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!
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.
Hello Primrose Farm Friends! It looks like our chickens are done laying eggs, so our Chicken & Egg drop-in has ended for the season. Our drop-in classes through November are: Feed the Chickens on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11am, Feed the Goats on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm, Hold Your Horses on first and third Saturdays at 2pm, and Feed the Animals on second and fourth Saturdays at 2pm. All drop-ins are subject to weather, animal cooperation, and staff availability, so if you have your heart set on a class, please call ahead to ensure it is running that day.
Our last Hands-On Milking class will be held on Saturday, October 27. Please arrive by 9:45am to register in the farm office. Cost is $5 for St. Charles Park District residents and $8 for non-residents.
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.
We still have a few spots left for our popular Down On the Farm summer camps! Visit http://www.stcparks.org to register.