St. Charles Park District’s Primrose Farm offers children hands-on farm fun all year long.
Programs are held on select Wednesdays and Saturdays and are open to those at least 4-years-old, unless otherwise indicated. Those 14-years-old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance at stcparks.org or arrive 10 minutes early to register on site.
Current programs being offered include Chicken and Egg, Hands-on Milking, Feed the Animal and Hold Your Horses.
Chicken and Egg is offered at 11 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. Participants will help gather eggs straight from the nest of the chicken coop. Kids will learn the how and why of backyard poultry. All pickers take home a share of the eggs.
Hands-on Milking is held at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday until Nov. 11. Participants will connect with past generations by starting their day the same way people did way back when: milking a cow. Kids will learn about the biology of milk production while milking dairy cattle by hand and machine.
Feed the Animals is held at 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Participants will get a unique, behind the scenes opportunity to help feed the farm animals. Kids will learn about the care and feeding of livestock and how their specialized diet varies throughout the year.
Hold Your Horses is held at 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. This program allows participants to get up close and personal with the farm’s horses. Participants will learn basic grooming techniques with Belgian draft horses in a historic setting.
Guided Drop-In Tours are also held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Primrose Farm | 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175 | 630.513.4370