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!
Barn Dance this Saturday! Join us for a swinging good time at Primrose Farm! Shout Section Big Band will be providing tunes, Vargo’s Dance will be teaching swing dance lessons, and SlowSmoke BBQ will be here with their food truck. Register online for $10 admission ($15 at the door). http://www.stcparks.org
We are very excited to announce the first three paintings for our second year of Primrose Palette! Get ready to uncork and unwind over a beautiful sunset, as you create a masterpiece of your very own. Registration is through our SCPD website, so make sure to sign up and reserve your spot! We hope to see you this summer.
Coffee & Cows meets again this Friday! Join us at the farm for a tour, snacks, and playtime. Space is limited; register online here:
Have you ever wondered how sheep are shorn? Stop by Primrose Farm on Tuesday, May 8th for our sheep shearing demonstration. Lisa Carpenter from Kline Creek Farm will be here to show how to shear without electricity–using only blade shears, she will give our four Shropshire ewes their summer haircuts!
Enjoy some down-on-the-farm fun for your next birthday! Our 90-minute party packages feature a party host, farm tour, and wagon ride. For more details, follow this link or call Alison at 630-513-4374.
Join us at Primrose Farm for our annual Swing Into Summer Barn Dance! This is one of our favorite events of the season. Register online at http://www.stcparks.org for a $5 discount on your tickets.
Did you know that a cow won’t produce milk until she has a calf? Our mama cow, Peanut, is due to deliver her calf on or around June 1. As a result, our Hands-On Milking class that normally starts in our spring season will be postponed until summer. We’ll post the official start date here, but in the meantime, join us for our other drop-in classes throughout the week. You can find the schedule here: https://www.primrosefarmpark.com/drop-in-programs/
Join us at the farm for Coffee & Cows this Friday, April 13. Preregistration required, visit www.stcparks.org to register.
Join us for Springtime On the Farm! Register online at www.stcparks.org
Spring is coming! Most of our Spring drop-in classes will resume the third week of March. On-site registration offered for all classes–no pre-registration required, but classes do sometimes fill up so make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early to reserve your spot!
Chicken & Egg…every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am; first class Wednesday, March 21st; $5 residents/$8 non-residents.
Feed the Animals…second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2pm; first class Saturday, March 24th; $5 residents/$8 non-residents.
Hold Your Horses…first and third Saturday of the month at 2pm; first class Saturday, March 31st; $5 residents/$8 non-residents.
NEW! Feed the Chickens…every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am-12pm; first class Thursday, April 5th; $2 residents/$4 non-residents.
NEW! Feed the Goats…every Monday and Wednesday between 1pm-2pm; first class Monday, April 2nd; $2 residents/$4 non-residents.
Hands-On Milking has a tentative start date of April 11. Please check back for updates.