Educational Group Visits

• Scavenger hunts
• Energy conservation/recycling classes
• Presentations on local wildlife
• Exploratory tours of the gardens (choose between produce, herb, and butterfly gardens)
• Feed/pet the farm animals (May-October)
• Butterfly lifecycles
• Tree identification
• Beekeeping and bee lifecycle
• Discussions of the rain garden
• Presentations on the historic barns, barn tools and life on a Midwestern family farm during the early 1900s
• Special programs on Earth Day, land restoration, gardening, etc. are also available on request
  Our staff will work with educators to choose/adapt activities to reinforce your classroom goals. Programs are scheduled for two to three hours from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, year-round. Rain days will be scheduled based on property and staff availability and will only be scheduled if the weather disrupts the particular activity. Call Carol at 618-660-8668 or send an email to arrange your visit.

Why not bring your classroom to the farm?


The Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) offers a variety of educational opportunities at its heritage farm, including:

Why not Bring your Classroom to the Farm?


Rates for Children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
# of students In-District Fee Out-of-District Fee # of Hours
Less than 30 (1-2 Groups) $6 per child $7 per child 3.5
31-60 (3 Groups) $7 per child $7.50 per child 3.5
The Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) offers a variety of educational opportunities at its heritage farm, including:
Rates for Children in Pre-Kindergarten
(Morning or Afternoon)
# of students In-District Fee Out-of-District Fee # of Hours
Less than 30 (1-2 Groups) $5 per child $6 per child 2
31-60 (3 Groups) $6 per child $7 per child 2
All of the above structured activities are dependent on the volunteers available to assist. Prices are subject to change dependent on the required staff, time and resources.

**In-District means a group or school that is located within the boundaries of the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD), the Illinois park district that owns/operates Willoughby Farm. Individuals living in-district receive a discount because they pay taxes to CARD. To learn more click here.

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Willoughby Farm is a proud facility of the Collinsville Area Recreation District.