FALL 2019
A facility of the St. Charles Park District

Featuring...

  • Dairy Barn & Milk House 
  • Sheep House & Pump House
  • Chicken Coop 
  • Summer Kitchen
  • Machine Shed
  • Historic Farm
    Demonstration Plots
  • 100 Acres of
    Agricultural Open Space
  • Picnic Pavilion &
    Interpretive Shelter
  • Farm Discovery Trails
  • Fruit Orchard
  • Farm House
    (not open to the public)
All buildings are open when staff is on site with the exception of the Farmhouse.
Grounds Open
Dawn to Dusk
Office Hours
M-Sa | 8am-3pm
Our barn cat loves to meet our visitors!
Luna taking a snooze in the farmyard.
Fall Greetings from the Farm
Hello farm friends!  Fall is quickly approaching and it is one of our favorite seasons of the year. It is a season of beautiful weather, plentiful harvests and exciting outdoor activities. Fall 2019 at Primrose Farm is no exception! We hope you join us this season to experience some of the wonderful programs and events the farm has to offer.

We would love to see you all for our annual Farm Frolic scheduled   for Sunday, September 22. The Farm Frolic was the very first event hosted at Primrose Farm and it holds a very special place in the hearts of our staff. We love to use this event to thank all of our fantastic patrons who have visited us over the years, and welcome newcomers to all of the wonders the farm has to offer. We look forward to seeing all of you there this year.

Some of our all-time favorite programs will also be returning this  year and we are so excited to share them with you all. Bring your family and friends alike to our Moonlight Hayrides held weekends through October 19. Enjoy some beautiful and relaxing scenery as you tour the farm grounds via tractor. Enjoy some s'mores and cider by the bonfire before and after your ride as well! The moonlight hayrides are some of our staff's favorite memories at the farm, and we hope to share new memories with all of you!

If you are looking for a more thrilling experience, Escape the Barn will be returning once again this October! Test your code cracking and riddle solving skills in this tricky escape room with friends or family. This year you and your teammates will be detectives solving the mysterious disappearance of farmer George and his livestock! Tickets are on sale now and a discount on your escape room is offered if you buy a hayride as well!

Former Farm Camper, Clayton, stopped by for a visit!
We cannot believe the summer has passed us by so quickly. It has been an absolute whirlwind of fun and excitement, but also extremely busy! We are looking forward to winding down this fall, and offering opportunities for you and your families to spend quality time together at Primrose Farm. Be sure to check our website for details on all the fun programs and events happening that are happening. Thank you all so much for your continued support, and we hope to see you soon!
Enjoy Farm Fun on Select Weekdays & Saturdays
March-November
On-site registrations accepted. All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to register on site. Drop-Ins will not be held on special event days.
Feed the Chickens     
Every Tuesday & Thursday
10am
RES $1/NR $2 per person

Great for young children to get hands-on experience! Stop by the office to pick up a feeding stick and marvel as the chickens flock to you and your feed.
 
   
Feed the Goats    
Every Monday & Wednesday
1pm
RES $1/NR $2 per person

Get up close and personal with goats! Stop by the office for a feeding stick and some delicious goat treats, and you will be on your way. Merle and Norman can't wait to see you!


 
Chicken and Egg
Every Wednesday & Saturday
11am
RES $5/NR $8 per person

See, hear and touch the Columbian Wyandotte chickens that call Primrose home and help gather farm fresh eggs straight from the nest. All pickers take home a share of the eggs collected!   

Hands-on Milking  
Every Wednesday & Saturday  
10am 
RES $5/NR $8 per person

Spend your morning cozying up to the Primrose cows! Meet these lovely ladies and discover what goes into dairying - the breeding, raising and milking of dairy animals. Then get up close and personal with one of the 'fresh' cows and try your hand at milking.

 

Hold Your Horses
First & Third Saturdays
2pm
RES $5/NR $8 per person

Crazy about horses? Here's your chance to mingle with some gentle giants - the Primrose Farm Belgian draft horses. Explore basic grooming techniques and learn about equine care practices of today and yesterday.
 
 
Feed the Animals
Second & Fourth Saturdays
2pm
RES $5/NR $8 per person

Please feed the animals! It's not often that you'll hear this being said on a farm. Get a unique - behind the scenes - opportunity to help feed the farm's animal residents. Learn about the care and feeding of livestock and how their specialized diets vary throughout the year. 
 


Let the Primrose Farm staff tailor a one-of-a-kind scouting program to learn about agricultural farming, animal care and husbandry, environmentalism and hands-on history to meet your specific badge needs! All scout troops are invited to work alongside the farmers and educators for a unique learning experience.

Caring for farm animals, milking cows, tending to the vegetable gardens, beekeeping, hiking trails, wagon rides and exploring historical sites are just some of the activities available.

Boy & Girl Scouts:
Custom Programs
Scout Badges & Projects
Eagle Scout Projects

These 1-hour programs are offered weekdays and Saturdays at your troops' convenience. Fee is $5 per scout. A tractor-drawn hayride can be added as an additional $2 per person. To schedule a program or for more details,
call 630-513-4370 or click here.

Celebrate your Birthday
with a Barnyard Bash
at Primrose Farm!
 
Dress up in your overalls, bandannas & boots for some fabulous and festive farm fun.

Weather permitting,parties are held either in the Summer Kitchen, under a picnic pavilion or at a picnic table in the farmyard.
 
For ages Ages 3-12
Available April to October
To reserve a date, call 630-513-4370.
For more info, click here.
Volunteer Opportunities

Do you need community service hours for school, scouts or church? Are you looking for an opportunity to get your hands dirty and give back to the community?

Primrose Farm is always in search of volunteers to help with livestock chores, gardening and farm clean up. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information click here, or call 630-513-4370. 
All programs are held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles (unless otherwise noted).
630-513-4370  |  primrosefarmpark.com
RES=Resident / NR=Nonresident