A facility of the St. Charles Park District


  • 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 horses hooves are trimmed every six weeks to keep their feet in good condition.
Getting Ready for Spring!
Hello Farm Friends! We hope you have kept warm this winter. The animals have been staying inside these past few months and are just as eager for spring to arrive as we are! The warmer monthsare quite a busy time for us at Primrose Farm and this spring is no exception. While we are patiently waiting for our new calf and lambs to arrive, there also have some new and exciting spring programs to check out. Whether it's a leisurely visit with our animals, or participating in one of the many programs or events the farm has to offer, please stop by and say hello!

Lambs Dolly & Patsy were born on December 28.

Being cooped up inside has made us all a little stir crazy, but our spring activities are hoping to give you all a nice excuse to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Join us on April 6 as we welcome the new season and our new animal arrivals at Springtime on the Farm! This annual event is great for families and friends alike to get a close up encounter with our livestock and participate in exciting farm games and chores. We look forward to this event each year as a way to say hello to our longtime farm enthusiasts, as well as welcoming new faces!

Our drop-in programs will start up again on a weekly basis beginning in April. Whether it's feeding the chickens and goats or collecting eggs, the farm has something inclusive for everyone! Our Hands-On Milking drop-in will tentatively begin in May or early June because we're waiting for our Jersey Cow Peach to give birth. Please check our Facebook page and website for updates!

The animals have been itching to exercise in their green pastures and are anxiously waiting for the snow to melt, and so are we! In hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle for animals and humans alike, we are hosting our very first fitness programs this April! We hope you join us on April 20 for our Farmyard Fitness Relay Day! We will trek along the farm's hiking trails while completing various relay obstacles and end with a celebration at the finish line. If a serene and relaxing fitness routine is more of your style, we will also be hosting our very first Goat Yoga class that morning. Goat Yoga is a great way to enjoy the peaceful scenery the farm has to offer, while getting some one on one interaction with our lovely Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Merle and Norman! Sign up for both and make it a fun-filled day of fitness!

Thank you again for your continued support of Primrose Farm. We look forward to seeing you all whenever you have time to stop by for a visit! If you have any questions about upcoming events, drop in programs or activities feel free to give us a call or check our Facebook Page and website for any details.
Coffee & Cows Play Group  
Ages 1+
F     Apr 12  |   9-10:30am  (#18149)
F     May 10  |  9-10:30am  (#18150)
RES $5/NR $8

Need an excuse to get out of the house? Come sip coffee and socialize with other parents while your little farmer plays ! Each playgroup will be hosted by a Primrose Farmer and will feature a barnyard tour and either a story, craft or activity in the Summer Kitchen. Snacks and beverages will be available for both little farmers and parents. After the playgroup, stick around to walk a nature trail, take pictures on a vintage tractor or take a turn on the tire swing

NEW! Farmyard Fitness Goat Yoga
Ages 5-66
Sa    Apr 20  |  8:30-9:30am   
RES $7/NR $11  (#18254)

Enjoy a peaceful morning of physical meditation without the bustle of our relay race, with our Nigerian dwarf goats and newborn lambs! Gather friends and family at the farm and immerse yourself in the peaceful scenery the farm has to offer. Bring your yoga mats and open minds to this exclusive spring program.

Register for BOTH Goat Yoga & Farm Fitness Relay and receive a discounted rate!
RES $20/NR $30 (#18258)

Intro to Blacksmithing 
Ages 18+
Sa    Apr 27  |  9am-12pm     
RES $50/NR $75  (#18153) 

Learn the basics of shaping metal using a hammer and anvil. Practice rudimentary blacksmith processes and safety while making several projects to take home. Tools, safety glasses and materials provided. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; leather work gloves recommended. 

Animal Sweets and Treats 
All Ages
Sa     May 4  |  11am-12:30pm
RES $10/NR $15  (#18148)

Become a farm animal's very best friend in our new hands-on program! Students will learn how to make healthy treats for our animals, along with some great recipes for their pets at home. The program will conclude with a tour of the farm, where we will feed our fresh treats to our eager and friendly livestock.

Click on code #s to register.

Enjoy hands-on Farm fun 
on select days! 
On-site registrations accepted. All ages welcome. 
Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 10 minutes early to register on site.

Feed the Goats 
Every Monday & Wednesday
RES $1/NR $2 per person
Stop by the office for a feeding stick and some delicious goat treats! 

Feed the Chickens
Every Tuesday & Thursday
RES $1/NR $2 per person
Great for young children to get hands-on experience! Stop by the office for a feeding stick!

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

Chicken & Egg
Every Wednesday & Saturday
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!   

Hold Your Horses
First & Third Saturdays
RES $5/NR $8 per person
Explore basic grooming techniques of our Belgian draft horses and learn about equine care practices of today and yesterday.

Feed the Animals
Second & Fourth Saturdays
RES $5/NR $8 per person
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. 

Down on the Farm Camp
Searching for a unique camp experience? This is it! Learn what it's like to live on a farm. Start your day with ch ores, crafts and old-fashioned games. Milk a cow, gather eggs from the chicken coop, and help feed the animals.

Ages 5-7   |   TuTh   |   9am-12pm
RES $60/NR $90
Jun 18 & 20
Jun 25 & 27
Jul 9 & 11
Jul 16 & 18
Jul 23 & 25
Jul 30 & Aug 1
Aug 6 & 8


This camp will continue its afternoon adventure with a variety of on-site and off-site activities.

Ag es 8-12  |   M-F  |  8:30am-3:30pm
RES $200/NR $250 
Jun 17-21  
Jun 24-28
Jul 8-12
Jul 15-19
Jul 22-26
Jul 29-Aug 2
Aug 5-9

*Camp counselors have experience working with children and are trained in CPR and First Aid.

Emergency Forms
Parents/guardians must complete Emergency & Medical Information Forms in order for campers to participate in Farm Camp. Forms are available at stcparks.org.

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. 

ose Palette Painting Parties
June 15  |  July 20  |  August 17 
Details in the Summer Guide!

Farmyard Campout 
Friday-Saturday, June 28-29  |  #19338

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