Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Cleaning at the Volkening Heritage Farm (April 22nd)

On Sunday, April 22nd, Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg will be hosting some Spring Cleaning Fun! The event runs from 12PM-4PM and costs $3 per person, $12 per family.

My family attended this event last year and had a great ole time! My daughter enjoyed having the ability to watch and participate in typical spring chores on the farm.  Hmmmmmm...enjoying chores....how could this be bad?

The event has plowing and blacksmith demonstrations. Children can help till a field and plant beans. My daughter also helped wash clothes using a big, old washtub and washboard.

My daughter definitely loved the chance to play in the dirt!  It was also nice for her to come back to the farm later in the spring to see the bean plants growing.



Whenever there is an event on the farm, the farm kitchen is usually abuzz with the preparation of some type of traditional food. The children are allowed to help with the food preparation, which is fun! My daughter has helped with kneading dough, making sauerkraut, and making cookies in the past.

Walking the farm grounds, you can visit cows, horses, pigs, and chickens. The farm will be introducing several newborns at the event---welcoming some cute calves and piglets!

The farm's visitor's center has a healthy selection of games for children to play. It also has a small gift shop and a restroom.

Whenever we go to the farm, we usually tack on a peaceful hike through the preserve. If you come at the right time, you may be able to spot an otter, turtles, or frogs in the pond.

Events at the Volkening Heritage Farm are really a great time for the family. I am always amazed by how engaged my daughter is in learning about farm life.

The farm is located at 201 S. Plum Grove Road in Schaumburg. For this event, you can also park at the Spring Valley Nature Center and either take a shuttle or walk over.  The Nature Center is located at 1111 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg.

I really love the Volkening Heritage Farm and the Spring Valley Nature Center. Check my other post for our snowshoeing adventure at Spring Valley.


***Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  The opinions expressed are 100% my own.


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