Things To Do

A visit to Primrose Farm is an opportunity to experience day-to-day aspects of 150 years of Fox Valley farm life. Our 100+ acres provide the perfect pastoral oasis for modern city and suburban families. Escape into the rural past with us!

Most visits to Primrose are self-guided. We recommend giving yourself at least an hour to explore the site. During your time at the farm, you can:

Calf MooingGreet the animals.

More information on our livestock residents is included in the FAQ here.

Stroll the farmyard.

Click here for a copy of our farmstead map.

Take a ride on the tire swing.

Located near the main farm house, our tire swing is a visitor favorite. Come on out and take a twirl!

Explore the historic barns and buildings.

Check out our exhibits page for a booklet with information on the various historic structures.

Tire SwingSay “Hello” to a farmer.

Click here to find out more about our staff or here to jump to the FAQ page that tells you where to find them.

Climb on a tractor.

Near our fruit orchard you’ll find a variety of historic tractors you can climb on. Great for kids and adults alike! Put on your overalls and imagine plowing the Primrose fields with our Ford 9N, Farmall Super A, Farmall F-12 or Farmall F-20 tractors. You may also find a few more modern John Deere tractors in the farmyard.

Walk a trail.

Primrose Farm offers various multi-use trails for hikers and bicyclists with loops from 0.8 miles to 2.2 miles. A copy of our trail map can be found here. Trail safety information can be found here.Picking Pears

Become a Junior Farmer.

In spring 2016, Primrose Farm unveiled a brand new way for children to engage with history, explore agriculture and examine the natural world. Even the littlest farmer can become a protector of the past, an advocate for animals and a steward of the environment. Visit us and become an official Primrose Junior Farmer today!

To become a Junior Farmer, kids of all ages can pick up an activity book in the farm office. Booklets cost $2 and are available Monday to Saturday from 8am-3pm. After collecting their booklet, potential Junior Farmers will tour the site – visiting animals, completing puzzles and finding hidden clues. Once all the required activities are completed, the book can be returned to the office where a Primrose Farmer will check the work and award the new Junior Farmer their very own Primrose Farm Junior Farmer bandana!