Search for clues, solve the puzzles and keep an eye out for wandering chickens.
This isn’t your average Escape Room challenge.
Up your game with the St. Charles Park District’s Escape the Farm where you and your friends work as a team to answer questions and complete tasks in a timed event that takes place at Primrose Farm.
“Think of it as more of an extreme scavenger hunt as you are looking for clues and solving puzzles, trying to crack the code to find your next clue,” said Emily Lambillotte, Farm Program Supervisor for St. Charles Park District.
Last summer the park district offered a similar Escape Room challenge in an outdoor setting and guests asked for more. This year they decided to bring back the Escape Room and use the Primrose Farm location. Searching for clues around the small working farm creates an additional element of fun and distraction as participants need to keep their focus while dashing past grazing horses, cute goats, young calves and the chickens that enjoy wandering around the barnyard.
Escape the Farm is a great activity for families with older children or groups of tweens and teens, giving participants the chance to work together to solve puzzles and hunt for clues. The minimum age to participate is 12 and each group needs at least one adult age 18 or older. Advance register is required. Each group or family registers for their own time slot and the cost is $15 per person.
“It’s a really fun program,” Lambillotte said, adding that when the game is over, participants can find a spot for a picnic, a stroll through the grounds or go back for that photo selfie with a goat.