Explore restored farm buildings, visit with farm animals and agricultural interpreters, stroll through 100+ acres of historic and modern rural landscapes or climb up on a vintage tractor near the fruit orchard. Exciting and educational activities await you in the farmyard! Drop-in programs offered weekdays and Saturdays: hand-milk a Jersey cow, gather eggs from the chicken coop, groom a draft horse, feed the animals or help in the vegetable garden. Custom programs and birthday party packages available, too. The opportunities to learn and play are endless!
Join us for our Swing Into Summer Barn Dance on Saturday, May 18 from 6pm-10pm. Event features live music from Shout Section Big Band, dance lessons from Vargo’s Dance, and food available for purchase from Slow Smoke BBQ. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit http://www.stcparks.org to register online. For more information, call Alison at 630-513-4374.
Would you like to learn the skill of blacksmithing? Join us at Primrose Farm for our Intro to Blacksmithing class on Saturday, April 27 from 9am-12pm. Cost is $50 for St. Charles Park District residents and $75 for non-residents. Visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/stcparks/Activity_Search/13133 to register. Spots are limited; register today!
New this year at Springtime On the Farm–sheep shearing! Austin Brockmann of Brockmann Shropshires and Oxfords will be providing a sheep shearing demonstration. Austin currently attends Rock Valley College and will be transferring to University of Illinois in the fall to study Agri-Accounting. Austin has received many awards through FFA and 4-H, and he and his family show their champion sheep both locally and nationally. We are excited to have Austin share his knowledge with us! Admission to Springtime on the Farm is free; please register at www.stcparks.org
Hello Primrose Farm Friends! It’s March and we are resuming a few of our drop-in classes:
Feed the Goats…Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm…$1 RES/$2 NR
Feed the Chickens…Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am…$1 RES/$2 NR
Chicken & Egg…Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am…$5 RES/$8 NR
Feed the Animals…2nd & 4th Saturdays at 2pm…$5 RES/$8 NR
Currently these are all of the drop-ins we are offering. Hands-On Milking has a tentative start date of June, and Hold Your Horses will start as soon as the weather gets a little bit warmer and all the ice is gone from the farmyard. Keep watching our website, Facebook page, or call us at 630-513-4370 for the most up-to-date information regarding drop-in classes.
Primrose Farm is looking for Summer Camp Counselors! Two Senior Camp counselor positions (40hrs/week) and two Junior Camp counselor positions (8-12hrs/week) available. Visit https://
Primrose Farm welcomed two new lambs on Friday, December 28th. Mama Mary is doing a great job of taking care of her twin ewes, Dolly and Patsy. Stop by our sheep house and visit these adorable babies and all their friends Monday through Saturday from 8am-3pm.
Looking for some fall fun? Visit Primrose Farm for our Moonlight Hayrides! Offered the first three Fridays and Saturdays in October, Moonlight Hayrides feature a wagon ride around our farm fields, bonfire with marshmallow roast, and hot chocolate or cider. Click the online registration icon on the right sidebar to register.
Join us on Sunday, September 23 from 11am-3pm for our annual Farm Frolic. Lots of fun farm activities for all ages! All activities included with admission…$6 for ages 3 and up.
Thank you to everyone who came out for Storybooks Alive! this weekend. We had so much fun at our cupcake party with Pete the Cat! There is still time to join in on the fun for our final installment of the series, Where the Wild Things Are. Join us on Saturday, August 18th, for our Wild Rumpus party! Hope to see you there.
Join us at the farm for a story, farm tour, and playtime with friends! Visit http://www.stcparks.org to register; limited drop-in spots available.