Waterman, the shop’s owner, is an artist and sells many of her items as well.

The boutique is intended to be a family affair, and Waterman’s son, Nathan, helped design the logo, which features a blue owl. Waterman’s future brother-in-law also made a cutout sign to hang behind the counter. The shop is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday is the busiest day of the week.